We got all gussied up last night for the Orient Social Event of the Season: The Oysterponds Historical Society Summer Benefit. Everyone looked swell. Richard and I arrived at the entrance to Poquatuck Park and hitched a ride on a golf cart with Dick Gillooly, the VP of Operations of the Society.
My invitation artwork made in to fans at the ticket
I donated this collage for the Silent Action.
Thankfully, it got some bids.
There was also an "Experience" Auction.
My sister, Jeanne, and brother-in-law, Chris,
donated this ride on Chris's yawl.
This was a creative auction. Other experiences were:
*Hunting for mid-century modern treasures with expert collectors Jesse and Mark Gordon.
*Create and name your own sandwich at the Orient Country Store.
*For Kids: A mystery dinner for 5, followed by a rocket launch!
Lovely Elizabeth Gordon, OHS President
Jeanne Markel, Susan Markel and Chris Wedge
David Markel and Heather Cusack
The Heirloom Tomato Bar
provided by Sang Lee Farms
Shrimp, clams and oysters at the raw bar.
Roasted Beet cones
Libations en plein air.
Guests enjoying the late afternoon sun.
Douglas Gray and Leslie Koch.
Douglas produces theater, and Leslie runs
Governors Island for Mayor Bloomberg.
Douglas gave me his very cool green, neon sunglasses.
A guest channeling Picasso, Le Corbusier
and Philip Johnson.
Leaving the party at dusk.
A preferred mode of transport. Fancy Bikes, Incorporated.
Richard leaving the party assisted by
my brother-in-law, Richard Jahnke.
À demain, mes amis.