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Past Events

Saturday, May 17, 2014
At the Sea Star Ballroom, Riverhead
Honoring Our Friends: Içim & Mark Miller of Miller Environmental Group

Thank you for making this fundraising event a huge success!

We would like to thank our honorees, Içim & Mark Miller of Miller Environmental Group, as well as all event sponsors, including lead sponsor The Miller Family; Sea Star Ballroom; auctioneer Nick Dawes; performance artist Charlene Lanzel; student performers Yasmine, Fallon, Alison, Cole, José and cello ensemble instructor Jeannie Woelker; the Trevor Davison 10-piece Swing Band; our Gala Committee; volunteers; donors; and guests. And special thanks to Mike from Jim Lennon Photography and Lenny Stucker / for documenting the evening for us with their beautiful photography!

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Saturday, May 17, 2014
6:30 - 11 PM
At the Sea Star Ballroom
431 East Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
Located adjacent to Hyatt Place East End and Long Island Aquarium
click here for Google Maps directions >>

Honoring Our Friends:
Içim & Mark Miller of Miller Environmental Group
The Millers have been members of East End Arts’ Advisory Council for several years and major patrons of our not-for-profit arts organization and the community we serve. Mark and Içim support our programming in myriad ways; most recently giving East End Arts’ string students the opportunity to perform under the baton of world-famous, internationally acclaimed violin virtuoso and conductor Itzhak Perlman at Southold High School, alongside the students of the prestigious Perlman Music Program Student Orchestra. This was a priceless experience for these young learners, and should inspire them for years to come.
Photo Credit: Jim Lennon

The buzz has already started on the 2014 Gala: don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of this exciting, high-profile East End Arts event.

Festivities include:
• Cocktails & Hors d’oeuvres
• Dinner & Dancing to the Music of The Trevor Davison 10 Piece Swing Band
• Live & Silent Auctions with Nicholas Dawes, VP of Special Collections at Heritage Auctions and frequent appraiser on ‘Antiques Roadshow’

Cocktail Attire

Proceeds from this fundraising event help support our mission to build and enrich our community through the arts by way of education, support, advocacy, and inspiration, as well providing art and music lesson scholarships to area children.

Tickets are $150 per person



For information about sponsorship, CLICK HERE >>

For more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Amanda Abraham, Development Manager: or 631-727-0900 x303


ARTworks 2014 Auctioneer: Nick Dawes
Nick Dawes is Vice President of Special Collections at Heritage Auctions in New York and a former Sotheby’s auctioneer. He has four decades of experience in the world of art and antiques, is the author of three standard works on decorative arts with over 100,000 copies in print, and has been an adjunct professor at Parsons, the New School for Design for thirty years. Nick has appeared as an expert appraiser on 'Antiques Roadshow’ for PBS since the first series in 1996, and appears regularly on the popular show.


All auction items were 100% donated. Thank you to the artists and other contributors!


Unable to attend the event but still want to bid on some auction items?

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The Miller Family

Denise & Jim Martin


The Salice Family


BNY Mellon Wealth Management
The Graham Corporation
Mona & Jim Lennon
Mattituck Environmental Services
Peconic Landing
Randive, Inc. of New Jersey
Suffolk County National Bank


Christine & Randall Blank
Burger Construction
Cia Comnas
Connie & Paul Connor
Creative Environmental Group
Empire National Bank
Maryann & Shaike Gordon
Honda Motorcycles of Riverhead
Ivy Acres
Marion & Bob Jones
Kinloch Consulting Group, Inc.
Progressive Pipeline Management
Riverhead Building Supply
The Riverhead Project
Twomey, Latham, Shea, Kelly, Dubin & Quartaro


Hamptons Magazine
Hotel Indigo
Pine Barrens Printing
Times/Review NewsGroup

2014 Spring Gala Committee
Chair: Patricia Cruso
Co-Chair: Annika Shapiro
Barbara Burger, Cia Comnas, Jim Lennon, Katherine Liepe-Levinson, Janet Martin, Içim Miller, Mark Miller, Angela Reese, Ine Wijtvliet

Photos taken at our May 4, 2013 Gala fundraiser at Raphael Vineyards in Peconic.

“Art is something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness.” ~ Anni Albers

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