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Saturday, May 7, 2016
At East Wind, Wading River, NY
Honoring Bank of America
Keynote Address by Nile Rodgers

Thank you for making this fundraising event a great success!


We would like to thank our honoree, Bank of America, as well as our honorary chair & keynote speaker Nile Rodgers; all event sponsors, including lead sponsor Bank of America; event co-chairs Robert Ward and Lorraine Aycock; East Wind Long Island; Nick Dawes of Heritage Auctions & frequent appraiser on Antiques Roadshow; student performers Fallon Spellman & Brett Callagy; One Love; our Gala Committee; volunteers; donors; and guests. And special thanks to Lenny Stucker / for capturing this special evening for us with his beautiful photography!



Saturday, May 7, 2016
6 - 11 PM
At East Wind

5720 New York Rte 25A, Wading River, NY
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HONORING Bank of America


Honorary Chair: Nile Rodgers
Grammy-winning composer, producer, arranger, guitarist, and co-founder/chairman of We Are Family Foundation
His hits include We Are Family by Sister Sledge... Get Lucky by Daft Punk feat. Pharrell... and so many more!

The buzz has already started on the 2016 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 featuring One Love
• Keynote Address by music legend and hitmaker Nile Rodgers
• Live & Silent Auctions with Nicholas Dawes of Heritage Auctions and frequent appraiser on Antiques Roadshow

Cocktail Attire

Proceeds from this fundraising event support our mission to build and enrich our community through the arts by way of education, support, advocacy, and inspiration.


Check out this BBC documentary about Nile Rodgers!


Tickets are $200 per person
RSVP deadline: Friday, April 22, 2016


For more information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Anne Tschida Gomberg, Development Director: or 631-727-0900 x303


Below is a sampling of some of our auction items.
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Photos from our ARTworks Gala Kickoff Party

Held on Thursday, October 29, 2015 at Hotel Indigo East End in Riverhead

A beautiful evening... a tremendous turnout... an inspiring performance... top notch tunes... delicious sips and tastes provided by Hotel Indigo... our honoree, Bob Isaksen, Bank of America, Long Island President... our supporters.... fun with friends... a great success!

Click here to view more photos on our Facebook page >>

LEAD SPONSOR: Bank of America





Eugene & Ann Burger
Cardona & Company
Emilie & Michael Corey
Lazer, Aptheker, Rosella & Yedid, P.C.
Mona & Jim Lennon
Peconic Bay Medical Center, a member of Northwell Health
Riverhead Building Supply
Woolworth Apartments

SOLOIST Sponsors

Conifer Realty / Peconic Crossing
Margaret & Kenneth Frankman
Mary & John Hull
Eileen McGuire & John McLane
Bridget & Juan Micieli-Martinez
Diane Murray
Remsenburg Academy
Richmond Realty Corp
Rick Steiner Fell & Benowitz LLP
SERVPRO of the North Fork
Annika & Stephen Shapiro
Barbara & James Smith


ARTworks 2016 Spring Gala Committee
Co-Chairs: Robert Ward & Lorraine Aycock
Jonathan Berdinka, Irma Giambone, Gregg Giangrasso, Jim Lennon,  Eileen McGuire, Melinda Novak, Kristen Reyes, Rob Salvatico, Tom Sullivan, Mario Ticas


Photos taken at our May 17, 2014 Gala fundraiser at the Sea Star Ballroom in Riverhead, honoring our friends Içim & Mark Miller of Miller Environmental Group.

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

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