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Design for Living, LongHouse Reserve Winter Benefit 2016
Mar 15, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm| 100-1200
LongHouse Reserve—a non-profit arboretum, art museum, sculpture garden, and educational organization based in East Hampton—will kick off its JUBILEE year celebrations with a Winter Benefit, DESIGN FOR LIVING, in Brooklyn on March 15th. Guests will experience the thriving cultural heart of Williamsburg, at new arts focused venue National Sawdust, with a special performance by the renowned Nona Hendryx.
A highlight of this year’s benefit will be legendary textile designer and founder of LongHouse Jack Lenor Larsen presenting acclaimed architect Hugh Hardy with the LongHouse Award. Hugh Hardy, FAIA, is a Founding Partner of H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture. Hardy has built and reshaped America’s cultural landscape through architecture, with celebrated projects including those for the Lincoln Center Theater, the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the restoration of Radio City Music Hall. Jack Larsen and LongHouse Reserve are proud to add Hugh Hardy to the roster of LongHouse Honorees.
The evening will begin at six thirty with a cocktail reception at National Sawdust. The evening will then continue with a discussion between Hugh Hardy and Peter Zuspan, founding principal of Bureau V, the Brooklyn-based firm that re-designed the National Sawdust building.
Guests will then be treated to a performance from revolutionary Audio Visual Performance Artist Nona Hendryx, one of the founding members of Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles, which then morphed into the groundbreaking group Labelle. Hendryx will bring her signature multimedia performance style to National Sawdust.
The reception and performance will be followed by dinner and dessert for sponsors and patrons, by James Beard Award winning Chef Patrick Connolly, in this exciting new space that is the talk of Brooklyn.
This year’s venue, National Sawdust (NS), an unparalleled, artist-led, non-profit venue, is a place for exploration and discovery – where emerging and established artists can share their music with serious music fans and casual listeners alike.
This evening is made possible with the generous support of John Imperatore.
The LongHouse Winter Benefit will be followed by SERIOUS MOONLIGHT on July 23rd, the JUBILEE Summer Benefit under a full moon over LongHouse Gardens, celebrating the past and anticipating the future of this educational landmark and design museum.