Serious Moonlight, our 2016 summer benefit was seriously fun! On a glorious summer evening in July over 500 guests joined us for cocktails, dinner and amazing entertainment. Composer Nico Muhly played piano and thrilled the crowd near the De Kooning Lawn while people enjoyed fantastic nibbles made by Canard, Inc.
Next was a delicious dinner, designed by Alice Waters and prepared by Canard. During dinner, our LongHouse Art Leadership Awards were given to Luanne Wells and Molly Chappellet, two women who have championed art and education for many years. The awards were graciously presented by Martha Stewart. The evening was capped off with an incredible tribute to David Bowie by music icon Nona Hendryx. The dancing continued with a fun dance party led by our favorite Spiritualista, Donna D'Cruz.
The Benefit Auction was a success, with guests bidding online and at LongHouse via Paddle8.
Thank you to all our wonderful guests, auction donors, performers, vendors, sponsors, contributors, staff members, and volunteers for the most special evening ever at LongHouse!