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2024 LongHouse Summer Benefit


Saturday, July 20, 2024  |  6:00–11:00 PM

Join us on Saturday, July 20th, for our annual summer benefit celebrating the power and wonder of Imagination. Come to revel and to play in our beautiful gardens while you enjoy friends, food, drink, music, and performance.


This year we honor two extraordinary artists: Kenny Scharf for his contributions to pop culture and his celebration of comics, amusement, and the underground, and Tony Bechara for his dynamic, meticulous paintings and a life devoted to promoting Latin culture in the arts.


Kenny Scharf, Artist

Kenny Scharf is an American painter known for his participation in New York City's interdisciplinary East Village art scene during the 1980s, alongside Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring. Scharf's do-it-yourself practice spanned painting, sculpture, fashion, video, performance art, and street art. Growing up in post-World War II Southern California, Scharf was fascinated by television and the futuristic promise of modern design. His works often includes pop culture icons, such as the Flintstones and the Jetsons, or caricatures of middle-class Americans in an apocalyptic science fiction setting.


Tony Bechara, Artist

Tony Bechara is an artist living and working in New York, who has produced a large and significant body of abstract work based on principles of color usage, organization and randomness. His paintings tackle phenomenological questions that explore historical problems associated with representation, the visual, and ultimately visibility itself. Bechara’s work is represented in numerous private and public collections. He has had solo exhibitions in New York, Washington, Miami, San Juan, Lima, Mexico and Munich. Bechara has participated in group exhibitions at the Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, the Whitney Biennial, Boulder Fine Arts, P.S.1, Artists Space, El Museo del Barrio and the Museum of Latin American Art in California, amongst others.

A Special Evening

Cocktails and Hors d'Oeuvres

Begin with handcrafted cocktails and an array of culinary delights.


Experience a departure from the ordinary as you indulge in a variety of food experiences that go beyond the traditional sit-down dinner.


Play lawn games as you stroll the grounds and enjoy the performances of artists and musicians who transport you to a realm of enchantment and delight.

Vibrant After-Party

As the sun sets, the evening continues with music, dancing, and more unforgettable moments of whimsy.

Event Details

6:00 PM: Event begins with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, art auction, and entertainment, followed by dinner
8:00 PM: Tribute to Honorees
9:00 PM –11:00 PM: After Party with Desserts, DJ and Dancing

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How to Dress?

Imaginatively, of course! From vibrant colors and prints to whimsical accessories and unconventional pairings. The sky’s the limit. We are excited to welcome you to LongHouse for a beautiful evening and night to remember. We look forward to a splendid summer evening with you!


Reservations must be received by May 27, 2024, for inclusion on the Host Committee and on printed materials.

Join The Party Of The Year

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