Parrish Art Museum: Summer Family Party / Sunday, August 19, 3 to 6 PM



The Benefit Event, with honorary co-chairs Alec and Hilaria Baldwin, offers workshops with

Monica Banks, Eric Dever, Brian Farrell, Paton Miller, Bastienne Schmidt, and Almond Zigmund

Summer Family Party 2017  Photo: Daniel Gonzalez


The Parrish Art Museum’s fifth annual Summer Family Party presents unique art opportunities, fun activities inside the Museum and outdoors on the lawn and terrace, and a classic summer barbecue dinner on Sunday, August 19, from 3–6pm. Children and their caregivers are invited to work first-hand with established, practicing artists to create their own art during informal workshops on the terrace. This year’s artists include Paton Miller, returning to the event for the fourth time, as well as Monica Banks, Eric Dever, Brian Farrell, Bastienne Schmidt, and Almond Zigmund.

“This festive party, in the beautiful setting of the Parrish, is truly one of a kind here in the Hamptons. Where else could families have the incredible opportunity to work face-to-face with nationally renowned artists who offer their time for the Museum and to inspire future generations?” said Board Co-President and Committee Member Alexandra Stanton. “In addition to the special educational aspect, the party is a fun-filled afternoon of engaging activities for families to do together—all while supporting the Parrish Art Museum’s year-round programs.”

The 2018 Summer Family Party offers a variety of interactive experiences for the whole family. Outdoors, in addition to art workshops, guests can participate in a collaborative project, and play a variety of games on the lawn. A freshly-prepared barbeque dinner with kid friendly options, catered by the Golden Pear, is available buffet-style throughout the event. Toward the end of the party, guests can enjoy additional treats from an ice cream truck.

Inside, in the Lichtenstein Theater, an instructor from A Flippin’ Good Time will guide children to improvise on-camera skits, and use the images to create their own classic flipbook. Guests can set out on a self-paced art scavenger hunt through the Museum’s 12,000 square feet of gallery space, and join short docent-led tours of exciting exhibitions including large-scale neon sculpture by Keith Sonnier and the new installation by Cameroonian artist Barthélémy Toguo that features a life-size boat surrounded by 100 artworks depicting boats through the ages and in many settings.

The Summer Family Party furthers the Museum’s mission to foster connections among the community, art, and artists. The workshops have been a part of the event since its inception in 2014 and have been guided by artists represented in the Parrish’s collection and museums nationwide, including Billy Sullivan, Bryan Hunt, Alexis Rockman, John Torreano, Michael Combs, Alice Hope, and Dan Rizzie. 

Tickets to the Summer Family Party, a benefit to support the Museum’s year-round initiatives, start at $75 for Members and include all activities, food, and beverages.


Benefit Committee Members of the 2018 Summer Family Party:


Honorary Co-Chairs: Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin

Steering Committee:  Robin Abendaño, Sarah Aibel, Shazma Alibhai, Mimi Crawford, Cristina Greeven Cuomo, Andrea Greeven Douzet, Notoya Green, Robin Lefcourt, Heather McDowell, Leslie Miller, Samantha Mollett, Elizabeth Fearon Pepperman, Carole Reed, Marcia Dunn Sobel, Alexandra Stanton, Nadia Vazirani, and Joey Wölffer.

The 2018 Summer Family Party is made possible, in part, by the generous support of Participating Sponsor Beautycounter. Purist is the media sponsor for the Summer Family Party.


Summer Family Party

Sunday, August 19, 3–6pm

Adults: $125 | $100 Members
Children: $100 |$75 Members

Call 631-283-2118 ext. 150 for more information
or to purchase tickets by phone. or e-mail


Parrish Art Museum 


Inspired by the natural setting an artistic life of Long Island’s East End, the Parrish Art Museum illuminates the creative process and how art and artists transform our experiences and understanding of the world and how we live in it. The Museum fosters connections among individuals, art, and artists through care and interpretation of the collection, presentation of exhibitions, publications, educational initiatives, programs, and artists-in-residence. The Parrish is a center for cultural engagement, an inspiration and destination for the region, the nation, and the world.


Parrish Art Museum photographs © Jeff Heatley.


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