LongHouse Reserve kicks off its Jubilee year anniversary celebrations with its first Winter Benefit, DESIGN FOR LIVING, held on March 15, 2016 at National Sawdust in Brooklyn. The LongHouse Winter Benefit featured a live performance by Audio Visual Performance Artist Nona Hendryx. Hendryx is a founding member of Patti LaBelle & the Bluebelles, which morphed into the group Labelle. 

Another Winter Benefit highlight was the awarding of the LongHouse Award to architect Hugh Hardy. Presented by Jack Lenor Larsen, textile designer and founder of LongHouse, Hugh Hardy, FAIA, is a founding partner of H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture. Projects of note include Lincoln Center Theater, the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the restoration of Radio City Music Hall. 

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Peter Olsen, Jack Lenor Larsen, Hugh Hardy, Dianne Benson, Matko Tomicic. Photo by Patrick McMullan Co.

Peter Olsen, Jack Lenor Larsen, Hugh Hardy, Dianne Benson, Matko Tomicic. Photo by Patrick McMullan Co.

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Nona Hendryx. Photo by Patrick McMullan Co.

Nona Hendryx. Photo by Patrick McMullan Co.

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The evening also included a talk featuring Hugh Hardy and Peter Zuspan, founding principal of Bureau V, the Brooklyn-based firm that re-designed the National Sawdust building. Dinner and dessert was presented by James Beard Award winner Chef Patrick Connolly

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Ariel DeLan, Faye Sakellaridis, Casey Skodnek. Photo by Patrick McMullan Co.

Ariel DeLan, Faye Sakellaridis, Casey Skodnek. Photo by Patrick McMullan Co.

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National Sawdust (NS) is an artist-led non-profit venue designed as a place for exploration and discovery and where emerging and established artists can share their music with serious music fans and casual listeners alike.

LongHouse Reserve is a non-profit arboretum, art museum, sculpture garden and educational organization based in East Hampton, N.Y. Open from April through October, LongHouse Reserves presents programming, exhibitions and outdoor sculpture set on 16 acres featuring a series of curated gardens and sophisticated landscaped grounds. Outdoor sculpture installations include works by Willem de Kooning, Yoko Ono, Buckminster Fuller, Dale Chihuly, Sol LeWitt and many others. Curated new exhibitions of sculpture, art and design are presented each season.

The LongHouse Winter Benefit will be followed by its Jubilee Summer Benefit, SERIOUS MOONLIGHT, on July 23, 2016 set under a full moon over the LongHouse Gardens. The benefit will celebrate the past and anticipating the future of the educational landmark and design museum that is LongHouse Reserve.

LongHouse Reserve opens for the season on April 30, 2016 with its Rites of Spring event held from 2 to 5 p.m. A Sneak Peek of the grounds is being held in Spring Walk held on April 16, 2016 at 1 p.m. Click here for details.

To see pictures from LongHouse's Winter Benefit, click to view our slideshow: View Slideshow

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