Monday, July 14, 2008

Scenes from the 16th Annual Hamptons Tea Dance

This year’s Hamptons Tea Dance took place on Saturday, July 12 at the Diamond Ranch in Water Mill. With the combination of perfect weather, festive party-goers and endless entertainment, we got plenty of feedback that this was the Pride Agenda’s best Tea Dance yet! The event will be featured in some of the Hamptons’ hottest blogs and news sources, including this write-up that claims all the gays and lesbians in all of the Hamptons came out for the Tea Dance (We’re not sure, but it’s a great goal for next year!) Altogether, we had a great crowd including our energetic attendees, stellar volunteers, the spectacular DJ Lady Bunny, and our dedicated event co-chairs, Mark Paviluk, Mitch Karsch, Juliana Frei, Joel Isaacs and Alfredo Paredes. And of course we can’t forget our special guests, three of the lovely ladies of “The Real Housewives of New York,” Jill Zarin (with her gay "husband" Brad Boles), Countess LuAnn de Lesseps and Bethenny Frankel.

The crowd at the Diamond Ranch.

"Real Housewives of New York" stars Bethenny Frankel, Jill Zarin, and Countess LuAnn de Lesseps hit up the dance floor with Pride Agenda Executive Director Alan Van Capelle.

"Real Housewives" cast member Countess LuAnn de Lesseps.

Our wonderful staff and volunteers working registration!

DJ Lady Bunny taking a break from spinning tunes.

Corey Shields, Event Co-Chair Mitch Karsch, Jack Wettling, and Event Co-Chairs Alfredo Paredes and
Mark Paviluk.

Left to right: Event Co-Chair Mark Paviluk, Pride Agenda Board Member Maneesh Goyal, Pride Agenda Board Co-Chair Kim Kakerbeck, and Executive Director Alan Van Capelle.

Pride Agenda Board Member M.J. Vineburgh (2nd from left) and friends.

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