The Long Island Hospitality Ball
The Long Island Hospitality Ball is a Gala organized by Keith Hart, a cancer survivor and hospitality mainstay, and Daria Carioscia to raise money for The American Cancer Society. This event is a true show of humanitarianism as hundreds of venues across long island donate their time and services to help the fight against cancer. In years past donations have raised over $400,000 to help combat this awful disease. This is an unbelievable achievement for an amazing organization and the most worthy of causes.
This year we honored several special guests, icons in the service and hospitality industry. These individuals are real heroes in Americas fight against cancer. Victor and Antony Scotto, professionally known as the "Scotto Brothers", owners of such fine establishments as Chateau Briand and Fox Hollow. Reynold Leone, owner of Zacharies nightclub in East Meadow, and E.Loyd Sobel CEO of Empire Merchants were all honored for their selfless contributions to society and various charities. Thank you gentlemen for the incredible example you set.
Thank you also to several other individuals for their sponsorship and generous donations. George Voutsinas, owner of Chateau La Mer and the ultimate warm weather venue Pop's Seafood Shack in Island Park, Eddie Maiorino owner of Il Classico restaurant and caterers in Massapequa, , Jim Powers owner of All Star Limousine Worldwide based out of Lindenhurst and Dante A. Ciampaglia the architect responsible for designing many of long islands popular halls and restaurants.
This is the party of the year. Long island's social elite kicked off the summer at the stunning Crest Hollow Country Club with the third annual Long Island Hospitality Ball. It was an evening of great food great drink, laughter and friends as over 2000 people came out to support the fight against cancer. All manner of individuals, primarily representing the hospitality and service industry, rubbed shoulders from bartenders and coat-checks to the owners and managers of some of long island's premier establishments. These are the people that breath life into long island's social scene, and this beautiful place would not be what it is if not for them.
You would have been hard pressed to find a sad face in this crowd. A plethora of libations, hors d’oeuvres, appetizers and cocktails from some of the finest restaurants in the area were thoroughly enjoyed by all, and when the eating and drinking was done the entertainment began. Fireworks, live music, magicians and DJ's entertained the decked out crowd all night and when it was time for crest hollow to close its doors those with the where withal took the party to Four in Melville. Once there the celebrants graced the dance floor of this amazing nightclub and wound down the night.
Elegance, class and beauty were the words of the evening. Nowhere else can you find such gorgeous grounds, incredible food and wonderful people. Truly a night to be remembered and I am already looking forward to next years Long Island Hospitality Ball.
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