Life on Long Island
'Apollo in the Hamptons: A Night of Legends'
With Labor Day fast on the way, many of the bigger, celebrity-packed Hamptons get-togethers have already come and gone — but one of the most popular parties is still yet to take place.
Set to feature A-list musicians and famous faces, the “Apollo in the Hamptons: A Night of Legends” event will roll out during the evening of Saturday, Aug. 24, at the private East Hampton home of entrepreneur Ronald O. Perelman — and while it is open to the public, it is also one of the most expensive soirees of the summer season to attend.
As many similar East End bashes tend to be, this is a fundraiser, so while the admission cost is high — even for a Hamptons happening — the money raised does go to benefit a cause, which in this case is the music education program and community work conducted by the legendary Apollo Theater’s not-for-profit foundation.
In the past, such personalities as Jamie Foxx, Richard Gere, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, Jon Bon Jovi, Jimmy Buffett, former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, Usher, Paul McCartney, Mary J. Blige, Penny Marshall and John Legend have either attended or played this annual affair — and as for this year’s edition, the scheduled roster of performers includes rocker Lenny Kravitz, producer/ musician Pharrell Williams, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love and the hip-hop crew/ “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” house band The Roots.
And as for that aforementioned entrance fee? Well, (as of this writing) admission is still possible — but for this gala, the way in is to buy a table for 10 … which starts at $50,000 (with “prime” seating available for $125,000).
For purchase, location and other information, call 212-531-5341 or head online to apollotheater.org/hamptons.