SATURDAY, MAY 6, 7:30–11:00PM


Spring Fling 2022. Photo: Lisa Tamburini


WATER MILL, NY 4/21/2023—The Parrish Art Museum presents Spring Fling, the highly anticipated annual community celebration, fundraiser, and networking event, on Saturday, May 6, from 7:30pm to 11:00pm at the Museum. Featuring dancing to music by a DJ Marc Bauman, a silent auction, delicacies catered by Elegant Affairs, and open bar, Spring Fling helps support the Parrish’s year-round educational programs for children and adults.

Activities throughout the Museum include dancing in the Lichtenstein Theater, bidding on the silent auction in the lobby, enjoying passed hors d’oeuvres and small tasting plates in the lobby and Theater, and exploring exhibitions in the Parrish galleries.

The silent auction offers unique goods and services donated by the East End business and professional community, including luxury handbags and designer accessories, gift certificates to local restaurants and businesses, decorative items and art works by artists and artisans, plus an array of unique spa, sport, and educational experiences on the East End.

Guests at Spring Fling are invited to experience the Museum’s new museum-wide exhibition: Artists Choose Parrish, Part I—the first installment of a landmark exhibition series featuring internationally renowned contemporary artists with deep roots on the East End of Long Island, presenting their work alongside their selections from the Permanent Collection.

Artists Choose Parrish, Part I, highlights 20 artists presented in two overlapping installations: Nanette Carter, Pamela Council, Robert Gober, Mary Heilmann, Sam Moyer, Ugo Rondinone, Cindy Sherman, Leslee Stradford, and Michelle Stuart (on view April 16–August 6); and Tony Bechara, Ross Bleckner, Jeremy Dennis, Eric Fischl, Claude Lawrence, Robert Longo, Eddie Martinez, Enoc Perez, Hank Willis Thomas, Nina Yankowitz, and Joe Zucker (on view April 30–July 23, 2023).


Spring Fling

A Parrish tradition for nearly three decades, Spring Fling raises over $100,000 annually for education programs, including Access Parrish, which offers learning experiences specifically designed for youth and adults with varied needs and abilities, including children on the autism spectrum, and individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia, or Parkinson’s Disease, and their care partners. The event also supports year-round school collaborations, tours, studio activities, programs developed with regional educators, after school art workshops, school vacation programs, weekly open studios for families and teens, bi-lingual family tours, and the annual Student Exhibition.


2023 Spring Fling Committee: Maryanne Horwath, Co-Chair; Patty Oakley, Co-Chair; Laura Wynne, Co-Chair. Benefit Committee: Phylis Biondo, Paty Brady, Fran Girimonti, Lisa Golden, Victoria Gorman, Aleksandra Kardwell, Linda Kouzoujian, Laura Lund, Mago Martinez, Claudia Matles,
Alexis Mayer, Hailey McGowin, Christine Monteleone, Garrett Pike, Mary K. Slattery.


Tickets are $250 each, $200 for Parrish Members; and $300 after April 28. and advance purchase is recommended and can be made online at https://parrishart.org/event/spring-fling-2023/ or by contacting the Benefit Events office at 631-283-2118 x167, orbenefitevents@parrishart.org.


Spring Fling is made possible, in part, by generous support from Presenting Sponsor
Bobbie Braun / The Neuwirth Foundation Inc.; Sapphire Sponsor Frank DeVito; Platinum Sponsors Golden Hirschhorn LLP; Maryanne Horwath and Michael Shaheen, Douglas Elliman Real Estate; Men on the Move; and Nest Seekers International.

Gold Sponsors: The Clam Bar; First National Bank of Long Island; Fran Girimonti Closings Inc.; The Kaneff Foundation; NYU Langone Medical Associates – Bridgehampton; Rachel Lynch Swimming Pool Services Inc.; Serhant. / Jack Richardson, Tara Capri, Nathan Grome, Christian Ottati; Mary K. Slattery, Corcoran Group; Laura Wynne, Sotheby’s International Reality.

Silver Sponsors: Araiys Design LA PC, John and Paty Brady; Janis Bronstein, Loan Originator Carbon Team, Cross Country Mortgage LLC; Chiffert Architectural Engineering & Construction Services; Dario’s Landscaping & Masonry;  Dayton Ritz & Osborne; Peconic Environmental Associates Inc.; Elliot Epstein and Richard Mortimer; Fowler’s Garden Center, Inc.; Hamptons Employment Agency; Carey and Richard Klein; MaxaFi Holdings; Hailey McGowin; Patty Oakley, Saunders and Associates; Nicole Ostermann and Jonathan Kloos; Nadia and Albert Solecki; Deborah Srb.

Bronze Sponsors: Marcy Braun; C.J.P. Gardening Inc.; Jean Marie Hazelton; Susan Hovdesven; Le Closet; Leila Pinto; Kyle Rosko; Dragana Vlatkovic.


Inspired by the natural setting and 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.




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