The annual Hetrick-Martin Institute’s Summer Benefit, “School’s Out”, in support of LGBTQIA+ youth is returning to the Hamptons after a 2-year hiatus on Saturday, July 9th, at the ‘Arc House’ in East Hampton.
This year’s benefit cocktail reception from 5:30 to 7:30pm will be followed by a dinner from 7:30 to 9:30pm. “The Best of The Hamptons Dinner “will feature courses from some of the most loved restaurants on the East End including Duryea’s Lobster Cobb Salad, Steak by STK, assorted side dishes from ALMOND restaurant, with desserts from Kerber’s Farm, bread by Carissa’s Bakery and wine by Whispering Angel, among others. Martha Stewart has also created a special cocktail for the HMI event called the “Cointreau Kiss”.
This year’s Co-Chairs are Rod Grozier, Ben Dixon and hosts include Garrett Neff, Thom Filicia, Timo Weiland who will also be DJ ing, and Nick Voulgaris III.
“I’m the by-product of many things, with youth-serving organizations be at the core. As a young person, in part because of these organizations, I was seen, supported, encouraged and safe. I was lucky. For the LGBTQ youth of New York, HMI is that place – and it has been for 40 years. HMI provides LGBTQ youth with fundamental needs, while being the place of dreams. It positions our youth for lives without limits. July 9th’s School’s Out event is HMI’s signature Summer gathering, bringing hundreds of the community together for great time, in a great setting, and for good reason. Serving along side Ben Dixon and Shelly Brown, I’m very honored to be serving as a co-chair for School’s Out 2022 (our first return after two years!), and I’m preparing for a smash of a party and dinner, and the generous contributions of many that will deliver for HMI’s youth.” said Co-Chair, Rod Grozier.
HMI is the nation’s oldest LGBTQIA+ youth services organization that provides its youth members with access to mental health services, social services, basic needs such as toiletries and clothing, as well as remote and in-person programming services focused on education, workforce development and arts & culture. Funds raised from ‘School’s Out’ ensure their young people have the resources they need year-round.
‘Arc House’ was designed using a combination of glass, steel, stone and wood with the home’s roof and side walls of the upper level constructed with a 60’x20′ self-supporting corrugated steel arch. This one-of-a-kind house was inspired by an airplane hangar and is set on 2.7 acres and ‘School’s Out’ will be the first event ever hosted on the property.
For more info, visit https://hmi.org/get-involved/events/schools-out-2022