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The Long Island Hospitality Ball Returns to Crest Hollow Country Club

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2022 Long Island Hospitality Ball at the Crest Hollow Country Club
Photo by Ed Shin

After a two-year absence, The Long Island Hospitality Ball returned bigger and better on June 27. The annual culinary extravaganza raised money for cancer research and celebrated its 10th anniversary. Organizers hoped to top 2019’s total of more than $400,000 raised for the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund.

The Long Island Hospitality Ball is a premiere Long Island culinary, wine and spirits event featuring many of the top Long Island and Metropolitan restaurants and premier beverage companies benefiting the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund. Guests enjoy a walk-around tasting experience where they can sample mouthwatering dishes, taste premium wines and spirits, and enjoy the sights and sounds of an evening filled with music and entertainment as well as an exciting raffle featuring a wide array of prizes. The event is hosted annually by the Long Island Hospitality Ball volunteer committee which in the past has raised more than $3.5 million to support the fight against cancer.

The gala was created by Keith Hart, a hospitality industry mainstay and cancer survivor, to raise funds for charity by showcasing offerings from the region’s top restaurants, wine and spirit brands, nightclubs and entertainers, as well as hotels and catering halls.

In the spirit of generosity, three industry peers were honored in 2022 for their achievements: Greg Clement, the vice president of commercial operations for New York State; Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits; and Keith Hart, president of Hart Agency and Chairman of the Long Island Hospitality Ball, Moreover, Carol Silva, Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist of News 12, received the Ed Lowe Media Award.

The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund has awarded close to 100 research grants totaling in excess of $5 million to medical research. For more information, visit findacure.org.

Image 2 Long Island Hospitality Ball Honorees
Long Island Hospitality Ball HonoreesPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 3 Keith Hart Heather Louise Hart Ali Jabbour Billy Baldwin
Keith Hart, Heather Louise Hart, Ali Jabbour & Billy BaldwinPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 4 Elisa DiStefano Ali Jabbour
Elisa DiStefano & Ali JabbourPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 5 Richie Salgado Lou Bernardi
Richie Salgado & Lou BernardiPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 6 Dean Lauchner Mary Ellen Szollosi
Dean Lauchner & Mary Ellen SzollosiPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 7 Denise DiChiara Michael Mullen
Denise DiChiara & Michael MullenPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 8 Michael Delguidice
Michael DelguidicePhoto by Ed Shin
Image 9 Randy jackson getting Inteviewed by Kevin Wood
Randy Jackson getting interviewed by Kevin WoodPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 10 Steve Interrante
Steve InterrantePhoto by Ed Shin
Image 11 Tim Wright DoriAnn Wright
Tim Wright & DoriAnn WrightPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 12 Brian Connolly
Brian ConnollyPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 13 Dean Riskin Suzanne Chimera
Dean Riskin & Suzanne ChimeraPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 14 Miss Long Island Nadjeema Shermelee Carrasco
Miss Long Island Nadjeema & Shermelee CarrascoPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 15 Michael Zinn Paul Mahos Harlan Friedman
Michael Zinn, Paul Mahos & Harlan FriedmanPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 16 Tammy Merrill Janette Kathleen Ray Nader Christopher Schmidt
Tammy Merrill, Janette Kathleen, Ray Nader & Christopher SchmidtPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 17 Paul Mahos Roseanna Barbato
Paul Mahos & Roseanna BarbatoPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 18Sal Valentinetti Kevin Wood
Sal Valentinetti & Kevin WoodPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 19 2022 Long Island Hospitality Ball at the Crest Hollow Country Club
2022 Long Island Hospitality Ball at the Crest Hollow Country ClubPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 20 2022 Long Island Hospitality Ball at the Crest Hollow Country Club
2022 Long Island Hospitality Ball at the Crest Hollow Country ClubPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 22 2022 Long Island Hospitality Ball at the Crest Hollow Country Club
2022 Long Island Hospitality Ball at the Crest Hollow Country ClubPhoto by Ed Shin

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