arf’s Bow Wow Meow Ball

On Saturday, August 18th the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons (ARF) ( will host the Bow Wow Meow Ball, to honor event designer David Monn with the Champion of Animals Award, in recognition of his dedication and service to animal welfare through his work. Katharina Otto-Bernstein and Peter Marino will present the ARF Champion of Animals Award to David Monn.
The evening’s celebration of ARF’s life-saving work will take place on ARF’s 22-acre campus in Wainscott. Guests will enjoy cocktails, followed by dinner catered by Olivier Cheng within an elegant setting created by David Monn and Alex Papachristidis. Afterwards, the party will continue with dancing to music by the Peter Duchin Orchestra. Over 400 high-profile guests from New York and the Hamptons are expected to attend the magical night. All proceeds will benefit ARF, a regional leader in New York for the rescue and adoption of cats and dogs.

The animals in ARF’s care come from animal control centers, puppy mill rescue efforts, and from people who can no longer care for their pets. In 2018, ARF will intake over 1,600 dogs and cats at its state-of-the-art Adoption Center. ARF provides full medical care—including spaying and neutering—to all its animals in addition to humane care for their basic needs. Once medically evaluated and socialized the dogs and cats are made available for adoption at its Adoption Center and through its mobile adoption van and offsite events held across the greater New York region. Since its inception, ARF has rescued more than 27,000 cats and dogs and placed them with loving families.
Joining in the festivities this year will be a proud group of ARF cats and dogs available for adoption. The Bow Wow Meow Ball event is an important evening as it raises funds that are vital to the organization and its mission.
The evening will also include a live auction with Auctioneer Benjamin Doller, a Vice Chairman of Sotheby’s, a silent auction featuring one-of-a-kind luxury items, unique arf-ITECTURE cat and dog houses—works of art created by top architects and builders, as well as an online auction with

Special thank you to our event sponsor Out East presenting their inaugural product—a vibrant and crisp Côtes de Provence rosé produced and bottled in picturesque Monfort-sur-Argens, France. Out East embodies the relaxed luxury lifestyle exemplified by exclusive getaways and enclaves around the globe. While the name is inspired by the popular reference for the Hamptons, you can be “Out East” anywhere. For more information, please visit