Hamptons Artists for Haiti Benefit

Jonathan Glynn with the School Children from Haiti

East Hampton Airport – August 7, 2021

Join us for the 4TH Annual “Hamptons Artists for Haiti Benefit” at East Hampton Airport on August 7th, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. The Honorary Committee includes Donna Karan, Patricia Arquette, Eric Fischl, Maria Bello, Molly Channing, and Emily Wickersham.

Come to this fun, worthwhile event and help Sag Harbor artist and pilot Jonathan Glynn and his team continue expanding their second school in Haiti, which earlier this year opened its doors to 51 students, on the way to 400. Proceeds from this benefit will go to building more classrooms, and give the kids of Ranquitte, Haiti, an education for which there is currently no access.

The first school was built by “Wings Over Haiti” in 2010, in the capital of Port au Prince, after Haiti was ravaged by a terrible earthquake. Jonathan Glynn was one of the first private pilots to bring medical supplies to remote areas of Haiti. He and his team then built the first school, which now has over 200 students and is growing a grade every year. The students all get two meals a day and medical attention, which they wouldn’t get if not for the school. “You have to feed the kids first. Only then you can feed their minds”, says Jonathan.

Fittingly, the “Wings Over Haiti” event will be held at the East Hampton Airport, on Daniels Hole Road in East Hampton, spread over three airplane hangers. It will feature a silent art auction of works by over 30 East End artists, curated by Coco Myers of folioeast. The artwork includes paintings, photographs and sculptures.

There will be an open bar, hors d’oeuvres great raffle prizes, cbd cocktails, and music by DJ Gian Carlo. Airplanes will be on display. There will be plenty of free parking available.

Tickets are $175 in advance, $195 at the door and are tax deductible. Children under 12 are free. This is a family-friendly event, and all are welcome. Tickets are available at www.wingsoverhaiti.net