Historic Maidstone Club Kicks Off 2021 East Hampton House & Garden Tour

Dwyer Derrig

A kick-off Cocktail Party on the evening of Friday, November 26th welcomed in the highly anticipated East Hampton House & Garden Tour. This annual event, now in its 36th year, was held at the historic Maidstone Club, ringing in the East End holiday season in style.

The Cocktail Party was well attended by history buffs, local dignitaries, architects, interior designers, home enthusiasts, and design aficionados. Distinguished guests included (pictured throughout below): Media Sponsor HC&G’s Kendell Cronstrom and Alejandro Saralegui, East Hampton Village Mayor Jerry Larsen, Michael & Dwyer Derrig, Dianne Benson & Lys A. Marigold, Interior Designers Tom Samet & Nathan Wold, Barbara Ostrom, and Marshall Watson, Architect Nick Martin, East Hampton Historical Society Executive Director Steven Long, members of the Board of Trustees, including President Michael Clifford, First Vice President Mary Busch, Second Vice President Debbie Druker, Treasurer Arthur “Tiger” Graham, and House & Garden Tour Committee members Joseph Aversano, James Blauvelt, and Dale Ellen Leff.

The following day, the East Hampton Historical Society hosted the 2021 House & Garden Tour, showcasing some of the finest examples of architecture in the Hamptons.  A Village Ramble, this year’s tour – comprised of five noteworthy homes & gardens – offered a one-time-only glimpse inside some of East Hampton’s most storied residences.  With over 600 attendees, the East Hampton House & Garden Tour enjoyed the biggest attendance in their 36-year history.  

“The House & Garden Tour is one of our most important fundraisers,” said Event Chairman Joseph Aversano, “and all proceeds will support the East Hampton Historical Society’s museums and programs.”