NEW KDHamptons Party Pix: Fork It Alzheimer’s Farm-to-Table Event

Daryl Simon, Steve Madden

On Saturday, August 10Daryl and Irwin Simon hosted the inaugural Alzheimer’s Association Fork It Alzheimer’s farm-to-table event in Bridgehampton. The event raised critical funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s Association care, support and research programs and brought awareness to a disease that affects more than 5 million Americans and more than 16 million caregivers. Guests enjoyed cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in a picturesque setting overlooking acres of vast farmland before making their way to a large Sperry tent topped with purple flags, the color of the Alzheimer’s movement.

Miami Cocktail Co.

Guests were seated for a farm-to-table, family-style dinner utilizing locally sourced ingredients. Long, banquet-style dinner tables and upbeat music made for a fun, lively atmosphere. Following dinner, the party continued as guests danced, and indulged in make-your-own s’mores over a large fire.

Roger Meltzer, Daryl Simon, Irwin Simon, Robin Meltzer, Harry Johns

After the disease personally affected both of their families, Daryl and Irwin Simon made it their mission to help fight Alzheimer’s and dementia. In remarks, Daryl welcomed guests and spoke about the importance of coming together as a community to make a difference, as well as the inspiration she receives from the next generation of leaders that she noted is “taking the reins and making the cause their own,” pledging, “together we will see Alzheimer’s first survivors.”

Harry Johns, Nicolette Simon, Matt Sandberg

Stacy Bash-Polley and Robin and Roger Meltzer served as vice chairs for the event, and Lizzie and Paul Fine, Martin Meltzer, Matthew Sandberg, and Nicolette Simon served as next generation chairs.

Irwin Simon, Daryl Simon
Rachel Smith, Zoe Blumenthal

Attendees included: event founders and chairs Daryl and Irwin Simon, Alzheimer’s Association President and CEO Harry JohnsPrincess Yasmin Aga KhanSteve MaddenRamy and Rob SharpLauren and Martin GellerMichael ClofineMiles Nadal, event vice chairs Stacy Bash-Polley and Robin and Roger Meltzer, and next generation chairs Lizzie and Paul Fine, Martin Meltzer, Matthew Sandberg, and Nicolette Simon.

Neza Jimenenz

About the Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s®. Visit® or call 800.272.3900.

Sal Salibello, Jose Tavares, Holly Phillips, Lisa Salibello, Juliana Salibello, Laura Salibello, Matt Smith