The 3rd Annual Evening of Smiles Event was hosted this past Saturday by the founder and event chair herself, NYC native, Danielle Winik. Gathering philanthropic teens and adults from New York and Hamptons areas, Operation Smile, a non-profit organization which provides free surgery to children around the world born with facial deformities, featured cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, entertainment and a live auction at one of the Hampton’s hot-spots, Axe Lounge.
This year’s annual event was sponsored by the Winick Realty Group LLC, The Moinian Group, Mohegan Sun, Southern Wine & Spirits of New York, Invite Health, QuickparkImperial Bag and Paper Co. LLC, Hamptons Magazine, Columbus Square and Modell’s Sporting Goods. Committee members and supporters, such as Gia Alleman, Mina Andrikian, Grisel Baltazar, Ross Burack, Chris Collins, Alexa Eshaghian, Theresa Evans, Sara Frost, Michael Gleicher, Josh Goltry, Nicole Kramer, John Mahdessian, Jennifer Mikitan, Doug Messer, Ashley Modell, Robyn Modell, Steven Rachesky, Alexa Reinfeld, Darrell Rubens, Jennifer Shekerchi, Avery Singer, Sabrina Soto, Danielle Winick, Lizzete Winick and Guiseppe Zappalla, came out to show their commitnent to the organization.
DJ Ryan Skolnick got the party going as guests moved towards the dance after munching on teriyaki chicken kabobs and sweets from Tastes. Halfway through the night, songwriter and rapper IYAZ made a special appearance at the event, which got everyone going wild as soon as his smash hit “Replay” came on. All gathered together to support a great cause, let’s just say it ended up truly being one another one of those memorable Saturday nights at Axe Lounge.