This past Saturday afternoon marked the 20th Anniversary of the Hamptons Tea Dance. The event, hosted by the Empire State Pride Agenda, took place at Nova’s Ark Project, located in beautiful Bridgehampton. Under a clear blue sky and amidst green open fields, no one could have asked for a more perfect occasion.
The lovely DJ Lady Bunny returned again from last year, igniting the crowd’s energy with contemporary hits, as well as a more-than-pleasing soundtrack out of the 70s. The dance floor was packed with attendees showing off their best dance moves.
When not dancing, attendees snacked on fish tacos, grilled chicken, and sausages. Some even helped themselves to an array of ice cream treats offered. Refreshments were provided by Belvedere Vodka, ZICO Coconut Water, Barefoot Wines & Barefoot Bubbly and Bud Light.
The Tea Dance is an annual gathering which benefits the Empire State Pride Agenda, New York’s statewide civil rights and advocacy group, whose latest work is aimed in supporting candidates in the upcoming elections who have voted for same-sex marriage and the passing of a transgender non-discrimination law. The Pride Agenda is committed to achieving full equality and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) New Yorkers.
[All photos via Phil Yeh]
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