Young & the Guest List: September

JaJa Tequila’s “Safe & Sound” Concert Fundraiser in the Hamptons

In late July, the Chainsmokers traveled to the Hamptons to headline the first drive-in concert presented by JAJA Tequila, which took place at Nova’s Ark in Water Mill. Each car was given a custom JAJA Tequila cooler, face masks, and games upon arrival to enjoy in their designated areas. The evening was emceed by Southampton’s Mayor Jesse Warren, and also featured performances by DJ D-Sol, Matt White, and Southampton’s Town Supervisor Jay Schneiderman. The event attracted guests like Danielle Bernstein, Chantel Jeffries, and Cuba Gooding, Jr., and benefited No Kid Hungry, Southampton Fresh Air Home, and Children’s Medical Fund of New York. 

Alex Pall, Mayor Jesse Warren, and Drew Taggart (Courtesy of Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
Cuba Gooding, Jr.
DJ D-Sol

Drive-in Screening of Mad Max: Fury Road in Los Angeles

Charlize Theron and Caruso hosted a drive-in screening of Mad Max: Fury Road at The Grove in August to benefit the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP). The organization, which has committed $1 million to COVID-19 relief efforts, invests in businesses that advance health, education, and community support of Africa’s youth. Prior to the film, Theron and Mad Max co-star Nicholas Hoult sat with Kyle Buchanan for a special Q&A.   

Nicholas Hoult, Charlize Theron, and Aisha Tyler (BFA)

The Cinema Society’s Screening of Tesla in East Hampton 

In early August, the Cinema Society hosted an intimate screening of IFC Films’ Tesla poolside at Donna Karan’s home in East Hampton. The film follows the story of inventor Nikola Tesla’s scientific advancements and his interactions with figures like Thomas Edison. The socially distanced event featured a dinner buffet and cocktails. Guests included Kyle MacLachlan, who played Thomas Edison in the film, as well as Candice Bergen, Edie Falco, Katie Couric, and Christie Brinkley, among others.

Donna Karan and Daniel Benedict (Photos courtesy of the Cinema Society)
Christie Brinkley
Kyle MacLachlan and Desiree Gruber