2020 Long Island Hospitality Ball

After much consideration, due to the unprecedented times, the 2020 Long Island Hospitality Ball is being postponed. We look forward to the LIHB in the future making it the amazing event that it is for such a worthwhile cause.

We are proud to announce the 2020 Long Island Hospitality Ball Honorees for their achievements in the Industry:

  • Larry Goodrich, Sr VP Managing Director, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits
  • Keith Hart, President, Hart Agency/Chairman, Long Island Hospitality Ball
  • The Bohlsen Family, Bohlsen Restaurant Group

The Long Island Hospitality Ball is a premiere Long Island culinary, wine and spirits event featuring many of the top Long Island & Metropolitan restaurants and premier beverage companies benefiting the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund. Guests enjoy a walk around tasting experience where they can sample mouthwatering dishes, taste premium wines and spirits, and enjoy the sights and sounds of an evening filled with music and entertainment as well as an exciting raffle featuring a wide array of prizes. Now in its 10th year, the event is hosted annually by the Long Island Hospitality Ball volunteer committee which in the past has raised over $3.5 Million to support the fight against cancer.

The gala was created by Keith Hart, a hospitality industry mainstay and cancer survivor, to raise funds for charity by showcasing offerings from the region’s top restaurants, wine & spirit brands, nightclubs & entertainers as well as hotels & catering halls.

Keith Hart is best known for his eponymous marketing agency in New York’s nightlife and entertainment scene. Hart’s private battle with thyroid cancer, now in remission, inspired him to go public with his mission rallying the industry to join the fight against cancer through an extraordinary evening of dining, dancing and donating.

Newsday’s Jim Bernstein and Erica Marcus called the inaugural event “one of the largest fundraising events in years to raise money to battle cancer” and “a food-industry showcase.” The night of sensory delights continues to raise important and much needed funds in the fight against cancer.

The 2019LIHB took place on Monday, June 24, 2019 at the Crest Hollow Country Club, Woodbury, NY raised over $400,000 to support awareness and an eventual cure.  Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2018 Long Island Hospitality Ball, benefiting the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund hosted by the Baldwin Family.

We are grateful to our Executive Committee Members for all of their tireless work in helping to make the Long Island Hospitality Ball a huge success.

Executive Committee Members:

  • Keith Hart, Chairman
  • Billy Wolfe
  • Brian Rosenberg
  • Dante Paganini
  • Frank Minier
  • George Voutsinas
  • Greg Bartolotta
  • Jay Grossman
  • Larry Golus
  • Michael Esposito
  • Nick Paccione
  • Richard Bedrosian
  • Richard Rubenstein
  • Thomas Wright