Blast for CAST 2023 ~ Thank You!

On July 13th, hundreds of revelers gathered in Stirling Square for the 5th Annual Blast for CAST – our  biggest night of the year. American Beech played host once again along with 1943 Pizza Bar.  Greenport Harbor Brewing kept things cool in the tropical heat with their ice cold beer.  Chronicle Wines provided canettes while American Beech served up signature cocktails for the party like the Berry Blast for CAST.  The funky, New Orleans style Hoodoo Loungers were back and had people out on the dance floor.  Tate’s Bake Shop provided cookies as party gifts while a host of local bakers came together to create an incredible dessert table of over 1,000 individual delectables! The Northforker and NOFO Live served as Media Sponsors.   A Silent Auction and an Art Auction offered an array of great packages and beautiful pieces.

We heard from clients who have been supported and touched by CAST – reminding us all what the party is all about and how much it helps CAST’s mission. Because of the generosity of the community, CAST raised well over $100,000 – our most successful Blast for CAST fundraiser to date. There’s almost too many people to thank!


Sponsors & Supporters

Platinum Promise Presenting Sponsor: 

Stony Brook Eastern Long Island Hospital

Heart of Gold:

Brick Cove Marina

Maureen & Steve Hannan

PEEKO Oysters

Silver Linings: 

Denise & Mark Gagen

Laura & Marc Klein

Kolb Heating + Cooling

Nan Molofsky & Arthur Skelskie

Kathy & Chris Perretta


Marc & Deirdre Sokol

Strong’s Marine

Peter and Irene Treiber

Eric Wechsler & Phil Kovacevich

Benevolent Bronze: 

Geri & Cynthia Armine-Klein

Jessie & Scott Bennett- Beacon Light Foundation

Binder Pools Inc.

B. Martha Cassidy & Susan Gardiner

East End Financial Group

Douglas Elliman Real Estate-Kristy Nadell

The Elkin Group – Bridget and Eric Elkin

Julie & Richard Levi

Tina Levy

Neil & Amy McGoldrick

Eileen McGuire & John McLane

North Ferry Company

North Fork Country Club

North Fork Woodworks

RBC Wealth Management

Riverhead Building Supply Corp.

SeaTow Services International

Suffolk Security Systems

Carrie Witschieben & Janet W. Larsen

Copper Contributors

Burner Law Group, P.C.

Cerity Partners

Elizabeth & Harry Disimone

Tim & Lisa Enright

Nada & Jim Greenfield

Ryan & Christine Harper, Harper Design Build,Inc.

Stephen Kustera & Elizabeth Talerman

Jack Larsen

James & Cheryl Lebenthal

Jenny & James Kennedy

Kathleen Kmet Becker

MarrCon Development Corp

Mae & Tom Mauri

National Grid

Peconic Landing

Peconic Pediatrics

Port of Egypt Marine, Inc.

Port Waterfront Bar & Grill

Salt Waterfront Bar & Grill

Silver Sands Motel

Rona Smith

Zeifman Orthodontics North Fork

Friends of CAST

Beth & Robert Anello

Sandra Benedetto & Elizabeth Gertz

Aaron Bokros & Alison Delaney

Susan & Rich Caggiano

Dennis Chalkin & Hillary Kelbick

Lori Cohen & Laura Held

Marianne Collins

Catherine Canade & Lori Panarello

Brittany Conrad, Dime Bank

Lena & Paul DeSantis

Dan DeVries & Diane Rossi

Susan Edwards & Paul Matuszewski

Phyllis & Joel Ehrlich

Julie Ann & RIchard Fleming

Sue & Jim Given

Douglas Gray & Leslie Koch

Lorraine & Steve Heitel

Debbie Henry

Tracy Joseph

Caroline Keil

Annie Kim

Mimi & John Kneuer

Eve & Glenn Koopersmith

Meryl Kramer Architect

Scott Kruk

Meredith & David Little

Robin & Mark Lockwood

Jeanne Malone & Jeff Schade

Amory Millard

Patricia & William Moore

Melinda & David Morris

Camille Passaro & Charles Salice

Rani & Charlie Peck

Norine Pennacchia, touchGOODS

Steven Rabinowitz

Kelly & Jack Reardon

Karen & Dan Ross

Melissa & Penelope Rudder

Jeanmarie & Ray Scanapico

Anne & Ronald Smith

Susan & Robert Somerville

April & Norman Wenk

JoAnn Wind

Felicity Wohltman

Caroline & Richard Yates

Blast for CAST Committee

Betsy Liegey, Chair

Dominique Bell

Catherine Brown

Cookie Cardinale

Tina Contento

Cathy Demeroto

Lena DeSantis, Decor Chair

Kimmarie Hammond, Volunteer Chair

Tod Hart, Emcee

Lorraine Heitel

Anne Kneuer

Meredith Little

Maria McBride

Eileen McGuire

Eileen McMahon, Production Chair

Amory Millard

Kate Moore

Mel Morris, Auction Chair

Diane Peterson

Katie Schimpf

Katy Stokes

Blast for CAST Volunteers

Diane Ammirati

Linda Burke

Georgia Caputo

Nancy Driscoll

Paul Maun

Larry Raynor

Julia Schimpf

Barbara Tuthill

Peter Treiber

Blast for CAST Dessert Table Donations

Aldo’s Coffee Company

American Beech

Cedar Birch Baked Goods

Cookie Cardinale

Erica’s Rugelach

Gluten Free Groove

Serena Harley

Orient Country Store

Rona Smith

Blast for CAST Auction Donations

Ace Hardware – Southold

All Star Bowling

American Beech, Brent Pelton

Eduardo Amorim Photography

Andy’s Restaurant

arni paperie

Bay Street Theater

BJ’s – Riverhead


Blue Sage Day Spa

Bogey’s Wine and Spirits

Casa Amigos Restaurante

CAST Comedy Night

Chronicle Wines

City Slicker Pickleball

Claudio’s Restaurant

Costco – Riverhead

Desmonds at East Wind

East End Charters

East End Cleaners

Eastern Sun Holistic Health

Eccentric Bagel

Ellen’s on Front

John W. Engeman Theater at Northport

Epic Nails and Spa

Deborah Feingold Photography

Fez & Ivy

First and South Restaurant & Bar

Founders Oyster Farm

Freehand Hotel-NYC

Gateway Playhouse

Douglas Gray

Greenport Harbor Brewing Company

Hampton Classic Horse Show

Harbes Barnyard Adventure

Hotel Indigo

Melissa Hyatt Photography

Island’s End Golf Course


Jennie’s at Drossos

Jerry & The Mermaid Restaurant

Stephen Karl-Daniel Gaye Sotheby International Realty

Aurielie Lang

Lieb Cellars

John & Betsy Liegey &

Andrew Carmellini

Little Ram Oysters

Long Island Ducks

Macari Vineyards

Main Road Biscuit Co.

Main Roots Salon

Maroni’s Southold

Eileen McMahon

Holly Mastrangelo Photography

NY Giants


Nicolette’s for the Home

Michaelangelo’s Southold

North Fork Aromatics

North Fork Bodies in Motion

North Fork Community Theatre

North Fork Country Club

North Fork Tennis Shop


Oheka Castle

Ornamental Plantings

Chef Francois Payard

Peconic Water Sports

Diane Peterson – Vikingsden Quilts

Porto Bello

Primavera Pizza

Rao’s Restaurant

RICA Bath & Body

Roma Pizzeria

Salt Air Farm

Sasha Samuel Jewelry

Sang Lee Farm

Satori Beauty Bar

Chef Tom Schaudel

Sea Basin Restaurant

Gabe Scibelli

Shelter Island House

Sicily Restaurant

Skipper’s II Restaurant

SoBol-Westhampton Beach

Sparkling Pointe Vineyards & Winery

Splish Splash Water Park


Sylvester Manor Educational Farm

The French Picnic

The Giving Room

The Pridwin

Tilda’s Bake Shop

Titanique the Musical

Top Golf

Topping Rose House


Trendsetter by Camille

Tulsi Square, Naturopathic Medicine


Vine Street Cafe

Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center

Yard Crop

Zeifman Orthodontics

This year’s recipients of the annual Neighbors Helping Neighbors Award are Greenport Harbor Brewing Company’s owners Betsy and John Liegey and Ann and Rich Vandenburgh for their long-time support and dedication to CAST and their commitment to improving our community. Betsy was also this year’s Committee Chair and after months of hard work, was at a cousin’s wedding in California on July 13. She and John were missed by all!  Thank you!

Credit for Blast for CAST photography: Eduardo Amorim Photography

Candid photos by Jen Lew