Art for Life at Fairview Farms

Kurtis Blow was a performer at the benefit and was joined by Niykee Heaton on the red carpet. Morgan McGivern photos

On Saturday night, Russell Simmons and Danny Simmons hosted their Art for Life benefit at Fairview Farm in Bridgehampton. 

Soledad O’Brien served as emcee for the event, which honored Michael R. Bloomberg, Valentino D. Carlotti, Jason Flom, Kimora Lee Simmons, and Carrie Mae Weems. Doug E. Fresh, Kurtis Blow and Whodini performed. The event’s Honorary Chair was Star Jones.

The party benefits the Rush Philanthropic Art Foundation, which helps underprivileged youth through its arts education and gallery programs. The benefit is in its 15th year.

Danny Simmons being interviewed for local television
Taking to the ladder to get the shot
Russell Simmons' family
Soledad O'Brien
Russell Simmons and Vita Sidorkina
Capturing the scene at the party