All Star Code Feted on Lily Pond Lane

Christina Lewis Halpern, left, took a break for a selfie with Valentino Carlotti, rear, former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, and Troy Carter. Durell Godfrey Photos

On a beautiful Saturday night on Lily Pond Lane in East Hampton, Loida Lewis hosted a well-attended gathering for All Star Code, her daughter Christina Lewis Halpern’s nonprofit aimed at promoting technical savvy among young men of color.

The organization, launched in 2013, provides mentorship and intensive training in computer science and works with partners such as Google, AOL, Spotify, Dropbox, and News Corporation to provide industry exposure. 

Guests such as Troy Carter, a music manager who once had Lady Gaga as a client, former New York City Mayor David Dinkins, and many others came out to toast the program and the first group of Summer Intensive Program participants.

Participants in the nonprofit’s Summer Intensive session and their facilitators stopped for a photo. From left: Paul Marques, Jonathan Leung, Amanda Greenberg, Jordan Vickers, Tarrus Richardson, Julia Vickers, Kaden Richardson, and Linda Mui.
Loida Lewis, who hosted the party at her ocean-front residence in East Hampton, with her co-chair, Valentino Carlotti.
Troy Carter and Rebecca Carter took in the evening air off the ocean.
Carl Nelson, Sherry B. Bronfman, Sadiq Murray, and Sharon Nelson under the tent at the party.
Djassi Julien and Zavier Jenkins are two of the participants in this year's All Star Code Summer Intensive program.
Garry Grant, Valerie Brown, and Carolyn Lowe
Patrick Egeonu, Olaolu Aganga, Natalie Thompson, and Kameka Dempsey
Kim Rittberg and Alex Nyren
Sherry B. Bronfman, Sheila Talton, and Jackie Adams