Arc House to Host First-Ever Event

School's out for the summer and the Hetrick-Martin Institute is celebrating Hamptons style.

Arc House designed by architect Maziar Behrooz in East Hampton. Photograph courtesy of the Hetrick-Martin Institute.

Forget the average backyard barbecue. The Hetrick-Martin Institute for LGBTQIA+ Youth is kicking off summer at an iconic venue on July 9 with classic Hamptons cuisine. The event will raise money for the institute’s youth members.

In 2010, architect Maziar Behrooz designed Arc House, a modern masterpiece that sits on 2.7 acres in East Hampton. The home’s living, dining, and kitchen areas are located under the 64-foot arc. Attached, but under a flat roof, are the residence’s three bedrooms. In total, the airport hangar–inspired home boasts 3,000 square feet of living space, with an additional 3,600 square feet on the lower level. To complete the structure, Behrooz used a combination of glass, steel, stone, and wood (although he has not used a single shingle since 1996). Behrooz is the modernist behind other extraordinary houses out east––both prefabricated and custom-crafted––like this one also in East Hampton.

Hetrick Martin Institute : 20th Anniversary School's Out Benefit

Lisa Cohen, Kevin Sharkey, Martha Stewart at the Hetrick-Martin Institute’s 20th Anniversary ‘School’s Out’ Benefit in 2019. Photograph courtesy of the Hetrick-Martin Institute.

HMI is hosting its annual School’s Out Summer Benefit at Arc House, making it the first event ever held at the residence. The nation’s oldest LGBTQIA+ youth services program provides its members with access to mental health and social services. HMI also offers in-person and remote programming services focused on education, workforce development, and arts and culture. With school out for the summer, this benefit will ensure HMI’s youth members have the resources they need all year round.

The evening includes a cocktail reception and a dinner. The venue itself is not the only East End staple––there will be local food favorites, such as the lobster cobb salad from Duryea’s, steak from STK, bread from Carissa’s Bakery, and desserts from Kerber’s Farm, among other delicious dinner items. After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the event is making an iconic return to East Hampton.

Tickets for the event may be purchased here.