Business: Kazdin Raises Funds for Hospital, Black Swan Antiques Show, Piccininni Joins Elliman

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George Kazdin, Robert Chaloner, Brian Boucher, Julie Kazdin Boucher and Steven Bernstein.

Kazdin Pools Raises Thousands for Stony Brook Southampton Hospital

Kazdin Pools and Spas has committed $100 for every new opened account to Stony Brook Southampton Hospital’s Audrey and Martin Gruss Heart & Stroke Center — an initiative that began in 2013 and, last year, brought the six-year total donation to $19,400.

George Kazdin, a Stony Brook Southampton Hospital Association board member and owner of Kazdin Pools and Spas, presented a check with Julie Kazdin Boucher, vice president and general manager, and Brian Boucher, service and sales director, to Robert Chaloner, Stony Brook Southampton Hospital chief administrative officer, and Steven Bernstein, Southampton Hospital Foundation president.

For more information, visit kazdin.com.

Meadows Antique Show Changes Hands, and Name, to Black Swan

Meadows Antique Show has a new name — and, for the first time in its history, new owners.

Taking over the Brimfield, Massachusetts market are Sag Harbor-based Randy Kolhoff of Black Swan Antiques and his partner, New York entrepreneur and investor Scott Mesnick, both longtime vendors and shoppers at the popular antiques show — which they have renamed Black Swan Meadows, kicking off May 14 at 8 a.m.

“We both love the Brimfield market and want to share this unique experience with as many enthusiasts as possible,” according to a press release.

With a modern vision for the dynamic market — which includes a custom shipping company, a general store and taco cantina, live daily auctions, free Wi-Fi, and phone charging and water refill stations — the new Black Swan Meadows will involve a “more accessible and defined experience for first-time buyers, as well as creating logistical bridges to professional designers and storeowners.”

“Using modern apps like Brimfield Flea Finder, Instagram and direct marketing incentives to storeowners and designers, we feel we can expand on the popularity of Brimfield and help to give an inside guide to buying and selling at the Brimfield Antique Market,” the release said.

In 1959, Brimfield local auctioneer Gordon Reid decided to establish an open-air auction, which he named Gordon Reid’s Famous Antique Show. It would soon become the world-famous Brimfield Antique Market, the largest of its kind in the country.

For the last six decades, dealers, collectors and designers have flocked to the 7-acre field for its three annual markets in May, July and September, drawing more than 125,000 people seeking furniture, vintage clothing and treasures from the past.

“Texas’ North Star Antiques, Lost and Found from Michigan, Vermont’s Haja Home, as well as Knock on Wood Antiques from Connecticut, are just of few of shoppers favorites,” the release said.

For more information, call (631) 377-3012 or email theblackswanmeasdows@gmail.com.

Photo: Joseph Piccininni

Douglas Elliman Welcomes Joseph Piccininni

 Joseph Piccininni is the newest face in Douglas Elliman’s Sag Harbor office.

“The successful young agent, who comes to us from Caldwell Banker, is a real go-getter,” according to a press release. “Prior to coming to Elliman, he earned his former brokerage’s 30 under 30 Award in 2017 and was chosen as one of the Top 20 Under 40 Rising Stars in Real Estate by the Long Island Board of Realtors in 2016.”

A Stony Brook University graduate, Piccininni is a professional-grade trumpet player, who leads a section of the Stony Brook University Wind Ensemble to this day, and helped found the university’s Comedian’s Guild.

“When he’s not playing trumpet, telling jokes and providing top-level real estate guidance, Joe likes to go to concerts, watch classic film noir, play Ultimate Frisbee and take his clients out to dinner,” the release said.

He currently serves as a director for the New York State Association of Realtors, Secretary for the Long Island Board of Realtors Young Professionals Network, and was previously Secretary of LIBOR’s Hamptons Chapter.

For more information, call (631) 725-0200 or visit elliman.com.

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