Jean Shafiroff

Marie Fishel With Christie Brinkley & Ken Fishel

Maria and Kenneth Fishel welcomed guests to their Bridgehampton, NY estate two weekends in succession for an exclusive Pre-Polo Cocktail Party. Guests mingled at the Fishel’s soiree prior to watching the first of two annual Hamptons Polo matches produced by Social Life Magazine.  In a tribute to the classic values of the sport attendees were encouraged to wear stylish hats.

Maria Fishel

Hazel The Beauty RN

Devorah Rose

Notable attendees included: Maria Fishel, Kenneth Fishel, Peter Thomas Roth, Jean Shafiroff, Ruth Miller, Randi Schatz, Ann Van Ness, Cheri Kaufman, Jacqueline Murphy, Suzan Kremer, Lucia Hwong Gordon, Vivian Louthan, Eugenia Valliades.

After the Fishel’s soiree, guests made their way to the Polo Hamptons field for the afternoon match.

Christie Brinkley


Notable attendees at the Polo Match included: Christie Brinkley, Maria Fishel, Kenneth Fishel, Candice Bushnell, Jean Shafiroff, Ian Duke, Christine Montanti. Cagri Kanver, Frank Cilione. Event Security was provided by Wilson Associates.

About Maria and Kenneth Fishel:

Maria and her husband and company CEO, Kenneth Fishel, run Renaissance Properties, a family-run New York based real estate organization. The luxury real estate agency has distinguished itself as one of New York’s premier family-owned real estate firms for over a half a century. With over one million square feet of prime commercial and luxury residential space in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Southern Florida, where it owns the state-of-the-art Class A Aventura Corporate Center, Renaissance prides itself on bringing the highest level of comfort and modern technology within the most elegant build-outs; which provide the best living spaces and the fastest services to all of its tenants.

Aside from providing people the best locations to work and live, Maria is a prominent socialite, arts patron and philanthropist who works to positively impact the lives of others. Maria and Kenneth are dedicated to charitable giving through numerous arts, animal rights, health-related, and civic improvement causes. Since 2009, the Fishels have been strong supporters of the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF), where they have been instrumental in raising funds to help minimize and eradicate the scourges of cancer.

A longtime staple of the Hamptons, the Fishel’s have also hosted three of the tennis matches for the Charles Evans ProAM Tournament as part of the Annual Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) benefit at their 16-acre estate in Bridgehampton, New York. Among some of the other charities they have been involved in are Chabad Center for Jewish Life, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, The PAW Project, NoHo Business Improvement District and the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund.  Kenneth serves on the boards of SWCRF, Community Housing Improvement Corporation and Noho New York Business Improvement District.

When Maria is not indulging her passion for the arts by attending lectures in art history, music and literature at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she is a committee member, major fundraiser and chair of events for the SWCRF, and their annual Hamptons Happening.

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About Polo Hamptons:

Polo Hamptons is a two-session polo event produced by Social Life Magazine.  Sponsors of the 2022 series included NMW North America, Optimum, Hastens, Turks & Caicos Tourism, Carbone Fine Foods, Idriss B., Maria Oliver, Neft Vodka, Adamas, Flewber and Beam Suntory.

Photos Courtesy Of Lawlor Media Group /  Rob Rich / Lenny Strucker