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Photo Diary: A Night Out At Pioneer Works' Village Fête

05/06/2014 05:55 pm ET | Updated Jul 06, 2014
  • Youyoung Lee Senior Editor of Development and Strategy, The Huffington Post

Judging by the number of Audi town cars crammed into the corner of Pioneer and Imlay Streets in Red Hook, Brooklyn, this was not your ordinary Sunday night. On the evening of May 4, the fundraising party for artist Dustin Yellin's Pioneer Works arts center -- the 24,000-square-foot behemoth warehouse that Yellin purchased in 2011 for a cool $3.7 million -- was in full force, with celebrities such as Maggie Gyllenhaal, Naomi Watts and Liv Tyler feasting, family style, on rustic dishes whipped up from a single, 1,000 pound cow by the chefs from Fat Radish.

While a silent art auction raged on via iPads conveniently hooked up through the space, partygoers could also wade up and down the three floors that house artist studios before congregating downstairs for a concert put on by Ariel Pink and DJ sets by the Beastie Boys' Mike D and MGMT. Live music aside, perhaps the most entertaining part of the evening was counting the number of ridiculously attractive people in attendance, which included: Jeffrey Deitch, Mariska Hargitay, Proenza Schouler designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, and many others.

Below, pictures from the event.

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  • NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Actor Jake Gyllenhaal and Pioneer Works Center for Arts and Innovation, Dustin Yellin attend the first annual Village Fete at Pioneer Works on May 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
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  • NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: A general view of atmosphere during the first annual Village Fete at Pioneer Works on May 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
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  • NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: A general view of atmosphere during the first annual Village Fete at Pioneer Works on May 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
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  • NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Artist Andres Carranza poses at the first annual Village Fete at Pioneer Works on May 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
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  • NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Actress Liv Tyler (C) attends the first annual Village Fete at Pioneer Works on May 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
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  • NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Founder of Pioneer Works Center for Arts and Innovation, Dustin Yellin attends the first annual Village Fete at Pioneer Works on May 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
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  • NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Actress Jemima Kirke (R) and husband Michael Mosberg attend the first annual Village Fete at Pioneer Works on May 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
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  • NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: A general view of atmosphere during the first annual Village Fete at Pioneer Works on May 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
  • First Annual Village Fete
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  • NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: A general view of atmosphere during the first annual Village Fete at Pioneer Works on May 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
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  • NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Actress Naomi Watts attends the first annual Village Fete at Pioneer Works on May 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
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  • NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: A general view of atmosphere during the first annual Village Fete at Pioneer Works on May 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
  • First Annual Village Fete
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  • NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: A general view of atmosphere during the first annual Village Fete at Pioneer Works on May 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
  • First Annual Village Fete
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  • NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Actress Mariska Hargitay attends the first annual Village Fete at Pioneer Works on May 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
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  • NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04: Ariel Pink performs at the first annual Village Fete at Pioneer Works on May 4, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)