White Party Ties Community


With the summer in full steam, White Parties are popping up all over the Island. The tradition of wearing white between Memorial Day, the unofficial start of the summer, and Labor Day, the unofficial end, is in full force.

A memorable White Party

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The trendy parties are chic, with men dressed in the stylish, trendy all-white looks incorporating white linen button-front shirts and breezy pants with a pair of white sneakers or boat shoes completing the look. Women can play up whimsy with dreamy white dresses or sleek off-the-shoulder tops and white pants. What is great about these parties is that the minimal, monochromatic outfit is always a winning look and everyone can pull it off.
The Tantillo White Party went one step further and included local cuisine from numerous Manhasset’s eateries on Plandome Road support Manhasset’s Chamber businesses. The Tantillos are self-employed and own local businesses; Jen is the owner of Parsons Floors and Jeff owns The Chef’s Warehouse.
“This year, instead of using an outside caterer for our large gathering, we decided to use the local restaurants,” said Jen. “We only approached three restaurants (two of which also have children in the Manhasset school district). Villa Milano was extremely generous and did not hesitate to be involved in the function, Pita Station also beyond stepped up to the plate as did Schout Bay Tavern.”
“These restaurants not only constantly support the schools via Manhasset School Community Association donations and heavy involvement in certain school events like the SCA Fair. They survive off of the community and Jeff and I feel strongly that the community should also support these establishments.”
The stylish party bonded friends and provided what Manhasset eateries have to offer.

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Elizabeth Johnson is former editor of Manhasset Press and Manhasset Press Magazine. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community Newspaper" several years in a row.


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