J House wel­comes celebrity din­ers

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Scene … For­mer “Good Day New York” co-host Greg Kelly and WOR ra­dio host and TV per­son­al­ity Mark Si­mone were seen once again having din­ner at the J House Green­wich and talk­ing to its new food and bev­er­age man­ager, Tony Ca­passo, for­merly of Gabriele’s Ital­ian Steak­house in Green­wich. Also din­ing there on Fri­day night was Green­wich res­i­dent and ESPN sports an­chor Han­nah Storm.

Out there … The Green­wich Cham­ber of Com­merce’s Af­ter Six net­work­ing event takes place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tues­day at Saks Fifth Av­enue’s 10022-SHOE salon, 20 E. Elm St. The event will fea­ture wine, prizes and net­work­ing among the hun­dreds of pairs of in­cred­i­ble de­signer shoes. For more info and tick­ets ($15 for mem­bers; $25 for non­mem­bers), go to Green­wichcham­ber.com or call 203-869-3500.

Spot­light … A spe­cial event at the Green­wich In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val is a dis­cus­sion called “Spot­light On: Tony Gold­wyn.“It will be held at 5 p.m. Satur­day, June 2, at the Cole Au­di­to­rium at the Green­wich Li­brary. The event will fea­ture a con­ver­sa­tion with Gold­wyn, a New Canaan res­i­dent who is best known for his roles as Pres­i­dent Fitzger­ald Grant on ABC’s hit show “Scan­dal” and Carl Bruner in “Ghost.” The ac­tor, di­rec­tor and ac­tivist will talk about his ca­reer, grow­ing up in Hollywood and his in­volve­ment as an Ameri­cares am­bas­sador. For more info and tick­ets, visit www.green­wich­film.org.

Lun­cheon … The fourth an­nual In­ner-City Foun­da­tion Ladies Lun­cheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wed­nes­day, June 6, at The Belle Haven Club in Green­wich, with the theme “Remix: Dec­o­rat­ing With Cul­ture, Ob­jects & Soul.” Home de­sign ex­perts Jea­nine Hays and Bryan Ma­son, cre­ators of the renowned Brook­lyn-based de­sign firm AphroChic and hosts of HGTV’s “Sneak Peek With AphroChic,” will be the fea­tured speak­ers at this fun event. The In­ner-City Foun­da­tion sup­ports or­ga­ni­za­tions that pro­vide food, cloth­ing, shel­ter, coun­sel­ing and ed­u­ca­tion to at-risk and needy chil­dren and adults in Fair­field County. Visit in­nerci­ty­foun­da­tion.org for more info and tick­ets.

Out there … Long Ridge School in Stam­ford is cel­e­brat­ing its 80th an­niver­sary with a re­union for alumni and fam­i­lies on Satur­day, June 2. To learn more about the event, con­tact Pam Chin at pchin@lon­gridegschool.org or check the school’s web­site at www.lon­gridgeschool.org.

Tasty talk …The Green­wich Li­brary will host Emmy-nom­i­nated chef and au­thor Ed­ward Lee in con­ver­sa­tion with Nate Erickson, se­nior life­style ed­i­tor of Esquire.com, at 7 p.m. Wed­nes­day. Lee, who penned the book “But­ter­milk Graf­fiti,” will dis­cuss the two years he spent go­ing cross coun­try and the peo­ple be­hind the food he dis­cov­ered along the way. He is chef and owner of 610 Mag­no­lia, MilkWood and Wiskey Dry in Louisville, Ky., and serves as culi­nary di­rec­tor of Suc­co­tash in Na­tional Har­bor, Md., and in Penn Quar­ter in Wash­ing­ton, D.C. More info on this free event is avail­able at www.green­wich­li­brary.org.

The 2018 Jim Fixx Me­mo­rial Day 5-Mile Run takes off at 8:15 a.m. Mon­day, May 28. The scenic, 5-mile course starts at 239 Green­wich Ave., winds through the streets of cen­tral Green­wich and Bruce Park and cul­mi­nates at the Have­meyer Field track off Green­wich Av­enue. To reg­is­ter ($30 for the 5-mile race and $15 for the kids half-mile race), go to reg­is­ter.chrono­track.com/r/39484.

And that’s all for now. Later…

Got a tip? Seen a celebrity? Email Susie Costaregni at thedish2@ya­hoo.com

Con­trib­uted photo

Tony Ca­passo, cen­ter, new food and bev­er­age man­ager at J House Green­wich, wel­comes Green­wich res­i­dent and ra­dio/TV per­son­al­ity Mark Si­mone, left, and for­mer “Good Day New York” co-host Greg Kelly, right.

THE DISH with Susie Costaregni

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