Kennedys and Stars

It was like a Kennedy bash from the old days — sports, movie stars and a whole bunch of Kennedys. The scene was New York’s Chelsea Piers, where several hundred guests at the annual Riverkeepers benefit frolicked to the music of the Bacon Brothers Band, led by Kevin Bacon. The Thursday night event aided Bobby Kennedy Jr.’s environmental Riverkeepers organization. Earlier in the day, celebrities in kayaks raced in the Hudson. The Baldwin brothers’ kayak, manned by Alec and Billy Baldwin and Bebe Neuwirth, tipped over — though it’s not clear exactly how. As Bobby Kennedy told PEOPLE: “The Baldwin brothers all took a bath. They tipped over their boat. Our boat did not do that well. I think there was a reporter in there who wasn’t pulling her weight.” Joked Kennedy’s brother, Max: “It was an absolute disaster,” though he playfully boasted of sabotaging his opponent. “We tipped them over, and that felt much better.”

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