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Celebrity designers to host ‘Mystery by Design’ dinner in Woodbury

Last year's first "Mystery by Design" cast and

Last year's first "Mystery by Design" cast and committee, held at Stark in Syosset. From left, Suzanne Sokolov, Keith Mazzei, Tyler Wisler, Justin Shaulis, Rio Hamilton, Lisa McMahon, Ellen Baker, Robin Baron, Marlaina Teich, Andrea Correale, George Oliphant, Irena Škoda and Karen Arpino, with Stephen Fanuka and Barbara Viteri both kneeling. Credit: Creepwalk Media / Tim Cree

The Designers + Builders Alliance of Long Island is hosting its second annual murder mystery dinner, “Mystery by Design,” at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9 to raise money for KiDS NEED MoRE, a nonprofit that runs a camp for children and young adults with cancer and life-threatening illnesses.

Celebrity guests include Manhattan interior designer and Woodmere native Robin Baron, who will emcee; Stephen Fanuka from the DIY Network’s “Million Dollar Contractor”; and George Oliphant, host of NBC’s “George to the Rescue.”

The event will honor Oliphant as well as philanthropists Dr. Joseph and MaryAnn Mills, the founders of Party for Life, a fundraising event that has supported several organizations.

“We had such a big response last time,” says Long Island interior designer Marlaina Teich, a founding member of the Designers + Builders Alliance of Long Island.

The murder mystery will be staged by a professional company at the Woodbury Country Club, 884 Jericho Tpke.

Tickets are $150, with an early-bird rate of $125 before Oct. 26, and include cocktails and a sit-down dinner.

The $25,000 raised in 2016 allowed KiDS NEED MoRE to purchase an RV used at camp this past summer.

For more information and a link to purchase tickets, visit

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