More than 250 guests were in attendance at The Stanwich Club in Greenwich, Connecticut, on March 4, when the Greenwich Hospital Foundation held its Taste the Towns event. This culinary-themed evening featured creative cocktails, fine wines, and gourmet food prepared by more than 35 top chefs and beverage distributors in support of outreach services provided to residents of Fairfield and Westchester Counties by Community Health at Greenwich Hospital. The event, which included a silent auction and dancing, honored several local emergency-medical-service organizations. Top: United States Senator Richard Blumenthal, Taste the Towns Event Chair Geri Corrigan, and Greenwich Hospital President Norman G. Roth.
On March 23, more than 250 young people received expert insight and motivation for finding success in the workplace at the fifth annual Westchester-Putnam Youth Summit at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains. The summit featured interactive activities and workshops aimed at providing attendees with employment skills and advice. Top: Donnovan Beckford, director of the Westchester-Putnam Workforce Investment Board; Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell; and William M. Mooney III, director of the Westchester County Office of Economic Development.
In celebration of its 15th anniversary, the Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) held its first Viewing & Doing: An Afternoon of Film & Family Fun event at the center in Pleasantville. A preview screening of the animated film The Little Prince was followed by an intergenerational and interactive party at the Media Arts Lab, with animation and technology activities inspired by the film. Pictured: Mark Osborne, director of The Little Prince; Dominick Balletta, JBFC managing director; and Edie Demas, JBFC executive director.
Concordia College held its Business Breakfast on February 23 at the Krenz Academic Center, on the college’s Bronxville campus. Gil Alba, president of the Associated Licensed Detectives of New York State and a nationally recognized private investigator and security consultant, served as the keynote speaker. Pictured: Gil Alba and William Salva, director of Concordia’s Graduate Business Programs and professor of business.
The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA) held the opening reception for their exhibition WORD on February 27 at the center’s Peekskill location. WORD is HVCCA’s first open-call juried exhibition purposed to highlight regional artists who prominently feature a word or words in their artistic productions. Pictured: Artist Kathryn Frund poses in front of her installation One Word, with husband Steven Whinfield.
On March 6, the City of Yonkers held a flag-raising ceremony to kick off festivities for the 2016 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade at Yonkers City Hall. The event, which was followed by mass at Saint Mary’s Church, was attended by members of the Yonkers Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, Ancient Order of Hibernians, and Grand Marshall Pat Quinn. Pictured: Jenn Quinn; City Council President and attorney Liam McLaughlin; Grand Marshall Pat Quinn; and Aide to the Grand Marshall Dennis Keane.
The second annual Phelps Food, Wine & Beer Fest took place on March 13 at Abigail Kirsch in Tappan Hill. Featuring more than 60 wineries, 30 restaurants, and a beer garden, the event attracted more than 300 attendees and raised more than $42,000. Pictured: Dr. Avraham Mirav with wife Susan Mirav, and Dr. Richard Peress.
The Greenwich Chamber of Commerce and CancerCare held a networking event in the Vanderbilt Auditorium at The Greenwich Historical Society on March 30. Pictured: Corey Contiempo of CancerCare with Greenwich Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Marcia O’Kane.
The League of Women Voters of Westchester held a forum titled Fix it: Healthcare at the Tipping Point at the White Plains Public Library on April 3. Pictured: Dr. Elizabeth Rosenthal from Physicians for a National Health Program; Madeline Zevon, healthcare chair for the League of Women Voters of Westchester County; and New York State Assemblywoman Amy Paulin.
The Basic Sciences Building lobby at New York Medical College was the setting for the William Cullen Bryant Exhibit & Reception on March 22. The event honored Bryant, who founded the college and served as Editor-in-Chief of the New York Evening Post. Pictured: Edward Halperin, MD, MA, chancellor and CEO of New York Medical College; and John B. Dawson, Jr., president of The Friends of Cedarmere, Inc.