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A Gatsby-like Summer Party

Hudson Stage Company’s annual gala, held at the 2,500-square-foot Admiral’s House community center at Half Moon Bay in Croton-on-Hudson, attracted 130 guests, many dressed in their best summer whites. The event raised $26,000. Attendees posed in front of a 1929 Model A before entering the soirée where they were treated to passed hot and cold hors d’oeuvres provided by Chef Philippe Rayer of Croton-based L’Art Culinaire. Guests danced to vintage jazz-era music by Vince Giordano and the Night Hawks (of the HBO series Boardwalk Empire and the film The Aviator). “It was a terrific evening and by choosing to do something different—a swing dance with a band—from previous years, the gala attracted different people from all parts of Westchester,” says Olivia Sklar, who, along with Denise Bessette and Dan Foster, co-founded Hudson Stage. “With government grant money dwindling, we rely on the generous contributions of our supporters. The benefit is absolutely vital to our survival.” Hudson Stage Company, in residence at Pace University’s Woodward Hall, is headed into its 12th season, producing original plays.

Hudson Stage Company producer Denise Bessette of Cortlandt Manor and Eileen Henry of Croton-on-Hudson
Richard Szypula of Cold Spring, NY, and Assemblywoman Sandy Galef of Ossining

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Cynthia and Bill Roberts of Scarsdale


Anne Janiak of White Plains, Patricia Hayling Price of New Rochelle, Abigail Kirsch of Pound Ridge, Liz Hamburg of Manhattan, Barbra Venturi of White Plains, and Traci Alexander of New Rochelle at The Women’s Enterprise Development Center (WEDC) Microenterprise Fair held at Tappan Hill in Tarrytown


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Luigi Borrello, Louis Argento, and Mario Borrello, all of White Plains, with Curtis Spacavento of Armonk at a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley located at Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital and held at the Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Scarborough


At Neu Nights Out, a special event sponsored by the Neuberger Museum of Art and WFUV-FM, held at the Museum in Purchase:

Michelle Eichelbeck, Tony Maddalena, and Steve Eichelbeck, all of Pleasantville

Photo by Lynda Shenkman Curtis

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Lauren, Richard, and Ellen Chassin of Armonk with Jim Neuberger of Cortlandt Manor


Rose and Anthony Coschigano III of Larchmont at Monroe College’s A Chef’s Tribute fundraiser, held at the campus in downtown New Rochelle


Neysha Figueroa and Katie Taylor of Yonkers at the Big Brothers Big Sisters 7th annual Summer Games held at Rye Country Day School


At the second annual Ahmad Rashad Celebrity Golf Tournament kick-off party benefiting White Plains Hospital at 42 in White Plains:

Mike Divney of White Plains, White Plains Mayor Tom Roach, Jonathan Spitalny of Scarsdale, musician/bandleader Branford Marsalis, Jon B. Schandler of Chappaqua, sportscaster Ahmad Rashad, and ESPN Commentator Jay Harris
Former MLB outfielder David Justice with Kris Ruby of Greenwich, CT


Caryl Orlando, Robin Silk, Pam Frankel-Stein, Rochelle Waldman, Loryn Kass, and Stephanie Hurwitz, all of Scarsdale, at a celebration of UJA-Federation of New York’s Scarsdale community, held at a private home in the village


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William and Fran Klingenstein of Purchase at The Bachmann-Strauss Dystonia & Parkinson Foundation’s 19th annual golf invitation fundraiser held at Century Country Club in Purchase


Susan Lifflander of Dobbs Ferry, Shelley Baldwin of Yonkers, and Annette Brown of Irvington at the Hudson River Museum’s benefit dinner held at the Museum in Yonkers


Frank Linde of Chappaqua, Ron Burton of New Rochelle, and Harriet P. Schleifer and Amy Linde, both of Chappaqua, at AJC Westchester’s annual gala held at the Westchester Marriott Hotel in Tarrytown


Bram Fierstein of Pelham, Louis Poulin and Richard Sinni, both of Irvington, and Jeff Foster of Westwood, NJ, at the 8th annual Phelps Classic held at Sleepy Hollow Country Club in Scarborough


Camillo Santomero III of Bedford, former Deputy Secretary of Defense and former World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz, and Denise C. R. Santomero of Bedford at a college scholarship fundraiser for the Westchester Community College Foundation held at the Santomero’s residence


At Autism Speaks’ 13th annual NY Celebrity Golf Challenge at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck:

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning with Susan Murray of Rye
Former NBC sports anchor Len Berman


Our Wine & Food Festival returns June 4-9!

Our Wunderkinds event takes place on May 23!

Our Best of Business Ballot is open through May 15!

Our Healthcare Heroes Awards event takes place on May 9!

Our Westchester Home Builders Awards take place on April 4!

Our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Forum is March 14!

Unveiled: A Boutique Bridal Brunch is February 25!

Our Best of Westchester Elimination Ballot is open through March 6!

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