Photo Gallery: Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson’s Centennial Gala, and Other Westchester County Events

Girl Scouts Gala

Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson celebrated its 100th anniversary with a Centennial Gala at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Tarrytown. More than 300 guests helped honor Women of Leadership and Excellence including Congresswoman Nita Lowey, actress Vanessa Williams, entrepreneur Elizabeth Bracken-Thompson, and IBM’s Watson Women represented by Katharine Frase. Also honored was a Young Woman of Leadership and Excellence, Marissa Contento of Briarcliff High School, who has performed hundreds of hours of community service. The event raised $180,000 for Girl Scouts programs that serve more than 32,000 girls in grades K-12 throughout the lower Hudson Valley.

Liza Sukra of White Plains, former Girl Scout Vanessa Williams of Chappaqua, and Neila Joseph of White Plains
Alexis Christoforous of Manhattan with Vanessa Catalano of Pleasantville
Annette and A.J. Contento of Briarcliff Manor
Elizabeth Bracken-Thompson of Croton-on-Hudson with Marissa Contento of Briarcliff Manor

Bookworm Bash

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At the Westchester Library System’s 21st Annual Book and Author Luncheon, we asked New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik how he got to Tappan Hill in Tarrytown, where the sold-out event was held. “Metro-North,” answered the charming Francophile, who lives on the Upper East Side. “I love it. We take it for granted, the Hudson River, don’t we?” Gopnik, there to discuss his latest novel, The Table Comes First, was joined by authors Benjamin Busch (Dust to Dust ), whose mother, he told the very receptive crowd, was a librarian, and Hallie Ephron (Come and Find Me)—yes, Nora’s sister. “She’s not my only sister,” the author pointed out. “I do have two other sisters.” She also confirmed what Nora Ephron (Crazy Salad, Heartburn, When Harry Met Sally, I Remember Nothing) has more than hinted at: “My mother was a piece of work.”

Authors Benjamin Busch of Michigan, Hallie Ephron of Boston, and Adam Gopnik of Manhattan
Editor-in-Chief of Westchester Magazine Esther Davidowitz; Dave Donelson of West Harrison; Terry Kirchner of Putnam Valley, New York; and Joe Siciliano of Somers

At the Sixth Annual Beauty and The Feast Benefit for the Larchmont-Mamaroneck Food Pantry and held at Plates in Larchmont:

Melissa Schoen and Colette Rodbell, both of Larchmont; Stephanie Katz of Mamaroneck; and Wendy Weinstein Karp and Melinda Lehman, both of Larchmont
Michelle Sloane of Scarsdale with Roseanne Amoils and Katie Sawyer, both of Larchmont
Eillis Powers, Trish Miller, and Cara Moore, all of Larchmont
Veronica Coach and Elizabeth McDonald of Larchmont

At the Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon’s 100th Anniversary Gala held at the Hilton Westchester in Rye Brook:

Curb Your Enthusiasm actor JB Smoove  with YES Network Yankees broadcaster and former MLB player Ken Singleton, both Mount Vernon natives

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New York State Senator Malcolm Smith of Mount Vernon
Actor Danny Glover

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Marcy Berman-Goldstein of Scarsdale, News 12 Westchester Anchor Brian Conybeare of Eastchester, and Lynn Marvin and Leslie Chang, both of Scarsdale, at the Junior League of Central Westchester’s 65th Anniversary Gala held at Lake Isle Country Club in Eastchester.

Stacy Geisinger of Bedford with David Meister of Manhattan at a VIP brunch reception and fashion presentation featuring Meister’s Spring 2012 Collection held at Neiman Marcus in White Plains.

odi Shapiro of Scarsdale, Carol Bennett-Schnorr of Rye, NBC News Weekend Today Anchor Jenna Wolfe, Wendy Kleinman of Scarsdale, and Stephanie Falk of Edgemont at Gilda’s Club Westchester 2012 Annual Comedy Gala held at the Ritz-Carlton, Westchester, in White Plains.

Michelle Kwan of Queens with Joe Kenner of Port Chester at the opening-night gala for The Alliance Française of Greenwich’s Eighth Annual Focus on French Cinema film festival, held at Purchase College.


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