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Berkshire Playwrights Lab new Season
June 8 - Rhinebeck
Celebrating Empire State Pride Agenda
June 8 - Stockbridge
Enchanted evening with Norman Rockwell Museum
Spencertown Academy Celebrates Twilight in the Garden
Dale Stewart reports from Ghent.
Spencertown Academy Arts Center kicked off its 40th anniversary with a weekend full of horticultural happenings designed to delight garden enthusiasts and social butterflies alike. First up: the annual Twilight in the Garden cocktail party, on Friday, June 15, yet another sign that summer’s in full swing. The Academy’s all-volunteer catering crew, Let’s Eat!, provided the food, and a few dancing woodland nymphs from the American Dance Institute provided the entertainment. “It’s the best day of the year so far,” remarked host Eric Reiff, as he stood with wife Jami Rubin, above, gazing at other Spencertown supporters enjoying the bucolic soiree.
Joe Behm, Joan Castle, and sought-after landscape designer Philippe Soule: Academy president Nick Van Alstine shares a toast with Gary and Leslie Katz.
Academy patrons Denise D’Agostino and Brad Barr; Vermonter Jennifer Shasberger visiting her friends Chuck Weinlein and Shawn Hartley-Hancock, the newly appointed editor of The Advocate Weekly.
Former Gourmet Magazine editor Ruth Reichl with Elizabeth Diggs; Jo-Anne Bilotti and Spencertown Academy executive director Mary Anne Lee.
Jerry Croghan is flanked by Brad and Amy Barr; John Fiorillo, Sandra Pippa, and Rae Gilson.