Parties & Openings
September 7 - Hillsdale
Berkshire Bach Benefit Concert
September 6 - Sharon
Audubon Sharon Fundraiser
August 31 - Claverack
AIDS Council Garden Party
The School of Rock: IS 183 Parties in Pittsfield
Talk about school spirit. Hundreds of people attended Saturday night’s IS 183 benefit in Pittsfield, and they heeded the invitation that read: “Zealous ‘Rock-n-Opera’ Costumes Encouraged.” The mix of guests—from Lenox High School students to Berkshire business leaders—proved that the arts and a good cause are a surefire way to bring people together.
Attorneys David Schecker (in a sequin jacket formerly owned by James Brown) and Vicki Bonnington; Photographer Lincoln Russell and BlueQ’s Mitch Nash
Lenox High School students Carolyn French and Rebecca Barrow flank Kris Anderson, Rock the Opera’s decorating committee chair; Edmond & Elizabeth Pares with Andrew and Laurie Alpert.
Berkshire Living‘s Mary Garnish Tunnicliffe, with Hunter Runnette and IS183 founding board member Nancy Kalodner.
Veterinarian Emily Newman; Michael Daniello of the Marjon salon in Great Barrington flanked by Sara Samborski, Sonya Helmann and Katie Brooks of the Peter Alvarez salon in Lenox.
Salisbury School teachers Procter & Laura Smith; Ronald and Naomi Blumenthal
Volunteers brought in scaffolding and a lifelike rocker mannequin to give the Masonic Hall the feel of a pulsing techno club