Parties & Openings
April 14 – Pittsfield
Susan Merrill Exhibit Opening
April 7 – Ghent
Ghent Playhouse Gala
March 31 – Hudson
Lil' Deb's Commitment Ceremony
Spencertown Academy: Bubbles, Barbecue & the Blues
It was perfect weather for blowing bubbles (Mike Grenny astonishing his daughter Lila, left) on Saturday night, and for the Spencertown Academy‘s beer-straight-from-the-bottle with pulled-pork-and-ribs-barbecue at Austerlitz Town Supervisor George Jahn‘s farm in Spencertown. Let’s Eat, the academy’s incomparable in-house caterers, weren’t the only ones cooking: Academy member Cathy Grier, on guitar and vocals, with the blues band, The Gentlemen of the Night, turned up the heat and had everyone dancing into the sultry night.
Cathy Grier & The Gentlemen of the Night
Michael Chesloff, Culture Magazine editor-in-chief Elaine Khosrova and Mitchell Khosrova; former New York State senator John Dunne and his wife Denise Dunne.
Saxophonist Chris Ferrone and bassist Richard Green of The Gentlemen of the Night; Charles & Joanne Knauss, John Scarnecchia, and Denise D’Agostino
Spencertown Academy executive director Mary Ann Lee with graphic designer Peter Blandordi; David, Christina, Chloe & Jackson Shane
Artist Nancy van Doren; Chris Miles, executive director of the Albany Institute of History & Art; Chris Altschuler and his wife, the artist Holly Hughes, and Jake Kelliher
Academy president Nick Van Alstine with Michele Seckler; Olivia Suk, Sandy Suk, and Richard Bilotti