Parties & Openings
April 14 – Pittsfield
Susan Merrill Exhibit Opening
April 7 – Ghent
Ghent Playhouse Gala
March 31 – Hudson
Lil' Deb's Commitment Ceremony
The Wandering Eye: Clermont Christmas
The Wandering Eye, aka Carey Maloney, wandered into our Parties section from his usual perch in Style, to report on the goings on this season at Clermont, the Livingston property that is now a New York State historic site.
Beginning in 1728 (281 years and seven generations ago…), there have been holiday celebrations at Clermont In our neck of the woods, the Christmas Party at Clermont marks the kick off for the season.
Saturday evening, with a theme “Bounty of the Hudson”, the Friends of Clermont pitched in, decked the halls, and laid out a homemade spread that truly felt like a party that Honoria McVitty, the last Livingston to live at Clermont, might have thrown. Lots of laughter and good cheer lit up one of the Hudson Valley’s greatest houses.
Next Saturday, December 19, the Christmas at Clermont Open House will be your last chance to visit the house until it reopens on March 31. During the Winter, the Clermont State Historic Site continues its outdoor programming. Mark your calendars for the Sledding Party on January 25 and ‘Track and Traces: Looking for Signs of Winter Wildlife’ walk on February 21. See ya there! —Carey Maloney
Wint Aldrich and Tracie Rohzon; Matthew Carnicelli and Susan Boudreau
Barbara Coffey, Carolyn Coffey, Brian Venerus, and John Coffey; Ginny Sibbison and Fayal Greene
Dennis Nesel, Clermont director of education Kjirsten Gustavson, and Clermont president Rick Griner; Jane Lehmuller, Dziugas Grybauskas, Peter Sweeny, and Donna Matthews.