|Last Saturday afternoon at Temple Israel on 112 East 75th Street, the Horticultural Society of New York held its 3rd annual “Green Bean Bash.” This is the Society’s educational activity in teaching these (mainly city) children the wonders of Mother Nature and respect for their world. Not to mention the gift the magic of beauty and wonder for the child’s mind.
It was an afternoon of just that with a host of activities to engage the imagination of the little ones. A sweet day.
|The Associate Committee of the Doubles Club in The Sherry-Netherland had a Ball at last Thursday's SNOW BALL. Everyone enjoyed the snow outside and the blue and white balloons, the delicious Pastrami Smoked Salmon, Chicken Milanese and Tiramisu inside.
Some of the first Committee members to dance included: Kemp and Mike Steib, Chad Conway, Sloan and Alex Overstrom, Mark Gilbertson, Mary and Guy Van Pelt, Kamie Lightburn, Amy Hoadley, Wandy Hoh, Tracey and Craig Huff, Whitney and Henry Topping, Holly Hunt, Bryan Colwell, and many more.
|UJA-Federation of New York hosted its 10th annual Generosity Signature Event on Thursday, February 5, 2015, at Gotham Hall in New York City, bringing together Jewish philanthropists in their 20s and 30s for an evening of music spun by D.J. Nick Cohen, mingling, and fundraising. The event sold nearly 700 tickets.
|The Generosity Leadership Board is chaired by Jackie Friedman Brogadir and Kyle Koeppel Mann, and is vice chaired by Jonathan Jesselson and Tammy Schlosberg. Harry Kastenbaum, Cassandra Siegel, and Johnny Sirulnick chaired the Generosity event.
UJA-Federation's Generosity division is a community of New York's socially conscious young professionals in their 20s and 30s. Through exclusive events, programs, and trips, Generosity inspires future philanthropists who will create positive, meaningful, and lasting changes in the lives of those most in need.
|For more than 95 years, UJA-Federation has inspired New Yorkers to act on their values and invest in our community for the biggest impact. Through UJA-Federation, more than 50,000 donors address issues that matter most to them, pooling their resources to care for New Yorkers of all backgrounds and Jews everywhere, to connect people to their Jewish communities, and to respond to crises close to home and around the globe. Working with nearly 100 beneficiary agencies, synagogues, and other Jewish organizations, UJA-Federation is the world's largest local philanthropy; our reach spans from New York to Israel to more than 70 other countries around the world, touching 4.5 million people each year. For more information on how to donate or volunteer, please visit our website at www.ujafedny.org.|
|This past Monday night at the City Winery, Mandy Greenfield, Artsitc Director of the Williamstown Theatre Festival announced its 2015 Season, the 61st for the Tony Award winning theatre company.
The season runs from June 30th through August 23rd. The Main Stage lineup includes a world premiere production of William Inge’s “Off the Main Road” directed by Evan Cabnet and featuring Kyra Sedgwick; also the world premiere of “Paradise Blue” by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Ruben Santiago-Hudson; plus O’Neill’s “A Moon for the Misbegotten” with Audra McDonald and Will Swenson. And that’s just the beginning of an extraordinary season in that most beautiful part of the Berkshires.
| Photographs by Patrick McMullan (Horticultural Society ); Xanthe Elbrick (Williamstown Theatre Festival).|