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Parties & Openings

Nov. 11 - Chatham
PS21 Gala

Nov. 4 - Pittsfield
NAACP Awards Dinner

Oct. 29 - G. Barrington
Halloween At L'Atelier

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A Fabulous First: The PS21 Gala

ps1 Amy Krzanik reports from Chatham.
On Saturday, May 4, PS21 (Performing Spaces for the 21st Century) held its first-ever gala benefit at the beautifully decorated Cady Hall in Chatham. PS21 President Judy Grunberg (shown left, between friends Chris and Jim Warren) and Board Member James Kraft welcomed guests who ventured out on this warm spring evening to dine, dance, and mingle. Carlucci Simons Catering served wine, delicious appetizers, and a dinner buffet prepared using many locally sourced ingredients. Local bakers provided a dessert bar. Before and after dinner, partygoers were treated to dance interludes by members of the TAKE Dance Company, a PS21 past performer and area favorite. The gala, and the night’s quilt raffle courtesy of artist Melissa Sarris, support PS21’s annual summer season held at their venue just outside Chatham. From June through August, PS21 hosts concerts, dance and theatre performances, workshops for children and adults, and weekly films including a film festival.

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Jim and Patti McKay; TAKE Dance Director and Choreographer Takehiro Ueyama, Eve Mykytyn, Denise Henkind, and Charles Rosen.

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Gloria Kaufman with architect Paul Miller and Elizabeth Miller; PS21 Board Member James Kraft, Linda Mussmann, and Duke Dang.

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Maurice and Paige Bowerman; Leslie Bedford, Sue Cohen, PS21 Board Member Paula Forman, and Roberta Todras.

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David Stocks, Michael Carter, and sculptor John Cooley; Karen Malina, Warren Collins, and Susannah Marks.

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Melanie Brandston, Howard Brandston, and Gwen Gould; Wayne Shelton, Judy Albert, and Julie Kabat.

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