Parties & Openings
March 16 - Williamstown
WCMA Season Celebration
March 3 - Lenox
Andrew DeVries Benefit Party
Feb. 23 - Pittsfield
Real Art Party
The Hudson Library Holds A Swingin’ Sock Hop
Amy Krzanik reports from Hudson. Things were really cookin’ at the Raise The Roof Sock Hop, a benefit for the new Hudson Area Library, on Saturday evening, August 6. Around 150 supporters “made the scene” in their best ‘50s duds at the home of artists Ken Kraus and Anna d’Onofrio. The second-annual gala saw DJ T-Bone spinning platters for the crowd as they sipped cocktails from Fairview Wines & Spirits and Chatham Brewing, enjoyed tastings from Berkshire Mountain Distillers, and sampled cheeses, olives and other snacks from a decadent spread courtesy of Olde Hudson. During dinner — catered by Memorable Cuisine and featuring delectable desserts by Café Le Perche — the evening’s volunteer auctioneer, Bob Rasner, employed appropriate literary quotes and a personal story of a childhood crush on his town’s children’s room librarian, to encourage guests to raise their paddles. The “Call for the Cause” live auction collected funds not to raise to the roof — that milestone was recently and happily achieved — but to furnish the new venue, which has never been more popular, with a self-checkout scanner ($5,000), an HD projector ($6,000) and screen ($1,000), and 45 more chairs for patrons. [Pictured above, Ken Kraus, Susan Fingar, Mark Fingar, Anna D’Onofrio and Carsten Otto.]
Lynda Ackerman and the Library’s new program director, Brenda Shufelt; Bob Rasner with son-in-law Mike Clulow and daughter Amy Rasner Clulow.
Major donors Alan and Ellen Goldner coordinated their outfits with their grandsons, Itai and Asaf, who were visiting from Israel.
Sam Chapin and Laura Miller, director of Perfect Ten After School, strike a pose.
Views from inside the tent and inside the barn.
Whose shoes? Can you guess which duo above sported these fantastic kicks?; Delicious fresh fruit tarts from Hudson’s Cafe Le Perche.