Parties & Openings
April 14 – Pittsfield
Susan Merrill Exhibit Opening
April 7 – Ghent
Ghent Playhouse Gala
March 31 – Hudson
Lil' Deb's Commitment Ceremony
A Riverfront Benefit for the Empire State Pride Agenda
Our Wandering Eye blogger, Carey Maloney, and his architect husband, Hermes Mallea, have been passionate supporters of many LGBT causes over the years, but the fight for marriage equality speaks very directly to them. When they decided to finally get married two years ago, they couldn’t have the ceremony at their home overlooking the Hudson River in Germantown, NY; they had to go to Connecticut as Maloney related in his post “Our Blogger Ties the Knot” (April 14, 2009.) On Saturday, June 4, they hung Empire State Pride Agenda banners on their front gates and welcomed more than 250 supporters of marriage equality in New York State for a fundraiser for the Empire State Pridge Agenda whose mission is to ensure equality and justice for LGBT New Yorkers and their families.
David Noble and Douglas Choo; Frazier Holloway, director of gardens at the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum in the Bronx, and Tim Legg.
Hosts Carey Maloney & Hermes Mallea of (M) Group.
Amy Breedlove and Sabine Rothman, the style director of House Beautiful; Edris and Toni Weeks.
Gary Hatten and Chris Drago; Josef Asteinza and Randy Borscheidt.
Hudson Pride executive director Martha Harvey and Jamie Trachtenberg, a psychotherapist who offers youth workshops with Hudson Pride; interior designer Darren Henault and Muffie Cunningham.
Empire State Pride Agenda co-chair Marla Hassner and G. Thompson; Hermes Mallea with New York PR honcho James LaForce.
Mark Wier, John Longman, Bill Ross (who is directing The Sound of Music at the Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck) and Dr. Michael A. Kalman.