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Parties & Openings

July 7 – Rhinebeck
Wilderstein Summer Party

July 6 – Stockbridge
Multicultural BRIDGE Gala

July 2 – Williamstown
Dance We Must Opening

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Roe Jan Library’s Party in the Park

Jamie Larson reports from Hillsdale. The Roeliff Jansen Community Library in Hillsdale, New York has become a vibrant model of how a modern library can support and help revitalize a rural community. It’s an institution well worth celebrating and that’s what hundreds of locals did on Saturday, June 9, across the street in the harvest barn at Roeliff Jansen Park. The library’s 9th annual Party in the Park gala featured huge silent and live auctions, live music and a smorgasbord of fresh food from local eateries. The amount of donations and the size of the turnout speaks for itself in regards to the influence this library has on its community. The gala also honored the Roe Jan’s retiring director, Carol Briggs, whose impact on the library has been invaluable. [Above, incoming director Tammy Gaskel, flanked by Roe Jan Library supporters Hannah Mandel and Rita Jakubowski.]

Chris Kersten, interior designer Timi Bates, Heather Rasche, Hillsdale Country Realty owner Mary Lou Kersten; publicist Ellyn Cohen, event committee member and artist Linda Levitt, Danny Cohen and Bob Levitt.

Steve Livingston, Brooklyn Academy of Music VP of Development Bill Kramer, Hillsdale Supervisor Peter Cipkowski, Cheryl Jones and Hillsdale Town Clerk Kathi Doolan.

Karlis Kirsis, Barbara McCullough and Clara Londoner; Carol Pollard, artist Lana Hirsch of Chatter Box Art and Jan Katz.

Sue Kolod, Little Apple Cidery’s Alanne Baerson and Alan Kolod.

Bobbie Sloneusky and Hila Richardson; Taconic Trading Company owner Les Baum, Jay Milstein, Peter Lessem and Janet Lessem.

Sheila Richman, State Assemblywoman Didi Barrett, Raquel Levin; The Roe Jan Library, as beautiful as it is useful.

Ellen Levy, Hank Henward, Laurie Shnayerson; Faye Menken Schneier, Iris Fearon, Andrea Cakars and Judge Roger Schneier.


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