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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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The Proprietors Ball Celebrates Yesterday, Today And Tomorrow

Jamie Larson reports from Hudson. We go to a lot of great parties, but rarely does a gala feel like a significant historical event as did the Proprietors Ball at Hudson Hall at the Historic Hudson Opera House on Saturday, April 22. The party, which officially opened the fully restored and renovated hall at the center of Hudson’s cultural life, was a celebration of both the end of a long journey to return the hall to its past glory and the anticipation for all that is to come. There was a ribbon cutting, cocktails, and great food and entertainment sourced from Hudson’s diverse and hyper-talented arts community. Celebrating the work of the Opera Hall’s tireless staff, its board and its throngs of donors, the Proprietors Ball ushered in a new era for the venue and the city. The expectations for Hudson Hall moving forward are unenviably high right now, but it’s not just the gorgeous renovations that have us confident in the Hall’s future, it’s the people in these pictures, who run, support and love this building and all it represents. [Above: Proprietors Ball co-chair Richard McCarthy and Hudson Hall Executive Director Gary Schiro.]

Rick Sharp, Meredith Kane, Frances Spark and Michel Goldberg; President of the Columbia County Historical Society James Guidera, CCHS Executive Director Lori Yarotsky and David Forer.

Designer Harold Streitman, NY1 anchor and reporter Tamani Wooley and artist Gene DeBartolo; Columbia Land Conservancy Executive Director Peter Paden, President of the Olana Partnership Sean Sawyer and Executive Director of the Columbia-Greene Hospital Foundation Betsy Gramkow.

Hudson Hall co-director Tambra Dillon, New York State Assembly Member Didi Barrett and Hudson Mayor Tiffany Martin Hamilton.

Monique Heeremans and Michiel van Dijk; Maryna Bilak Haughton and Maurice Haughton.

Peter Bevacqua, Mayor Hamilton, Stephen King and Friends of Clermont Board Vice President Mary Ellen Ross; Deidre and Jonathan Meier, Mary Ellen Higbee and Hudson Hall Board Treasurer Jack Higbee with Maureen and Stephen Hansen.

Artist Dan Taulapapa, theater artist Andrew Loren Resto and founder of the Second Ward Foundation Walter Sudol.

Ann Artschwager and Natt Wieland; Director of Dancers Responding to AIDS Denise Roberts Hurlin, Executive Director of the Thomas Cole National Historic Site Betsy Jacks and DRA Development Officer Sarah Cardillo.

Clarinetist Paul Green, Rural Intelligence editor Lisa Green, Gwen Gould and Ed Grossman; The downstairs gallery was wall-to-wall revelry during the Ball’s opening cocktail hour as guests waited to get up into the refurbished Hall.

Thad Thomas and Laura Haspel; Despina Leandrou, Anne Schomaker and Michael Laudati.

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Posted by Jamie Larson on 04/23/17 at 08:39 PM • Permalink