GCCA Annual Garden Party Fundraiser-A Wonderful Afternoon-Thank you!

Thank you to our Sponsors, Members, Donors and Friends for making it such a wonderful day on September 17th!.

Thank you to all who attended and supported the Greene County Council on the Arts Annual Garden Party recent fundraiser held at the historic riverside estate, Beattie-Powers Place, on Saturday, September 17, 2016.  The GCCA Board and staff hosted the summer afternoon gathering with members and friends celebrating the close of a remarkable 40th anniversary year of service to the arts and culture in our community and now going forward! We are truly grateful.

Like in the past 40 years, your support to GCCA will lead to more opportunities for people of all ages to engage in the arts!

The Greene County Council Annual Garden Party is made possible through the generosity of businesses and individuals in our community. We wish to extend a thank you to our sponsors.

A special thank you to The Friends of Beattie-Powers Place and the following sponsors.

Garden Party Benefactors: Big Top Tent Rentals

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Garden Party Sponsors: Broadway Cares/Dancers Responding to Aids, Catskill Mill, LLC, Fingar Insurance, David Slutzky and Windham Mountain

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Garden Party Friends: Atelier Progressif, Cave Mountain Brewing Company, HRC Showcase Theatre, Hudson-Chatham Winery, Julia J. Rothenberg Ph. D. and Shook Insurance/Porto Agency

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Garden Party Donors: Susan Beecher, Black Horse Farms, Catskill Golf Resort, Crossroads Brewing Company, East Durham Farm, Ginsbergs Foods, Maggie’s Krooked Café, Penelope Queen, Rip Van Winkle Brewing Company, Riviera Produce, Robin & Marty Smith, Steve Blackely Provisions, Stoneledge Farm, Story Farms and Swamp Angels Antiques

Garden Party Photographer: W.R. Manchester Photography

Thank you.

The GCCA Garden Party’s Late Summer Luncheon Buffet was catered by Maggie Landis, Proprietor & Chef, Maggie’s Krooked Café, Tannersville, NY.

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Thank you to Maggie’s Krooked Cafe and her great crew: Rose, Erin, Eric, Karlo, Emily and Cassidy!!! 

Lex Grey helped line up this spectacular afternoon of live music! Thank you Lex!

Scott Berwick, Guitar & Folk Song, David Peskin, Keyboards & Original Country Western Song, Frank Cuthbert, Guitar & Song of Original Compositions, Kuumba Drumming with Patti Ferrara, Elena Mosley, David Pohle and Rick Warren, Lex Grey & The Urban Pioneers (Lex Grey with Victor Deyglio, John Holland and Kia Updike), Bluesy Rock and Belted Original Tunes and the Hudson Dusters with Jon Byron-Woodin, Foggy Otis and Raema Rotindo playing Uke, Guitar and Hometown Original Song.

Thank you.

Members on the Board of Directors: David Slutzky-President, William L. Deane-1st Vice President, Jeff Friedman-Treasurer, Paul Poplock-Assistant Treasurer, Larry-Krajeski-Secretary, Maggie Fine, Kico Govantes, Liz Kirkhus, Gretchen Mallory, Nancey Rosensweig, Laura Segall, Thomas Silvious and Sheila Trautman.

GCCA Staff Members: Kay Stamer, Executive Director, Sharon Shepherd, Assistant Director, Membership & Arts Alive, Patricia Britton, Finance, Niva Dorell, Visual Arts Program Director, Renee Nied, Schoharie Grants Coordinator, Sara Pruiksam-Rizzo, Community Arts Grants Coordinator and Sprouts Co-Directors Lex Grey, Ruth Leonard and Tara Van Roy. Will Barnds compliments from Experience Works.

Thank you very much to our wonderdful Garden Party Volunteers- “we could not have done it without you!”: Donna Christensen,  Raindrop Hicks (Bethlehem CS), Erika M. Klein, James Polo, Ava Schulz (Catskill HS), RitaMary Vining and the Hunter -Tannersville High School students  Vincent Cianciolo, Megan Parades, Alicia Sanchez, Kaylyn Kloop and Neveah Montville and Garden Party event photographer super assistant Elisabeth Stamer.

Scenes from The 2016 Annual Garden Party! Photo Credit: R.W. Manchester Photography

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