The 2017 Summer Party

Saturday, June 24

7 – 11 pm

152 William Street, Catskill, NY

Join us for a spectacular evening under the stars on the banks of the Hudson River in Catskill, NY to benefit the Thomas Cole National Historic Site. The event features sweeping views of the Hudson River, elegant cocktails, a magnificent seated dinner and the opportunity to bid on thrilling get-aways and other fabulous auction items.


Special Live Auction

The 2017 Summer Party on Saturday, June 24th will feature a live auction of three first class vacation destinations and an opportunity to support a special education initiative.

All proceeds will benefit the Thomas Cole National Historic Site.

Auction items donated by Stephen & Jaqueline Dunn, Francis Greenburger & Isabelle Autones, Charles E. Rosen & Duke Dang, The Glimmerglass Festival and The National Baseball Hall of Fame. 

Four Days in Cooperstown

Four lucky people will visit the land of James Fenimore Cooper with its baseball legends and pristine natural beauty. Stay four nights at the Dunns’ rustic property on Lake Otsego and enjoy an evening cruise with Captain Stephen Dunn, an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Baseball Hall of Fame archives, and tickets to the Glimmerglass Festival. The Baseball Hall of Fame tour offers an up-close and personal look at the greatest collection of baseball artifacts in the world. Photography is welcome. Visit their website to learn more about the organization at The Glimmerglass Festival features your choice of Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, Handel’s Xerxes or Donizetti’s The Siege of Calais. For the opera schedule visit 

One Week on the Beach in Asbury Park

Stay in a brand new 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath condo in Asbury Park, the urban heart of the Jersey Shore, just two blocks from the beach and 90 minutes from New York City. Designed by world-renowned architect Chad Oppenheim, with interiors by legendary Anda Andrei, the Monroe condo places you in the heart of Asbury Park’s vibrant cultural scene. Centrally located to downtown and the beach, sand and surf are all an easy stroll away from your front door. Over a century of rich heritage is on display in lovingly preserved cultural landmarks including the historic boardwalk, Asbury Lanes, and countless seaside attractions including the legendary Stone Pony. Sleeps 2-4. Self Catering.

One Week in Magnificent Montreal

Located on rue St. Paul and situated in a historic loft building, the apartment overlooks the rue de la Commune and the Saint Laurence River. Along the narrow cobblestone streets, there are many excellent restaurants, cafes, and boutiques you’ll enjoy visiting. Founded in 1642, Montreal is the second largest French speaking city in the world. Sites include the Basilique Notre-Dame, the Vieux-Port and the promenade on the quays, as well as many important historic sites. Sleeps eight with one king, one queen, and two sets of bunk beds.

We Believe Art is for Everyone

Art programs and field trips for schoolchildren in our region have been drastically cut in recent years, and now federal funding for the arts is on the chopping block as well.  Help us ensure that everyone in our community has access to great art and the opportunity to experience creativity in their own lives. Please pledge your gift to our special educational initiative by raising your hand at the Summer Party live auction or on our website today!

The 2017 Summer Party Sponsorship

This year we are offering premium PATRON OF THE ARTS TABLES with reserved seating for ten guests in a special section nearest the fireworks. UNDERWRITER TABLES include reserved seating for ten guests. Sponsorships are also available at the SILVER, GOLD and PLATINUM levels. Silver Sponsors receive two dinner tickets, Gold Sponsors receive four tickets, and platinum sponsors receive six. All sponsors receive recognition at the event.

The Sponsors

Lisa Fox Martin
Nina Matis & Alan Gosule
Anne Miller & Stuart Breslow

Jimmy & Miceala Bulich
Greg Feller & Richard Bodin
David Forer
Gloria & Barry Garfinkel
Purcell Palmer
Frances Spark & Michel Goldberg
Maynard & Kay Toll

Asli & Evren Ay
Dimensions North Ltd.
Stephen & Jacqueline Dunn
Kristin Gamble
Marianne Lockwood & David Bury
Beth & Ricky Mason
Betsy & Al Scott
Patrick Shelley & Patricia Pindar
Warner Shook & Frank Swim
Hudson Talbott & Jay Lesenger
Howard Zar & Raymond J. Kurdziel

Laurel Acevedo
Doreen & Crane Davis
Carrie Feder & Randall Evans
MaryEllen Gallagher
Linda & Tom Gentalen
Jean D. Hamilton & Richard N. McCarthy
Johnnie Moore & Ashton Hawkins
Stephen Shadley

Alexandra Anderson
Ann Artschwager
Miranda Barry & Charlotte Sheedy
Douglas Cohn & Barry Brown
Dancers Responding to AIDS
Duke Dang & Charles E. Rosen
Owen Davidson & Mark Prezorski
Gary DiMauro Real Estate, Inc.
Susan Ferris
Kusum Gaind & Rupinder Puri
Eileen Gallagher & Rupinder Puri
Ginnie Gardiner & Jon Philips
Merle & Barry Ginsburg
Laura & David Grey
The Nan Guterman Foundation
Barbara Hancock & Eugene Zuckoff
Jonas Havens & Jackie Massaro
Charles D. Hewett & Charles G. Olbricht
James Joseph & Scott Frankel
Diane Kamp & Mike Clayton
Meredith Kane & Rick Sharp
Brendan Kelly & Conrad Hanson
Pamela King-Belfor
Nancy Kyle & Jack Fraser
Briggs Fraser
Alison & John Lankenau
Ricky Lark & Rickey Shaum
Honorable Guido A. Loyola &
Leonard Herman
Patti Matheney & Michael Schrom
Sean & Kimberly Meagher
Sarah Gray Miller
Margaret & Johnny Moree
Peter O’Hara & John Garofalo
Richard N. Philp
Gregory Powell
Penelope Queen & Wolfgang Brandl
Charles B. & Natasha Slutzky
Robin & Martin Smith
Joseph Sniado & Michael Moy
Mary & Gerardo Somoza
Chelsea Streifeneder – Body Be Well Pilates
Brian Swardstrom & Peter Spears
Patrick Terenchin & David Ludwig
Tommy’s Nail Spa
Randolph Wills & Gregory Tully
Wheelock Whitney & Sandro Cagnin
Karen Zukowski & David Diamond

Event Design by Geoff Howell
Dinner and Hors d‘Oeuvres by Creekside Catering

Event Cocktail donated by Domaney Liquors
Music by The Goldbergs
Auctioneer Charles Antin,
Restrooms by Stone Industries
Tent by Cantele Tent Rentals
Fireworks by Misbehavin’ Fireworks
Sound donated by Lisa M. and Jeffrey W. Jackson, Experience Music

Jennifer GreimThe Summer Party