Things were buzzing at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville this fall. Local filmmaker Jonathan Demme is all smiles at the September preview of his film Rachel Getting Married.
In October, New York Times critic Janet Maslin and Emmy-winner Alec Baldwin attended a screening of A Long Hot Summer. The evening was a tribute to actor Paul Newman; Maslin and Baldwin led an audience discussion following the film.
The Hudson Valley Hospital Center raised $450,000 during its 48th annual Auxiliary Ball, held at Boscobel in October. From left: Westchester County Executive Andy Spano, Darlene Rodriguez, co-anchor of WNBC-TV’s Today in New York, and HVHC President John Federspiel.
Local rocker Graham Parker performs at the launch party for Delights of the Hudson Valley, a local humor book edited by cartoonist Danny Shanahan.
The annual Ellenville Hospital Dinner Dance, held October 25, honored Dr. Walter Sperling (right), pictured here with Steven L. Kelley, hospital president and CEO.
From left: Marist College President Dennis J. Murray presents the President’s Award for Community Service to Thomas E. LeGrand, Rev. Richard L. Witt, Jr., and Mabel E. and Charles E. Conklin during the annual President’s Community Breakfast, held October 17 at the college.
Jennifer Monness (right), pictured with Maria Cuomo Cole, received the Abbot House’s Caring Hearts Award for her outstanding generosity. The Tarrytown event raised money for needy local families and children.
On October 30, Safe Homes of Orange County held its annual Celebration of Hope Dinner. Honoree Kelli O’Brien accepts a proclamation from County Executive Edward Diana.