Guests sipped the night away at Greystone Programs’ 26th Annual International Wine Showcase & Auction on Sept. 20 at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie. Greystone serves children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. From left: US Regional Director, Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs at IBM Sheila Appel; Northeast Community Grants Administrator, Corporate Citizenship NE Business Controls Coordinator, Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs at IBM Carol Quaid.
Safe Harbors of the Hudson held its annual gala on Sept. 17 in Newburgh. Chuck Thomas (right), director of the Newburgh Free Library, was honored along with Unitex textile rental service as 2015 Cornerstones of the Community. Joining Thomas, from left, are Head of Access Services at Newburgh Free Library Anne Kennedy and Safe Harbors Executive Director Lisa Silverstone.
Hudson Valley Magazine publisher Ralph Martinelli (left) was honored with the Visionary Leader Award at the Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation’s third annual Hudson Valley Beer, Wine, Spirits & Cider Summit. The event, which was held at The Culinary Institute of America on Oct. 14, attracted more than 400 food and beverage entrepreneurs. Here, Martinelli accepts his award from HVEDC CEO Laurence Gottlieb.
The 12th Annual Bike for Cancer Care fundraiser brought in $140,000 to benefit the Benedictine Health Foundation’s Rosemary D. Gruner Memorial cancer fund on Sept. 28 in Kingston. Four hundred riders of all skill levels rode in either a 50-mile, 12-mile, or Round Robin family-fun ride. From left: Matt Jankowski and daughter Bella, Jessica Oakley, Gabby Gallo, and Andrew Scandariato.
The Half Moon Theatre at The Culinary Institute of America kicked off its second season with a gala and a performance by two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster (center) on Sept. 26 in Hyde Park. Standing with Foster is Lynne Ryan (left) and Dr. Tim Ryan, President of The Culinary Institute of America.
Guests flocked to Glynwood’s 225-acre farm in Cold Spring for its annual Farm Gala on Sept. 12. The night celebrated the people, products, and landscapes that make the Hudson Valley so special. From left: President of NewYork-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital John C. Federspiel, Glynwood President Kathleen Frith, and Chef Peter X. Kelly.