See who’s been out and about in the Hudson Valley in our parties and events gallery for May 2015. Begin slideshow »
Volunteers work at the fifth annual Bowling For Paws event February 15 at the Playdium Bowling Center in Albany. The event worked to raise money for pet owners living with HIV/AIDS.
On February 6, the Claudio Cares Foundation hosted its annual Snowflake Gala at Locust Grove in Poughkeepsie. The event honored Let’s Get Personal, Sweet’s Funeral Home, and Guns and Hoses. Pictured here, from left to right, Lisa and Luigi Coppola presented Rob Sweet from Sweet’s Funeral Home with the Business of the Year Award.
At the Dutchess-Ulster Go Red for Women Luncheon on February 27 at the Grandview, the 2015 BetterU participants showed off their more than 100-pound collective weight loss. Seated from left to right are Melissa Erlebacher, Monica Lorca, Adrienne Strother, and Melissa McCoy. Standing from left to right are Mary Bish, Christina Matthews, Stephanie Principe, Kathy Braun, Rita Bohlinger, Donna Kosack, and Elizabeth Donahue.
Photograph by Lee Starshine
The Miles of Hope Breast Cancer Foundation’s Silhouette of a Woman Fashion Show was held March 12 at the Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie. From left to right, Event Chairman Mary Ritter, Executive Director of Miles of Hope Pari Forood, and Presenting Sponsor Barbara Kram, Senior Director of the Mid Hudson Regional Hospital’s Corporate Marketing and Communications Department.
The Epilepsy Foundation of Northeast New York hosted its 27th Annual Confections of Chocolate Gala. The fundraiser, which took place March 7 at the Glen Sanders Mansion in Scotia, had local pastry chefs and restaurants donate delectable chocolate desserts. More than 300 people showed up for the event. Pictured here is one of the 2015 Winning Kids, Tyler Corvin of Saugerties.
Woodstock Harley-Davidson teamed up with the Autism Society to present a spring fashion show February 27 at the Woodstock Harley-Davidson store in Kingston. From left, Bill Nugent, Woodstock Harley-Davidson owner; and Richard Fusco, general manager of the WDST radio station, as well as emcee for the fashion show, helped raise money for autism research.
The LGBTQ Center of Kingston celebrated its Annual Gala on March 7 at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie. Pictured here, from left, are board members Ginny Apuzzo and Fred Mayo with longtime Center member Barbara Fried.
From left, Jeffrey Lalonde and Ross Bielefeld of Beacon, and Brian Kelly, Christopher St. Germain, and Thomas Dmytriw of Poughkeepsie celebrated Libations & Ovations, a Valentine’s Event, which was hosted by Hudson Valley Community Services on February 14 at Mapleton of Good Counsel in White Plains. Brewster resident Dr. Marilynn R. Glasser and Tillson resident David Juhren received the 2015 Hearts for HVCS Awards for volunteer service. The event also honored recently retired HVCS Executive Director Jeff Kraus of New Paltz.
To battle homelessness, the Shelters of Saratoga organization hosted its Annual Gala on March 19 at Longfellows Restaurant in Saratoga Springs. The evening’s festivities were hosted by Chad Beatty of Saratoga Publishing and included live music by Jeff Brisbin, as well as a silent and live auction. From left, Derrick and Vernessa LeGall enjoyed the event with Bob Kimmerlee and his wife, Viviana Rangil.
Photograph by markbolles.com for Saratoga Today
Thru My Eyes hosted a fundraiser February 24 at the Gotham Comedy Club in New York City for the Scarsdale-based charity. More than 200 guests came out to enjoy the stand-up acts, and the benefit raised more than $100,000. Pictured here is comedian Ross Bennett.
Photograph by Robert Allen
From left, Curran Streett, Executive Director of The Pride Center of the Capital Region, and event co-chairs John Daniels and Kate Otis celebrated the Pride Center’s Gay Soirée, which helped raise money for the organization. The event was held March 7 at the State Room in Albany, where more than 200 community members showed up and danced the night away. The event raised $10,000.
Cory McGee (third from left), an Albany firefighter, posed with friends at the Special Olympics New York Heat and Sweet Event. The fundraiser, hosted February 12 at the Palace Theatre in Albany, had a bachelor and bachelorette auction, as well as spicy and sweet food prepared by the Chefs’ Consortium and served by the Albany Professional Permanent Firefighters Association. McGee was one of the bachelors up for auction.
The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum honored members of the museum’s advisory board, Lynn Peebles and Doug Land, on February 25 at a benefit at the home of Irv and Elizabeth Flinn in Manhattan. Pictured here, from left, are Irv, Elizabeth, Peebles, and Land.
Photograph by Jackie Grant