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Date: April 6th

Location: The Copper Tree Restaurant at Hunter Mountain, Hunter, NY

Honoree: Michel Goldberg

This year’s Beaux Arts Ball was a smashing success as always and seemed particularly lively. The addition of masks to the event’s “creative black tie” concept in 2012 really ramped up this year and everyone got into the spirit of the evening.

Yves and Amy decked out and masked up!

Yves and Amy decked out and masked up!

For Yves and me it was an extra special treat to be there to help honor his dad Michel Goldberg. Michel has made an unbelievable contribution to the arts community in Greene County, NY through his work with the GCCA as well as Cedar Grove: The Thomas Cole National Historic Site. A graduate of The Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, Michel has dedicated his life to the arts as a teacher, a professional graphic designer with his own design firm in NYC and now a fine artist exploring his love of drawing, print making and sculpture. Michel joined the Greene County Council on the Arts in 1992 and became a member of the board of directors in 2004 where he served as vice president until last year when he stepped down to focus on his own work as an artist.

Michel receives the 2013 Distinguished Service Award.

Michel receives the 2013 Distinguished Service Award.

The evening’s festivities included a silent auction and of course, dancing in the main ballroom. This year the dance floor was packed and rockin’ all the way through to midnight! Oh wait, that’s every year. Thanks again Greene County Council on the Arts for kicking off party season in style.

Yves hits a high note!

Yves hits a high note!


Date: April 2, 2011

Location: Coppertree Restaurant, Hunter, NY

Honorees: Robert Manno & Magdalena Golczewski

This year we at Nite-Time – New York City’s Premier Party Band! had the pleasure of rocking out with the Greene County Council on the Arts and all of their supporters for the fourth time at the 23rd annual Beaux Arts Ball. Each year the ball is held at the beautiful Coppertree Restaurant at the foot of Hunter Mountain in Hunter, NY. This year’s ball was on April 2nd and it was truly a night to remember!

This year the GCCA which “provides information and services to artists, arts organizations, cultural and educational institutions, civic groups, community agencies and the general public” honored the founders of the Windham Chamber Music Festival, Robert Manno and Magdalena Golczewski. Robert and Magdalena, like Yves and me, are a married couple who have spent their lives working in music. Robert and Magdalena have been bringing classical music to Windham since 1997 and have done a tremendous amount to enrich the mountain community of Windham and the surrounding areas.

Robert and Magdalena Receive honors at the 2011 GCCA Ball!

After Lex Grey got things going during the cocktail and silent auction hour with her bawdy cabaret (which is always a good time), we ramped things up throughout the night with hits from the 60’s to today. Like we always do, we had everybody up and dancing and it was a good crowd filled with some pretty awesome dancers.

We love that we get the chance to lend a hand and help out this very worthy cause each year. Funding for arts in our communities is getting harder and harder to come by. We’d like to thank Kay Stamer, David Slutzky, the fine folks at the GCCA and all local arts councils for doing all that they do to keep arts alive in our communities.

If you didn’t make it out this time, next year consider joining us for an excellent time with an amazing group of people!

Here are a few pics from this year’s shindig to whet your appetite (I’m not going to lie, a lot of them are of me).

For more info on the Greene County Council on the Arts and their programs go to www.greenearts.org.