Tag Archive: Greene County Council on the Arts

Date: March 29th

Location: The Coppertree Restaurant at Hunter Mountain, Hunter, NY

Honorees: Lisa Fox Martin and Betsy Jacks of The Thomas Cole National Historic Site


OK, it’s kind of hard to rock while you’re rocking a mask…










We want to thank the GCCA for having us back. We’ve had a great time for the last few years at this event and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year!┬áThis year’s event was a masked ball again and it’s always fun to get a little kooky.

We helped raise money for the arts (and you know that’s always needed) and had a great party in the process. This year’s honorees are two amazing women who have done more than I can say to bring The Thomas Cole National Historic Site into prominence within the world art community. Thomas Cole is considered by many to be the father of the Hudson River School of American art. For more information, or to get involved go to: www.thomascole.org.

If you’d like to learn more about the Greene County Council on the Arts or to donate to this amazing organization that works tirelessly to enrich the lives of artists and art lovers alike in the Hudson Valley you can check out: www.greenearts.org.

Since a picture is worth a thousand words, here’s some great shots from the night!

State Assemblyman Pete Lopez gives Lisa and Betsy with the 2014 Distinguish Service Award.

State Assemblyman Pete Lopez gives Lisa and Betsy with the 2014 Distinguished Service Award.


Sometimes you've gotta slow dance! A lighter moment in the night.

Sometimes you’ve gotta slow dance! A lighter moment in the night.


Danny rocking an awesome solo!

Danny rocking an awesome solo!


As usual, the floor was packed all night!!

As usual, the floor was packed all night!!



Date: August, 21

Location: Twilight Park, Haines Falls, NY

First Dance: God Only Knows, The Beach Boys

We met Hillary and Brian through Hillary’s parents Karen and Larry, who had seen us at the Greene County Council on the Arts annual Beaux Arts Ball at Hunter Mountain. They enjoyed getting down to Nite-Time at the event so much that they thought we would be a perfect fit for their daughter’s wedding in nearby Twilight Park.

Like many of our weddings this past summer, rain was in the forecast for the day, which threatened to put a damper (literally) on the beautiful outdoor ceremony setting. The morning started with heavy rains and cloudy skies, but the sun arrived, seemingly out of nowhere, just in time for the ceremony (the only portion of the event that was scheduled to be held outside). If I didn’t know any better, I would say we’re good luck when it comes to outdoor events, the rain holding off has been an ongoing theme of this year…

After the ceremony, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres were served on the porch of the main cabin where the reception was to take place. Hillary and Brian opted for solo piano for the hour. It was a lovely back drop to the delicious apps, signature pink lemonade cocktails and breathtaking views…

Shortly after the cocktail hour ended, the rain returned, but it didn’t matter, because we were all safely inside for the reception, dinner and dancing. We got the dancing started with Hillary and Brian’s first dance God Only Knows by the Beach Boys, a unique choice on their part, and really a lot of fun for the band to perform (the vocal breakdown section at the end was a challenge we were all psyched to meet). After that we launched into a medley of horas and then we were off and running.

Hillary and her mom Karen, did an amazing job of decking the place out for the wedding. Hillary mentioned to her mother that she would love centerpieces of snapdragons (one of my favorite flowers) and white birch. Karen got to work and made the most beautiful centerpieces that she accented with succulents that the guests were invited to take home after the event. Mine are thriving by the way, thanks guys!

All in all it was another great wedding with a wonderful couple in an amazing setting. Hillary and Brian had a great time as did their parents, family and friends. The rain held off while we were all outside and once we moved indoors there was so much dancing and revelry that I don’t think anyone noticed the occasional showers outside!

Hillary sent Yves a note of thanks a couple of weeks ago, check out A Thank You from Hillary and Brian on our review page.

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.