Lighter June 3, 2016
A Benefit for The Hudson River Museum
Lighter than Air A Gala Evening June 3, 2016
Cocktails and Silent Auction 6 pm
Dinner 7:30 pm
Presentation to Honoree
Jan Adelson Live Auction Dessert
Lighter than Air
Sponsors Dinner Chairs
Susan Fraysse Russ and Kathryn B. Welch
Jan and Warren Adelson
Andy and Florence Balint Liz Bracken-and Geoffrey Thompson Dick Button Mark Carliner Cheryl Chase Miriam and Steven Comen Hope Davis and Robert Braddick Stanley and Marcia Grubel Richard and Mary Ann Halevy Steven and Anne Halliwell Richard Haas and Katherine Sokolnikoff Morrison and Fenella Heckscher Robin Liebowitz and Philippe Sandmeier Conrad and Sarah Meyer Susanne and Richard Pandich Rainer Rodon Jeffrey and Robin Roude Susan and Andrew Russ Mark and Mora Shantzis Carol and Terry Wall The Westchester Bank
Marjorie S. Isaac
Susan Weber and Daniel Ryniec
Transit Construction Corp.
Wells Fargo Private Bank
Ginsburg Development Corp.
Information Methods Incorporated
Forest City Ratner
Clay and Susan Lifflander
Sound Associates, Inc.
Supporters Bruce and Carol Bernacchia John and Barbara Eager Consolidated Edison Nancy and Sanford Montag
Hudson River Museum
Board of Trustees Jan P. Adelson, Chair Laura Alemzadeh
Dinner Co-Chairs Dear Friends,
We do the Gala each year, out of our deep commitment to the Museum and its mission. And you join us to support that mission. But this year is special. There
Bonnie J. Bell-Curran
are few people who mean as much to the Museum as tonight’s honoree, Jan Adelson. The Museum that we love so much is so great an addition to our
Susanne Brendel Pandich
Debra A. Blair
community because of Jan’s efforts over the last 18 years. It takes many people to make a party but we were a little handicapped this year. How can you expect your honoree to work on her own committee?
Susan Fraysse Russ
John M. Tolomer
Brian E. Cray
Kathryn B. Welch
But we want to thank Jan Adelson, after all it is still a Gala. Also thanks to Eileen Price-Farbman, Bonnie Bell-Curran, and Nancy Montag for their help. Mark Kramer and his team at Susan Lawrence Caterers have again outdone themselves with tonight’s menu. Thanks to Willo for tonight’s flowers, to Clay Lifflander for the generous donation of tonight’s wine, and to Dodds Liquors.
Thomas A. D’Auria Hope Davis Barbara Eager Richard Greco, Jr. Stanley Grubel Richard Haas
Thanks also to the donors who gave so generously to the auctions and the
Emeriti Andrew J. Balint
Grateful thanks to our Chairs, Vice Chairs, Supporters, and Patrons. Your extra commitment makes a real difference in this evening’s results. Thank you to all of
Joyce Greene Marjorie S. Isaac
you here tonight. Eat and drink well and enjoy each other’s company. But, most of all know you have helped the Museum do the important work it is committed to doing and honored the achievement of an extraordinary leader — Jan.
Judith Z. Matson John Bond Trevor, III
Steven E. Halliwell Robin K. Liebowitz
evening’s sponsors you see in the Gala Journal.
Director Michael Botwinick
Welcome to Lighter than Air. This is a chance to celebrate the Museum and
I am always amazed as we reach the milestone of the Gala each year. There
to mark the opening of Jimmy Kuehnle’s joyful and raucous exhibition Tongue in Cheek. This is also the last time I will have the privilege of greeting you as the Museum’s Chair. What a privilege it has been. This is my 18th Museum Gala (and not my last). In the years, I have had a front row seat watching the Museum grow, thanks to the efforts of my dedicated fellow trustees and a talented and committed staff.
are constant challenges. There is almost always a little less to go around and a little more to do. But we have a dedicated and inventive staff. Every day they deliver to students, to teachers, to families, and to all of our visitors a meaningful experience that enriches lives. In spite of the challenges this has been another year of accomplishment. The Amphitheater season was again a huge success, the new Planetarium continues to delight, the exhibitions are widely praised and visited, and our
Through exhibitions and the programs that accompany them, the Museum
programs reach ever more families.
reaches out to more than 65,000 people a year and our attendance is
Our education department continues to fill gaps in the Arts, Humanities and
up another 10% this year. The great majority of our visitors come from
Science for thousands of school children. Our Junior Docents grow into strong
Westchester County. We are able to serve them and thousands of school children because of your support. On GALA Night we have to raise more than 10% of our budget for the entire year! Because of all of you, we can do it. For that, I and the entire Museum Community thank you. I hope you will approach tonight’s fundraising with a spirit of generosity.
young people who graduate high school, go on to college, AND give back to the community. And, we have a great Board of Trustees. They guide the Museum to new successes. Their experience and knowledge develops the support we need to maintain the quality of what we do. They give direction to our efforts and charge us to deliver an unmatched level of excellence.
I am glad to have been a part of the achievements of the last 12 years and I
This, though, is a bittersweet evening. In honoring our Chair of 12 years, Jan
know we could not have done it without a community of supporters. Your help
Adelson, we celebrate one of the great chapters in the history of this Museum.
brings the Museum to our public, reaching into classrooms, training teachers,
Tonight, and in this Journal, you will be reminded, again and again, of what
and changing lives. With your support we embrace the challenges, grow,
Jan means to the Museum. Person after person will tell you her warmth, her
generous spirit, and her relentless focus on our goals as a Museum persuaded them to become supporters. Believe every word of it. And follow, if you can,
I will see you next year, as a fellow guest, admiring the next generation of people up on the podium bringing us together to do great things.
her example. Almost every day we see new and formidable challenges. Our goal is to help build the kind of community where we all want to live. Our resource for this is the Museum. With Jan’s leadership we have done so much. With your help, we can do so much more.
Chair, Board of Trustees
Hudson River Museum
Honorary Chairs Charles E. Schumer United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand United States Senator Nita M. Lowey Member of Congress Eliot Engel Member of Congress Andrew Cuomo New York State Governor Andrea Stewart-Cousins New York State Senator George Latimer New York State Senator Shelley Mayer New York State Assemblywoman Robert P. Astorino Westchester County Executive Michael Kaplowitz
Chairman, Westchester County Board of Legislators Mike Spano Mayor, City of Yonkers Liam McLaughlin President, Yonkers City Council
Andrea Stewart-Cousins !
New York State Senate, 35th District D emocratic Conference Leader
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June 3, 2016
Dear Friends, I am pleased to have this opportunity to recognize the outstanding contributions of the Hudson River Museum, and to join you as you celebrate your 2016 Annual Gala, Lighter Than Air. I commend the commitment and significant work of the Hudson River Museum, and I am pleased that this cherished cultural landmark is so well-served by many outstanding leaders in our community. The Hudson River Museum is a treasured resource showcasing inspiring art, fascinating local history and the wonders of our cosmos, to generations of local and regional audiences. ! I am proud to recognize the many contributions of the Hudson River Museumâ€™s broad array of programs, exhibitions, educational opportunities, and workshops, but I am especially pleased to offer my sincere congratulations to this eveningâ€™s distinguished honoree, Jan Adelson. Her work and commitment to the museum as the Chair of the Board of Trustees has made a lasting impact on this cherished institution. Thank you again for your selfless efforts in support of this outstanding organization, and for being leaders who always strive to go above and beyond. Best Wishes,
Andrea Stewart-Cousins New York State Senate, 35th District Senate Democratic Leader
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OFFICE OF THE CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT LIAM J. McLAUGHLIN June 3rd, 2016 Dear Friends and Honorees: It is such an honor to be able to officially congratulate Hudson River MuseumPRESIDENT on its 2016 OFFICE the OF THE CITY COUNCIL fundraiser event. LIAM Jan Adelson is richly deserving of the J. McLAUGHLIN award being bestowed upon her tonight. Congratulations to Jan for her years of leadership as Chair of the Board June 3rd, 2016 of Trustees! Dear Friends and Honorees: The Hudson River Museum is a true asset to the City of Yonkers and an serves enrich the lives of the It is such honorto to be able to officially people of this great and River the many visitorsonwho congratulate the City Hudson Museum its come 2016 to fundraiser visit. Your broad of isprograms, exhibitions, event. Jan array Adelson richly deserving of the workshops andbestowed educational provide not award being upon opportunities her tonight. Congratulations only an for obvious economic benefit,asbut also the to Jan her years of leadership Chair of serve the Board needs of the entire community by providing rich cultural of Trustees! experiences right here in Yonkers. The Hudson River Museum is a true asset to the City of and of serves the education, lives of theI AsYonkers a proponent bothtotheenrich arts and peopletoofserve this great City Ambassador and the many here visitors pledge as your onwho the come City to visit. Your broad array of programs, exhibitions, Council. My door is always open to you should you ever workshops and educational need my assistance. I remain, opportunities provide not only an obvious economic benefit, but also serve the needs of the entire community by yours, providing rich cultural Very truly experiences right here in Yonkers. As a proponent of both the arts and education, I pledge to serve as your Ambassador here on the City Council. My door is always open to you should you ever LIAM J. McLAUGHLIN need my assistance. I remain, Council President Very truly yours, P.S. You can always reach me at 914-377-6060.
LIAM J. McLAUGHLIN Council President P.S. You can always reach me at 914-377-6060.
The Hudson River Museum Honors
at the Galas (18 and counting!)...
filled with kind and generous guests who support the Museumâ€™s exhibitions and programs
Jan spoke to us from the podium
Jan bestowed flowers on the Chairs
Jan cheered us on
Jan grew the Museum Family at Lunches and Teas
Jan planned for the Museum to grow and then cut the ribbons
for making possible â€” Hudson Riverama, for thousands of students to visit Our beautiful paintings Jan joined the fun
We LOVE you Jan
conserved Our shiny
Jan meeted and greeted those who would help the Museum
Jan knew the nooks and crannies of the Museum
Jan opened Hudson Riverama and the exhibitions
glass Lobby Our 21st - century Planetarium Our Galleries
Jan sought funds to make the Museum a place for everyone and...
gleaming, Our Courtyard green, and for making the Museum a place for
everyone. November Art Auctions
Hudson Valley Bounty Feasts
Jan IS our Belle
The Museum Year 2015–16
Dancers Among Us Opened Fall 15.
Nybelwyck Hall twinkled for Winter 15 holidays, thanks to tiny wires, miniscule chandeliers, and the Museum’s staff of budding electricians.
Westchester’s Museums shared the Seven Deadly Sins in Summer 15 and HRM thrilled to the ENVY rife in fairy tales. Two personas — good and evil — of Snow White’s queen.
Jordan Matter opened his photography show Dancers Among Us, October 15, and dancers of all skills followed his lead Fall 15 on the Museum dance floor.
Thomas Doyle plumbed anxious thoughts in If the Creek Don’t Rise, Winter/Spring 16, of micro-model homes and their residents who live on edge.
Westchester’s Favorite Family Museum, the Hudson River Museum.
In April’s Annual Breakfast for Volunteers, a Docent looked through the Museum’s new Coronado SolarMax II telescope to spy the Transit of Mercury.
The Museum’s Summer Amphitheater like no other for 3,100 people who watched music, drama, and movies.
Yonkers middleschool students got hands-on science at the Museum, thanks to Con Edison’s STEM Day Out Fall 15 and Spring 16.
The Panama Canal opened its $5 billion expansion in Spring 16 and the Museum opened Oh Panama! a collection of paintings about the Canal’s first building by 1930s artist Jonas Lie.
Painting classes? Where else? The Museum’s popular spring program for all ages.
Baking Solar Cookies with Alan Bigelow, Scientist in Residence, who designed the Fall 15 Weekend Science Workshops.
Eerie art sparked Halloween 2015 in Glenview. Alison Collins, YOHO artist, covered the home’s Dining Room walls with Proust’s words on muslin made from dye of decaying sculptures.
Light and Sound came to Downtown Yonkers in public art organized by the Hudson River Museum. Mayor Mike Spano opened the installations October 1, and heard the sounds (Sound Bridge by John Morton), while beneath the bridge bobbed orbs of light (Saw Mill River Suspension by Erwin Redl).
The Journal News interviewed Junior Docents who helped set up the Museum’s Pluto flyby exhibition, a heavenly hotspot.
A HELLO to a new Museum Year about to begin with Jimmy Kuehnle’s inflatable art!
Big, Bold And Human Above All Else
Tongue in Cheek The Inflatable Art of Jimmy Kuehnle Through September 18, 2016
I want to thank my fellow Trustees for their commitment to the Museum. You made me proud to be Chair. I want to thank the Museum’s amazing staff. Year in and year out you have created great exhibitions and astonishing publications, programs that educate and excite thousands of school children, and events that bring joy to families and tie our community closer together.
“Round after round of cheers for Mr. Lincoln”
and for Pop Artist Red Grooms, a Hudson River Museum icon R e d G r o o m s P a i n ts the C i v i l W ar Opens October 15, 2016
You make us all proud to be part of the Hudson River Museum.
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Drama, Comedy “ The web of our life is of a mingled yarn ...”
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William Shakespeare, All’s Well that Ends Well
M idsummer Night’s Dream
18 Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, all-woman cast, shortened version.
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Shakespeare on Demand
23 Knightsbridge Theatre Company & the Bard’s famous scenes
MACBETH Three Witches and Macbeth mash-up.
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Movies See Movie Stars Beneath the Stars In the Open-Air Amphitheater
The Museum is a precious resource that teaches and nurtures all of us.
Y oFi Film Fest
17 Family-friendly films from around the world
Guardians of the Galaxy Classic intergalactic warfare
We have been so fortunate these last 12 years to have Jan Adelson as our Chair. She has led the Museum with energy, determination, and warmth.
SINGINâ€™ IN THE RAIN
30 Film company goes Silent to Sound
With great admiration,
Marjorie Isaac INSIDE OUT Coping with the newâ€Śmade fun
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Music Big! Bold! Brassy! July
Helping make your vision a reality
Dance and Music Festival Break and Modern Dance, Live Music
C herish 22 the Ladies July
A fro-Peruvian Ensemble
Irish Music Band
J azz, Latin
S tooges 29 Brass Band July
C intron Brothers
orld Music W and the rhythm of gypsies
Starring Trombone Shorty What more to say!
W E L L S FA R G O P R I VAT E B A N K
12 All women.
All lively sound.
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and 5 Middle-Eastern Belly Dancers
Syrian vocalist with message.
SHOWCASE Local talent at its best. July 8 and 15 Music sponsored by Astoria Federal Savings Bank.
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Summer 2016 Exhibitions Artek and the Aaltos: Creating a Modern World On view through September 25 Frontier Shores: Collection, Entanglement and the Manufacture of Identity in Oceania On view through September 18
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