Pelham Arts Center to Hold Benefit


Calling all flappers and philanthropists! The Pelham Art Center invites you to shimmy, foxtrot and Charleston right into the Roaring Twenties on Saturday, May 14th at the “Gatsby Garden Party,” the Art Center’s 36th annual spring benefit. Spend an evening supporting its major fundraiser in one of Pelham’s most elegant and majestic residences, located in a park-like setting across from Pelham Country Club. Whether sipping the night’s signature Southsides, playing garden croquet in the gorgeous gardens, dining on delectable gourmet dinner fare, perusing sensational silent auction items, dancing to the tunes of the Golden Age, or placing your bets on the Preakness in the “Gin Room,” get ready for an evening of true Jazz Age fun!


“Everyone’s in the mood to shrug off winter and have some fun,” said Executive Director Lynn Honeysett.  “And this year’s Gatsby Garden Party promises to be exactly the remedy, thanks to the creativity and effort of our Committee Co-chairs Leslie Berkery and Robin Bratone, as well as Board Chair Barbara Carden and President Anna Riehl. It’s nice to know that Pelham’s loyalty to the Art Center will be rewarded with a spectacular evening.”

Guests will feast on a three-course small plates gourmet dinner served at stations complete with decadent desserts, all catered by Pelham’s own “Rollin’ Bistro” – restaurant Bistro Rollin’s new catering business. Cocktail options will include wine, beer, and cocktails including the evening’s signature drink, the Southside.  The sounds of the Jazz Age will fill the air throughout the evening with dance music following dinner. All ticket levels include dinner, dessert and cocktails. Valet parking will be available.

Silent auction items this year include a fabulous array of art, travel and luxury goods in addition to the return of Robins Art + Giving Fund, where guests may make contributions to directly fund free art workshops, class scholarships, bus transportation for visiting schoolchildren, free gallery tours, and artists-in-residence for at-risk youth.

Among the bevy of silent auction items, guests may bid on a private tour of the Brant Art Foundation in Greenwich, CT, select art pieces, CNBC and Art in America internships as well as stays in private homes in Budapest, Ireland and Bar Harbor.

Seating is limited this year, so make your reservations and join the Pelham Art Center for an evening of easy elegance and fun!  Individual tickets are $175 (Sponsor), $400 (Patron) and $1,000 (Benefactor) and can be purchased by phone, mail or online ( RSVP deadline is April 30th. For more information, please call 914.738.2525 x111 or email

The Spring Benefit is the Art Center’s major fundraiser and benefits the art programs serving more than 16,000 adults and children in Westchester County and parts of the Bronx with high quality free public art programs, exhibits and events as well as a wide range of affordable art classes for children, youth and adults. Pelham Art Center is committed to the belief that the public’s access and participation in the arts strengthens communities and fosters lifelong engagement in the arts. To learn more about the Pelham Art Center’s programs, class schedules, future and current exhibits and events, please visit or call 914-738-2525

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