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From the AMAZON to the HUDSON


Lead Supporter Reception: 4-5 pm
Main Cocktail Event: 5-7 pm

The Summer Party theme draws from artist travelers who captured the natural world in The Americas.  Top regional chefs who will create hors d’oeuvres inspired by the theme, paired with wine, craft beers and signature cocktails. Our celebration will be along Olana’s Ridge Road, with spectacular views of the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains.

We will make a decision in May about the timing of the event. Your continued support of the Summer Party would provide significant and essential support towards sustaining our mission and helping us look to the future at this critical time.

To learn more about Lead Supporter and Sponsor benefits, CLICK HERE.

Kay Toll & David Kermani

As past board Chairs of The Olana Partnership, David and Kay each oversaw great progress at Olana. Without their vision and leadership, Olana State Historic Site would not be where it is today.

Summer Sunset Cocktail Party
Saturday, August 15, at Mount Merino in Hudson, NY

Completed in 2018, this home is an integrated environment of art, architecture and landscape. Ascend a walkway, cross a 60′ bridge over a designed landscape of native stone and specimen plantings, experience heightened Hudson River and Catskill Mountain views, and inhabit a fantastical world at sunset. Much like Frederic Church’s Olana, this home has been created by its owners in response to 360-degree views and a spectacular naturalistic hilltop setting.

Nine Pin Cidery, Albany, NY
The Wick, Hudson, NY


Top regional chefs.

The Amsterdam, Rhinebeck, NY
Gaskins, Germantown, NY
Hudson Food Studio, Hudson, NY
New World Bistro Bar, Albany, NY
Swoon Kitchenbar/Le Perche, Hudson, NY
West Taghkanic Diner, Ancram, NY


Heade League — $5,000 

Joe Baker

The Amazonians– $2,500

Renee & Stephen Clearman
Lois Chiles & Richard Gilder
Meredith Kane

Pollinator Patrons — $1,500

Architecture Research Office
Phebe & George Banta
Sarah Coffin & Thomas O’Connor
Margaret Davidson & John Stein
Olivia Fussell & Francis Finlay
Kristin Gamble
Bindy & Stephen Kaye
David Kermani
Robin & David Key
Ricky Lark & Rickey Shaum
Anne Miller & Stuart Breslow
Illiana van Meeteren & Terence Boylan
Janet & David Offensend
Dan Sternberg & Debbie Cooper
Kay & Maynard Toll
Leslie B. Vosshall & Kevin J. Lee
Pamela & Sedgwick Ward
Helen & Peter Warwick
Karen Zukowski & David Diamond

Charm Circle — $500

Robert Brooke & Sue Chapman
Rosalind Daly & Glenda Ruby
Andrew S. Dolkart & Paris R. Baldacci
Mark & Susan Fingar
Max Friedman & Tom Romich
David de Weese & Anne Heller
Jennifer Johnson and Joseph Duke
Debra Kaye & Steven Horowitz
Kneller Insurance
Hermes Mallea & Carey Maloney
Jean Hamilton & Richard McCarthy
Debra Pollard
Pro Printers
Sean Sawyer & Michael Susi
Janet Schnitzer
David Schuyler
Arete Warren
Paul Warren & Chris Chi

Sponsors (in formation)