Arts Project Cherry Grove In-Town Party: 3/3/19

The Arts Project of Cherry Grove Board of Directors at the In-Town Party.

By Robert Levine ~ Hosted by the Arts Project of Cherry Grove (APCG), theIn-Town party, traditionally held in March, is a favorite off-season annualevent, and it is nice to meet up with friends and neighbors you may have notseen for months. Similar parties in the late 1950s were held at the WarwickHotel in Midtown, and continued to be for at least a decade, but in time theymigrated on to other venues. In present day, the destination of choice is i Trulli, just south of Murray Hill.

APCG PresidentThom Hanson gave a warm welcome to everyone. Many familiar faces from the APCGboard of directors, including Anita Auricchio, Michael Moran, James Hughes, andDennis McConkey, among others, were on deck as well, and we also got to greetthe newest board member, Andi Porzio. Musical entertainment for the afternoonwas supposed to be pianist Steve Lowenthal, but his keyboard did not arrive asplanned so he enjoyed the afternoon along with the other guests, such as RolandMichely and Joe Anania, Jane Haber, Curtis Strohl, Valerie Perez,  Rhonda Wade, and many others. Three formerhomecoming queens also made an appearance: Panzi, Whore D’Oeuvre and DonnaPiranha as well as Rose Levine, who reins just a little bit longer.

i Trulli is known for their fine Italian cuisine, and they did notdisappoint. The enclosed glass atrium gave a warm touch that took the chill offthe day, and most everyone dined there, but the bar also was busy allafternoon.

It should bementioned that this gathering’s counterpart, the Out-of-Town, In-Town Party atJ. Marks in Fort Lauderdale, on Feb. 24, also was a great success enjoyed byour friends who snowbird, relocated to Florida, or made the special trip toattend – because wherever we reside, Cherry Grove and Fire Island is close toour hearts.

See you allthere soon!