News in the Digital Age
Sunday, April 6th,
Hosts: Becky & Art
Guest: L. Gordon
Is newspaper delivery a thing of the past? Will we all get
our news online? Where are we headed in the digital age? L.
Gordon Crovitz, former publisher of
The Wall Street Journal and Executive Vice President of Dow Jones, has
spent the last twenty years looking to the future. Just to name a few
of his inroads, Crovitz helped found Factiva, doubled electronic and online
publishing revenues and oversaw all web properties as well as television,
video and audio. Join Crovitz at your hosts'
estate to hear if your newspaper is going to become extinct.
Big Bird Goes
Sunday, April 13th,
HOsts: Mary lou &
guest: Gary E.
Ground-breaking productions in
South Africa, India,
Northern Ireland and Egypt have taken
Miss Piggy and Kermit around the world thanks to Sesame Street’s President
and CEO Gary Knell. With a
Asia as well as serving as Vice President and
General Counsel for Channel 13, Knell has a global vision for all children
to reach their maximum potential.
Tune in to see how
is working to change our world over cocktails at
your hosts' Yorktown Heights
art-filled home and private gallery.
Future of Journalism
Wednesday, April 23rd,
Hosts: Florence & Warren
As Dean of the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, Nicholas Lemann has an
insider’s view of the future role of journalism.
Lemann is a former editor and writer for The
Post, The Atlantic Monthly and The New Yorker.
He has published five books, including Redemption: The Last
Battle of the Civil War, The Big Test (which helped reform
the SAT) and The Promised
Land: The Great Black Migration and How It Changed America.
Don’t be late for Lemann’s class on the future of journalism at
your hosts’ Colonial home in Scarsdale.
Postwar to Present
Sunday, April 27th,
Hosts: Betty &
Guest: Greg Behrman
Can we help save Iraq? Scholar Greg Behrman will
address this question as the author of
The Most Noble Adventure: The
Marshall Plan and the Time When America
Helped Save Europe.
He recently visited Iraq to look into postwar solutions
as a consultant to the State Department. Behrman is also a Fellow at the JFK
School of Government at Harvard and author of
The Invisible People: How the
Slept Through the Global AIDS Pandemic.
Enjoy cocktails in your hosts’
home as Behrman takes us from our past to our present foreign policy
Sunday, May 4th,
Hosts: Abigail &
“Everyone should be lucky enough to have an event-or go
to one-run by Abigail Kirsch”, states the 2008 Zagat survey.
If you want to be one of the lucky ones, sign up now!
Abigail and Robert Kirsch invite you for dinner in their charming
Pound Ridge home where you will have an insider’s look at the famed Kirsch
kitchen, taste a memorable menu paired with premium wines and all will be
seasoned with the Kirsch’s intimate tales of building a food dynasty.
It will be an extraordinary evening. Seating is limited.
Thursday, May 15th,
Hosts: Lisa & Jason
Elizabeth C. Economy
As we enter the 21st century, China is on page one with the
upcoming Beijing Olympics. No one is better equipped to discuss
U.S.-China relations than Dr. Elizabeth Economy, Senior Fellow and Director
of Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Economy authored
the best-selling book, The River Runs
Black: The Environmental Challenge to China's Future. Bring your
notepads as Dr. Economy enlightens us on China's environmental challenges,
the Olympics and global climate change at your hosts' charming lakeside
cottage in Croton-on-Hudson.
Saturday, May 17th,
Hosts: Marcella &
Guest: John Stossel
Considered one of television’s most provocative
reporters, John Stossel has tackled just about every issue facing America today.
As co-anchor of ABC’s 20/20 he hasn’t missed a beat.
Specials such as The Trouble with Lawyers, Greed,
Hype and The Mystery of Happiness have earned him 19 Emmy Awards.
Don’t change the channel as this highly acclaimed news correspondent
gives us his special on “Freedom and its Enemies” over cocktails and hors
d’oeuvres in your hosts’ 1894 Tudor home in Bronxville.
Sunday, May 18th,
Hosts: Ann & George Thom
Guest: Patricia T.
Former New York Times writer and editor,
Patricia T. O’Conner, has become everyone’s favorite word maven. Her first
book Woe Is I has been called “possibly the most popular book on
grammar ever published”. If
you’ve missed O’Conner’s monthly appearances on public radio’s “The Leonard
Lopate Show”, you will have the opportunity to quiz her about the myths,
misconceptions and mysteries of our English language.
Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at your hosts’ home and garden in
Thursday, May 22nd,
Guest: Dr. Robert
Join the General Assembly as it convenes in your host's Tarrytown home with Dr. Robert C. Orr, Assistant
Secretary-General for Strategic Planning and Policy Coordination for
the United Nations. Topping the UN's 2008 agenda is focusing political
pressure on keeping global warming at the public forefront. Orr, who
develops the Secretary's signature policy initiatives and runs the
cabinet-style Policy Committee, will explain the UN's new global negotiation
on climate change over cocktails and hors d'oeuvres in your host's home
overlooking the Hudson.
Rebuilding “The Big Easy” Katrina hit and everything changed.
University, the largest employer in New Orleans, was damaged
with substantial dollar losses as well as having to disperse students and
faculty. But under the vision
and guidance of Tulane’s President, Dr. Scott Cowen, the University
weathered the storm and Mayor Ray Nagin appointed Dr. Cowen to the city’s
“Bring New Orleans Back Commission”.
Be educated about why it’s not easy to rebuild “The Big Easy” over
hors d’oeuvres and cocktails in your host’s Ossining home overlooking the
Thursday, June 5th, 6:00 PM
Host: David Swope
Guest: Dr. Scott S. Cowen
Date: To Be
Hosts: Mary Lynn &
The New York
Times Baghdad bureau was home to
correspondent Dexter Filkins for three years.
Previous stints include covering the war in Afghanistan and acting as the Times bureau chief
For his coverage, Filkins has received a George Polk Award, two
Overseas Press Club Awards and was a finalist in 2002 for the Pulitzer
Prize. Filkins continues to
report for The New York Times
while finishing his book on his Iraqi experiences.
Join Filkins for a press conference over cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
at your hosts’ historic Beechwood estate in Scarborough.
All events are $125
per person, except Kitchen Confidential, which is $300 per person.
Please contact Heather Shank at 914 606 6558 with questions or for reservations.