September Happenings

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When August arrives, and the summer daze is in full swing, the promise of a busy September and Autumn brings many opportunities to enjoy.  Among them is an event that I will be hosting and want to invite you to.

Given the rise of political activism, and outspoken opinions flooding all social media channels, the event, “Art and Activism,” which will take place on September 6 at 6:30 PM at School of Visual Arts Theatre, is especially timely.

Talks by celebrated political illustrator and satirist Steve Brodner, performance artist and Art in Odd Places founder Ed Woodham, and CBS News Sunday Morning commentator Nancy Giles will offer insight into the work, art and lives of these featured speakers.  The event is followed by a reception and nifty giveaways will be provided for all attendees. I am delighted to host this special evening which, by the way, is absolutely free.

Art & Activism
Please join me and Steve, Ed and Nancy for an evening of lively discussion, wine and snacks and
insight into the process of creating art and projects that reflect our world today.
Get details and information on how to reserve your free ticket.

That very same week, Sept. 8 and 9, cabaret performer Richard Holbrook appears at the beautiful Metropolitan Room with a show dedicated to Richard Rodgers titled, “Richard Holbrook Sings Rodgers With a Lot of Heart.” In addition to enjoying some great entertainment, 100% of the cover charge will support The Bruce Paltrow Oral Cancer Fund.

Get  ticket info.


  • Valerie Smaldone

    Five-time Billboard Award-winning media personality Valerie Smaldone is a theatre, food, lifestyle and entertainment enthusiast. She is a celebrity interviewer, accomplished voice-over artist and actress. Recent appearances on episodic tv include Law and Order, Criminal Intent, The Other Two (on HBO Max), Tommy, Manifest and Blue Bloods. She is an audiobook narrator and producer. A live event emcee, moderator, and "Voice of God" at events and award ceremonies, Valerie has just directed and produced her first film featuring Gloria Gaynor and is producing a docu-series starring Erik Estrada. Visit her website at

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