My Fun “Valentine”

February 16, 2015

Last Monday, Marta and I had the pleasure of spending the afternoon with Mayor Toni Harp and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro as they hosted a “Valentine” party celebrating the New Haven community’s thriving arts and humanities culture. Over afternoon tea—and serenaded by local musicians as well as Connecticut’s poet laureate, Dick Allen—we recognized milestone anniversaries among area arts organizations and were treated to an enormous pink cake designed by students from Gateway Community College’s culinary arts program.

It was a tremendous honor to be asked to serve as master of ceremonies for the event; a privilege to be joined by the Honorable Jane Chu, chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Honorable William “Bro” Adams, chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities; and a special pleasure to see Yale represented by participants in the program and also through its many institutions among the honorees. But, most of all, it was a lot of fun!

Milestone anniversaries celebrated
(20, 30, or 40 years, and all those over 50)