Monday, April 29, 2024

Last chance to buy tickets to Great Conversations!






Great Conversations is coming up in just TWO DAYS. Join us this Wednesday, May 1st, at Birchwood Manor to support the arts in our community and enjoy a spectacular evening of dinner, drinks, and great conversation.

Don't wait—purchase tickets today to secure your spot!




Sit with one of our amazing and accomplished conversationalists!


Ronnie Agnew

NJ Advance Media – General Manager; award-winning three-decade career includes coverage of Mississippi’s civil rights movement and Hurricane Katrina; four-time Pulitzer Prize judge; featured in The HistoryMakers, documenting achievements of historically significant Black Americans. 



Serena Bocchino

Award-winning contemporary abstract artist inspired by music; recognition includes the Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, a residency at MoMA PS 1, and installations in the inaugural TRANSITional Arts Program at Newark Penn Station and the Oculus at the World Trade Center.



Derby Chukwudi

Miss New Jersey USA 2023; member of the Global Investment Strategy Team at JPMorgan; award-winning Toastmasters public speaker passionate about advocating for financial literacy; featured on Yahoo Finance and selected for Forbes 30 Under 30 Scholars.



Seth Ruggles Hiler

Artist inspired by nature, humans, and the communities they create; current artistic obsession is painting nature en plein air, focusing on the terrain of Sandy Hook, the Hudson Valley, and the Catskill Mountains; drawing and painting professor for the Bard Early College Network.



Elizabeth McCarthy

Community FoodBank of New Jersey – President & CEO; human services nonprofit leader committed to breaking the cycle of generational poverty and social inequity; enjoys hiking, biking, and traveling, especially helping her son pursue his dream of visiting all 50 states before turning 18.