Highmount, NY The Belleayre Conservatory will host a Barbecue Dinner Dance and Auction on Sunday, May 27 at 5 p.m. at Belleayre Mountain’s Overlook Lodge.
The conservatory is the not-for-profit organization that annually presents the renowned Belleayre Music Festival, now entering its 21st season. The Memorial Day weekend event is the traditional fund-raising event that jump-starts the festival’s season.
The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with a complimentary wine (provided by Belleayre’s board of directors) and a cash bar. From 5-8:30 p.m., bids will be accepted for the silent auction. Among the wonderful prizes being offered will be: Catskill region arts and crafts, sports and recreation packages, accommodations at world-famous four- and five-start hotels and destinations, fine dining, entertainment and wearable items.
The live auction gets underway at 6:30 p.m. and will again be led by Belleayre’s own Tony Lanza and Kassie DePavia, singer and star of “One Live to Live.” A few featured prizes in the live auction include:
– El Pez in Tulum, Mexico: Overlooking the serene turquoise of Turtle Cove, this four night stay for two includes breakfast in this charming boutique hotel and is the perfect chilly-weather getaway.
– InterContinental in Miami, FL: Nearby South Beach, the InterContinental is the Port of Miami’s premier hotel. This two-night stay in the deluxe Harbor View Room includes breakfast after each night’s enjoyment of this exciting tropical playground.
– Four Seasons Resort in Jackson Hole, WY: Surrounded by the vistas of Wyoming’s spectacular Teton Mountain Range, this three-night stay for two in a Luxury Room offers an all-season getaway of unsurpassed luxury.
– Emerson Resort & Spa in Mt. Tremper: Located right on the Esopus Creek in the heart of the Catskills, this two-night stay in the Regal Suite at the luxury Emerson Resort includes breakfast for two and a voucher for spa services.
– Hangman’s Judgement, by Ken Orton: This 36×54 oil on canvas floated in a black frame features the historic Gould Church in Roxbury. Orton, winner of the Washington Square Painting Prize and numerous other awards is currently on exhibit on the Catto Gallery in London.
The BBQ dinner follows the live auction and then it’s time for dancing to the red-hot sounds of one of the area’s top bands, Blues Maneuver.
Tickets to this unique Memorial Weekend event are available for $65 for adults and $40 children under 14 for children by calling 845 254-5600, ext. 1344. Belleayre Music Festival’s 21st season concerts are listed at: belleayremusic.org.