New York Stage and Film hosted its annual Winter Gala, honoring playwright and Emmy award-winning actress Patricia Wettig and her husband, executive producer/director/actor Ken Olin, and, in recognition for her years of dedication to New York Stage and Film, artistic director Johanna Pfaelzer. The Winter Gala, a fundraising event to support New York Stage and Film’s year-round theater and film development initiatives, was held on Sunday, December 9, at The Plaza Hotel in New York City.
The Riverhead Peacemakers will receive the “United for Kindness” award from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center on May 22.The Riverhead Peacemakers are a fourth grade student-led anti-bullying movement started by Morgan Dunn, now in ninth grade, when she was at Roanoke Avenue Elementary School. The Peacemakers in both schools meet with Shannon Kutner, Riverhead Community Awareness Program’s elementary school social worker, during recess to discuss ways to prevent and reduce bullying in their schools. In January, the students assisted their schools by organizing student and staff participation in the Great Kindness Challenge, as well as other activities.