Westbury Arts Holds 2022 Black and White Gala Fundraiser

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Wendy Liotti, Westbury Arts President Julie Lyon & Nassau County Legislature Laura Schaefer
Photo by Ed Shin

Westbury Arts held its 2022 Black and White Gala at Westbury Manor on Wednesday, Nov. 9.

Guests were treated to an evening of music, dinner, dancing, and cocktails, as well as the opportunity to celebrate three of Westbury Arts’ most ardent and generous supporters: Jackie and Ben Pardo, and Joe Stasi. The honorees were also recognized for their contributions to the Westbury community as a whole, as all three have demonstrated a lifetime of dedication to the betterment of the village.

Among those who came out to honor the Pardos and Mr. Stasi were Village of Westbury Mayor Peter Cavallaro, Deputy Mayors Steven Corte and Beaumont Jefferson, Trustee Bill Wise, Nassau County Legislator Laura Schaefer, and North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jennifer DeSena. The honorees also received proclamations from State Sen. Anna Kaplan, certificates of recognition from Nassau County Legislature Minority Leader Kevan M. Abrahams, and letters of recognition from New York State Assembly Member Charles Lavine. 

Westbury Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is committed to delivering arts and cultural programs that connect, educate, and inspire the community, and the annual fall fundraiser event is instrumental to supporting that mission. Guests bought raffle tickets and bid on a number of luxury items in the silent auction, which included several beautiful original paintings. The 2022 Black and White Gala was Westbury Arts’ most successful fundraiser to date and was truly an evening to celebrate.

Image 2 Westbury Mayor Peter Cavallaro
Westbury Mayor Peter CavallaroPhoto by Ed Shin
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Westbury Arts 2022 Black & White GalaPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 17 Westbury Arts 2022 Black White Gala
Westbury Arts 2022 Black & White GalaPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 16 Steve Corte Mary Catherine Vitelli
Steve Corte & Mary Catherine VitelliPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 15 Ren Zelaya Vicki Sylvain
Ren Zelaya & Vicki SylvainPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 14 Connie Ambrosio Locascio Bob Lane Francesa Pardo Nichole Pardo Benjamin Pardo Maxine Eisenstat
Connie Ambrosio-Locascio, Bob Lane, Francesa Pardo, Nichole Pardo, Benjamin Pardo & Maxine EisenstatPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 13 Maggie Malito Rene Fiechter
Maggie Malito & Rene FiechterPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 12 Julie Lyon Jennifer Yatco Ren Zelaya Stan Turetsky
Julie Lyon, Jennifer Yatco, Ren Zelaya & Stan TuretskyPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 11 Honorees Jackie Pardo Ben Pardo and Beaumont Jefferson Westbury Deputy Mayor
Honorees Jackie Pardo, Ben Pardo and Beaumont Jefferson, Westbury Deputy MayorPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 10 Honorees Jackie Pardo Ben Pardo Joe Stasi
Honorees Jackie Pardo, Ben Pardo & Joe StasiPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 9 Rocco Lanzilotta Julie Lyon Joe Stasi Nassau County Legislature Laura Schaefer
Rocco Lanzilotta, Julie Lyon, Joe Stasi & Nassau County Legislature Laura SchaeferPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 8 James Berlin Yesenia Vasquez Jennifer DeSena Town of North Hempstead Supervisor
James Berlin, Yesenia Vasquez & Jennifer DeSena, Town of North Hempstead SupervisorPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 7 Marie Cesarano Mike Cesarano
Marie Cesarano & Mike CesaranoPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 6 Judge Thomas Liotti Wendy Liotti
Judge Thomas Liotti, & Wendy LiottiPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 5 Julie Lyon Tom Cabrera
Julie Lyon & Tom CabreraPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 4 Rocco Lanzilotta Sandy Stasi Honoree Joe Stasi Julie Lyon Jennifer Yatco Westbury Arts Executive Director
Rocco Lanzilotta, Sandy Stasi, Honoree Joe Stasi, Julie Lyon & Jennifer Yatco, Westbury Arts Executive DirectorPhoto by Ed Shin
Image 3 Honorees Jackie Pardo Ben Pardo
Honorees Jackie Pardo & Ben PardoPhoto by Ed Shin