Non-Profit News: Spring Fling Raises $130K, Taste of Tuckahoe is Friday

The Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill.

Spring Fling Raises $130,000

The Parrish Art Museum’s annual Spring Fling community celebration on Saturday, April 21 attracted 400 partygoers, and raised over $130,000 toward supporting the Parrish’s year-round educational programs for children and adults, according to a press release issued by the Water Mill-based museum on Monday.

The 2018 co-chairs were Christine Curiale-Steinmuller, Maryanne Horwath, and Laura Wynne.

Spring Fling, initiated at the Parrish in the 1990s, consistently raises over $100,000 annually for education programs, including Access Parrish, an ongoing initiative that offers learning experiences specifically designed for youth and adults with varied needs and abilities, including children on the autism spectrum, and individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia, or Parkinson’s Disease, and their care partners. The Parrish continues to offer a wide variety of programs throughout the year: School collaborations, such as Museum educator-led tours, studio activities, and unique programs developed in collaboration with regional educators; After School Art workshops; school vacation programs; weekly Open Studios; bi-lingual family tours; and the annual Student Exhibition, presented during the month of February, showcasing student artwork from over 30 regional elementary, middle, and high schools. Since the opening of the new building in Water Mill, the Museum has directly served 6,100 children and families, offered 310 school tours, 185 open studios, 208 after school and community offsite art workshops, and 43 weeks of art camps.

Eighth Annual Taste of Tuckahoe on Friday

The eighth annual Taste of Tuckahoe fundraiser, benefiting the Tuckahoe School, will be held on Friday, April 27, from 7 to 10 p.m. at 230 Elm, with a VIP hour running from 6 to 7 p.m. Once again, restaurants and wineries from the East End will come together under one roof to highlight their culinary talents for the community to enjoy. Regular admission ticket cost is $35 in advance, and $45 at the door, and VIP tickets are $65. Tickets can be purchased at Southrifty Drug, from committee members, or at

Taste of Tuckahoe continues to be a popular event with area residents, and attendance grows each year. Last year’s celebration drew over 400 people, and this year’s attendance is sure to be even larger. As in previous years, all proceeds from the Taste of Tuckahoe will benefit the children of Tuckahoe School, and will be used toward enhancing the education of all students.