Cruise Committee

Rita Tantillo, Chair
Kevin Barrett
Ellen Fillo
Victor Mirabelli
Kathey Nitolo
Mona Paschke
John Palladino
Stuart Sachs
Millie Starin

NPA Board

Nancy Billman, Pres.
Stuart Sachs, V.P.
Judy Johnson, Secy
Dick Bedrosian, Treas.
Kevin Barrett
Mark C. Carnes
John Lonczak
John McCormick
Mary McTamaney
Ricardo Tegni
Chuck Thomas


2007 Summer Solstice Cruise

On the evening of June 21, 2007, NPA held its third annual Summer Solstice Cruise aboard the River Rose. More than a hundred NPA members and supporters of the Dutch Reformed Church restoration attended.


This year's cruise honors the world-renowned painter and sculptor Ellsworth Kelly, born in Newburgh and a supporter of preservation in the Hudson Valley. [Current work]

This year's Solstice Cruise celebrated the installation of temporary exterior lighting of the DRC, paid for the funds from previous cruise events. The proceeds from this year's cruise will go toward other aspects of the DRC restoration, such as the repair of the porico or the restoration of the capitals.


Above: Cruise chair Rita Tantillo speaks with Jack Shear, executive director of the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation.

Night lighting of the DRC was funded by previous NPA Summer Solstice cruises.