Desmond-Fish to Hold Annual Dinner

Five honorees for three awards

The Desmond-Fish Library’s annual Associates Awards Dinner will be held Friday, May 4, at the Factoria at Charles Point in Peekskill. The honorees include 60 Minutes correspondent Lesley Stahl.

In addition, William Burback, former director of education at the Museum of Modern Art, and Dr. Peter Hofmann will be recognized for their philanthropic work with Manitoga, Constitution Marsh, Garrison’s Landing, the Garrison Art Center, Boscobel and other Philipstown organizations.

Bill Burback and Peter Hofmann (Photo by Christine Ashburn)

Gary Golio and Susanna Reich also will be honored for their contributions to children’s literature. Golio is the author of books about Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, John Coltrane and Billie Holiday, while Reich has written about Pete Seeger, the Beatles and pianist Clara Schumann.

Susanna Reich and Gary Golio (Photo by Laurel Golio)

For tickets, call 845-424-3020 or visit

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