Event Details



1:00 - Bob Mankoff Talk

Mankoff believes that “being funny is being awake,” and has successfully kept us all wide-awake for 40 years. A student of humor and creativity, Mankoff has devoted his life to discovering just what makes us laugh, and seeks every outlet to do so, from developing The New Yorker’s web presence to integrating it with algorithms and A.I.

2:00 - Very Semi Serious screening followed by a panelists discussion

An offbeat documentary about humor, art and the genius of the single panel. The film goes behind-the-scenes at The New Yorker and introduces some of the cartooning legends and hopefuls who create the iconic cartoons that have inspired and baffled all of us for decades. The film won a 2016 Emmy (R) Award for Outstanding Arts & Culture Programming and was nominated for Outstanding Documentary Editing.

Following the screening of “Very Semi-Serious” cartoonist panelists Tom Toro and Danny Shanahan discuss life as cartoonists. The panel is moderated by Jessica Ziegler daughter of the late New Yorker Cartoonist Jack Ziegler.

5:00 - Dinner at SVC's Everett Mansion

Enjoy an elegant dinner at Southern Vermont College’s 400-acre estate. Set on the side of Mount Anthony in Bennington, Vermont, the College boasts one of the most breathtaking views in New England. At the pinnacle of the estate is the Everett Mansion, a 27-room English/Norman-style home built in 1911. As the main administration building of the College, the Mansion offers a variety of storybook settings, indoors and out.

7:30 - Steve Ross Cabaret Concert

The “Crown Prince of Cabaret” Steve Ross is ready to perform a compelling concert of songs from the Great American Songbook. Steve has performed around the country and around the world in every kind of venue – from Rio de Janeiro to Sydney, from Carnegie Hall to Lincoln Center and from cabarets to theaters. An articulate man with a keen knowledge of the Great American Songbook’s music and history, Steve has hosted radio series and outdoor concerts. He conducts workshops and Master Classes and appears on the programs of Vocal Ease, a volunteer organization wherein performers contribute their time and talents in senior centers around New York City.

  • When: Sat Jun. 30
    10:00 am - 9:00 pm

  • Address: 44 GYPSY LANE

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