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Second Annual Hawk Meadow Comedy Night

What better way to support the Hawk Meadow Foundation than to laugh your cares away for an evening among friends In the spacious and festive confines of the new Hawk Meadow Cafegymatorium? With beer and wine and refreshments available? Featuring three of the funniest comics ever to grace a stage in downtown LaGrange, much less anywhere else? Your $20 donation will get you a seat at a table with an unobstructed view of the Hawk Meadow stage, where veteran funnymen Joe DeVito, Tommy Gooch and Crazy Gene Trifilo will be doing their very best to make you laugh 'til you cry, scream or spit out your drink. It happens from 7 to 10 pm on Friday, November 17, at the new Hawk Meadow Montessori School, 110 Overlook Road on the border of the towns of Poughkeepsie and LaGrange. To reserve your tickets, email

See you there!

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9th Annual Spring Soirée

If you have reached this page, it is because you are invited to attend the 9th Annual Spring Soirée, a benefit for the Hawk Meadow Montessori School Foundation. 

Featuring a buffet dinner by Twisted Soul and a wonderful auction including HMMS children’s artwork, the event will be held on Friday evening, March 31, 2017, from 6 pm to 10 pm at the Alumnae House at Vassar College, 61 College Avenue, Poughkeepsie.

If you purchase tickets before March 3, the cost is $75 per person. Between March 3 and March 24, the ticket price rises to $85. Or you can pay $100 per person at the door. To purchase online, please click the link provided on this page.

Wear comfortable cocktail attire and prepare to be well fed, well entertained, and warmly welcomed in this annual gathering of the greater Hawk Meadow Montessori community.

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HMMSF Comedy Night


The inaugural season of the brand new Hawk Meadow Montessori School Foundation (HMMSF for you acronym fans) kicks off with a gala Comedy Night on Friday, November 18 at the Poughkeepsie Tennis Club (details below). The cost of the tickets to this show are tax deductible. For tickets and further info, please call HMMSF president Deborah Gerelli at 845-661-1901

The evening features these extraordinary standup comedians:

Headliner – Louis Ramey

Comedy veteran Louis Ramey has been performing stand-up for 20 years. Louis can be seen currently hosting TV Land Prime Movie Blocks. Other recent TV appearances include TBS Presents: A Very Funny Festival: Just For Laughs, and TBS Promo's Bitcoms. He has been all over TV and the Net. You have seen him as a finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing, NBC's The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, ABC Daytime's The View and NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly among many other television appearances in the U.S., Canada and abroad. Voted by students as "Campus Performer of the Year", Louis Ramey is a strong headliner and a guaranteed crowd pleaser.

Opener – Mike Gaffney.

Mike Gaffney has been performing for over a decade. He has appeared on The Artie Lange Show on Direct TV, was on the first season of Gotham Comedy Live on AXS TV and was a semi-finalist on season 8 of Last Comic Standing on NBC. Executive Producer Wanda Sykes was so impressed with Mike, she used his clip to promote Last Comic Standing on the Ellen Show on NBC as well as The View on ABC. 

Host – John Iavarone

Our host John Iavarone has been doing stand-up comedy for 2,920 days (not in a row). He was born in the Bronx and lived there until his mom decided to migrate miles away (two to be exact) onto the mean streets of ... Westchester. John's audience describes his hysterically funny set in one word: honest, original, and animated! OK, that was one word, but from three different audiences.

Thank you so much, and we hope to see you on Nov. 18. It’s going to be a funny night!


Friday, November 18


The Poughkeepsie Tennis Club

135 South Hamilton Street

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

$20 Advance Tickets    

$30 at the Door

Doors Open at 7 PM      

Free Parking

Light Snacks & Cash Bar

For tickets and info call Deborah Gerelli at 845-661-1901



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