Friday the 13th, a most auspicious day, was also the eve for Neu Nights at the Neuberger Museum at Purchase College.
Now the Neuberger is a great place to visit even on an average Saturday afternoon. It has a great permanent contemporary art collection, African art, and revolving exhibits (last night had the art of Kuba from Central Africa which inspired Klimt apparently as well as dust bowl like photos by Mike Disfarmer).
Last night, however, was also a Neu Night. What's that? Well it's the convergence of great art, a ripping DJ from WFUV (last night was Rita Houston and Alisa Ali), mouth watering cheeses(pics below), veggies and passed hors d'oeuvres by Andy Burke(my favorite were the Vietnamese spring rolls), cocktails (last night I tried a Black Cat) and big dance party(see video). Andy Burke is the "house" caterer but he also did my kids' bar mitzvahs and many other events. He is creative and down to earth--love, love his food.
I always run into friends from the area and we all had a rip roaring time dancing with the crowd which included 20-80 year olds.
Last night was especially frugal as I was able to bring a friend in (usually $20) because of my WFUV membership, entered to win tix to a show at the Capitol and received a year membership to the Neuberger. Now that's value.