Opening Night Celebration

You’re invited to attend Opening Night at Greenwich Library!

Opening Night features a world-class performance by the Martha Graham Dance Company in the newly renovated Berkley Theater. A celebratory cocktail party in the library’s Reading Room will follow the performance. Dancers from the company will join the festivities.

Funds from this inaugural event will support the upcoming season of programs in the Berkley Theater, including two public MGDC performances on October 15th, plus a yearlong array of extraordinary cultural and educational experiences. All programs are free and accessible to the entire Greenwich Library community.

To create additional awareness of these special performances, Greenwich Library is partnering with local non-profits to support outreach to their clients and members.

Friday, October 14: Opening Night Celebration

7:00 pm Martha Graham Dance Company performance in the Berkley Theater

8:15 pm Cocktail Party in the Greenwich Library Reading Room with dancers in attendance

Saturday, October 15: Free Public Performances

2:00 pm and 7:00 pm Martha Graham Dance Company performances in the Berkley Theater

Seats will be reserved for Community Outreach Partners


For additional information, please contact Lisa Mandel at or (203) 622-7957.

Photo Credit: Xin Ying in Martha Graham’s Spectre-1914, Hibbard Nash Photography

Event Committee

  • Sharon Phillips, Co-chair
  • Sophia Tawil, Co-chair
  • Maxine Armstrong
  • Ken Bloom
  • Rosario Brooks
  • Frank Carpenteri
  • Alexandra Codraro
  • Jacqueline Spring Dimitri
  • Andrea Douglas
  • Michael Freitag
  • Julia Gray
  • Caroline Hirschfeld
  • Dana Jack
  • Deepa Javeri
  • Peggy Kalb
  • Karen Keegan
  • Pam Kelly
  • Renee Ketcham
  • Lin Lavery
  • Kathleen Lavery Renick
  • Hilary Lea
  • Cricket Lockhart
  • Bey-Shan Chien Liu
  • Arlene Mark
  • Mary Ellen Markowitz
  • Kathy McCormack
  • Julie Dao McCormick
  • Barbara Netter
  • Chintan Panchal
  • Carolina Paschoal
  • Caroline Phillips
  • Silvia Cruz Pierce
  • Samantha Purcell
  • Karen Royce
  • Wesley Royce
  • Diana Seaton
  • Sonal Seth
  • Carolyn Surgent
  • Kate Truesdale
  • Iraida Volodina
  • Helaine Winer

Community Partners

JFS Greenwich Logo
NTN Logo Neighbor to Neighbor
Greenwich Alliance for Education Logo
Boys and Girls Club Greenwich Logo
Greenwich Hospital Logo
Horizons Brunswick School Logo
Perrot Memorial Library Logo
Alliance Francaise Greenwich Logo
Greenwich Moms Logo
Family Centers Logo
Jack and Jill of America Logo
Greenwich Commission on Aging Logo
League of Women Voters Greenwich Logo
Swim Across America Logo
TAG Greenwich Logo
Greenwich United Way Logo