School celebrates 150th anniversary with garden rededication

School celebrates 150th anniversary with garden rededication
Photo by Steve Solomonson

Bay Ridge

Going to a garden party

Everybody party like it’s 1862! The folks at Adelphi Academy celebrated the venerable institution’s 150th anniversary by snipping the ribbon on a beautiful garden and hosting a fund-raising whoop-de-do at the school on Sept. 28. On tap at the gala was music, wine and cheese, mini pastries (those are the best!), fruit, and coffee. Students, including 10th-grader Anna Dobelis, tied on their aprons and passed around trays of delicious hors d’oeuvres to the well-wishers. Teachers Sarah Herman, Kerry Connors and Kaitlin Kiernan, and athletic director James Pristouris hosted the event. Meanwhile, student Stephanie Khanukov showed off items to be auctioned and kept tabs on the raffle tables.

In the garden, Joe Imbriale of Imbriale’s in Bay Ridge helped plant a beautiful tree with Michael Lu, chairman of the Board of Directors, and assistant Iphigenia Romanos.

Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn is a private school serving pre-schoolers through high schoolers.

Tickets to the event entitled revelers a chance to win a 50–50 raffle, as well as win sports, Hollywood, and political memorabilia. One-of-a-kind works of art, jewelry, and goods and services were also available.

Here’s hoping we’ll see you at the 200th!

Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn [8515 Ridge Blvd. between 85th and 86th streets in Bay Ridge, (718) 238–3308].