DINING FOR ART – safe and smart!

As we begin to slowly see the light at the end of a very long pandemic, we are making plans to get back to a new-normal lifestyle. We miss the social and community contact very much. With that in mind, we are launching Dining for Art this year in a Covid careful way. The fundraiser for public art will be held from mid-March to the end of April. The dinners will be limited to 10 people or less per gathering and will be held outdoors or with groups that share the same “bubble” or all attendees who are fully vaccinated. We are still looking for people who would like to host a dinner. If you are interested in hosting or attending an event, please contact Michelle Ribner at:(858) 342-8618 or michelle.ribner@gmail.com

Payment for dinners should be made directly to the host at the event, and should be in the form of cash or checks made out to HKNA.

We look forward to making this year’s month long event a fun and fruitful fundraiser for public art while bringing neighbors together in an intimate setting. 


Pretty in Pink
Saturday, March 13: 6 p.m.
Hosted by Jason Fields and Channing Floyd
Join Jason and Channing for a night of retro fun! As we celebrate and raise funds for local art, bring us your best Molly Ringwald or come as you are…just wear pink. Cocktails at 6 pm and dinner at 7:00. Featured artist: Rich Pollin
8 tickets

$50 per person

“Fiddlin with the Sun”
March 14, 5 to 8 p.m.
Progressive dinner by Katie & Bryan Klopfenstein 
and Michelle & Lewis Ribner
Come celebrate Daylight Savings Time as Bryan serenades us with his fiddle during appetizers in honor of the upcoming St Paddy’s Day.  We will munch on appetizers and drinks at the Klopfenstein’s outdoor yard. Then stroll up 4th Ave N from 26th to 27th Street and join us for a taco bar on the back patio of the Ribner’s home. Dessert will be back at the Klopfenstein’s garden with more of Bryan’s recorded music. Featured artist: Mike Baker
2 tickets
still available $45 per person
Full-on Irish!
March 17th, 6:00 pm
Hosted by Laura and Tom McGrath
Join us in celebrating St. Paddy’s Day with a traditional Irish-American dinner. Start with Jameson, Guinness (and other beverages), smoked salmon and Irish cheddar apps. And then, of course, corned beef and cabbage and all the fixin’s. Topped off by Irish whiskey trifle for dessert. 
Limit: 6 guests, all must be fully vaccinated
$50.00 each

Burgers, Brats and Booze
March 18, 6 p.m.
Hosted by Brenda and Darrel Gordon
Join Brenda and Darrel for their popular annual offering of Burgers, Brats and Booze. As always, get ready for a fun, festive evening.
2 tickets still available
$40 per person
The GF Experience
March 20, 6 pm
Hosted by Michelle and Lewis Ribner        
Genuinely Fantastic Gluten Free food with Good Friends in a Garden in Florida. And yes, it will also be vegetarian. Featured artist: Mike Baker
8 tickets available
$40 per person
Moon Over Miami
March 27, 5 to 7 p.m.
Hosted by Jamelia Triola, Sara-Ellen Burnett and Carolyn Gambuti
Cocktails and hors d’oeuveres will be served while lounging about and playing croquet. 50’s cocktail attire strongly encouraged. Featured artist: Paul Barrera

10 people will receive their snail mail invitations
$50 per person 
La Festa Italiana di Kenwood
March 27 at 5 pm
Seminole Park comes together! Enjoy a progressive dinner for appetizers hosted by Brenda and Darrel; then step right next door to Greg and Ryan’s for an Italian dinner and finally delight in desserts at Jay and Rob’s house.
8 tickets available 
$50 per person

Bloody Mary & Mimosa School Brunch
April 11, 10 to noon
Hosted by Catherine Vogel, Terry Wood and Sara-Ellen Burnett
Delicious Sunday brunch served in Catherine and Terry’s garden as Sara-Ellen will teach you how to make the greatest Bloody Marys and exotic Mimosas.
Featured artist: Janna Kennedy Hyten
8 tickets
$50 per person
FLuau 2.0
April 30th
Hosted by Sue and Mark Crosin
Join the Crosins for their 2nd annual Florida luau around their pool. A casual dinner will be catered for the guests by a local restaurant. More details will be coming soon.


In this unsettled time, we recognize that many people may not feel comfortable attending any event, even with the precautions we are taking to ensure that we are Covid careful.

For the Love of Jam and Art: Alexis makes fabulous homemade jams.2 different jars of homemade jams for $10. Payment: Cash, check (made out to HKNA) or Venmo: @Alexis-Baum-3 Please email your name and address for delivery to: info@historickenwood.com

Unparty: Wendy Byrnes, Peter Burke, and Holly Minch are “hosting” an “unparty”, and will be donating $500 toward the funding of one finial. If others are not comfortable attending an event but would like to support Dining for Art, we would welcome any donation you are comfortable with. Once the finials are created in the fall, Wendy, Peter and Holly hope to organize a walking tour led by Artist Enclave member Janna Kennedy.

Here’s a 15 minute slideshow of our 2020 Dining for Art events.

Dinner in DeutschlandMediterranean Brunch
Presidential DinnerBackyard Burgers and Brats
Opa! Greek Feast5 Wines + 5 Small Plates
Mermaids, Goddesses, & NymphsPlates & Pasta
The Power of No FlourAn Adventure in Russian Food
Dali on DartmouthFat Tuesday
Historic Kenwood FluauLeap into the Arts
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