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March 25, 2013 Brewster, NY

MD on stage

Founder's Day invitation FINAL FINAL

KF and Grasshopper Awardees

Award Winning Comedian Performs in Kent Saturday.

Mary Dimino, winner of the 2010 Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs Award for Outstanding Female Comedian, has an angelic smile, a tough New York-Italian attitude, and she’s coming to the Kent Volunteer Fire Department this Saturday March 30th, 7:30pm to entertain at H. G. Fairfield Arts’ first Founder’s Day Fundraiser. 

Mary Dimino’s luminous smile can be seen on Comedy Central, VH-1, HBO’s Chris Rock Show, NBC’s Today Show, sketches on Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, and in dozens of national commercials. Mary performs in clubs nationwide as a headliner, and with The Italian Chicks Comedy Tour and Ladies of Laughter. She has been featured in The New York Underground Comedy Festival, Toyota Comedy Festival, and Staten Island Comedy Festival. Mary Dimino is winner of the 2008 Gracie Allen Award presented by American Women in Radio and Television. The Gracie honors exemplary contributions of individuals who have encouraged the realistic and faceted portrayals of women in entertainment, commercials and featured programming. In theaters, Mary plays Connie the Maid of Honor in Tony and Tina’s Wedding, and appears in various other television and film roles including as Polly on New York Undercover. 

H. G. Fairfield Arts presented this past September in Woodstock Mary Dimino’s solo play which won the NY International Fringe Festival’s 2010 Overall Excellence Award for Outstanding Solo Show; SCARED SKINNY: A one (hundred pound lighter) woman show is, as Mary says, “about growing up fat, funny, & afraid in an Italian family from Queens,” and The Wall Street Journal claims it is “riotously funny.” Mary continues to expose the myths of weight loss and the facts of weight bias in her new book SCARED SKINNY No More, co-authored with Dr. Brad Johnson; she will be selling & signing the book at this Saturday’s fundraiser. H. G. Fairfield Arts began working with Mary Dimino to bring her positive messages of self-love and healing to middle and high school students, those working with adults and children at risk, and our communities at large. Mary Dimino engages her award-winning crafts of comedy and performance to take audiences on a rollicking look at American life that’ll leave you rolling in the aisles. 

H. G. Fairfield Arts, through their Founder’s Day event this Saturday dubbed “Cake & Comedy,” is celebrating their Founder Kathie Freston’s 83rd birthday. Ms. Freston, a Vassar ’52 Grad and a Marine, served during the Korean War and is one of the U.S.’ oldest living female veterans. Her organization’s work continues to help local veterans and their families while also reaching out to aid adults and children at risk. For their lifetimes of community service, H. G. Fairfield Arts will be honoring Karl and Irene Rohde, along with Neil and Lisa Hickey; the Rohdes for their work on behalf of veterans and their families, the Hickeys for their support of arts and cultural initiatives. H. G. Fairfield’s Founder’s Day Cake & Comedy Fundraiser will be held at the Kent Volunteer Fire Department, 2490 Route 301, Kent Cliffs, NY 10512, this Saturday March 30th from 7:30- 9:30pm. Tickets are $35 and include gourmet treats catered by renowned Italian Chef Sal D’Aprile, homemade birthday cakes by Gaetano D’Aprile, a new fun idea of a Silent Raffle emceed by Kim Blacklock (fresh from her premiere of the spy-thriller movie The Power of Few with Christopher Walken), and award-winning comedy with Mary Dimino. Call (845) 363-1559 or email for reservations. Tickets are also available at the door.

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