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Photos from Libations & Ovations

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Photos by Todd Michael Thomas

HVCS’ Libations & Ovations Valentine’s Event by Slidely Slideshow

Special congratulations to our honorees:

Marilynn Glasser, Hearts for HVCS Awardee










Marilynn R. Glasser, recipient of the 2015 Hearts for HVCS Award for Volunteer Service

David Juhren, Hearts for HVCS Awardee










David Juhren, recipient of the 2015 Hearts for HVCS Award for Community Advocacy

Jeff Kraus, HVCS' former Executive Director







Jeff Kraus, HVCS’ Executive Director, who retired in 2014.

Tickets Still Available for Libations & Ovations

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015


Valentine’s Day is almost here, and HVCS is throwing a party in White Plains to honor a few people we love: a volunteer, a community activist, and our outgoing Executive Director. Tickets for Libations & Ovations Valentine’s Event are still available for $100, but you must purchase them in advance. L.O.V.E. is a snow-or-shine event so we’ll be dancing and romancing no matter the weather.

Get your tickets and more information on the event page:

Libations & Ovations Valentine’s Event

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Libations & Ovations Valentine's Event 2015 Get all the details on Libations & Ovations on the event page.

Harvest of Hope Charity Ball

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

You are cordially invited to “Autumn in New York” at the 2013 Harvest of Hope Charity Ball on Saturday, November 9, 2013

7 pm: Open bar cocktail hour and passed hors d’oeuvre
Live piano music by Chris Covell

8 pm: Dinner, dancing to the music of Superior Sounds
Silent Auction featuring dozens of unique items, trips, gift certificates and gift baskets
Contribute an item for the silent auction

“Bobbing for Apples” Raffle – Pumpkin Patch Prizes

The 2013 Harvest of Hope Award will be presented to:
of Vanguard Investors and producers of the Academy Award-nominated “How to Survive a Plague”

Master of Ceremonies: Nizam Singletary

10 pm: Viennese Hour featuring wine ice creams from the Beacon Creamery

Open Bar all evening

Hotel package for out-of-town guests

Hotel rooms available for out-of-town guests at the Crowne Plaza in White Plains
Call 914-682-0050 ext. 1 and use the code HV9 to reserve your room for just $119.

The Crowne Plaza is located in the heart of White Plains within steps of world-class shopping and restaurants.


Tickets are $150 per person.

Purchase tickets online via PayPal

Payment Installment Option

If you’d like to attend the Harvest of Hope Charity Ball to benefit HVCS but are concerned about the ticket price, how about an installment plan? Buy your tickets now and pay as little as $50 a month. No matter when you begin your payment plan, you’ll be able to attend this year’s Charity Ball. Give us a call at (914) 785-8277 to set up an installment plan using your debit or credit card.

Sponsored by:

Superior Sounds

The Beacon Creamery

Photograhy by:

Todd Michael Thomas

The 2010 Hearts for ARCS Valentine's Charity Ball was a hit!

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

On Saturday, February 13, 2010 ARCS hosted its eighth annual Hearts for ARCS Valentine’s Charity Ball at the C.V. Rich Mansion in White Plains. As guests entered, our dedicated volunteers offered them leis to get them into our “Tropical Escape” theme, which was solidified by the graphic design stylings of Andrew Mandolene. Our hostess for the evening was none other than Carol Channing (well, as portrayed by Richard Skipper)! Everyone loved the vocal stylings and diamond-studded commentary from our gracious emcee, with the talented Christine Talbott Sutin accompanying her on piano.

In between Carol’s performances, guests flocked the dancefloor to the music of DJ Jamie Villarie from DanceTime Entertainment. Glenn Burns provided guests with complementary photos at his customized photo booth, while Fischer & Williams Photographic Studios captured the evening on film. Once the silent auction ended with a rousing countdown, attendees nibbled on desserts provided by Big Girl Baking and sandal-shaped sugar cookies from Sweet Valley Treats.

We will be posting the final results from our premiere fundraiser soon. In the meantime, check out photos from the event at Fischer & Williams’ online album!

Special thanks to our other sponsors:, Hyatt Summerfield Suites, Completely Bare Spa, Greenwich Medical Spa, and American Laser Center of Poughkeepsie

Donate $5 for a chance to win 2 tickets to the Ball!

Monday, February 1st, 2010

In partnership with, we’re offering an exclusive online raffle for two tickets to ARCS’ “Hearts for ARCS” Valentine’s Charity Ball on February 13, 2010.

For just a $5 donation via PayPal, we’ll enter your name in a random drawing to win two tickets, valued at $300, for ARCS’ premiere fundraising gala for the LGBT community.

The drawing will be held on Thursday, February 4, 2010 at 5:00 pm. The winner will be notified by phone or email, so please make sure to give us both when you purchase the ticket. We will forward all relevant information about attending the Valentine’s Charity Ball to the winner. The winner will need to confirm their reservation with ARCS by Friday, February 5, 2010. If the winner does not confirm receipt of the prize by the end of business on this date, we will randomly select another entry to win. Winner must be 18 years of age or older.

To donate just $5 per entry and enter this exclusive raffle, visit us at today!

Enter to win a Flip HD Mino video camera from ARCS!

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Can’t make it to the Valentine’s Charity Ball, but you’d still like to join in the fun? Enter our exclusive Valentine’s raffle! For just $25.00 per ticket, enter to win a Flip Mino HD video camera with 120 minutes of hi-def storage, easy-share technology, HDMI cables, power adapter, USB cables, a tripod and a carrying case. With this package, you’ll have everything you need to create and upload movies to any media!

Tickets are limited to just 150, so make sure you’re in the running for this special prize by purchasing your ticket today! That’s a one-in-150 “shot” (to borrow some movie-making slang). Any tickets not sold in advance will be available at the Valentine’s Charity Ball itself on February 13, 2010.

The drawing will be held on February 13, 2010 at approximately 10:30 pm at the Ball. Winner need not be present to win. Approximate prize package value: $380.00.

To enter, go to our Valentine’s Ball Raffle page or call (914) 785-8283.

Win tickets to the Valentine's Charity Ball at Selah!

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010
Sunday at Selah

Sunday at Selah

Every Sunday night, Selah Salon & Lounge converts from a full-service hair salon to a fabulous nightclub for Westchester’s only LGBT dance party! On Sunday, January 17, 2010 ARCS and Isis Vermouth will host a very special party to promote the upcoming Hearts for ARCS Valentine’s Charity Ball.

We’re raffling off two tickets to the Ball for only $10 per chance! You can only get them at Selah on this one night only (but you don’t need to be present for the entire evening). We will pull one raffle ticket at random at the end of the night. The winner will receive two tickets to the Valentine’s Charity Ball plus an exclusive styling session from Selah Salon, so you and your date will look your best for the Ball! We’re also raffling off a $25 bar tab, a salon makeover and gift certificates to Selah’s soon-to-open bistro!

Doors open at 7:00 pm for happy hour drink specials. $5 cover after 9:00 pm. You’ll also be able to purchase Valentine’s Ball tickets or find out more about the entire event. Selah is located at 182 East Post Road in downtown White Plains. See you there!

Valentine's Charity Ball online auction is now open!

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

The 2010 Hearts for ARCS Valentine’s Charity Ball online auction and preview is now open for bids! Check out and bid on exclusive online auction items today at You’ll also find a preview of items available for bid in person at our annual Valentine’s Charity Ball on Saturday, February 13, 3010.

The online auction will run until Sunday, February 14, 2010. Many more items will be added in the coming weeks, so check back frequently on the status of your bids and to see new items!

For more about the Valentine’s Charity Ball and to purchase tickets, please visit our VCB page on this website.

Hearts for ARCS Valentine's Charity Ball 2010

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

Hearts for ARCS Valentine's Charity Ball 2010

Mark your calendars for the 2010 Hearts for ARCS Valentine’s Charity Ball, scheduled for Saturday, February 13, 2010 from 7 pm to midnight at the C.V. Rich Mansion in White Plains, NY. This elegant affair features a cocktail hour with delicious hors d’oeuvre by Caperberry Events, open bar all evening, a silent auction, three-course gourmet dinner, dance music provided by DanceTime Entertainment, and the presentation of our annual “Hearts for ARCS” Awards.

This year’s honorees are New York State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Bedford Hills businesswoman Marcy Furman. Both are being honored for their tireless efforts on behalf of Westchester County’s HIV/AIDS and LGBT communities.

Tickets are $150 per person.

Special “Early Bird” Rate! Reserve a table of 10 before January 29, 2010 and receive $25 off each ticket! That’s just $1,250 for a table of ten, so gather your friends, family or colleagues to take advantage of this special price.

Guests can also enjoy a special discounted hotel package at Hyatt Summerfield Suites in White Plains. For just $119 for the night, you can turn the Valentine’s Charity Ball into a special sweethearts’ weekend at this all-suite hotel located minutes away from the C.V. Rich Mansion. Free shuttle to and from the Ball as well as a free breakfast buffet and a special gift!

For more information, call Jana at (914) 785-8283 to request your invitation, or visit our Contact page. More details to come!