CULTURE & COCKTAILS At the Ben Welcomes 100+ to Conversation with Bonnie Lautenberg

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - May 12, 2022 - PRLog -- (Lake Worth Beach, FL – May 10, 2022) Dave Lawrence, President & CEO of the Cultural Council for Palm Beach County, today announced that more than 100 members and supporters attended this season's third CULTURE & COCKTAILS At The Ben in downtown West Peach Beach.

WASHINGTON TO WARHOL was the title of the revealing conversation with Bonnie Lautenberg, an esteemed photographer, writer, and businesswoman. The widow of former U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (Dem., NJ), she  regaled the attendees with fond memories and funny anecdotes about her life—taking pix of Ted Kennedy and Chuck Schumer dancing together, getting Hillary Clinton to agree to a photo shoot by appealing directly to Huma Abedin, helping to get important legislation passed following the death of her husband, clicking the camera just as Miley Cyrus spit out a stream of water, working on a musical about the life of artist Andy Warhol, and more.

Lautenberg was interviewed by Carol Rose, Editor of The Palm Beach Daily News.

The next scheduled CULTURE & COCKTAILS will be:

Monday, November 7 – 5 to 7 pm

(Postponed from February 7)


A Tasty Conversation with

+ Chef Lindsay Autry, co-partner and founder of The Regional Kitchen & Public House in West Palm Beach.

+ Chef Pushkar Marathe, Executive Chef at Stage Kitchen & Bar in Palm Beach Gardens.

+ Chef Lisabet "LB" Summa, Executive Chef at Elisabetta's Ristorante in Delray Beach and West Palm Beach.

Moderator: Libby Volgyes, Award-winning Food & Restaurant Photographer

Note: Admission to this season's final CULTURE & COCKTAILS At The Ben is $75 per person in advance; $85 at the door, $125 for VIP Seating, and FREE for Supporter, Contributor, Patron, and Business Arts Partner level members of the Cultural Council. RSVP to Debbie Calabria at 561.472.3330 (or visit

Free valet parking will be provided for each CULTURE & COCKTAILS, with additional paid parking available in the nearby  parking garages on Banyan Blvd.

The 2022 season of CULTURE & COCKTAILS is generously sponsored by The Roe Green Foundation, Roe Green, Founder; Donald M. Ephraim Family Foundation; Milton and Tamar Maltz; PNC Bank; Jean Sharf; Scott Teich, Teich Wealth Management of Raymond James; The Gardens Mall; Palm Beach Media Group; Piano Distributors; Palm Beach Daily News; Legends Radio; and PR-BS, a Boca-based public relations firm.
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