Lab Goes Latin!

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) served up some salsa as more than 300 friends danced the samba, rumba and merengue at the lab’s spring benefit party, The Lab Goes Latin!

“For nine years, the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Association has organized very successful spring benefits with a jazz theme,” said Diane Fagiola, CSHL director of development. “With that in mind, through the creative talents of this year’s co-chair couples, Tim and Lisa Broadbent and John and Kate Friedman, a spicier and more festive atmosphere was introduced to celebrate the benefit’s 10th anniversary.”

The event, held May 10 at the Nature Conservancy in Cold Spring Harbor, featured a packed dance floor with music by the urban salsa band, Yerba Buena. Yerba Buena’s Latin sound brought smiles to the crowd as the band played some of its recently recorded singles that had never been performed before a live audience.

This fabulous evening raised more than $200,000 for cancer and neuroscience research at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.

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Co-chair John Friedman and Edith Seligson_300
Ann Conway and Larry Schmidlapp
Co-chair John Friedman and Edith Seligson

CSHL Trustee Don Axinn and his wife Joan_300 David and Jamie Deming_300
CSHL Trustee Don Axinn and his wife Joan
David and Jamie Deming

Kate Friedman, Julie Tell and Ilisa Edelstein_300 Lisa and Lewis Warren_300
Kate Friedman, Julie Tell and Ilisa Edelstein
Lisa and Lewis Warren

Robin and Enrique Senior_300 Sherrill Canet and David Knott_300
Robin and Enrique Senior
Sherrill Canet and David Knott