Eugene D. Nesin Memorial Scholarship Brunch


The Eugene D. Nesin Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Eugene Nesin, a one of a kind humanitarian, who served as a member of the Monticello Central School District Board of Education for 33 years until his passing in 2009.  It is awarded to local students in Grades K – 12 and provides much needed financial support for music lessons in the Aspiring Young Musicians program and our Children’s Community Chorus in addition to other programs offered by Nesin Cultural Arts.  To date, we have awarded 16 scholarships to graduating seniors from Monticello High School pursuing studies in the arts and it currently serves well over 400 students in its programs all year.

This year’s main fundraising event will be a brunch on Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 11:00 am to 2:00pm at the Forestburgh Playhouse Tavern, 39 Forestburgh Road, Forestburgh NY. The cost is $45 per person, $13.50 for children under 11, and free for children under 4. This includes a gourmet buffet style brunch, one mimosa per person, and coffee, tea, juice,  and soda. A cash bar will be available for additional drinks. Throughout the event there will be live music and a silent auction.

For additional information, contact Ellen Nesin at (845) 794 – 6013 or email her at  If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the scholarship fund, please make your check payable to “Nesin Cultural Arts” and write “Nesin Scholarship” in the memo.  Please mail your donation to Nesin Cultural Arts, PO Box 249, Monticello,  NY the date pic