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Wine Tasting at
Moore Brothers Wine Company

We had hoped that with the official start of spring we would get at least decent weather for our March 26 Tinker Wine Tasting event. Instead we were greeted with intense cold and high winds, making even the most intrepid folks reluctant to venture out. Yet, despite the difficult conditions, more than 40 people gathered […]

Valentine Benefit

February 13 was cold, windy, icy, and treacherous—a day like so many this past winter, one on which staying snug at home seemed a far more inviting prospect than venturing outside. So as we finished up preparations for our Tenth Annual Valentine Benefit, we tried to prepare ourselves for disappointment. But we needn’t have bothered. […]

Stories from the Tinker Family

“My name is Landon,” I said on the first day, “and I’m the new intern for the Association.” With equal parts curiosity and skepticism, a petite grey-haired woman in the front row interjected, “Oh Landon, you mean like Alf Landon, the 1936 presidential candidate?” It quickly dawned on me that not only had I never […]

Remembering a Grande Dame

Sadly, the Tinker family lost one of its own recently, a great person, in the fullest sense of the word: Joyce Elaine Cadoo—artist, activist, and inspiration. At the memorial held in June at an East Village gallery to honor and celebrate her life, much more than her art was on display: some people spoke about […]

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