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This year’s Catholic Charities’ Night at the Museum fundraiser, in its eighth year, will be held virtually on June 18. 

Serving as the organization’s premier fundraiser, every June over 500 people would fill the fourth floor of the New York State Museum to support the work of Catholic Charities’ programs and services, ranging from food pantries to domestic violence programs to heating assistance in the winter months. 

The virtual event will include video, music and speakers, including emcee Kumi Tucker of NewsChannel 13, Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger, and honorees Tom Roohan and the Northeast Regional Food Bank’s Mark Quandt.  

Roohan is a long-time supporter of Catholic Charities in Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties, and was instrumental in the establishment of Mary’s Haven, a community home for the dying located in Saratoga Springs. 

The Food Bank is a long-time partner of Catholic Charities, providing food items to Catho­lic Charities’ nutritional programs, including its pantries. Most recently, the Food Bank has partnered with Catholic Charities to provide food for CC MOVE mass food distributions across the Diocese.

Together, the organizations have provided more than 200 tons of food to families in need. 

Guests may register online at or by calling (518) 641-6831. 

Registration includes the option of picking up a to-go dinner from Mazzone Hospitality at no extra cost. Once registered, participants will receive information via email on how to join the online event prior to the June 18 date. Individuals can also purchase a bottle of wine from the Night at the Museum wine pull. The wine pull will also benefit Catholic Charities’ programs and services.

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And Twitter: @CC_Albany.

FOOD DISTRIBUTION: The next Community Partnership Mass Food Distribution event will be June 15 at 9:30 a.m. at the Pastoral Center in Albany. Please note: Do not arrive before 9:30 a.m.; arriving early will cause traffic and people creating large crowds; food will be given out at 9:30 a.m.; if you are driving, stay in your car; if you are walking, please practice social distancing; adhering to these instructions will allow the food to be distributed quickly and in a timely fashion. 

The event is part of Catholic Charities’ Mobile Outreach Vehicle Extension (CC MOVE) and in partnership with Catholic Charities and the Regional Food Bank.