Meet Ruby Dee in New Ro tonight

Actress Ruby Dee will headline a benefit for the  New Rochelle Council of the Arts tonight. The longtime New Rochelle resident was nominated for an Academy Award last year for her role in the film American Gangster and is a legend for her civil rights activism.tjndc5-5ec6u5eh8g214ipg574c_original.jpg

The benefit is a part of Clay Fest — a series of events all across the county celebrating the art medium. I got word that the benefit will also feature a clay pot cuisine, which I have no idea what that is but it sounds scrum-diddily-umptious.

The benefit starts at 6 p.m. tonight at MacMenamin’s Grill and Cheff Works at 115 Cedar Street. To purchase tickets call the council at 914-235-9027.

I can’t go but if you do, e-mail me pics at and we’ll feature them on Suburbarazzi!

(Photo by Matthew Brown/ The Journal News)

Aman Ali

Aman Ali has been a mobile journalist for the Journal News since 2007. Prior to that he worked in Washington, D.C., for The Hill covering Capitol Hill politics and the 2008 Presidential race. An Ohio native, Ali received his degree in newspaper journalism from Kent State University. If he's not on assignment reporting, he can be found at home beating 12-year-olds online in Madden football on his Xbox 360.