Harry Blumenfeld and Martin Falzack, East Hampton residents for over 50 years, were married at City Hall in Manhattan on March 4.
Mr. Blumenfeld, 86, and Mr. Falzack, 80, were introduced at a dinner party in New York about 60 years ago, when Mr. Blumenfeld had just graduated from Brooklyn College and Mr. Falzack was still a student. They dated briefly, remained friends, and rekindled a relationship nearly 20 years later. After eight months they moved into an apartment on 10th Street and University Place and have been partners ever since.
Mr. Blumenfeld was the assistant executive director of the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services and a professor at Hunter College and Columbia University. Mr. Falzack was a successful commercial artist and a pastry chef specializing in frozen desserts. He went back to school at Hunter to earn a master’s degree in social work and became a social worker at the Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services. He was also the director of a project with the Gay Men’s Health Crisis providing mental services to its clients. Most recently he taught clothed figurative drawing at the Miami Art League.
In East Hampton they lived most recently on Timber Lane before moving to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this year.
Mr. Falzack’s sister, Anne Goldstein, was the witness at their intimate wedding ceremony. Also in attendance were Mrs. Goldstein’s husband, Jack, and their daughter, Jennifer, Mr. Blumenfeld’s brother, Philip Blumenfeld, his wife, Nina, their daughter, Lynn Blumenfeld, and her husband, Simon Sheridan. After the ceremony the group had a celebratory lunch at the Knickerbocker restaurant and enjoyed cake and a champagne toast at the Goldsteins’ apartment.