Yaddo Summer Benefit Auction

Yaddo Summer Benefit 2017 Auction Items

 

 

The 2017 Auction has closed! Thank you for your support of the Yaddo Summer Benefit 2017

  • Dinner for 10 in the Mansion – Invite your friends to your own private cocktail party in West House followed by  dinner  in the historic Yaddo Mansion; gather around the Trask family dining room table, and enjoy a spectacular meal prepared by Yaddo’s renowned chef, Michael Blake, and his staff. Available only during the month of September. Value: Priceless; Opening Bid: $5,000

 

  • Yaddo Stakes Package –Be a winner at Saratoga Race Course for the 38th running of the Yaddo Stakes on Friday, August 25th. Enjoy box seats, trackside parking, admission to the clubhouse, admittance into the paddock area, and be escorted to the winner’s circle to present the trophy with the winning horse, jockey, and owner. The winning bidder also will receive a framed photo as a memento of this special day and a hat from Saratoga Trunk. Compliments of Yaddo and Saratoga Trunk. Value: Priceless; Opening Bid: $1,000

 

  • Martha’s Vineyard Retreat: Escape to this favorite summer destination for 4 days and 3 nights and enjoy all that this beautiful island has to offer. Dates to be determined by estate owner and winning bidder. Compliments of Robb Moore and Shawn Thompson. Value: $1,500; Opening Bid: $800

 

  • Saratoga Auto Package: For all the car enthusiasts, don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a Contributor Level Membership to the Saratoga Auto Museum along with four 2-day tickets to the Saratoga Auto Auction on September 22nd & 23rd, as well as two Auction Catalogs. Compliments of the Saratoga Automobile Museum.  Value: $240; Opening Bid: $100

 

  • Triuna Tour (Three Brothers Island): Formerly the Lake George summer home of Yaddo’s benefactors, Spencer and Katrina Trask, experience a visit to this extraordinary summer retreat where you will see a belfry and Gothic arches attached to one of the colonnaded bridges and walkways connecting the island. Receive a guided tour with your choice of dates – July 19,20,21 or Aug 23,24 (up to 4 people) and includes lunch. Compliments of Janet Swire Hillel.  Value: Priceless; Opening Bid: $300

 

  • n. Fox Jewelers Gents Watch: n. Fox has been proudly offering their “Fox 404” watches for over 20 years and all of these watches are made in the USA with Swiss parts. This handsome Gents yellow case and bracelet watch features a round black stick dial with carbon fiber.  Compliments of n. Fox Jewelers.  Value: $255; Opening Bid: $100

 

  • Private Wine Tasting Tour of Spain’s Ribera del Duero Region: The famous wine-making Ayuso family (Enologos to the King himself),  are graciously offering a 4 day private tour for 6-12 persons into the private caves and caverns of this rich and illustrious wine producing province. (Winning bidder must provide own transportation to the country as well as assume accommodation costs, however, suggestions of ‘Bodega hotels’ on site at various Vineyards, given. Tasting Tour dates to be determined by the winning bidder and the Enologo. All contact information must go through Elizabeth Straton.) Compliments of the Ayuso family and Elizabeth Straton.  Value: Priceless; Opening Bid: $4,000

 

  • Twilight Cruise in Lake George: Enjoy cruising around Lake George in a vintage “Hacker” boat while Cava and hors d’oeuvres are served. This package is for 2-4 people and you will be picked up and dropped off at a private dock. Dates to be determined by Captain’s schedule, weather, and winning bidder. Compliments of Elizabeth Straton.  Value:$300; Opening Bid: $150

 

  • SPAC’s 2017 Patron Membership: Enjoy the benefits of a Patron level membership for the 2017 season! This membership includes: Higher ticket priority for all programs, two additional guests to designated member rehearsals of the Ballet and Orchestra (six total), preferred patron parking and private restroom facilities for all events, patron’s club dining in the Hall of Springs, access to a dedicated VIP phone-order ticket line, exclusive access for you and 2 guests to the Patron’s Terrace during classical performances, and an invitation to special receptions.Compliments of SPAC.  Value: $1,800; Opening Bid:$800

 

  •  One Classical Season Lawn Pass for SPAC’s 2017 Season! This Lawn pass also includes two bottles of wine and a wine tote provided by the Thirsty Owl! Compliments of SPAC and the Thirsty Owl.  Value: $225; Opening Bid:$75

 

  • Theater Package On with the show! Enjoy a variety of unique Capital Region arts performances!  This package includes:
    • Two tickets to The Color Purple at Proctors
    • Two tickets to Capital Repertory Theatre
    • A 3 Pass subscription to Adirondack Theatre Festival’s 2017 Summer Season.
    • Compliments of Proctors, Capital Repertory Theatre, and Adirondack Theatre Festival. Value: $395; Opening Bid: $100
  • A Big Apple Night on the Town for 2:  Enjoy 2 tickets to War Paint, the smash Broadway musical about fashion icons Elizabeth Arden (a habitué in her time of the Saratoga Race Course) and Helena Rubinstein, with music by Michael Korie and a book by Doug Wright, both former Yaddo Residents.   War Paint stars 2017 Tony Award Nominees Patti Lupone and Christine Ebersole.  Dinner before or after the show will be at West Bank Café, a popular dining spot for the Broadway community, and just minutes from the theater. Compliments of David Stone and Stone Productions and Steve Olsen and the West Bank Café.  Value: $480; Opening Bid: $250

 

  • MET Michelangelo Exhibit: Two VIP entry passes to the upcoming Michelangelo Exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with your own personal host to guide you through this world class event. Dates to be determined by museum host and bidder. Compliments of Elizabeth Straton.  Value: $700; Opening Bid: $300

 

  • Private Tour of Christie’s Vault for 6: Get a rare peek behind the scenes of the multimillion dollar art trade on a private tour of the illustrious vault of Christie’s, one of the most preeminent auction houses of all time. On this guided tour, one of Christie’s top specialists will walk you, and up to five friends, through one of the semi-annual auction previews (available in May and November), providing you with insider information on why the works are so coveted, and so valuable. Following the tour, you’ll be treated to wine in the Christie’s boardroom in Rockefeller Center. Compliments of Christie’s.  Value: $1,000; Opening Bid: $500

 

  • Exploring Lake George: Enjoy the benefits of a Hyde Family Membership which includes free unlimited admission to The Hyde Collection and all special exhibitions,  and members only special programs. Compliments of the Hyde. Also take the time to explore the Sembrich Museum with the Sembrich Museum Family Membership. Along with several Sembrich goodies, such as a bookmark and magnet, the membership benefits include your name and level of support listed in our season program, a summer reception for members,  complimentary tickets to two designated performances, and advance notification of the season’s schedule. This package also includes 2 “All Access” Season passes to the Lake George Music Festival. An “All Access pass”  includes guaranteed admission and preferred seating to all four exciting chamber concerts, ‘Piano Mania’ at Tannery Pond, ‘Sound of Our Time’ at the new Festival Commons, and the final Symphony Orchestra performance. Pass holders also receive admission to the exclusive pass-hold-only performance at the Courthouse Art Gallery, pre-performance workshops, and open rehearsals, as well as admission to the Dinner & Dance Benefit and Opening Ceremony. the Marriot Rooftop Terrace Performance, LGMF Uncorked, and the Lake Night Concert aboard the Minne-Ha-Ha. Compliments of Alexander Lombard , the President & CEO of Lake George Music Festival, Inc.  Value: $695; Opening Bid: $300

 

  • “A Room at Yaddo,” and “A Yaddo Walk” Stained Glass Pieces : Former employee Cathy Clarke has created two beautiful 6” x 8” panels using the stained glass and copper foil Tiffany method. These pieces also have rings on the back for easy hanging. These unique Yaddo inspired pieces would make a great addition to anyone’s home! Compliments of Clarke Stained Glass.  They are available as two separate auction items. Value: $200 each; Opening Bid: $100 each

 

  • Four Nickelback Concert Tickets: Rock out to Nickelback as they come to the Saratoga Performing Arts center on July 10, 2017. With four seats in the orchestra pit you won’t miss a moment of the show! Compliments of a generous anonymous donor.  Value: $1,400; Opening Bid: $450

 

  • Spa Package: Pamper yourself with an ultimate beauty package at the famous Canyon Ranch that includes: Use of facility and 40 different activities from 8am to 5pm, a gourmet lunch, $155 toward your service of choice, resort amenities fee and tax. Compliments of Kim and Robert Swidler.  Value: $370; Opening Bid: $150

 

  • de Jonghe Gift Certificate: Spoil yourself or a loved one with your choice of beautiful de Jonghe jewelry with this generous $1,500 gift certificate. Compliments of de Jonghe Jewelers.  Value: $1,500; Opening Bid: $50

 

  • Terry McMillan Literary Basket:  Win a signed assortment of our Guest of Honor, Yaddo Artist Terry McMillan’s best-selling novels, as well as the DVD movie adaptations of her books, How Stella Got Her Groove Back and Waiting to Exhale. Compliments of Yaddo.  Value: $180; Opening Bid: $50

 

  • Yaddo Literary Basket: An assortment of Yaddo author’s books, including a signed copy of The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith and Grief Cottage by Gail Godwin! Along with the dozen books you will find the movie adaptations of Patricia Highsmith’s The Talented Mr. Ripley and Carol, the sound track to Indignation and Preludes and several pieces of Yaddo swag! Value: $302; Opening Bid:$100
  • One Republic Concert Tickets (2): Enjoy Two Orchestra level seating for One Republic’s 2017 Honda Civic Tour on August 1, 2017 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Compliments of a generous anonymous donor.  Value: $530; Opening Bid: $250

 

  • Gorgeous Red Oval Garnet Ring: 14K Rose Gold Ring with a 2.28 Red Oval Shape cut Garnet, 0.22 total weight 25 pieces of round shape cut diamonds. Compliments of a generous anonymous donor.  Value: $2,350; Opening Bid: $200

 

  • Boca Raton Resort & Club: Relax and unwind in gorgeous Boca Raton FL at the Boca Raton Resort & Club! This opportunity is for 2 days/ 1 night in their Cloister Estate Room. Compliments of the Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort.  Value:$500; Opening Bid: $200
  • Framed Lucy Cadou Kettlewell Painting: Compliment your home with a piece of Saratoga! This beautiful framed painting by Lucy Cadou Kettlewell features the back of the Casino located in our very own Congress Park. Compliments of Wally and Sue Allerdice. Value: $1,000; Opening Bid: $400