Sneak Preview! Live Auction Items plus Trips & Experiences

We can’t wait to party together at our Gala on Saturday, April 21st! The festivities at the Cobblestone Creek Country Club (formerly known as Greenacres Country Club) start at 6:00 pm – more event details are available by clicking here. Don’t wait to register if you haven’t already – the deadline is April 13th.

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LIVE AUCTION

Item 100 – VIP PARKING SPACE FOR PERFORMANCES OF MADAMA BUTTERFLY

McCarter Theatre

One parking place is available for each performance of Madama Butterfly at McCarter Theatre: June 16, 7:30 pm, June 24, 3:00 pm, and July 1, 3:00 pm.

Donated by The Princeton Festival

 

Item 101 – NEW ORLEANS, THE HOME OF JAZZ, TRIP FOR TWO

New Orleans

Come to New Orleans for Southern Cuisine and Soulful Music for four days and three nights at a First-Class Hotel, Economy class round trip air fare, a tour of the city, a Dinner/Jazz Cruise and a class at the New Orleans School of Cooking. Arranged by Blue Tree.

Donated by The Princeton Festival
FMV $4,700
Minimum Bid $3,900

 

Item 102 – SAN FRANCISCO AND SONOMA FOR TWO

SF/Sonoma hotel

Enjoy four nights in northern California exploring the highlights of San Francisco and the Sonoma Wine Country. Fairmont San Francisco Hotel for two nights, Sonoma Fairmont Mission Inn for two nights, Economy round trip air fare, breakfasts daily, local transport by chauffeured luxury sedan, wine tastings at Chateau St. Jean and Benziger Winery. Arranged by Winspire.

Donated by The Princeton Festival
FMV $6,920
Minimum Bid $4,500

 

Item 103 – CORTINA, ITALY COUNTRYSIDE VILLA & TRUFFLE HUNT

Tuscan villa

Enjoy a seven-night stay for up to four people in a two-bedroom, three-bath  private villa in Tuscany. The Villa has many authentic original features with modern amenities such as air conditioning, WIFI access, TV, and daily maid service. Beautiful views with garden and swimming pool.  Special truffle hunt with expert hunters, a visit to a truffle museum and festive lunch of local truffle-based dishes.  A cheese making/tasting or cooking class can be substituted for the truffle hunt.  Cortona is 1.5-hour drive from Florence and close to other cities such as Rome, Perugia, and Siena.  Arranged by Winspire.

Donated by The Princeton Festival
FMV $10,500
Minimum Bid $4,900

 

Item 104 – SANTA FE OPERA TRIP FOR TWO

Santa Fe Opera

A special trip for Princeton Festival Opera Lovers to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Trip includes air fare, five nights at the El Dorado Hotel with breakfast, two operas, tour of downtown Santa Fe and tour of Canyon Road Art Galleries, one dinner, transportation to/from hotel and airport, and to/from opera house. Possible extension to Taos. Date is July 31-August 5, 2018, but can be changed. Arranged by Smolka Tours.

Donated by The Princeton Festival
FMV Fabulous
Minimum Bid $5,900

 

SILENT AUCTION

(Many more items will be available at the Gala!)

 

TRIPS AND EXPERIENCES

Item 400 – TOUR OF THE HIGH LINE PARK IN MANHATTAN LED BY ARCHITECT JOSHUA ZINDER

High Line Park, Manhattan

A walking tour of the High Line Park is offered by award-winning architect Joshua Zinder on Sunday, September 16, 2018, at 9  am for a group of up to 17 attendees.  Join transportation may be arranged.   Special Zinder, Architecture and Design

Donated by Joshua Zinder and Design LLC
$50 Per Person

 

Item 401 – DINNER FOR  4 PREPARED BY THE PRINCETON FESTIVAL’S ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Dinner for 4 prepared in your home by Richard Tang Yuk

Donated by Richard Tang Yuk
FMV Priceless
Minimum Bid $400

 

Item 402 – VACATION HOME IN THE BAHAMAS

House, named DOWN THRU in Hope Town, Abaco. Sensational views of water and surrounding islands. Pristine beach is a 15-minute walk. Available October and November (not Thanksgiving). Other dates by arrangement. Sleeps six with three bedrooms and two baths.

Donated by Laughlin Family
FMV $2,200
Minimum Bid $1,200

 

Item 403 – WEEKEND AT THE MARRIOT

Weekend overnight stay with Breakfast for two. Only Friday or Saturday.

Donated by the Princeton Marriott
FMV $170
Minimum Bid $90

 

Item 404 – ONE NIGHT AT THE INN AT GLENCAIRN

One-night stay and breakfast at the historic Inn at Glencairn. A fully restored Georgian manor house with barn, stable and other outbuildings.

Donated by Janel Pressel
FMV $250
Minimum Bid $130

 

Item 405 – NIGHT AT THE NASSAU INN

One night with breakfast for two persons at the historic Nassau Inn.

Donated by the Nassau Inn
FMV $240
Minimum bid $120

 

Item 406 – EXPLORE THE WINE AND FOOD OF SOUTHERN ITALY

Come explore the Wine and Food of Southern Italy, tasting five different wines, paired with food prepared by Jim Pachance, Serious Foodie, at the home of Pamela Bristol and Gerald Odening on Saturday, September 29, 2018, 5:30 pm, for Thirty Guests.

Donated by Odenings and James Pachance
Price $125 Per Person

 

Item 407 – DINNER AT THE WOJCIECHOWICZ BARN

Wojciechowicz Barn at Updike Farm

Farm to Table Dinner at the barn of the Historical Society at Updike  Farm with Celebrity Chief Jonas Citron. Thursday, September 20, 2018, 5-7:30 pm, for 30 guests.

Donated by Anna Marty and Carol Wojciechowicz
Price $200 Per Person

 

Item 408 – GOLF OUTING FOR 4 AT COBBLESTONE CREEK COUNTRY CLUB

Enjoy a round of golf with three friends at Cobblestone Creek Country Club in Lawrenceville. Tee times are available Wednesday – Friday based on availability. Includes all cart and greens fees. Forecaddie is not included and must be paid for separately.  Certificate will be honored beginning Tuesday, September 4, 2018, and expires on December 31, 2019.

Donated by Cobblestone Creek Country Club
FMV $400
Minimum Bid $250