The 2016 Auction is right around the corner!
See below for a sample what you can win!
Tuscan Holiday & Harvest for Two
Here is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend 5 days at the Andreucci Family winery in beautiful Montefollonico, Italy, where you will attend a grape harvest, visit a cheese factory, and eat, drink and relax for a wonderful autumn vacation. Come and stay at Village School family owned winery, which has been in the family for over 300 years and has sold wine to Napoleon! You will be transported from Florence to the winery, take driving tours with an English-speaking guide throughout Tuscany to smaller towns such as Sant’ Antimo in Colle as well as the well-known Montalcino, Montepulciano and for the spiritual capitalist, Siena, to see the Church of St. Catherine and the first bank in the world dating to 1472. You will get behind the scenes and involved in the day to day life of the running of a vineyard and winery, and also be shown the five-star lunch spots as well as hidden neighborhood gems. One couple, to arrive between mid-September and mid-October 2016 to ensure participation in the grape harvest.
Inn at East Hill Farm Stay
One of our most popular prizes is back this year! Here is your chance to win a two night stay for a family of 4 at The Inn at East Hill Farm in Troy, New Hampshire. This rustic retreat is a working farm where you can gather eggs from under the hens (harder than it seems!), pet the livestock, milk cows and goats and enjoy the farm scenery. They also have two swimming pools and an excellent arts and crafts program. Included are 6 delicious homecooked meals, use of all facilities, nightly activites and children’s recreation program. Valid June 20 – September 1, 2016 (excludes tax and gratuity).
Frost Valley Weekend
Come to Frost Valley in the Catskill Mountains for a weekend for up to 4 people in Lakeview Lodge. Climbing, boating, ziplines, archery, horseback riding, hiking, fishing, yoga, art classes and more! This package includes all meals and program activities from Friday evening to Sunday lunch. Choose from many different themed weekends subject to availability. Valid until April 9, 2017.
Woodstock Farmhouse Weekend Retreat
This beautifully renovated 2,500 sq ft farmhouse has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and an outdoor hot tub. It sleeps 14 people comfortably, so invite the family! It is located less than 10 Minutes from the center of Woodstock, NY and is also near hiking trails, swimming holes, skiing spots and all of the outdoor activities for which The Catskills are known. The home is child and pet friendly so bring your whole family for an amazing weekend retreat. Mutually convenient date (Fri – Sun) to be arranged with donor, a Village School family.
Extra! Extra! Talk All About It
You and three guests will be treated to lunch at the New York Times cafeteria and to a rollicking discussion of current events with New York Times reporter Katherine Rosman. Katie (a Village School parent, Times reporter, Wall Street Journal alum and published author) will lead your group in a conversation about world events, politics, culture and how and why the media covers the news as it does. Don’t miss this opportunity to get insight on the important issues of the day, while enjoying lunch in the very place where the national news agenda takes root.
Tickets to SNL and Dinner at Delfrisco’s
Be there to see the magic happen LIVE – Saturday Night LIVE that is. Win 2 tickets for the 2016-2017 season of SNL which runs from September 2016 to May 2017. You can choose to see the dress rehearsal or the live taping. Also included is a gift card to Delfrisco’s Grille at 50 Rockefeller Plaza. This upscale American bar & grille will impress you and your date with dishes such as deviled eggs with truffle-chive vinaigrette and prime beef short rib stroganoff. How can you go wrong wtih Dinner and a SNL show in the city? Exclusions are the season premiere and the Christmas show but that still leaves weeks of amazing guest hosts from which to choose. The schedule is released in August 2016 and you can choose your taping by the end of August.
Biologist Tour of the American Museum of Natural History
Tickets to the American Museum of Natural History with a personal tour like no other by the Paleontologist from Sesame Street! One lucky family will experience a tour of the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan with biologist, fossil explainer and Village School grandfather, Terence Milligan, PhD, who has appeared as the Paleontologist on “Sesame Street.” Your whole family will get more out of the Museum than ever before. A great gift for young explorers or students interested in doing extra research. Prize is for up to 6 people.
Tickets and backstage passes to Wicked on Broadway
Click your heels and pick up two tickets to “Wicked,” the long-running Tony Award-winning hit musical on Broadway! Be amazed as this stellar cast sweeps you into the story about the REAL witches of Oz! After the show, the lucky winner will enjoy a backstage tour with Grammy-winner and long-time orchestra member & trombonist, Douglas Purviance. It may be possible to add on two to three additional tickets (at discounted rate) and/or two to three people for the backstage tour at a date and show time to be mutually agreed upon, within a year from date of auction.
The Ultimate Classic Car Experience
Get a private tour at Sam Mann’s private antique car collection in Englewood, NJ. If not THE world’s most prestigious Classic Car Collection, it is certainly one of them! Nowhere else can you see assembled in one place 4 Best in Show winners at Pebble Beach, Clark Gable’s customized Duesenberg, Walter P. Chrysler’s custom CH Speedster built by his engineers, and many other unique Classic Automobiles! Check out up close and personal meticulously restored Classic Era Marquees such as Delage, Delahaye, Duesenberg, Auburn, Talbot-Lago, Hispano-Suiza, Bugatti, Bentley, Ferrari, DuPont, Mercedes Benz, and others! Enjoy a catered lunch in the museum. Tour is given by one of the guys who restored these cars! For up to 6 people. (Tour will be given on a mutually agreeable date.)
Make Music at Madhouse Studio
Record a song at the Madhouse recording studio in Elmont NY. Mark Ambrosino is a professional drummer and co-owner of Sojourn Records. He has worked with some of the best, including Michael Brecker, Whitney Houston, Leonard Bernstein, Michael McDonald, Michael Bolton, Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder. You would spend a couple of hours a day for up to a week in the studio recording your own song with the professional guidance of Mark – Priceless!
Other Live Auction Items:
Inn at East Hill Farm Stay
Two night stay for a family of 4. Included are 6 delicious homecooked meals, use of all facilities, nightly activites and children’s recreation program. Valid June 20 – September 1 2016.
Vanguard Jazz Orchestra
The iconic Village Vanguard is one of the world’s premiere jazz spaces. Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane are just a few of the greats that have performed in this intimate listening space in Manhattan. The lucky winner gets admission for two to a Monday-night performance by the Grammy-award winning Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, a 16-piece jazz orchestra founded in 1966 by Thad Jones and Mel Lewis.
Makerspace Birthday Party
Your birthday child will have the coolest maker party ever in the Village School’s own Makerspace. Master Maker and VS parent Sara Reinthaler will host your party on a mutually agreed date for a two-hour maker session with a project created just for and with your child. Includes pizza and birthday cake. For ten children in grades 1 and up.
*We will be previewing a few of the hot items up for grabs on this page each week, so please check back often for updates.
Also if you haven’t yet bought your tickets, you can do so online right now!
Saturday, April 9, 2016
6:30pm – Midnight
Stony Hill Inn
231 Polifly Rd.
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Buy your tickets today!