Listed below are auction items for our May 19 Annual Gala and Fundraiser: Salsa Party! An evening of live entertainment, dinner and dancing will be headlined by world-famous folkloric ensemble Gibaro de Puerto Rico, known for their dynamic, fiery performances. The troupe will take our members on a journey through the history and traditions of the Caribbean, dazzling guests with festive song and dance with live accompaniment. Rosemary’s Catering will prepare a Puerto Rican inspired buffet.

Our fundraiser will include live and silent auctions featuring unique musical travel packages, beautiful works of art, exotic getaways, dinner experiences and so much more … Take a peek below at some of these wonderful items, and check back as we’ll be adding new items! This is an invitiation-only event. Please let us know if you are interested in attending the gala to bid on items

Leisure Travel

Item Description Value

Belize Trip

With mystical Maya temples, pristine rainforests and a barrier reef, reward yourself with the soul-stirring charms of Belize. Enjoy your weeklong stay for 6-8 people at a three-bedroom three-bathroom luxurious condominium $7,000

Week in Miami Beach

Spend a week at the world’s premiere playground…Miami! Miami beach is an exceptional getaway any time of year. The beaches are as welcoming in December as they are in July, and the weekend nightlife rocks year-round. $4,200

Cultural Travel

Item Description Value
Russian Trip Enjoy a taste of Russian culture with visits to Kislovodsk and Moscow.  Kislovodsk is blessed with a picturesque landscape, diverse flora and fauna, an invigorating climate, and a source of the famed Narzan mineral water.  Enjoy a weeklong stay at a local hotel with breakfast each morning for up to 6 people.  Recommended dates are July 6-14, 2012, during the Kislovodsk Philharmonic Festival, at which time tickets will be provided for the cultural concerts.  Then, Anya’s family and friends will host you in Moscow for sightseeing at landmarks such as the Kremlin, Red Square and the Moscow Conservatory.  One family (4-5 people) can experience the authentic history of Moscow by staying 5-7 nights at an apartment (3 bedrooms, 1 bath) built during Stalin’s time.  Anya’s family will provide breakfast each morning and her friends will personally show you tourist spots and the hidden local gems of Moscow.  Anya will act as your personal travel agent beforehand by helping you to organize your trip, arrange your airfare and procure tickets for sights and concerts (cost of airfare and sights/concerts in Moscow not included). $7,000

Musical Trip to New York

Enjoy a fantastic musical weekend in New York. This package includes a 3-night hotel stay at the luxurious Hotel Salisbury, located in midtown Manhattan, steps away from Central Park. You will also receive 2 tickets to the Metropolitan Opera, 2 tickets to the New York Philharmonic and 2 tickets to a Broadway show. $2,500

Escape to Santa Fe

Rejuvenate your body and soul with a weekend trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Santa Fe is one of the oldest cities in the nation and is well-known for its quintessential Southwestern culture. A historical and cultural gem, Santa Fe is known for its eclectic style and is characterized by its thriving art community. This weekend package includes: a three-night stay at the luxurious La Posada de Santa Fe Resort and Spa; a pair of tickets to performances at both the Santa Fe Opera and the Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus; admittance for two to the New Mexico Museum of Art and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum; and a personal guided walking tour of Canyon Road, where you will learn about the artists and writers who made Santa Fe one of the largest art markets in the US. $2,000


Item Description Value

Circle of Support Diamond Pendant from Americus Diamond

The Circle of Support Diamond Pendant was designed by the owner of Americus Diamond and created by Americus Diamond goldsmiths. The pendant is created in 14 karat white gold and is set with 40 round brilliant cut diamonds weighing 0.50 carats total weight. The diamonds are cut for optimum brilliance and fire. The diamonds are “F G” in color, and “s”, “i”, “1” in clarity, (FG SI1). The Circle of Support Pendant is laser inscribed on the reverse side with the words: “2012 Americus Diamond Circle of Support”. $2,500

Silver Cluster Rock Star Necklace

Make a bold statement with this Silver Cluster Rock Star Necklace from Worth NY. All the beads are sterling silver, except for one accent bead, which is filled with crystals. $398