To help you prepare for the exciting Fall Event Raffle, we're pleased to share the items available from our generous donors.
The tickets are 1 for $25 and 3 for $50
You need not be present to win.
If you would like to purchase a raffle ticket but cannot attend the event, please contact Anne McAndrews at 914 588 6867 and she will assist you. Unfortunately, New York State Law does not make it possible for us to sell tickets over the internet.
“Moon Rising over Chatham”
This striking photograph of the moon rising over a Chatham fishing boat is 9"x15” in a 11"x17” matte frame. Called a “sturgeon moon,” this supermoon appears in August and occurs at the closest point of its orbit to Earth. The original will be at the Event.
The photographer, Frances Hewitt McDermott, who lives on Cape Cod, has won several awards for her still life and scenic work. The copyright will not appear on the actual photograph.
Broadway Tickets for Two
Two tickets to a Broadway show. Date and time of your choice. Perhaps musicals are your favorite and you are dying to see the revival of Stephen Sondheim’s Merrily We Roll Along or if drama is more your thing, you may want to see Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker’s Infinite Life a highly anticipated arrival on the Great White Way. Whatever your preference, this prize is sure to provide you and a companion with a memorable experience – matinee or evening performance!
An Evening with the Stars
Two Tickets to the New York Film Critics Circle Annual Awards Dinner
Founded in 1935, the Circle’s membership, which includes critics from daily newspapers, weekly newspapers, magazines, and qualifying online general-interest publications, votes on awards for the previous calendar year’s films. The Circle’s awards are often viewed as harbingers of the Oscar nominations, announced each February. The Circle’s awards are also viewed, perhaps more accurately, as a principled alternative to the Oscars, honoring aesthetic merit in a forum that is immune to commercial and political pressures, making it a more thoughtful alternative. Past recipients have included Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hanks, James Gandolfini, Martin Scorsese, Jordan Peele and a host of other luminaries.
The evening, held at Tao restaurant/lounge in Chelsea with an interesting décor and pan-Asian food, consists of an open bar cocktail hour while award winners arrive and walk the red carpet -- you will have great viewing of the glitterati from the upstairs bar area – followed by dinner and the awards program. The awards program, date TBD (but typically the first week in January) features presentations by persons meaningful to the award recipients and candid, untimed acceptance speeches from the winners that range from moving to hilarious.
Value: Priceless. Tickets to this event cannot be purchased at any price. You must be a member of or a guest of the Film Critics Circle.
Selection of Fine Wines
Our resident oenophile has curated a selection of fine wines that will delight your palate and are superb examples of wines from their regions! The carefully selected collection includes:
- Miraval Rosé: a delicious result of the partnership Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (yes, really!) from Provence
- Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc: such beautifully aromatic wines like this one come from New Zealand
- Castello di Verrazano Chianti Classico: the family behind the name was related to the famous explorer (yes, really) and this wine is a good match for most meats or tomato sauces
- Franciscan Cabernet Sauvignon: An easy wine to pair with meats, or just sip on its own
Sailboat Ride on the Hudson
Sail away for a few glorious hours on the majestic Hudson River. Enjoy an evening sunset cruise or a sunny afternoon on a beautiful Catalina 32' with your hosts, who will provide drinks and snacks. You’ll sail out of Croton-on-Hudson into scenic Haverstraw Bay, the widest part of the river and arguably one of its prettiest sections. No sailing experience necessary. Summer 2024 or early fall date and time to be mutually agreed upon, and may change depending on weather and wind.
This trip is for two people.
Golf Lesson with a PGA Professional
Time to up your game? How about a golf lesson with PGA Professional Jacinth Thomas? Thomas is a Class A PGA Professional and an experienced golf instructor. The lesson will be held at a time mutually convenient to both parties and the package includes an assortment of golf accessories.
A Basket of Beauty! You’ll feel reborn with a sassy new hair cut from Domenick at Evangelista Salon in White Plains. Through a consistently high level of service, Evangelista maintains its reputation as a premier salon where guests can find a broad range of hair care services. In addition to your haircut, your package has a selection of luxurious beauty supplies includes a French make up bag, La Madison Shea Butter hand and body lotion, OPI Nail Lacquer, Nicole Miller Lip Balms and additional makeup gifts along with a beautiful decorative tray for your beauty items!! Enjoy a new look for Fall.
Gift Certificate for a Massage
EXOTIC FRANGIPANI MONOI SALT MASSAGE
Feeling stressed? Need a bit of pampering? Then this is the gift for you - European Luxury Day Spa in White Plains will provide you with an exotic exfoliation ritual that will revitalize your skin and lift your spirits. Indulge in a warm frangipani monoi salt scrub applied over the body to exfoliate the skin, followed by a refreshing rinse and full body massage using frangipani monoi oil. This treatment helps to improve circulation, moisturize the skin, and remove dead skin cells. You will leave feeling rejuvenated and ready to face the day!
Put On A Happy Face
Relax and enjoy personalized attention while a purifying cleanser is used to rid the skin of impurities, followed by exfoliation to expose healthy skin cells. European Luxury Day Spa, located in White Plains, is offering a Deep Cleansing Facial tailored to each individual based on your skin type and is followed by a relaxing shoulder and scalp massage. Two available.
Gift Certificate to Mulino’s Restaurant
Enjoy lunch or dinner at Mulino’s Restaurant, a local and national award-winner with Northern Italian cuisine located in the heart of Westchester County. A county institution where 914 powerbrokers dine, Mulino’s is old school in a grand way that seemingly only decades-old Italian restaurants can be. The gratis antipasti — soppressata, Parmigiano-Reggiano chunks, pane di casa — hints at the bravura meal to come. An extensive list of wines and cocktails, top-tier service, and a strappingly handsome decor (extraordinary around the holidays) round out this grown-up dining experience.
Pickleball Lessons and Set of Rackets
Have you joined the craze? Pickleball is America’s fastest growing sport. Over 4.8 million Americans of all ages are enjoying game this often described as a combination of tennis, Ping-Pong and badminton. The winner will receive a pickleball lesson along with your very own paddles and balls to start you on your Pickleball journey! Your expert instructor is a former physical education teacher with 10 years of experience teaching and playing pickleball. The lesson will be geared toward the winner’s knowledge and skill level. Learn what the hype is about or continue to build your skills. Groups possible!
This package includes two fabulous bags to organize your life and set your style! The first is an effortlessly versatile, coated canvas, reversible tote sporting the iconic horse and carriage motif. Two slender shoulder straps make it the perfect carryall tote with space for all your day-to-day needs.
The second bag is a floral bow-print bag in blue that is the perfect pared down go-to when you just want the essentials. The bag is large enough to carry the largest phone, but compact and stylish with the option for shoulder or cross body carry. It has a coated canvas exterior with a slip pocket and zip closure.
Two great bags in one great prize!