Yaddo Summer Benefit Auction

Yaddo Summer Benefit 2019 Auction Items

1. Dinner for 10 in the Mansion: Invite your friends to your own private cocktail party on the Mansion terrace followed by dinner in the historic Yaddo Mansion. Gather around the Trask family dining room table, and enjoy a spectacular five-course meal prepared by Yaddo’s renowned chef, Michael Blake, and his staff.  Value: Priceless; Opening Bid:  $5,000

2. Yaddo Stakes Package: Join us at the Saratoga Race Course for the 39th running of the Yaddo Stakes on Friday, August 23rd. Enjoy box seats, trackside parking, admission to the clubhouse, and admittance into the paddock area. You’ll be escorted to the winner’s circle to present the trophy with the winning horse, jockey, and owner. The winning bidder also takes home a framed photo as a memento of this special day. Compliments of NYRA and Yaddo. Value: Priceless; Opening Bid: $3,000

3. Mid-Century Light Fixture: This Currey & Co. designer light fixture is a beautiful mid-century piece that will add a twist of modern to any décor. With both uplighting and downlighting this fixture casts ambient light above, as well as task lighting below. (Installation not included. Not eligible for return or exchange.) Compliments of Brendan Flanigan Interiors Inc. Value: $1,400; Opening Bid: $500

4. Architectural Digest Interior Design Experience: Attend the Architectural Digest Home Show 2020 in NYC, with Designer access and be accompanied by Award Winning Interior Designer Brendan Flanigan to see the latest from the design world. The number one design show features industry leaders and their latest introductions. Be inspired by the foremost designers in lighting, kitchen and décor all in one destination. Includes a pre-trip consultation in your home with wine and cheese to discuss your design needs and identify must see highlights at the AD Show. Includes round trip Amtrak travel from Albany to NYC, Lunch and a two hour pre-trip consultation. Note: Designer will give trade only access to winning bidders who cannot attend AD Home Show dates above, to NYC trade only showrooms, during a 1 day visit to NYC. Show Dates: May 19-22, 2020. Compliments of Brendan Flanigan Interiors Inc. Value: $900; Opening Bid: $450

5. Award Winning Interior Design Room Makeover: Receive professional interior design services for a room in your home by Award winning Interior Designer Brendan Flanigan. No Purchase Necessary. This is a package tailored to your style, and the comfortable sophistication his work is known for. Receive up to 8 hours of design consultation with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne and assorted cheeses in your home to identify your needs, for him to create something that suits your style. Use items you have, or mix in new purchases and he and his team will shop for you, to transform your room at your budget. Does not include installation. From built-ins, to premium lighting, custom window treatments, to furniture or finding vintage pieces, put his 11 year expertise to work for you! Compliments of Brendan Flanigan Interiors Inc. Value: $1,000; Opening Bid: $450

6. Yaddo Garden Al Fresco Picnic: Invite your friends to your own private garden party in the famous Yaddo Gardens at dusk. Enjoy a delicious al fresco three-course meal, paired with wine, prepared by Yaddo’s renowned chef, Michael Blake, and his staff. Value: Priceless; Opening Bid:  $3,000

7. Susan Crile Artwork: Take home the “Waiting for the Train” triptych by Yaddo artist Susan Crile. Crile is an American painter and printmaker, whose work is in the collections of the Guggenheim Museum, MOMA, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Compliments of Timothy D. Smith, AIA. Value: $1,800; Opening Bid: $1,200

8. Hyde Family Membership: Enjoy the benefits of a Family Membership for The Hyde Collection which includes free unlimited admission to The Hyde and all special exhibitions, and member only special programs and six admission passes. Compliments of The Hyde Art Museum and Historic House. Value: $167; Opening Bid: $100

9. Experience the Arts in the Berkshires: Enjoy (2) Tickets to see the legendary James Taylor at Tanglewood on July 4th (fireworks included) and visit the gallery at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams. Compliments of Tanglewood and MASS MoCA. Value: $ 100; Opening Bid: $50

10. An enchanted evening at Caffè Lena: After a shopping spree at Saratoga Trunk Gift, enjoy a performance at Caffè Lena. Compliments of Natalie Sillery and Caffe Lena. Value: $200; Opening Bid: $85

11. deJonghe Gift Certificate: Spoil yourself or a loved one with a beautiful piece of de Jonghe jewelry with this generous gift certificate. Compliments of de Jonghe Jewelers. Value: $1,000; Opening Bid: $500

12. SPAC’s 2019 Membership: Enjoy the benefits of a Patron level membership for the 2019 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: $1,950; Opening Bid: $900

13. (1) 2-day Jazz Festival Pass. Enjoy SPAC’s 2019 Jazz Festival held on June 29th and June 30th 2019. Compliments of SPAC. Value: $225; Opening Bid: $7

14. One Classical Season Lawn Pass for SPAC’s 2019 Season! The lawn pass includes five (5) upgrades for inside seats the evening of the performance. The lawn passes will come with a picnic basket and wine!  Compliments of SPAC / picnic items, compliments of Patricia Friesen.  Value: $225;  Opening Bid: $75

15. Martha’s Vineyard Getaway (3 Nights, Sleeps 6): Experience the charm of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, in this well-appointed private residence. Newly finishes and stone counters, new kitchen and baths, hardwood floors, and a cedar shingled exterior make this quaint home an exceptional place–in one of the East’s most renowned vacation destinations. Located in Oak Bluffs, this home sleeps 6+ with three bedrooms, two floors, private drive and wrap around porch. Central air, washer / dryer, short drive to beaches and restaurants. Restrictions apply: Must pre-book with homeowner in advance at mutually agreed times.  Some dates are not available; subject to availability. No cancellations.  Martha’s Vineyard is accessible by Ferry and plane. Compliments of Robb Moore. Value: $2,500;  Opening Bid: $1,500

16. (4) Train/Goo Goo Doll tickets: Enjoy Orchestra level seating for Train/Goo Goo Dolls on Friday, July 26, 2019 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Compliments of Anonymous donor. Value: $540; Opening Bid: $400

17. Elizabeth Haynes Photography Package: Heirloom Family Photo Package includes a two-hour family shoot, including planning session to discuss details of the shoot,  individual portraits of each family member*; a family portrait, candid images, and an artful photo of your family home, an heirloom or a favorite place. The package includes 3 (8×10) prints and 1 (12×18) print. Additionally, you will receive a USB drive with 75-100 full resolution digital images from our shoot, and an online gallery to share with family and friends. Compliments of Elizabeth Haynes Photography. Value: $850; Opening Bid: $400  *Up to 8 people

18. Theater Package: Includes two A section tickets to see the award-winning musical Cats at Proctors on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 7:30 pm and two tickets at Capital Repertory Theatre to see one of the following shows; Lobby Hero, Your Best One and The Irish and How They Got That Way. Additionally, the winner bidder will enjoy a private hard hat tour for up to four people behind the scenes at Universal Preservation Hall with Campaign Director, Teddy Foster. Compliments of Proctors, Capital Repertory Theatre and Universal Preservation Hall. Value: $300 Opening Bid: $175

19. Lifestyles of Saratoga: A personal styling consultation with owner Heidi West, looking into closet to help design needed pieces. Choose between having Heidi come to winning bidder’s home to help design needed pieces with her Shasta Trailer or a VIP shopping experience in Lifestyles of Saratoga Boutique.  Bottle of Veuve Cliquot and goodie bag included (worth $200). Compliments of owner Heidi West. Value: $900; Opening Bid: $750

20. Razimus Jewelry package: Spoil your partner or yourself with beautiful handcrafted Razimus Jewelry including a necklace and bracelet set and floral bracelet along with a seat a one of their upcoming jewelry making workshops (Dates TBD). Compliments of Razimus Jewelry. Value: $200; Opening Bid: $100

21. Chef table tasting at the Bishop Restaurant in Albany. Be one of the first patrons to experience a delicious chef tasting for six, paired with wine and Bourbon at the stylish new restaurant in Albany. Value: $750; Opening Bid: $600

22. Allegro Restaurant Package: Enjoy a romantic dinner at Allegro Restaurant, featuring eclectic-Italian cuisine, and seasonal ingredients from small, local farms. Compliments of Timothy D. Smith, AIA. Value: $100; Opening Bid: $50

23. Saratoga Polo Package: Win four clubhouse seats in the Owner’s Box for a date during the 2019 season. Compliments of Saratoga Polo. Value: $200; Opening Bid: $100

24. (4) Phish tickets: Orchestra level seating for Phish on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Compliments of Anonymous donor. Value: $360; Opening Bid: $300

25. (2) Jackson Browne TicketsOrchestra level seating for Jackson Brown on Friday, July 5th, 2019 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Compliments of Anonymous donor. Value: $360; Opening Bid: $300

Please submit absentee-bidding forms no later than 5 PM, June 20.


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