The Garden City Historical Society
Annual Benefit 2019
Garden City's 150th Anniversary
September 20, 2019
The Garden City Hotel
Garden City, NY

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TGCHS 2019 Benefit Honorees

The Andy FoundationJill Palmeri

The Mollie FundMaggie and Jack Biggane

The GCAA Challenger Sports Program – Al Vanasco


These resident heroes are teaching generations of Garden City children and their parents that charity is important and that giving begins at home. They stand as important reminders of hope and resilience in the face of difficult times.  As we celebrate the preservation of our exceptional village, we celebrate their devotion to teaching kindness, generosity, and inclusion and their willingness to share the knowledge of personal experiences. They are great Garden City residents.

Sponsors & Donors
The Garden City Historical Society
Gratefully Acknowledges Our Sponsors & Donors
Alexander T. Stewart Sponsors 
Mark McNamara, Five Nines Consulting
Mary Jane & Tom Poole
Cornelia Stewart Sponsors
Beyer Blinder Belle
Bill Garry & Peter Negri
CNY Group
Daniel Gale Sotheby's
Frank McDonough - GC Women in STEM
Connie & Ronnie McGlynn
Drs. Tony & Ruth Randi - Garden City Dental Care
Cynthia & Steven Rudolph - Rudco Plumbing and Heating
Steel Equities
Tinicum Enterprises
Apostle House Sponsors
Joanne Adams
The Albanese Organization
Ellie & John Brennan
Garden City Real Estate Professionals Foundation
Kelley & Keith Hochheiser
Disciple House Sponsors
Nelson DeMille
Garden City Golf Club
Penny & Marty Hinderstein
Betsey & John Lane
Joan & John Leondis
Carl Perrino
Chris & Ken Rathgeber
Walk Street
St. Mary's-St. Paul's Sponsors
Beth & Rob Elliott
910 Franklin Avenue Associates, LLC
Marguerite & James Gorman
Liz & Gerry Kelly
Mary & Bill Mahoney
Johanna & Nicholas Rosato
Sterling National Bank
Event Sponsors
Valet Parking Sponsor
Gamber & Gamber, PLLC Real Estate Attorneys
E-Journal Sponsors
Richard Ferrucci - Alliant Insurance Services, Inc.
Susan Kelly - Cruise Planners
The Garden City News
Mike Ventre - Windsor Commercial Real Estate
Judy & Edgar Alzner
Barnes Gallery - Gregory Schnoor
William Bellmer
Sue & John Crofton
Genevieve & John D'Agostino
Diversified Cleaning
Liz Doran
Claudia Galvin
Joe Howard
Melissa & Rich Jaeger
Carolyn & Rudolf Kaiser
Mo & Dick Kearns
Veronica Lee
McKeen Fund - James & Beth Ann Daly
Kaye & Peter Negri
Nielsen Charitable Foundation
Kathy & Dan O'Donnell
Anne & Marc Pergament
Nancy Peretz
Ashley & Conor Reeves
Cindy Rudolph
Jacqueline Sandler
Andrea & Jon Segerdahl
BK Sweeney's Uptown Grille
Patty & Allan Walsh
Beth Watras
Westminster Nursery
Judy & Rex Wood
AmFund Donors
Michael Crowley
Jean Eschmann
Lee & Dick Harned
Jan McDonough
Helen & Robert Pufahl
Neil Raimondi
Kate & Karl Schmidt
Brian Sullivan
Silent Auction Donors

Annastasia Salon

The AT Stewart Exchange

Autumn Farms, North Salem, NY

Body By Elise


Copperhill Restaurant


Diamond Mills Hotel, Saugerties, NY

Joanne & Frank Doherty

Edible Arrangements


Five Nines Consulting

Francine’s Outrageous Kitchen

The Garden City Country Club

The Garden City Hotel

Giulio Cesare

Kinha Sushi

Lee Harned

Lynbrook Smiles

Penny & Marty Hinderstein

The Hombres Band

Albert Intreglia


Matty’s Toy Stop

Mineola Bycycle, Mower & Fitness

Maureen McConnell & Water Gross

My Three Sons Bagels 

The Peartree

Perennial Restaurant

Mary Jane & Tom Poole

Prime Fine Catering

Salon di Capelli

Southampton Blazer Button Inc.

Kathleen Sweeney

V Spa

Walter Winchurch

Clancy & Clancy Brokerage, Ltd.
Digital Graphic Imagery
Silent Auction

The night of the event guests will have the opportunity to bid on several fabulous vacation prizes thanks to sponsorship provide by the AmFund.

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Silent Auction Item Descriptions

#1. ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL? Giants vs. Dolphins – 2 tickets. Sunday, Dec. 15th 1pm. MetLife Stadium. Level 100, Sec 108, Row 21, Seats 6 & 7. General Parking Permit included. Value $274.


#2. NINE HOLE “PLAYING” LESSON. Nine hole one-on-one playing lesson with head golf pro John Kuntz at the legendary Garden City Country Club. Value $300.


#3. TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME. NY Mets vs. Atlanta -- 4 tickets. Sat., Sept. 28th 7:10pm. Sec 128, Row 19, Seats 1-4. Baseline Silver Tickets. Value $280.


#4. GIDDY UP! Two 1-hour horseback riding lessons at Autumn Farms in North Salem, NY. Value $240.

#5. SHOP LIKE A PRO! A $500.00 Gift Certificate for the PRO SHOP at the Garden City Golf Club, located at 315 Stewart Avenue, plus assorted Duke Cannon products (high end men’s toiletries). Value $600.

#6. WAG the TAILS. Special treats for your favorite dog. Includes blanket, bowl & toys. Value $100.

#7. PAINT NIGHT. Artist Lee Harned will host an evening for up to 10 guests at the Garden City Historical Society Museum. Includes all materials. Value $50/per person


#8. OIL PAINTING. A beautiful oil painting of Garden City’s Gazebo in winter! By Walter Winchurch. Value $450.

#9. GET READY FOR HOMECOMING! Garden City’s Hometown Crate is filled with fabulous etched barware, comfy pillow and good GC things. Compliments of Itfitzya. Value $250.


#10. LANDSCAPE DESIGN by Albert. Partnering with Paul’s Nursery, Glen Head, for planting materials and landscapes. Value $750.


#11. HEAD-TO-TOE MAKE-OVER. Get ready for the next fun event with a manicure and blow-out from Annastasia Salon & Gift Certificates from V SPA, and Salon Di Capelli. Value $143.


#12. FOR THE GENTLEMAN. Southampton tie and a bucket of Duke Cannon products (high end men’s toiletries). Value $180.


#13. COMPLIMENTS OF EN VIE. “Cashmere Look” poncho, E Gillett Scarf and Gift Certificate. Value $125.

#14. CELEBRATING GARDEN CITY’S 150TH. American Flag flown over the White House on August 1st, 2019 in honor of our 150th Anniversary. Value: Priceless!


#15. IRELAND’S FINEST CRYSTAL. 6 Waterford wine glasses (Clare pattern) and a bottle of white wine to fill them. Value $180.


#16. MOSAIC “Poetry of Flowers” Vatican curator Virgilio Cassio’s mosaic represents a woman in red dress (at the Studio dello Vaticano del Mosaico). Value $400.


#17. INDULGE & EXPERIENCE two of Long Island’s finest restaurants with these Gift Certificates from Perennial and Giulio Cesare. A dining experience you don’t want to miss. Value $150.


#18. EXTRAORDINARY DINING EXPERIENCE. Dinner Party for eight presented by the Garden City Historical Society’s Board of Trustees, partnering with PRIME Fine Catering, in the parlors of The Garden City Historical Society Museum. Value $1,800.

#19. ELEGANT FAMILY PORTRAITS by Kramer. Oil-painted photograph of up to 8 family members. Studio session takes place in their NYC studio at The Pierre Hotel. Value $6,000.


#20. ELEGANT CHILD’S PORTRAIT by Kramer. Oil-painted photograph of up to 8 children, ages 3-17 years. Studio session takes place in their NYC studio at The Pierre Hotel. Value $4,000.


#21. CHEERS! SCOTLAND’S FINEST. Enjoy 3 bottles of 16-18 year old Scotch specially labeled for The Garden City Historical Society. Value $195.


#22. CHEERS! IRELAND’S FINEST. Toast the “Old Country” with 2 bottles of the first run Fighting 69th Irish Whiskey. Value $160.


#23. CELEBRATE! Spend a special evening at the famous Copperhill Restaurant in Williston Park. Value $250.


#24. PIZZA NIGHT. Emile Henry, France, Flame Pizza Stone 14.5”, Epicurean Pizza Peel 21”x14” and a bottle of Coppola Merlot Wine. Value $110.


#25. TOAST TO ALEXANDER TURNEY STEWART! Toast our founder, A.T. Stewart, with the fixins for whiskey sours (plus glasses). Value $75.


#26. CORNELIA’S COSMOPOLITANS. Toast the 150th with our founder’s wife Cosmopolitans! Value $75.

#27. BON APETIT! Enjoy fine dining at Jonathan’s, Calogero’s & Kinha Sushi with these Gift Certificates. Value $175.


#28. PURE DELIGHT! Glenmorangie Highland Single Malt Scotch Whiskey (10 years old). Value $60.

#29. IT’S 5:00 SOMEWHERE! Bring on the wine! Enjoy 5 bottles, compliments of The Garden City Historical Society. Value $100.


#30. BOTTOMS UP! Enjoy 5 bottles of wine, compliments of The Garden City Historical Society. Value $100

#31. AHH MY LITTLE COQUETTE! How sweet it is for you to escape with private shopping while sipping wine & eating cheese. Make it a party! Up to 20 of you can go and enjoy 20% off all. Ooh la la! And you get a $100 Gift Certificate. C’est magnifique! Value $175.


#32. FIVE NINES! Five Nines, IT Managed Services, Cloud and Cybersecurity generously donates IT Advisory and Software. This package includes Microsoft Office Email and Office Suite (5) and Quickbooks (1) and set-up for your business. Value $2,000.


#33. DONATED TO THE GARDEN CITY HISTORICAL SOCIETY! Painting of The GCHS Museum, done by local artist Lee Harned. Value: Priceless!


#34. TWO NIGHTS AT LUXURIOUS DIAMOND MILLS HOTEL. Gift Certificate for two-night stay in Saugerties, NY. (Subject to black-out dates & availability) Value $750.


#35. LOTSA GOOD FOOD. Brunch for 2 AND Dinner for 2 at David Burke’s Red Salt Room at the Garden City Hotel. Value $500.

#36. SMILE! Lynbrook Smiles & Dr. Nicole Kohner have graciously donated a Teeth Whitening Treatment. Value $525.

#37. DECADENT DESSERT BASKET. From Francine’s Outrageous Kitchen, includes her Outrageous Pound Cake, Fudge & Toffees Sauces, gourmet teas, chocolates and Quinta das Carvalhas 10-year old Port. Value $250.

#38. BIKES & TOYS, TOYS, TOYS! $25 Matty’s Toy Stop Gift Certificate and $50 Gift Certificate to Mineola Bicycle, and an assortment of toys. Value $150.


#39. BODY BY ELISE. Join Elise for her 1-hour personal training session at your home.  With 35+ years of experience in personal training, she will work with you on your goals and objectives in your comfortable setting.   Value $120.

#40. MYSTERY BUNDLE?? Live Dangerously & Take a Chance! Value $150.


#41. THE HOMBRES. Donated 90-minute musical performance at the venue of your choice. Garden City-based, their music harkens back to the earliest days of rock ‘n roll. Their influences include such legends as Elvis, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, The Rolling Stones, and others. So, kick off your shoes, get out of your chair, and rock out with The Hombres!  Value $650