The Garden City Historical Society
Annual Benefit 2019
Garden City's 150th Anniversary
September 20, 2019
The Garden City Hotel
Garden City, NY
Cocktails: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dinner: 8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dress: Cocktail Chic

The Garden City Historical Society invites you to celebrate at the luxurious Garden City Hotel the 150th Anniversary of the Founding of Garden City by AT Stewart at our annual Capital Campaign Benefit.


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. Honor them with a donation or come & join us on September 20th!

During cocktails (7:00-8:30), guests will sample some of the Hotel’s delicious appetizers and be entertained by famous Garden City resident Andrew Andron on the piano. Dinner will follow as the entertainment continues with dancing to The Hombres, a Garden City Group, followed by The Chiclettes, bands that rock music from all eras.

We have also partnered with AmFund to hold an exciting silent auction. AmFund, a nonprofit, has prepared a select number of "Trips of a Lifetime" to highlight the auction.

The Garden City Historical Society encourages you to share in its pride in our past and support the Museum restoration efforts underway either by purchasing tickets to attend our Annual Benefit on September 20th, becoming an e-Journal Benefit Sponsor, or by making a donation today!

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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.

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

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