And have fun!

Princeton Festival Gala Auction Procedures
Live Auction
• Raise your number HIGH to place your bid. Make sure you are acknowledged.
• If you are highest bidder, a TPF Gala volunteer will come to you immediately after
the bidding ends to get your name.
• Reservations for vacation homes and tours are subject to some restrictions and
the actual reservation must be made directly with the donor.
Silent Auction
• Find the silent auction sheet for the item(s) on which you want to place a bid.
• Put your name and the amount you wish to bid on the appropriate sheet.
• No bid below the minimum bid will be accepted.
• Subsequent bids must be in specified dollar increments.
• Gift certificates and services must be used by the specified dates.
for The Princeton Festival, after all.
• “Winners” will be posted at the close of the Live Auction.
• If you place a bid but leave before the end of bidding, be sure to leave your credit card
information at the desk.
• Pre-set price per person for a specified, maximum number of people. Once
the maximum number of people have signed up, the item is CLOSED.
• There is no up-bidding for these items – pre-set price for the specified, maximum
number of people.
Payment for Live and Silent Auction Items
• Cash or check is preferred. However, major credit cards are accepted for payment.
• Double check the amount you owe before paying.
• The cashier will open one hour after the close of the live auction.
Please pay for your items by the end of the evening,
and be sure to take your items home with you.
Thank you for your generous support.
All proceeds benefit the artistry and continuing
programs at The Princeton Festival.
And have fun!
Live Auction
Sun and relaxation in this fabulous private home on
the Caribbean shore in beautiful Vieques, PR.
“Lowana” has a main house with master bedroom/bath and
second bedroom with twin beds, sleep sofa and separate
bath. All modern amenities. Wrap-around porch. Guest
cottage with twin bedrooms and shared bath. Pool. Isolated and quiet. Sleeps eight.
You need a cell phone and rental car. Available one week April 15–November 15, 2015.
Donated by Alison Flemer. FMV $3,000
Cancun or Playa del Carmen, Mexico Time Share for One Week for Two People.
Haven’t you had enough of winter? Imagine those cool ocean breezes while you
sit on the beach, basking in the sun, sipping a margarita. Here’s the chance for you
and that someone special to get away from it all. Either spot is just a short plane
ride away. Must be used by October 16, 2015.
Donated by Bobette & Dan Lister. FMV $1,750
Four Nights at Two-Bedroom Condominium at
Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Golf, swim, dine, relax—maybe even visit Mickey at the Magic
Kingdom! The choice is all yours. This is a great getaway for
you and your children or grandchildren or just you and friends.
It’s been a long winter, so a few days in sunny Florida would
be most welcome. Two-bedroom property sleeps 8 and features 1 king-size bed, 1
queen-size bed, 1 queen-size sleeper and 1 full-size sleeper. 2 bathrooms and full
kitchen. Access to all Disney parks.
Donated By Susan Rhoda. FMV $3,000
Brunch for Four at Rats and Docent Tour
of Grounds For Sculpture.
Founded in 1992 by Seward Johnson on the former
NJ State Fairgrounds in Hamilton, this 35-acre garden
features a permanent outdoor collection of contemporary
sculpture and seasonal indoor exhibits. Your private
docent tour is bound to enhance your appreciation of
the art on display and the artists who created them. After the tour, enjoy brunch at
the whimsical Rats, which offers beautiful views of the gardens and sculptures. This
elegant but cozy restaurant is named after the character “Ratty,” who represented
everything a host should be in Kenneth Grahame’s classic, “The Wind in the Willows. “
Donated by Maxine Lampert. FMV $600
Dinner for Six Prepared by Richard Tang Yuk in Your Home.
Is there no end to the talents of our TPF General & Artistic Director? He can play,
teach, conduct, direct, AND he can cook! Enjoy an incredible
meal prepared by Richard in your own home while sipping
on a glass of wine. Don’t miss out on this intimate and
relaxing evening of good food, conversation, and fun.
Donated and prepared by Richard Tang Yuk. Priceless!
Reserved Parking Space at the Opera.
Be the envy of the other attendees when you pull in and park right in front
of McCarter Theater at the one of the performances of Le Nozze di Figaro on
June 13, 21 or 28.
Donated by The Princeton Festival.
Silent Auction
Overnight and Breakfast for Two at the Princeton Marriott at Forrestal.
A quiet getaway for two or a great gift for friends or family coming in for this year’s
Princeton Festival.
Donated by Princeton Marriott at Forrestal. FMV $170
Panamanian Dinner for Four by Eric and Laura Harris.
Eric loves to cook the foods of his native country, Panama,
and share these unique tastes with friends, old and new.
Enjoy the flavors of Panama accompanied by a red and a
white wine. Delivered to your home.
Donated by Eric and Laura Harris. FMV $300
Dinner at The Peacock Inn.
The Peacock Inn Restaurant has been voted one of the top choices in New
Jersey dining. Chef Manuel Perez’ “New American” cuisine features an inventive
menu and impressive wine list that will tantalize a discerning palate while the
personalized and attentive service is second to none.
Donated by The Peacock Inn. FMV $200
Dinner for Four at Mistral.
Mistral is one of Princeton’s dining sensations, savory Mediterranean, Asian and
French-style food, thanks to James Beard Award-winning Chef Scott Anderson.
Two plates per guest.
Donated by Chef Anderson. FMV $125
Dinner for Two at Harvest Moon Inn in Ringoes.
Savor the creations of Chef Stanley Novak at the historic Harvest Moon Inn, which
is among the finest examples of Federal architecture in NJ. Chef Novak is serving
“absolutely top American cuisine.”
Donated by Harvest Moon Inn. FMV $125
Dinner for Two at a Terra Momo Group’s Restaurant.
Enjoy a sumptuous meal at any one of the fine Terra Momo Group restaurants:
Mediterra, Eno Terra, or Teresa Caffe.
Donated by Terra Momo Group. FMV $125
Two Offerings of Outstanding Napa Valley Wines.
You can always count on Pam Bristol and Gerry Odening to offer exceptional wines
from the very best vineyards in Napa Valley. This year is no exception.
• A pair of Napa wines from Elizabeth Spencer. Includes a
Cabernet and a Sauvignon Blanc.FMV $100
• A trio of fine Napa reds including a Parallel (always a
favorite), a Melka 2011 and an Ehlers Estate 2012.FMV $225
Donated by Pam Bristol and Gerry Odening
Fine Italian Wine.
Another Gala Silent Auction favorite—a very special, fine Italian wine.
Donated by Jim Pachence. FMV $125
Pair of Fine French Wines.
A 2005 Chateau Talbot St. Julien and a 2005 Chateau LaMotte Medoc.
Donated by Laney and Russell Kulsrud.FMV $110
Basket of Micro Brews.
Micro brews are all the rage. This basket of micro brews will be perfect for sipping
and comparing on a hot summer day, whether in your backyard or on the back of
your yacht.
Donated by Marcia Bossart. FMV $115
A Basket of Chocolate Decadence.
Five kinds of chocolate bars, Mexican hot chocolate tablets, chocolate and caramel
sauce, chocolate for baking, chocolate pretzels and Chocolat DVD.
Donated by Sarah Ringer. FMV $112
Two Prints by Judy Brodsky.
Princeton resident Judy Brodsky is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Visual Arts,
at Rutgers University, and a founder of Rutgers Center for Innovative Print & Paper,
renamed the Brodsky Center for Innovative Editions in her honor. Brodsky’s work
is in over 100 permanent collections worldwide. Her images of the environment,
women, and family become metaphors for life, decay, death, and possible
salvation. Both of these 2015, 18 x 30 inch digital prints (1/10) are from the series
“The 20 Most Important Questions of the 21st Century.”
Donated by Judith Brodsky
Could Science Prove There’s a God? FMV $1,000
What is Gravity Really? FMV $1,000
Watercolor of Village Lane
By M. Fischel with embossed seal, framed. Donated by Vera Kohn. FMV $500
Engraving by J. Harris, painted by Jane Pollard, framed.
Donated by Vera Kohn. FMV $400
J.B. Vinton’s House,
Hand-painted engraving, framed. Donated by Vera Kohn. FMV $400
Pair of Prints of Cartoon “Letter from Rome.”
New Yorker artist Jim Graves, framed.
Donated by Jim Graves. FMV $400
Backstage Tour of Le Nozze di Figaro for Two with the Stage Manager at
Dress Rehearsal.
See “behind the scenes” up close and personal.
Donated by The Princeton Festival.
Docent Guided Tour of the Princeton Art Museum for Eight.
Hear the stories behind the works in the regular collection and special exhibits.
During November 2015 and collections will be chosen by the winner.
Donated by Marianne Grey FMV $150
Two Tickets to the Concordia Chamber Players Season and Lunch for Two
before one of the performances at Duck Soup Café in New Hope.
Donated by Concordia Chamber Players and Duck Soup Café. FMV $150
Two Tickets to Riverside Symphonia Concert on May 3rd and Lunch at Caleb’s
Country Kitchen in Lahaska, PA.
Donated by Riverside Symphonia and Caleb’s Country Kitchen. FMV $85
Two Tickets to Bucks County Playhouse (orchestra) and Dinner for Two at
John and Peter’s in New Hope.
Donated by Bucks County Playhouse and John and Peter’s Restaurant. FMV $150
Tickets to JazzNight Event.
Two tickets to one of the upcoming JazzNights Concerts, an intimate evening with
some of today’s top jazz artists.
Donated by JazzNights. FMV $100
Two Tickets for the Falkner Evans Jazz Piano Quintet at The Princeton
Festival on June 7 with Lunch at Vidalia in Lawrenceville.
Donated by The Princeton Festival and Vidalia. FMV $140
Lunch for two at a Terra Momo Brothers Restaurant.
Donated by Iona and Maurice Harding. FMV $50
$500 Gift Certificate from Hamilton Jewelers.
Have you been eyeing those beautiful earrings in the window of Hamilton
Jewelers on Nassau Street? Well, now’s the time to treat yourself to a welldeserved gift.
Donated by Hamilton Jewelers. FMV $500
David Yurman Bangle Bracelet from Hamilton Jewelers.
This will look lovely on your wrist or give as a gift – graduations are just around
the corner.
Donated by Susan Rhoda. FMV $1,000
Relax in Luxury While Getting a Five-Element Facial at Vallerie European
Spa on Carter Road in Lawrence Township.
Donated by Vallerie European Spa. FMV $90
Treat Yourself to a Hair Cut, Blow Dry and Manicure at Copper River Salon
and Spa, Moore St. Princeton –
Just in time for Spring!
Donated by Copper River Salon and Spa. FMV $100
Two-Hour Consultation and Tour of Exclusive Designer Showrooms in NYC
with Susan Hoover, Hoover Connaughton Interiors of Princeton and NYC.
This is a one of a kind opportunity to create a personalized itinerary of “insider”
showrooms in NYC to suit your aesthetic and areas of interest.
Donated by Susan Hoover. FMV ­­­­­­­$1,000
Two Beautiful, Hand-Painted Scarves from Croatia.
Donated by Bobette Lister. FMV $100
Three Sets of “Peter’s Picks” from the Music Library of Peter Lucchesi.
The Operas of Mozart: Three video discs, 1 audio. Lectures by
Prof. Robert Greenberg. FMV $60
Five Baroque Operas: Five sets of complete operas on audio discs. FMV $80
Great Singers in Movies: DVD sets. FMV $80
Donated by Marlene Lucchesi
And More . . .
Special Events
The Serious Foodie Wine Tasting Experience: Wines from the Veneto for up
to 20 People on Sunday, May 17 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
From the cool breezes of the Adriatic Sea to the mountainous eastern borders, our
tasting event this year brings us to the Veneto. We’ll start with prosecco (as a nod
toward the Venetian sense of style), then go to an intriguing white wine from local
indigenous grapes, then move to a selection of artisan red wines. And, of course,
there will be food to match the wines. Enjoy! Event will take place at the home of
Pam Bristol and Gerry Odening.
Donated by Jim Pachence, Pam Bristol and Gerry Odening $75 Per Person, FMV $35
Marlene’s Mushrooms for 12 People on Saturday, May 23 at 4 p.m.
If you have ever been to a TPF event, then chances are you have experienced
Marlene Lucchesi’s amazing, delicious stuffed mushrooms. What is her secret and
what are the secret ingredients? Well, here is your chance to find out. Marlene
will demonstrate how to make the mushroom appetizers from scratch in her very
own kitchen AND will give out the recipe to each guest. Marlene has been making
these delicacies for 50 years and they are just as popular today. Once you’ve
mastered the recipe, you can make hundreds at home and freeze them so that you
always have them on hand for entertaining. And, you’ll sample and enjoy a little
wine while you’re creating, of course.
Donated by Marlene Lucchesi. $50 Per Person, FMV $25
Sing, Drink, and Eat Along with Jeff Dershin for 20
People on Sunday, September 20 from 3 to 5p.m.
What could possibly be more fun than an afternoon
singing along with the multi-talented Jeff Dershin
while sipping some wine and munching on hors
d’oeuvres at the beautiful Modzelewski home in
Bucks County. Jeff is a multi-talented keyboard
soloist and bandleader with recording, international touring, teaching, directing
and composing creds galore. Above all, he’s an extremely popular entertainer,
guaranteed to get you singing and tapping your toes! So, warm up your voices
and sign up for an afternoon of singing tunes from Broadway and the American
Songbook, playing musical games like Name That Tune, and enjoying wine and
hors d’oeuvres with friends old and new. Don’t miss this!
Donated by Debbie and Steve Modzelewski. $75 Per Person, FMV $30
Visit the Observatory at Princeton University and Observe the Heavens for
Up to 8 People.
This will be a special, once in a lifetime evening looking through the Princeton
University telescope led by one of the knowledgeable post docs. What you
will see will depend on the heavens—one possibility is the fall meteor shower. Sustenance will be provided depending on the weather. Date to be arranged with
the participants.
Donated by Russell $100 Per Person, or Whole Event for $1,000,
and Laney Kulsrud. FMV $25