Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites

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Holiday Dinner Live Auction

Get a sneak peek of this year's Holiday Dinner & Auction Live Auction Items...

We're proud to showcase these amazing items in our live auction at this year's Holiday Dinner & Auction.
Join us for an evening of exquisite dining, fabulous cocktails, and auctions featuring beautiful art, unique items, and much more.

Saturday, December 1, 2018
ArtsQuest Center at Steel Stacks
101 Founders Way, Bethlehem, PA 18015

Live Auction Items

Item #101
14K White Gold Diamond Ring

The perfect gift for a special occasion, or just because you love it! Stunning 14K white gold diamond ring with 1.25 its of round diamonds. Size 8, can be resized to fit.

Donated by: Timothy Richard Jewelers
Value: $2,100

Item #102
Yankees Baseball Game

Batter up! Hit, run, and score with (4) prime seats in Section 118, Row 6, Seats 5-8 (17 rows behind Home Plate). With in-seat food and beverage service and first-rate accommodations, you won’t strike out with these tickets!

Your baseball experience includes exclusive access to the Field MVP Club Lounge, which boasts a climate-controlled, upscale bar and food stations, complimentary snacks and nonalcoholic drinks located behind Home Plate; the Audi Yankees Club features a cocktail bar, first-class dining services and an unparalleled views of Yankee Stadium from left field; and the Mohegan Sun Sports Bar, a spacious, air-conditioned club located in center field with two cocktail bars, premium sports bar food items and sweeping views of the playing field.

Ride into New York in style with round-trip chauffeured services to and from Yankee stadium for (4) provided by Anthony Limousines. Ticket dates to be determined. Parking charges and chauffeur gratuity not included.

Donated by: Norris McLaughlin
Value: $1,780

Item #103
Summer Getaway in Breckenridge

For a dream week in the luxurious Water House on Main Street, relax and enjoy a spectacular view from your private balcony. With three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, you will find everything you need for an unforgettable stay in Breckenridge.

In addition to the king bed in the master bedroom, the second bedroom has two twin beds. The third bedroom has a queen bed with adjoining bathroom. Relax in front of the natural stone gas fireplace in the living room or take in the fresh mountain air from your patio.

Leave the rental car and shuttle buses behind ~ this condo puts you in the perfect location for mountain activities, boating, golf, dining and shopping on the historic Main Street. Available from May - September, 2019. (Excluding Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day). Sleeps 6-8. Contact Mary Mulder at HBMS office for booking information.

Donated by: Thelma Quiogue and Charles Andrews
Value: $3,500

Item #104
Featured Painting: "Burnside Guardian"

A prolific and sought after painter, Adriano Farinella captures the grandeur and breathtaking beauty of Burnside Plantation in this masterful composition.

"My intention was to surround present day Burnside with an enduring and perpetual light that feels simultaneously like a sunset and a sunrise. I wanted to frame it in timeless light as a dedication to it’s past, an acknowledgement of it’s present, and a enduring hope for it’s future." ~ Adriano Farinella

At 36" x 48" this grand painting will be an exquisite addition to any collection.

Donated by: Adriano Farinella
Value: Priceless

"Burnside Guardian" by Adriano Farinella

Item #105
Week at Stone Harbor: June 1 - June 10, 2019

Ten days of beautiful beaches, unlimited boating fun, and seafaring adventures await!

Indulge in everything the seven-mile island of Stone Harbor has to offer when you stay at this cozy studio/efficiency condo.Filled with all the amenities needed for an incredible nine-day stay at the beach, this condo will have you relaxing and unwinding on this fun-in-the-sun getaway in no time!

Included are: a large open living area, one bathroom, a porch, beach chairs, and linens - all you need is to pack the car and go!

Sleeps 4 (1 queen bed, 1 pull out couch). Contact Mary Mulder to arrange booking details: [email protected]

Donated by: Mark & Christina Connar
Value: $1,500

Item #106
Exotic Car Driving Experience for 2

Life is short – here’s your chance to make sure you live it to the fullest! You will be behind the wheel in some of the world’s fastest and most exotic cars, experiencing the raging horsepower and asphalt-to-rubber hugging turns. The cars are real, the racetrack is real, and the adrenaline rush is real!

Drive your Dream Supercar on a exciting road course at Pocono Raceway. Choose 3 cars and get 5 rounds in each car for a total of 15 laps! Cars available are a Ferrari 360 Spider, Lamborghini Gallardo, Maserati MC Sport or an Audi R8 V10. Not to worry - an instructor will be in the car with you, so no experience required!

Donated by: Shelby & Ted Eichenlaub
Value: $1,428

Item #107
European Viking River Cruise

Sail Away! On an 8-day Viking 2019 European River Cruise for two adults. Castles, cathedrals, medieval towns and spectacular scenery await you! Guided tours, all onboard meals with wine, beer and soft drinks, and visits to UNESCO sites are part of this unforgettable excursion.

Double occupancy, Category D Riverview stateroom accomodations are included. Airfare, transfers, optional shore excursions and land extensions are not included and are available for purchase at regular brochure fare. Not transferable and may not be exchanged for cash. Stateroom upgrade is available for purchase at prevailing rates subject to stateroom availability.

Valid on available embarkations for 2019 only. Reservations are only accepted within 120 days of departure. Space per sailing is limited and yield controlled. Not applicable for Viking Tours or other Viking products including Viking Ocean. Offer valid for river cruise only.

Donated by: Viking Cruises
Value: $8, 698

Item #108
Farm to Table Dinner at Kreeky Tree Farm

In the heart of farm country at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Northeastern Pennsylvania, Kreeky Tree Farm celebrates the beauty and bounty of small farm values and flavors.

Experience the true meaning of “Farm to Table “ with a tour of the farm,followed by a memorable 5 course meal for 8 guests that includes an aperitif, amuse bouche, appetizer, salad, entre, and dessert, all prepared with seasonal ingredients grown and harvested on the property.

Falling in love with the concept that simple fresh ingredients make amazing food, Allan Schanbacher trained at The French Culinary Institute in New York City and went on to learn the fine art of food preparation working in famed kitchens, such as Madeline’s, Sarabeth at The Whitney and Zabar’s Across the Street in Manhattan. Chris Gangi has been devoted to the art, taste and style of great food and been the creative director of publications such as Conde Nast Traveler, Garden Design, Organic Gardening, Organic Style, and Organic Life.

Date and menu to be determined with winning bidder.

Donated by: Kreeky Tree Farm
Value: $1,200

Item #109
Dinner with President Bryon Grigsby

Enjoy an exquisite dinner for eight guests with Dr. Bryon Grigsby, President of Moravian College, in his historic home. The five-course dinner will be prepared by the Executive Chef from Sodexo and will be paired with wine to meet the discriminating palate.

The women's college constructed the Frueauff House in 1819 to serve as a residence for the Reverend John F. Frueauff, the head of the Moravian Seminary for Young Ladies. Rev. Frueauff lived in the house until his death in 1839, and the house remained a private residence for the Frueauff family until 1914. It served the College for Women in a variety of ways until the merger in 1954 when it was converted back into a private residence. This is a memorable evening where history meets hospitality with flair and the company of the President of Moravian College.

Donated by: Moravian College
Value: $2,000

Item #110
A Dinner Party for 12 at Durham Springs in the Cascade Dining Room

Enjoy a dinner designed especially for you and your guests.

Start with cocktails & hors d'oeuvres followed by a seated dinner designed by acclaimed chef Francesco Martorella. All of this to take place at the newly renovated Durham Springs (formerly the Cascade Lodge), opening officially on Friday, November 23.

Cascade is a beautiful restaurant tucked away in the heart of upper bucks county, surrounded by rolling hills and majestic trees. We strive to be the finest dining in both food and hospitality, providing nothing but excellence to each and every guest we have. Cascade is owned by Dan Fehlig, who also owns and operates the finest catering company in NYC, The Upper Crust. Bringing his experience and techniques down with him, he is sure to treat the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas to a treat they have never seen.

Donated by: Dan Fehlig
Value: $2,500



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