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Featured Auction Item of the Week: New York City Package

Att: By Christoph Schulz christoph ( [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

In the weeks to come, we’ll be featuring an in-depth look at some Silent Auction items that will be available during the Spread the Joy Luncheon on Wednesday, October 17.

Att: By Christoph Schulz christoph ( [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

Start Spreadin’ the News

Once again we’re offering a chance for you to slip away to New York City for a couple of days. This wonderful package includes:

    • ? A voucher for $300

    • , which can be redeemed for tickets to any Broadway or Off-Broadway show currently playing in New York City. Check out the website

    • for more information and to see a list of shows


    • ? A

gift certificate for $300

    you can put toward your hotel and food and restaurants

Last year’s successful bidder, Claire, took a friend and had a wonderful time in the city. She attended the Broadway Play, “Come from Away”, which was the best she’d ever seen. “It was uplifting, funny lines, and dancing throughout?. I laughed thru the entire play.”

You can use these gift certificates at any time. So, plan your trip to coincide with some fun activities going on in the New Year. Check out the website, which lists activities and special events during each of the four seasons.

By Andr? Lage Freitas [CC BY-SA 3.0 (], from Wikimedia Commons

White Rose at 9/11 Memorial and Museum

Claire recommends the September 11 Memorial and Museum, which was “beautiful.” Located in the Westfield World Trade Center, 180 Greenwich St, in New York City, the museum commemorates the September 11, 2001 attacks and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Visit for more information

Photo by Rosemary B. IntingaroFor a change of pace, The New York Botanical Garden is always uplifting. It is a National Historic Landmark and one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world and the largest of any city in the US. See their website for admission, hours, and directions


Whenever you plan to take advantage of your auction winnings, there’s plenty to do in the city that never sleeps.

The gift certificates were donated by a generous, long-time POF volunteer, who suggests using C&J Bus Lines, a luxury bus that goes directly from Tewksbury to Times Square non-stop in 4 hours. Claire heartily agrees and said that the seats on the C&J bus had ” more room than on an airplane. Very comfy seats. Toilet, WIFI, and coffee and snacks provided.” Check out their website for rates and schedules at

See you on the 17th and Happy Bidding!

If you still don?t have your tickets for the event, get them now, before they sell out.