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Featured Auction Item of the Week: New York City Package

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 18.

By Daniel Schwen (Own work) [CC BY-SA 2.5 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Take a Bite Outta New York

Here is 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 $550 you can put toward your hotel and food and restaurants

Although you can use these gift certificates at any time, picture yourself tasting the Big Apple in springtime. Plan your trip to coincide with some fun activities going on in the New Year; for example:

Picture by Rosemary B. IntingaroMacy’s Flower Show in the March/April timeframe, usually lasts 2 weeks and features floral creations throughout the store with live music, kids’ activities, and flower-centric seminars. See for details.

Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival held on Easter (April 1, 2018) starts around 10 AM to 4 PM. In a tradition dating back to the 1870s, participants put on their festive finery and march north on Fifth Avenue, from 49th Street to 57th Street. The St. Patrick’s Cathedral area is the best place to watch. Photo by Rosemary B. Intingaro

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit 2018 Spring Show held on Memorial Day Weekend May 26, 27, 28 and June 2 and 3. The venue on University Place starts at East 13th Street and continues south along the east side of Washington Square Park to West 3rd Street. This bi-annual event attracts artists and crafts artisans from around the world. See their website for details

The New York Botanical Garden 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 NYC.

The gift certificates were donated by a generous, long-time POF volunteer, who suggests using C and J Bus Lines, a luxury bus that goes directly from Tewksbury to Times Square non-stop in 4 hours. Check out their website for rates and schedules at

Click to see the growing list of the items that will be available at the auction.

Start Spreadin’ the News! See you on the 18th and Happy Bidding!

If you still don’t have your tickets for the event, get them now, before they sell out.