The Lit Gala – Auction

Live La Vita Fiorentina FOR A WEEK

Generously donated by Patricia King

Bid on this penthouse apartment in the historic center of Florence.  Two bedrooms, living room/dining room, bath and kitchen. And a bed/sitting room and terrace with the ultimate view. Nearby are the Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi Gallery, the Duomo—all the splendid  monuments of the greatest art treasury in the world. The building has an elevator, but there is one staircase leading up to the penthouse.  Comfortably sleeps five adults, or four adults and two children.  Centrally air conditioned. 

If you’ve admired those wonderful ingredients in the Florence central  market, here’s your chance to take them home, prepare your meal, and  eat it on the terrace while you watch the late day sun play on the  façade of the Palazzo Vecchio. Even if the kitchen is foreign territory  for you, you can wake up here, zip around the corner for a delicious  cappuccino and brioche at Rivoire in the Piazza della Signoria before  taking in the chapel at the Medici-Riccardi palace or shopping along the Via Tornabuoni. 

You can realize your dream of La Vita Fiorentina and support the library at the same time!

Walk the Red Carpet at a Film Premiere

Generously donated by Dagmara Domińczyk & Patrick Wilson

Rub elbows with the stars at the premiere of Insidious: The Red Door, directed by Montclair’s own Patrick Wilson. This package is for two tickets to the July 2023* premiere screening of the film, including the amazing opportunity to walk the red carpet. You will enjoy great seats as you sit down to enjoy one of the very first times the film has ever been seen. Transportation will be provided.

*Date TBD

Week-long stay in “The Hamptons of Vermont” with dining, golfing, and wine tasting

Generously donated by Ilmar Vanderer

A one (1)-week stay at a serene, secluded, spectacularly scenic estate on the Lake Champlain Islands in Vermont for a total of 12 guests to be used in May, June, September or October, 2023. Discreetly situated on a lush, sweeping 80 acres with epic views, this 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom residence features distinctive nautical décor, elegant furnishings, and walls of windows which bring the breathtaking scenery into every room.

Enjoy resort-style amenities including complimentary concierge service, free visits to a world-class aquarium/museum, golfing at a PGA Pro-managed country club, gourmet dining at a “Best Chef In Vermont”-owned restaurant, and unlimited wine tastings at Vermont’s oldest vineyard and winery.

Known as “The Hamptons Of Vermont,” The Lake Champlain Islands have something for everyone and are in close distance of Burlington, Plattsburgh and Montreal as well as Vermont’s most scenic sites and relaxing recreation such as biking, boating, dining, fishing, golfing, sailing and swimming. View more pictures here.

NJ Devils Luxury Suite for 8

Generously donated by BDP Holdings & the Placek Family

Eight (8) tickets in a luxury suite for a NJ Devils game of your choice at the Prudential Center in Newark (based on schedule availability) for the 2023-2024 season. Tickets include two (2) parking passes, food, and beverages.


Wine tasting for 12 in your home with Holly Shaw

Generously donated by Holly Shaw

Enjoy a wine tasting for a dozen friends in your home. Holly Shaw holds the top certification in wine and spirits from WSET (Wine Spirits Education Trust), the leading wine educator worldwide. She’ll provide the wine and walk you through the sensory experience of each delightful sip.

Overnight stay at the Library Hotel in Manhattan + Broadway Tix

Generously donated by Dagmara Domińczyk & Patrick Wilson and the Library Hotel

Enjoy a performance of the hit musical Parade, starring Ben Platt and then head off to the Library Hotel for a relaxing night in an environment specially designed for book lovers only a block away from Bryant Park

One-of-a-kind Gurhan bracelet from the Galapagos collection

Generously donated by Frederic’s Fine Jewelry

Enhance any ensemble with this gorgeous piece of jewelry! This handmade bracelet features a gorgeous array of mixed-sized stones – drusy quartz, golden citrine, moonstone, and mother of pearl. Setting is sterling silver and 24K gold. Add this unique piece to your collection.

A Grand Night Out – Peak Performances tix & dinner at Fascino

Generously donated by Brian Clarkson & Christina Cotton and Montclair State University

Indulge your appetite for modern and seasonal fare at one of the top 30 restaurants in NJ. Chef Ryan DePersio lets the ingredients shine in “Italian without borders” style at Fascino. Then make your way uptown to Montclair State University to take in a show in the internationally-recognized Peak Performances series, known for innovative and adventurous work in theater, dance, opera, and music. 

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