December 15 and 16, 2012
The Greenwich Historical Society is joining the Bruce Museum to host an
opening night benefit preview of Antiques & Art Avant-Garde
Greenwich on Friday, December 14, 2012. The evening offers an opportunity
to preview the show and to shop in a relaxed and festive setting, with
cocktails and hors d'oeuveres catered by Abigail Kirsch. Proceeds from the
preview party will equally benefit the Greenwich Historical Society and the
Antiques & Art Avant-Garde Greenwich is new to the Fairfield County arts
scene this year. Organized by Frank Gaglio Inc., the event will highlight the
wares of 45 dealers and combine classic antiques, fine art, jewelry and
architectural objects with contemporary life-style and modern design genres.
The show will be open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, December 15 and 16,
2012 at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, and include celebrity appearances,
including a panel discussion by guest Americana expert, author and television
host Leigh Keno as well as a lecture on interior design with Alexa Hampton,
president and featured designer of Mark Hampton, LLC and a “What’s Modern Now”
display by designer Lynne Scalo. A gourmet show café will be offered by
Versailles. For more details on the show and related
events, click here.
Event co-chairs include Tiffany Burnette and Don Casturo, Carol and George
Crapple, Deborah and Chuck Royce, Anne and Chuck Niemeth and Roxanne and Hugh
Vanderbilt. Be sure to mark your calendar for this dazzling new event.
Friday, December 14, 2012, 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Road, Old Greenwich, CT
After Party for Patrons
To purchase tickets, click
For further information regarding patron opportunities, please
call Anne Bradner at 203-869-6899, Ext. 15.
April 18, 2012
No sooner had cochairs Catherine Tompkins and Carrie Wallack put out the
word on securing the appearance of AD100 Designer Jeffrey Bilhuber for a lunch
and lecture at the Belle Haven Club when the phones began to ring for tickets.
A huge and heartfelt thank you to these talented and
tireless ladies and to all our table hosts for orchestrating a fabulous sellout
program from start to finish.
In attendance were 200 lucky guests who were captivated by Bilhuber's
insider advice and willingness to share tips and resources. At lunch, guests
were wowed by spectacular table settings tricked out in true Bilhuber style,
and they ate up every word of the post-luncheon Q&A, where individual
design questions were answered by the master himself.
Our deep appreciation to Jeffrey Bilhuber, to media sponsor Connecticut
Cottages & Gardens and to business supporters Artistic Upholstery,
Dovecote, Equinox, Frederic Fekkai, Gabrielle's, Greenwich Orchids, Hoagland's,
John Robshaw, The Well Appointed Home, Juliska, Lily Pulitzer, Quadrille,
Richards, Ralph Lauren, Saks and Tory Burch. Without you all, this stellar
event would not have been possible.
Visit fairfieldcountylook.com to see photos of this colorful
One Saturday, November 12, two hundred elegantly attired guests were whisked
back to the Gilded Age as they entered the Loading Dock, which was transformed
into a turn-of-the-century conservatory, complete with potted palms and opulent
chandeliers. The evening began with champagne, a classic raw bar and a
complement of elegant hors d’oeuvres. As guests sat down to tables festooned
with candelabra and sumptuous flower arrangements, they were
treated to a fascinating film on the Gilded Age in Greenwich produced by board
member Regina Pitaro Gabelli and Amy Mooney that explored the historic threads
that led to Greenwich’s transformation from a sleepy rural outpost to a Gilded
Age enclave for titans of industry and philanthropy. Following supper catered
by Jean-Louis Gerin, Terry Betteridge led a lively auction. Proceeds from the
event will support preservation and education initiatives and help to maintain
Bush-Holley Historic Site.
Kudos to co-chairs Suzanne Frank, M.E. Kjaernested, Alease Fisher Tallman
and Lynn Wheat, who earned highest marks possible for creative flair and
flawless execution. Thanks to all who showed your support by buying tickets and
tables and for your generous donations and purchases of auction items. We would
also like to express our gratitude to Moffly Media, exclusive media sponsors,
and to Henri Reserve, Kobrand, and St. Francis for providing fabulous wines for
To view the Gilded Age in
Greenwich film produced for the event, click here.
To see photos of the Gilded Age Ball,
The Black & White Ball
November 12, 2010
The Black & White Ball to benefit the Historical Society held at
the Loading Dock on Friday, November 12, 2010, was a resounding success
and a sellout with over 250 in attendance. The evening featured cocktails,
dinner, dancing and a film created expressly for the event produced by new
board member Regina Pitaro Gabelli. The movie celebrated the colorful story of
Truman Capote's early life as a budding writer at Greenwich High through his
trajectory to fame that culminated in the original 1966 Black & White Ball.
Honorary chairs were Icy and Scott Frantz and Roxanne and Hugh Vanderbilt. The
gala earned more than $250,000 for the Historical Society.