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Gather your Friends for a Sneak Preview of the Silent Auction at our Annual Fall Country Luncheon!

Below are some of the very special offerings that will be in our silent auction on Sunday, October 8th. If you are unable to attend the Annual Fall Country Luncheon but would like to place an absentee bid, please call the DLC office and either Tara or Karen will assist you. 845.677.3002.

Assael Pearl Earrings

Assael – known as the most magnificent pearls in the world. South Sea cultured pearl drop earrings, set in a pair of 18 carat yellow gold hooks with 56 diamonds, 0.24 carats.

Generously donated by Christina Lang Assael.

Opening bid: $1,200
Value: $2,400


Who doesn’t love maple syrup!

Enjoy a deluxe trio of local, organic, 100% pure maple syrup and tour the state-of-the-art Sugar House where you will trace the miles-long journey of the organic maple sap as it travels from tree to barrel.

Generously donated by Crown Maple.

Opening bid: $30
Value: $95


Golf for Four!

Travel to Sakonnet Golf Club in Little Compton, RI and enjoy the breathtaking view of Aquidneck Island across the Sakonnet River as you putt out on the first green and contemplate a hole-in-one on the upcoming par three.

Generously donated by Stancy DuHamel.

Opening bid: $125
Value: $388


Hilary Cooper Watercolor

“DAHLIAS ON STONEWARE” is a 22″ by 18″ Watercolor on Paper. Hilary Cooper is a watercolorist and renowned portraitist (having painted many who are among the bold-faced names set).

Generously donated by Hilary Cooper.

Opening bid: $500
Value: $1,200


Experience Hillrock

Enjoy a tour and tasting for six, and take home a bottle of Madeira finished double cask Rye. Hillrock is proud to be one of the few “field-to-glass” whiskey producers in the world and the first USA distillery since before prohibition to floor malt and hand-craft whiskey on site from estate grown grain.

Generously donated by Hillrock Estate Distillery.

Opening bid: $100
Value: $220


NY Giants Tickets

Sunday, December 17th at 1PM at Metlife Stadium. Manning, OBJ, Collins, Engram – Who’s your favorite? See them all when the NY Giants take on the Philadelphia Eagles. Includes two club level seats and VIP parking.

Generously donated by the Masciotti and Hamedl Family.

Opening bid: $250
Value: $570


Enjoy a fabulous night at the opera

Two Prime Orchestra Seats to a Metropolitan Opera performance of your choice from the 2017-2018 season, which runs through May 12th. Here are just some of the operas you could enjoy: La Boheme, Tosca, The Magic Flute, Requiem, Il Trovatore, Le Nozze di Figaro, Les Contes D’Hoffman, Madama Butterfly, Norma, Turandot, Cosi fan Tutte, Parsifal…

Generously donated by Mr. Jay Schwamm.

Opening bid: $425
Value: $550


Pine Plains Getaway Package

The Great Escape … Check-in for a one-night stay in a one-bedroom suite at the Inn at Pine Plains. Stroll down Main Street to Stissing House for a wonderful dinner, and the next morning enjoy a full breakfast at the Pine Plains Platter!

Generously donated by The Inn at Pine Plains, Pine Plains Platter, and Stissing House.

Opening bid: $150
Value: $400


Fly “SergeAir” to Cape Cod

Accompany stellar chef and pilot, Serge Madikians of Serevan Restaurant in Amenia on his mid-week run to Provincetown to inspect the daily catch and buy the best for his weekend menu. Enjoy a fabulous lunch at the local lobster shack before returning home the same day.

Generously donated by Serevan Restaurant.

Opening bid: $600
Value: Priceless!


Dinner for Four at Troutbeck

Enjoy dinner for four at the newly renovated Troutbeck, the historic country manor house in Amenia, NY.

Generously donated by Troutbeck.

Opening bid: $150
Value: $250


A Day at the Races

Enjoy a day at the races for two! Includes lunch at The Reading Room followed by racing in the Melhado’s box at Saratoga Raceway in beautiful Saratoga Springs, New York.

Generously donated by Noel and Seth Melhado.

Opening bid: $250
Value: $500


Alicia Adams Alpaca Knit Throw

Curl up with this fabulously soft and comfy 100% baby Alpaca Ocean Blue Knit Throw.

Generously donated by Alicia Adams Alpaca.

Opening bid: $325 
Value: $495

An Unforgettable Experience at the New York City Ballet

Two premium seats to any New York City Ballet in the 2017-2018 season including The Nutcracker.

Generously donated by Darren Henault Interiors.

Opening bid: $200
Value: $350

Week Long Ecology Camp at the Cary Institute (grades 2 – 7)

Let your child experience the joys of exploration, immersion in nature, and discovery at the Cary Institute Ecology Camp. A special opportunity for them to work with cutting-edge scientists and educators in a unique setting.

Generously donated by An Anonymous Friend of the Cary Institute.

Opening bid: $150
Value: $300

Six Bottles of 2011 Brunello Di Montalcino

Situated in the province of Siena, Castiglion del Bosco was the first to produce and bottle Brunello di Montalcino in the 60’s. Today it is one of the most important properties in the region. Perched on a hill looking down onto the surrounding valleys, exposure is optimal resulting in wines of excellent quality. Robert Parker at The Wine Advocate gives this wine a 92.

Generously donated by Castiglion del Bosco.

Opening bid: $125
Value: $250

Untitled Landscape by Peter Charlap

A 19″ by 25″ Oil on Canvas by local artist and former head of Vassar College Art Department Peter Charlap

Generously donated by Peter Charlap.

Opening bid: $400
Value: $1,200

Salvatore Ferragamo – The name says it all!

Beautiful calfskin handbag with decorative gold hardware.

Generously donated by Salvatore Ferragamo

Opening bid: $500
Value: $1,400

The Splendor of the Hudson Valley from Above

Enjoy magnificent views during a one-hour flight with FAA certified pilot and flight instructor Katelynn Kearney (2-3 people) OR Take the controls with a private lesson and learn basic in-air maneuvers.

Generously donated by Fly With Kate, LLC

Opening bid: $150
Value: $350

Take the Night Off … From Cooking that is!

Be a guest at your own party with a pick-up dinner for eight prepared by Chef Bruce Young. Choose your three-course dinner – starter, main course, and dessert – from the Hathaway Young menu. It will be ready for pick-up any day of the week.

Generously donated by Pete Hathaway and Bruce Young

Opening bid: $150
Value: $350

Travel in Style!

A J. McLaughlin authentic sailcloth tote with tan handles and brass hardware. Roomy inside with three pockets.

Generously donated by J. McLaughlin

Opening bid: $125
Value: $245

The Legendary Creme de la Mer!

A complete skin care package including eye concentrate, moisturizing cream, and hand lotion.

Generously donated by La Mer

Opening bid: $300
Value: $610

Classic Chic!

A handmade and hand-trimmed Madder Hatters topper.

Generously donated by The Madder Hatters/Diana King

Opening bid: $100
Value: $250

Get the Full Treatment at Marion Salon/Spa

(Just outside the Village of Millbrook near Route 82) Includes a 60-Minute Aveda Signature Facial, Spa Manicure and Pedicure, and a Shampoo and Blow Dry.

Generously donated by Marion Salon/Spa

Opening bid: $100
Value: $230

A Guided Field Hunt and Lunch for Four at Mashomack

Situated at the base of Stissing Mountain in Pine Plains, NY, Mashomack is a 1,900 acre private sporting preserve that offers the discerning gunner excellent shooting combined with first-class hospitality.

Generously donated by Mashomack Preserve Club

Opening bid: $400
Value: $850

Ride or Whip with the Millbrook Hunt

What better way to enjoy our spectacular countryside than from the back of a horse? Join the Millbrook Hunt for a glorious morning riding across hill and dale. If you are already a member, this is your opportunity to experience the hunt as a whip!

Generously donated by The Millbrook Hunt

Opening bid: $300
Value: Ride – $350/Whip – Priceless!

Your Style – Your Choice!

Visit one of Morgenthal Frederics’ boutiques and choose the perfect luxury frame complete with prescription lenses. Known for its signature buffalo horn eyewear, MF creates heirloom quality eyeglasses that you can wear!

Generously donated by Morgenthal Frederics

Opening bid: $750
Value: $5,000

Two for Two!

A one-hour shoot and one-hour casting lesson for two at Orvis Sandanona.

Generously donated by Orvis Sandanona

Opening bid: $150
Value: $295

Just for Ewe!

Take home this charming original ink drawing by the remarkable Peter Corbin, created exclusively for the Dutchess Land Conservancy and beautifully framed by Sarah D’Arcy Framing.

Generously donated by Peter Corbin and Sarah D’Arcy Framing

Opening bid: $400
Value: $1,150

A World Away in the Middle of the City

A Shibui Spa 60-minute treatment of your choosing. The Shibui Spa in the chic, Tribeca Greenwich Hotel, is an oasis of zen-like calm. With a wide array of services and amenities, your time at the spa will be a true respite. Choose from an enticing list of facials and massages.

Generously donated by Shibui Spa at the Greenwich Hotel

Opening bid: $125
Value: $250

Take a Hike!

Learn about your land with Julie Hart, DLC’s resident ecologist. Explore the ecological benefits of habitat diversity and the ecosystems that exist on your property. Includes framed aerial or historical map of your property and a crateful of DLC swag!

Generously donated by the Dutchess Land Conservancy

Opening bid: $125
Value: Priceless!

Tiffany & Co. Thumbprint Dish

Elegant yet simple. One of Elsa Peretti’s most famous creations. Hand-blown Venetian glass with 24K gold leaf, 14″ in diameter.

Generously donated by Tiffany & Co.

Opening bid: $200
Value: $395

Tie on a Vineyard Vine!

An elegant yet fun 100% silk tie.

Generously donated by Vineyard Vines

Opening bid: $40
Value: $75

Guided Art Tour and Dinner for Two

Enjoy an evening of art and food at The Wassaic Project and The Lantern Inn. Start your evening with a private tour of The Wassaic Project’s exhibition and artists’ studios followed by a meal at The Lantern Inn, justly famous for its wood-fired oven pizza (but they have other great food too!).

Generously donated by The Wassaic Project and The Lantern Inn

Opening bid: $75
Value: Priceless!


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