Live Auction Package Previews

Our ninth annual fall benefit is just around the corner, and you could be one of the lucky winners to take home an experience of a lifetime. Our live auction will captivate your sense of adventure and fun. Reserve your spot now and get ready to place your bid! More details and prizes to come.

Private Villa at the Haystack Tryall Club in Jamaica

Private Villa at the Haystack Tryall Club in Jamaica | Value: $37,000

Enjoy a week-long stay in this exclusive, gated resort in Jamaica. Accommodating 16 guests (8 bedrooms), this villa boasts stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and is just a short swim to a beautiful coral reef. With a personal staff of 7 to pamper you and your guests, this package is the perfect retreat.

  • Luxury features include a pool, outdoor bar, game room, gym, fire pit, 3 dining areas, and 3 golf carts to explore the property.
  • Fine print: Bookings are Saturday to Saturday. Food and beverage are not included. Tennis, water sport excursions, and airport shuttles are available for a fee. Suggested tips to the villa staff is $1,750-$2,500. Guests are required to a pay resort fee of $135 per adult per week.

Farewell Yellow Brick Road | Value: $45,000

Experience the historic last tour of Elton John as he performs his Farewell Yellow Brick Road in all its visual and musical production glory. After a 50-year career, you and 11 guests can say farewell to the legend from the Bank of America Luxury Suite 47 at Madison Square Garden on Monday, April 6 2020. Food, wine, and beer included to make this the ultimate show you won't want to miss. 




Aerosmith "Deuces Are Wild" auction item

Aerosmith: ‘Deuces Are Wild’ in Las Vegas + Meet and Greet | Value: $13,400

Pack your bags and head to Las Vegas to see the legendary Aerosmith perform their rock ‘n’ roll headlining show complete with never-before-seen visuals and an unforgettable performance. This already incredible experience will also offer you and three guests the chance to meet Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, two of America’s all-time top-selling rock stars. Hotel accommodations are included (two nights).

• Concert Date Options: 2020 January 29; February 3, 5, 10, 13; May 20, 25, 28; or June 2, 4. Hotel accommodations and concert date must be booked at least 4 weeks in advance.



Children's Aid Benefit Hors d'oeuvres

Cocktail Reception for 25 | Value: $5,000

Indulge your family and friends in an elegant cocktail party to celebrate your next special occasion. Catered by the celebrated chef and owner of Curran Affairs, this full-service cocktail party can be transformed to your tastes. Hors d'oeuvres, fruit display, cheese and crudité display plus wine, beer, and liquor included. 

Expiration: November 7, 2020. Date must be mutually agreed upon by Curran Affairs and winner.



Absentee Bidding

If you are unable to attend our benefit but would still like to participate in our live auction, simply place an absentee bid (also commonly referred to as a written or commission bid) by Tuesday, November 5 and a Children’s Aid proxy bidder will bid on the item for you. An absentee bid left in advance takes priority over the same bid amount in the room, and bids will be prioritized by the order in which they are received. The proxy bidder will try to win the item for you at the lowest price they can.

You may place an absentee bid through the Children’s Aid Events Office by calling 212-284-4591, 917-286-1531, or by emailing Placing an absentee bid will require you to complete and return an Absentee Bid Form and enter your maximum bid amount. The form also serves as a binding contract for payment should your bid be successful.   

Thank you to our live auction donors

Bank of America

Emily and Teddy Greenspan

Beth and Ira Leventhal


Confirmed auction listings are as of August 22, 2019. Live auction items are subject to change without notice.



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