Annual Stevens Cooperative Auction


The most anticipated local charity dinner and auction of the year is coming up this weekend!

Want your own luxury skybox for you and 13 of your closest friends at a Knicks or Rangers game? How about great tickets to see the Yankees, Mets, Jets and the U.S. Open? Maybe you want to go to the World Series? Want to go to MTV’s TRL? How about an insider’s tour of the Today Show? VIP seats to the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? Yeah, this auction has them!

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The best lineup of auction items of the season

Perhaps a Broadway show, or you would just love some autographed stuff from the legendary Neil Young. Maybe it’s time for a Caribbean vacation (two to choose from), or a quiet getaway to the beautiful Lake House Inn is more your style. All this and much, much more means it’s time for the most anticipated spring auction on Hudson County’s Gold Coast: The 29th Annual Stevens Cooperative School auction.

Great items up for bid, and Dinner too!

Tickets are available now for the Stevens Cooperative School Auction and Dinner set for this Saturday night at the beautiful Harborside Financial Center Waterfront Atrium easily accessible from Hoboken via the Exchange Place light rail stop (free parking also available!) You won’t go hungry (or thirsty) at this auction. Tickets are NOW available, and include delectable appetizers, complimentary beer and wine, a full sit-down dinner, and the live auction action right up until midnight. Contact Rebecca Nichols, to purchase tickets over the phone: 201-792-3688 or buy online:

See many more fantastic auction items after the jump! Even a fully loaded jukebox!

Just a sample of the many items up for bid:

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The Ultimate Fan Package for the Post-Season VIP

How much would you bid for a duffel bag with 15 Major League Baseball Productions DVDs, hats and shirts. Wait! What if we added an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the MLB Productions facility located in Chelsea Market? Here you’ll walk through the vaults that contain the complete visual history of the game. Then join the team of producers and editors to help put together programming for the new MLB Network before you are handed two coveted tickets to the 2008 World Series this October in either the National or American League city!

Insider’s Tour of the Today Show

While the crowds gather outside Rockefeller Center for America’s #1 morning news show, you’ll be whisked inside on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Today Show with NBC News President Steve Capus. As special guests of the show, your party of four will be treated to an exclusive tour of the studio, Rockefeller Plaza set, and control room. You may even have the opportunity to meet co-hosts Matt Lauer and Meredith Vieira!

Exciting New York Rangers Hockey

Don’t miss your chance to score 14 tickets to see the New York Rangers play at Madison Square Garden during the 2009 season. Root for the Broadway Blueshirts from the comfort of a luxury skybox.

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Hola Mola; It’s a Rock-Ola!

Now you can jump and jive or swing to your grandparents’ golden oldies in the privacy of your home. No more embarrassing boogie nights at Maxwell’s! This fully reconditioned convertible jukebox comes complete with a starter collection of 100 CDs and delivery is included.

VIP Tickets to the Macy’s Parade

Here’s your chance to get the best view for New York’s best parade — the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Four viewing seats at the 77th St. Central Park West Grandstand, normally reserved for Macy’s family and VIPs, are yours for the asking.

Italian Wine and Cheese Tasting Party Package for 20

Sommelier Anthony Giglio happens to be an award-winning journalist, sommelier and educator, currently writing Food & Wine magazine’s Wine Guide 2009. For the highest bidder of this package Anthony will co-host a Wine and Cheese Tasting — Italian style — in your home for 20 friends!

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This Much Fun Shouldn’t be Legal

Omigod! Dinner and a show. Get the endorphins going with a sumptuous dinner at the Palm Restaurant, then off to the hallowed halls of The Harvard Law School for the smash Broadway musical hit Legally Blonde. Enjoy four orchestra seats to the best trial in town.

Are You Ready for Your Close Up?

Widely published celebrity photographer Stefanie Jasper of Jasper-Sky Photographers has donated a very special creative family portrait session. Mom, dad and the kids. Bring the grandparents if you’d like. Choose a location within one hour from Hoboken. The value of the donation is $2,400, but the memories are priceless.

Caribbean Holidays

Escape to Wyndham Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa for a three-night/four-day holiday for two. Located on 500 lush acres of beachfront property in Puerto Rico, you’ll enjoy swimming, snorkeling, golf on two on-site championship courses and more. Getaway package includes: round trip air from New York on Jetblue and lodging courtesy of!

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Just Wait Until Next Year at MSG

A lot can happen between now and next season. Which is why you’ll be really glad to have 14 tickets to see the New York Knicks play at an agreed upon game during the 2008-09 season, from the best seats in the house — the luxury skybox at Madison Square Garden.

Wine & Tapas for Six at Bin 14

Be one of the first to try the most anticipated addition to the Hoboken cuisine scene: Bin 14. Chef Anthony Pino (of the highly acclaimed The Dining Room) invites your party of six to a repast to remember — pairing wine from well known and up and coming regions with tapas made from the freshest and most inventive ingredients. Bon Appétit!

Your Own Big Apple Adventure

Leave the kids behind. Get ready for a grown-up night on the town: Dinner at the Savoy on Spring Street and a weekend night at the Tribeca Grand. For a bit of extra culture, we will add two passes to the Whitney Museum. Whatever else you do, stays with you.

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Luxury from Head to Toe

Is life wearing you down? You deserve a little “me” time! Your party of four will indulge in the ultimate pamper session at Marma Day Spa and Hair Cult. Package includes haircut and style, 60 minute Elemental Nature customized facial, make-up application with lesson, 60 minute Chakra balancing massage, Carribean Spa manicure and pedicure. Accompanied by wine and cheese.

Getaway to The Lake House Inn

“Beautiful,” “Breathtaking,” “Out of this world,” is how guests often describe their experience at The Lake House Inn overlooking Lake Nockamixon in nearby Bucks County. Your party of eight will enjoy luxurious overnight accommodations, fine cuisine (lunch and breakfast are included) and a serene setting for hiking, biking and horseback riding.

Urban Arts for Grown Ups

Stevens Cooperative parents Patty Morale and Justine Sgaramella open their Hoboken UrbanArts studio for up to 10 adults on an agreed upon day, where you’ll create your own piece of original art. Three-hour party includes a cheese platter from the Cheese Shoppe, wine, and desserts from Carlos Bakery.

Three Nights in Paradise

Imagine yourself lying on the white sands under the swaying coconut trees at the Grand Oasis Punta Cana Resort in the Dominican Republic. Relax and unwind at this all-inclusive vacation for two. This package also includes roundtrip air on Delta Airlines.

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Swim Outdoors All Summer Long

There are not many places to swim outdoors in Hoboken, which makes the 2008 Shipyard Pool Pass all the more valuable. Located on a private rooftop terrace in the Shipyard complex at 12th and Hudson Streets, the outdoor pool overlooking the Hudson River with spectacular NYC views can be your family’s oasis all summer long.

Frankie & Johnnie’s wine tasting dinner

What could be more decadent than a wine tasting dinner for 8 at this famous Hoboken landmark? Playing hooky from your normal workweek world for this treat on any Monday or Tuesday night. This experience is sure to be a memorable evening full of good fun and good cheer for all.

And so much more…

Authentic signed Neil Young merchandise, a golf foursome at Glenwood Country Club, gift certificates for local restaurants – Including Amanda’s, Elysian Café, Trinity, Zack’s and much, much more (too much to list, and adding new items every day!)

Tickets are $129 each and include dinner, beer, wine and appetizers. Contact Rebecca Nichols, to purchase tickets over the phone: 201-792-3688 or buy online:

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Evelyn, with Silent Auctions you are assigned a number and you write down your bid and paddle number on a sheet of paper next to the item. People bid on the item by writing down new bids, usually in predetermined increments.

Just before the silent auction ends people crowd the items to make final bids. This is where silent auctions can get hairy depending on how organized the auction people are.

I’ve been to silent auctions where they have been very organized and immediately scooped up the sheets at the deadline, and I’ve been to others where the sheets languish on the table passed the deadline allowing people to place late bids on the sheets and swipe the items. Not cool.

The Stevens Co-op auction is known as one of the best organized events of the season, so I’m sure this is not an issue there.


Never participated in a silent auction… how exactly does it work?

Can you score some sweet deals?