Greenwich Town Party Announces First-Ever Silent, Online Auction with 100+ Items

Greenwich Town Party


The Greenwich Town Party, Inc., a non-profit organization, will host an online benefit auction from Tuesday, May 24 through Sunday, May 29 surrounding the sixth annual event.

The 2016 Greenwich Town Party, a day-long family music festival, is set for Saturday, May 28, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Daryl Hall & John Oates, Grammy award winners John Fogerty and Tedeschi Trucks Band, as well as CJ Chenier and the Red Hot Louisiana Band, and six local bands will rock this year’s crowd.  Each year, the GTP brings multiple generations of Greenwich residents together to celebrate town pride and the spirit of giving.

The proceeds from this first-ever auction will help support the party’s sustainability for future years. The auction will consist of more than 100 items and experiences ranging from $25 to $50,000. The majority of lots include items donated by Greenwich businesses and residents ranging from travel and sports to jewelry and art.

Each year, substantial donations from town residents and local businesses provide the majority of party funding, allowing the General Admission ticket price to stay lower than the actual cost.

Thanks to the continued generosity of sponsors and donors, the ticket prices have been reduced to a fraction of what they would have been for such a large event. There will be a GTP Donation Tent on-site during the Party, and organizers encourage all attendees to donate something to keep the GTP sustainable for years to come. All donations, regardless of the amount, will be matched by an anonymous and generous benefactor.

“Every year, the Greenwich Town Party kicks off the summer by bringing people together to celebrate our amazing community.  The event has grown into the most popular ticket in town,” said Ray Rivers, Co-President and Director of Development, GTP.

“It’s a day for the whole family to enjoy and the community has really embraced the GTP mission – participating, donating and doing what they can to make this event a success. As the community began to understand the mission, support for the event has grown every year.  Now that we have the community behind us we can look forward to having the Greenwich Town Party for many years to come.”

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aryl Hall & Joan Oates / Contributed

Powered by 501 Auctions, the online auction will be open for one week surrounding the event and will be open to everyone, whether they are ticket holders or not, beginning at 12:00 noon, Tuesday, May 24 at  http://501auctions.com/gtpauction16.

This will enable more people and businesses to participate and donate, bringing the whole community together for one cause.

The online auction will end the day after the GTP, on Sunday, May 29 at 6 p.m., so everyone can participate in the celebration all day Saturday.

This year, there will also be one special auction item featured in the Donation Tent: Headliners Daryl Hall & John Oates have signed a guitar available for on-site bidding (this item is not available in the online auction).

Other vendors, businesses and donors participating in the auction to date include:

Allegra Dance Studio, Applausi, Apple Ice, Arch Street, Asha Jewelry, Asiana Cafe, Aux Delices, Bareburger, Beach House Cafe, Beaver Creek Trip, Bistro V, Bobby Q’s Pit Stop, Boothbay Lobster Company, Boxcar Cantina, Broadway Comedy Club, Bruce Park Sports, Calypso St. Barth, Capital Theater Tickets, Caren’s Cos Cobber, Case Study Brands, Charisse Photography, Chelsea Piers Connecticut, Chilly Bear, Classic Barber, Classic Kids Photography, Clay Health Club, Choice Pet, Christopher Noland Salon & Spa, Computer Super Center, Construction Learning Experience by Building, Land & Technology, Continental Wine & Spirits, Corbo’s Corner Deli, Core Pilates, Costa Rica  trip, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, Da-Kor, Delamar, Dibico Home Maintenance, Do’s Salon, East End Restaurant, Exhale, Fit By July, Fjord Fisheries, Fleisher’s Butchery, Flowers by Something Special, Frederik Fekkai, Garden Catering, Garelick & Herbs, Giant’s tickets, Go Figure, Golf packages, The Granola Bar, Green & Tonic, Green Florist, Greenwich Cheese Company, Greenwich Education Center, Greenwich Fire Truck Birthday Party, Greenwich International Film Festival, Greenwich Medical Skincare, Greenwich Music, Greenwich Orchids, Greenwich Polo Club, Greenwich Staffing, Greenwich Village Comedy Club, Greenwich Warriors Lacrosse Camp, Griffin & Howe Sporting Clay Outing, Gro Pro Landscape, Happiness Is, Hinckley Outing, Home Boutique, Horseneck Wines, Houlihan Lawrence, Hunting Trip, Interior Design by Jamie Huhn Garcia, J House Spa and Hotel, J. Hilburn Custom Menswear, J. Pocker Framing, Jesse Gestal , Jhuhn Custom Men’s Shirt, Jolie Gotique, Kids Bowling Party, L’Escale, Le Pain Quotidien, Le Fat Poodle, Le Penguin, LeTarte, Lera Jewels, Libby Cooke, Malcolm Pray Achievement Center, Mediterraneo, Meli-Melo Juice Bar, Mike’s Organic Delivery, Mill Street Bar and Table, Miller Lacrosse, The Nantucket Project, Old Greenwich Fine Wines & Cheese, Opera Tickets, Outdoor Traders, Party Rentals, Pasta Vera, Peak 360`, Pet Pantry, Peter Arguimbau, Pizza Post, Radiant You Aesthetics, Rangers Tickets, Salon Mimoza, Sam Bridge Nursery, Sea Island, Serenity, Silo Ridge Field Club, Smart Kids, Soccer and Rugby Imports, Sotheby’s, Splash Car Wash, Splurge, St. James Club in Antigua, Stella & Dot, Steven Fox, The Study, Sundown Saloon, Sweaty Betty, Sweet Lisa’s, Teddy’s Kidz Cutz, Terra Restaurant, Threads &Treads, Tory Burch, Tribeca Film Festival, Turks & Caicos Bonefishing Outing, Upper Crust Bagel, Val’s, Vermont Trip, Viking Princess Cruise Outing, Vineyard Vines, Walker & Wade, Warren Tricomi, Whimsies Doll House, Yankees Legend Tickets, YMCA of Greenwich

The Greenwich Town Party encourages the community to show appreciation to these local businesses for their support. For additional sponsorship opportunities, please visit: greenwichtownparty.org.

Held annually on the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend, the GTP brings multiple generations of Greenwich residents together to celebrate town pride and the spirit of giving through live music, local food favorites, and family fun activities. Sponsored by the Greenwich Town Party, Inc., a non-profit organization qualifying as a public charity under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, the party is a volunteer-supported community event. The GTP is created entirely by the people of Greenwich, for the people of Greenwich.

For additional event and ticketing information, to sign up for email updates about the Greenwich Town Party, or to make donations, please visit greenwichtownparty.org.

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