Events to Remember
You and a guest are invited to experience a truly unique encounter at the Mystic Aquarium as you meet one of their resident harbor seals and work side-by-side to create a piece of art. In addition to the painting experience, admission to the Mystic Aquarium is included. Please allow two weeks' notice for booking. All guests must be over the age of five. This experience takes place in an area where photography is not permitted. Sneakers are advised, no open shoes. Other restrictions may apply.
Enjoy two hours of bowling with shoe rentals for up to eight people at High Rollers Luxury Lanes & Lounge in the Foxwoods Resort Casino. Does not include food or beverages. Must make advance reservations and excludes Saturdays. Expires May 5, 2023.
Receive two subscriptions for the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra's 2022-2023 concert series. Sit in section A orchestra seating and delight in a piano, viola, cello and violin concerto. Concerts scheduled for October 22, 2022; November 19, 2022; January 21, 2023; February 18, 2023; March 18, 2023 and April 22, 2023.
Experience the thrill of a lifetime, and cross skydiving off your bucket list! You and a guest will enjoy a 20-minute scenic plane ride over the Last Green Valley, then jump harnessed to an instructor from two miles above the Earth and free fall at 120 miles per hour to 5,000 feet where you will then experience a calming 5-7 minute parachute ride to the ground. Prepare for 2-4 hours on a week day and 4-6 hours on a weekend. Must be at least 18 years old, weigh less than 240 pounds and be in good physical health. Must be redeemed during skydive season (April - October). One certificate expires April 27, 2023 and one June 19, 2024.
Treat yourself to 18 holes of golf at Stonington Country Club. Enjoy a weekday foursome with carts on this private, par 72 championship course. Tucked away off a country road among 140 acres of rolling hills and meadows, Stonington Country Club is in one of Connecticut's most beautiful pastoral golf settings. Weekdays only. Proper dress and etiquette required. Some restrictions may apply based on day, time and course availability (tee times available after 1pm). Valid for one year.
Immerse yourself in a truly magical evening at the ballet, reveling in the beauty of the dance at the New York City Ballet. The winner will receive two tickets for the performance of your choice during the 2022-2023 repertory season at the David H. Koch Theater. Performance selection is subject to ticket availability. Valid September 2022 through May 28, 2023.
The winning bidder will receive a private tour for up to six guests of the 1901 National Historic Landmark, Hill-Stead Museum, set on 152 bucolic acres in Farmington, CT followed by a wine reception. Renowned French Impressionist paintings by Monet, Degas, and Cassatt are highlights of the Hill-Stead collections. Tour date by mutual agreement at least two weeks in advance on a weekday. Expires September 30, 2023.
Receive two house seats to BEETLEJUICE: The Musical at the Winter Garden Theatre in New York City. BEETLEJUICE tells the story of Lydia Deetz, an unusual teenager obsessed with death. Lucky for Lydia, her new house is haunted by a recently deceased couple and Beetlejuice, a delightful demon with a real zest for life. The New York Times calls it "a jaw-dropping fun house." Within two weeks of winning the tickets you must provide three potential dates and times and tickets will be assigned at the discretion of the box office.
Letterpress is the process of printing with metal or wood type and images on fine cotton paper with hand or foot operated presses from the 1800s. You and a friend will attend two half-day workshops to learn the art of letterpress printing with letterpress printer and press restorer John Falstrom at his studio in Lyme. You will learn how to use all the equipment necessary to set up, adjust, ink, and actually produce your own prints. Each session will be 4-5 hours long. Valid for one year.
Work on your golf game with a foursome of golf and two carts at the Old Lyme Country Club. Analyze your game afterwards over lunch at the club. Alcoholic beverages and gratuity not included. Proper attire and advance reservations required. Expires November 30, 2023.
You and two guests will be able to take in an 18 hole round of golf with Flo Gris Board President, Deborah Moore at one of the oldest golf clubs in the country, the Clinton Country Club followed by lunch at the clubhouse. Date to be mutually agreed upon. Valid for one year.
The winning bidder will receive two tickets to any performance between December 20-24, 2022 of the Tony Award winning musical Come From Away at the Bushnell Theater in Hartford, CT. Must submit voucher one week prior to the performance you wish to attend. You will also receive a $100 gift card to Salute Restaurant. So you can make it a date night and take in dinner and a show!
Two loge box seats to the 2023 U.S. Tennis Championships held at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, NY. The U.S. Open is a sports and entertainment spectacle featuring world-class athletes and electrifying action. Day session, Thursday, August 31, 2023.
The winning bidder will receive a private 2-hour fused glass ornament or suncatcher workshop for up to 6 people at RiverFire Glass in Deep River. Come learn the ancient art of glass fusing first developed in Egypt around 2000 BC. In this fun workshop, professional kiln-glass artist, Jeni Gray Roberts will give you a brief overview of fused glass techniques and teach you how to properly and safely cut glass and arrange it so it will fuse successfully into a beautiful ornament or suncatcher. No experience necessary, Jeni will guide you as much as you need to make a unique and delightful piece you can be proud of. Date to be mutually agreed upon between October 2022 - early December 2022.
Experience exceptional music performed by world class musicians at three Musical Masterworks concerts during their 2022-2023 season (of your choice), which runs from October 2022 - April 2023. Following one of the concerts you and your guest will also be invited to a special VIP dinner with the artists, new Artistic Director Tessa Lark, along with Musical Masterworks co-founders Alden and Jamie Murphy. Date of VIP dinner to be mutually agreed upon between winning bidder and donor.
The family can take in a performance of your choice with two adult and two child tickets to any 2022-2023 New Haven Symphony Orchestra Classics or Pops Series in New Haven which runs from September 2022 - May 2023. Seating based on availability at time of redemption. Not redeemable for cash and may not be credited toward a subscription purchase. Enjoy dinner before the show with a $150 gift card to Goodfellas Restaurant in New Haven.
Subscriptions for two people to the 2023 Essex Winter Series. Enjoy concerts by the New Haven Symphony Orchestra with Aya Kaminaguchi (January 22), the Stu Ingersoll Jazz Concert featuring Jeff Barnhart & His Hot Jazz Collective (February 26), the Fenton Brown Emerging Artsits Concert Project: Music Heals Us String Trio with Artistic Director Mihae Lee, piano (March 12), and Chanticleer (April 23). All four concerts are held on Sundays at 3:00pm at Valley Regional High School, or John Winthrop Middle School both located in Deep River. The magic of music is the perfect cure for winter woes!
The winning bidder will receive four tickets to a 2023 regular season Connecticut Sun home game at Mohegan Sun.
The winning bidder will receive two tickets to a Wednesday or Thursday evening performance of 42nd Street - the big, bright tap dancing extravaganza - reimagined at the Goodspeed September 16 - November 6, 2022. Also includes two $50 gift cards to the Gelston House Restaurant in East Haddam where you can take in dinner before the show.
The winning bidder will receive a $150 gift card to The Kate in Old Saybrook, where you can apply it to tickets to any show of your choosing. The package also includes a $100 gift certificate to Penny Lane Pub in Old Saybrook. Make it a perfect date night with dinner and a show!
The winning bidder will enjoy a private 2-hour art party in the Florence Griswold Museum's Hartman Education Center led by Julie Garvin Riggs, the Museum's manager of youth education and outreach, for up to twelve people. All supplies are included. Date to be mutually agreed upon and must be scheduled by September 30, 2023.
The winning bidder will receive a gift card for Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, which offers an unforgettable New York nightlife experience, combining performances by Broadway's best with world class dining in an elegant setting. Steps from Times Square, the club is known as Broadway's living room, a home away from home for Broadway professionals and audiences alike. With pre-theatre dinner offered nightly from 5pm, Feinstein's/54 Below has set a new culinary standard for New York City entertainment venues.
The Viaggio dei Sogni is a private, 40-minute trip on an authentic Venetian gondola along the refinished Riverwalk in Providence. Each trip includes an ice bucket, glasses, and an opener so feel free to bring your own wine. Also includes handmade Italian wine biscuits and some Italian singing from your gondolier, who would also be glad to give you a tour of the city. (Does not expire.) After your gondola trip, stop by the casually elegant Café Nuovo located at the gondola landing where you can enjoy "world-class" dining with a $150 gift card.
An amazing outdoor adventure experience. The winning bidder will receive three climbing vouchers, each one good for one 3-hour climb, where you can climb through the forest on both low-rope and high-rope courses. Plus, receive up to five people for one hour of axe throwing. (Lane must be reserved in advance.) There's an axe throwing voucher good for a group of guaranteed excitement waiting for the entire family! Valid through December 31, 2023.
The winning bidder will receive a certificate for two to enjoy a cruise aboard RiverQuest or OnRust departing the Connecticut River Museum docks along the Connecticut River where 100's of thousands of Tree Swallows gather. After spending the day miles away, the swallows return each night to sleep in the reeds. They gather at sunset and perform aerial ballets forming an amazing display of art, coordination and cooperation! The cruise lasts between 2 to 2.5 hours. Before the cruise you can tour the Connecticut River Museum with two complimentary passes (expire October 2023). You will also receive a $50 gift card to Scotch Plains Tavern in Essex which you can use towards lunch or dinner either before or after your cruise.
Enjoy an 8-hour open boat fishing experience for two aboard the Aubrey Joy, a 2002, 48' Chesapeake deadrise boat made by Chesapeake Boats, Inc. Trip leaves at 6am from New London. Each ticket includes admission for one, rod, reel, bait and first round of tackle. Not included fish cleaning, tackle replacement or gratuities for mate. Feel free to bring a cooler along. No glass beverages allowed. Online booking calendar is put out two months in advance for open boat trips. These trips are subject to occasional rebook based on weather. Must have a minimum of eight people to sail.
Put on your dancing shoes and get ready to rumba! Gift certificate for two private lessons, two group lessons, and one studio party at Arthur Murray Dance Center in Niantic. No expiration date.
Enjoy Sunday jazz brunch for two at Seasons in the breathtaking Ocean House located in Watch Hill, RI. Seasons transforms into a food emporium with a raw bar featuring the freshest seafood, a house-made pastry and dessert display, a selection of local artisanal cheeses, and a charcuterie. Enjoy classic breakfast staples and a variety of buffet items, as well as unlimited sparkling wine and a made-to-order crêpe station. Relax with musician Greg Piccolo performing a combination of jazz, blues and soul. Valid November - April only. Reservations required and holidays excluded. Alcoholic beverages and gratuity not included. Expires April 30, 2024.
You and a guest can experience world-class golf action up close and in person, when the PGA TOUR comes to Connecticut with two grounds tickets valid for Wednesday, June 21, 2023 at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, CT.
Experience the theme of this year's gala up close and personal with a package of admission tickets to local air and space museums. The package includes four admission tickets to the Connecticut Air & Space Center in Stratford, CT; two complimentary admission passes to the New England Air Museum (expire December 31, 2022) located in Windsor Locks, CT; and four admission tickets to the Cradle of Aviation Museum (valid through September 30, 2023) located in Garden City, NY.
Come out and take in a game with your closest friends and family! The winning bidder will receive a luxury suite (twenty tickets) for any Norwich Sea Unicorns regular season 2023 home game at Dodd Stadium in Norwich. Valid for a Tuesday-Thursday home game, pending availability. Must be reserved a minimum of two weeks in advance. Does not include food and drink.
Learn to drive off-road with Overland Experts, the premier 4x4 driving school for adventurers and professionals. Six guests will enjoy a half day driving experience at their private, East Haddam facility. Lessons begin over lunch from the Hadlyme Country Market. Then head out onto the trails in their prepared vehicles for an exciting ride or get behind the wheel to conquer the obstacles yourself. It is a fun way to learn applicable skills to become a safer and more confident driver. Date to be mutually agreed upon. Expires September 30, 2023.