Kick up your heels and join the North Shore Land Alliance for one of the most anticipated events of the year—the 15th annual Wine Auction and Dinner on Saturday, Sept. 22, in Oyster Bay. The theme of this year’s fundraiser is western chic as a nod to Theodore Roosevelt, whom many consider is the nation’s conservation president. Rare and vintage wines, luxury trips, an array of exciting auction items, delicious barbecue dinner and live country music will round out the evening.
The Cushman family will be honored this year for their land conservation efforts, with the Land Alliance’s first-ever Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Award for underwriting the purchase of Cushman Woods, a densely wooded 28-acre public preserve in Matinecock. Carter Bales, former chairman of the North Shore Land Alliance, will receive the Chairman Award for 15 years of outstanding service to his community.
Live and silent auction highlights include a week-long stay at a premier villa in Jamaica’s Round Hill resort, a cooking demo for nine people with chef Genia Taub and a one-hour lesson with tennis star Gene Mayer. The live auction will be led by notable auctioneer Elyse Luray of Heritage Auctions and MISS BABS & the Kickin’ Boogie Band will fill the room with their upbeat country tunes.
The evening will begin at 6:30 p.m. for cocktails and a silent auction followed by dinner and a live auction featuring Elyse Luray of Heritage Auctions at 8 p.m. Dancing and games will round out the evening at 10 p.m.
The North Shore Land Alliance would like to thank Wine Auction cochairs Botsy Jones, Nazee Klotz, Valerie Ohrstrom and Andrew Roosevelt and junior cochairs Maggie Towers and Emily Turilli for their time and commitment with helping to create what promises to be a very special evening.
“We are so grateful to our beloved community for the passion and extraordinary efforts they have shown to help us protect this special place we call home,” said Land Alliance president and CEO Lisa Ott. “We look forward to enjoying good food, good wine and good friends on our good land at this year’s event.”
To date, the Land Alliance has been instrumental in protecting nearly 1,200 acres of land on the North Shore and has opened nine preserves to the public, among other things. The stewardship team, which maintains over 300 acres of protected lands, recently planted more than 100 native plantings at the Hope Goddard Iselin preserve in Oyster Bay in addition to revamping the parking area by making it safer and more user friendly.
The North Shore Land Alliance, Inc. is a nationally accredited, nonprofit 501(c)(3) land trust founded in 2003 that works to protect and preserve, in perpetuity, the green spaces, farmlands, wetlands, groundwater and historical sites of Long Island’s North Shore for the enhancement of quality of life and benefit of future generations. The organization turned 15 years old on June 1, and since its inception consists of more than 3,200 families and has educated more than 6,000 children.
For Wine Auction and Dinner tickets, sponsorship opportunities (which range from $1,250 to $15,000), or live or silent auction donations, contact Michelle Stack at firstname.lastname@example.org, 516-922-1028 or visit www.northshorelandalliance.org.
The North Shore Land Alliance Inc. is located at 1395 Planting Fields Rd., Oyster Bay, NY.
—Submitted by the North Shore Land Alliance