Winter at the Palace: A New York State of Mind is a gala evening of fine entertainment, food and spirits to benefit Arts at the Palace (AATP), on Saturday, December 9th from 7 pm – 11pm at Arts at the Palace (19 Utica Street) in Hamilton, NY.

Experience the flavors of New York, from Manhattan to Upstate, along with New York wine and beer and specialty cocktails. The highly popular oyster bar will be returning for this year’s gala and will be featured alongside boiled shrimp with sauces, lobster cocktail, snow crab claws, and salmon with dill soufflé. A charcuterie table with fresh vegetables, meats, pate, and cheeses will be featured on the main floor along with mini ruebens, lamb lollipops, blini with caviar or apple butter, and mini knishes. For dessert, mini cheesecakes with assorted toppings, biscotti, and mini cannoli will be served.

Once again the evening will feature a live and silent auction with exciting and intriguing items and opportunities including:

• A 6-day South African photo safari for two: a tantalizing taste of the wild in the heart of South Africa’s richest conservation valued at nearly $6000. Includes food and lodging.
• A Night in NYC: Two tickets to a show at the City Winery and $100 in food vouchers
• An outdoor movie at a location of your choosing – with dinner for 50 from Ray Brothers BBQ
• 4 Red Sox box tickets

Silent auction items include:

• 2 museum passes to the Baseball Hall of Fame
• Dinner for 6 by a local chef using all locally made products
• Tickets and backstage tour at Saturday Night Live

Live music will be performed by The JJ Murphy Sextet, featuring Jessica Brown. Bobby Tisdale will be the evening’s Master of Ceremonies. Tisdale is a writer and actor, known for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009), Due Date (2010) and The Wrong Coast (2004). Bobby co-hosts and produces a weekly stand up comedy cabaret in NYC’s Greenwich Village with fellow actor/comedian Eugene Mirman called “Invite Them Up”.

“We can’t wait to open our doors and showcase the tremendous art and cultural resources we have right here in Hamilton,” said Roger Bauman, AATP board president. “This will truly be an evening to remember with incredible food, drinks, music, unique auction items, fun times with friends and family, and maybe even a surprise or two throughout the night!”

Tickets for Winter at the Palace are $50 per person ($60 per person at the door) and include a delicious selection of hors d’oeuvres, dessert, and New York State beer and wines. Food and drinks are provided by Chartwells, Winter at the Palace’s title sponsor. The evening is also sponsored by Syracuse Banana Co. Inc. and Purdy & Sons, as well as Community Bank, D’Arcangelo & Co, 8 Fresh, Village Wines and Spirits, The Hayner Hoyt Corporation, and Bill Steely.

Arts at the Palace is a community arts organization dedicated to presenting, developing and expanding the reach of the arts within the Central New York region. As an organization focused on inclusion, innovation and imagination, Arts at the Palace will nurture a vibrant arts community, foster artistic excellence, and inspire creative exchange through community connection and collaboration.

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