Autumn’s Invitation: Echoes and Eco(systems) of Hope on the River

Join us for a one-of-a-kind benefit at The Mariandale Center called Autumn Invitation: Echoes and Eco(systems) of Hope on the River on October 15, 2017.

Explore the center and land at Mariandale, and enjoy:

  • Live music: Piano, harp, and guitar!
  • Bid at our Silent Auction with original art, crafts, hand-knit goods, or a week at a Florida home, and more!
  • Buy uniquely crafted quilts by local artists at our Quilt and Crafts Sale
  • View exhibition of  quilt samples from Sacred Threads
  • Enjoy tasty, light fare, and wander the autumn-lit Mariandale grounds!

Join us! Admission is $15 in advance, $20 at the door. All proceeds benefitTthe Mariandale Center.

For tickets, please order using the link below, or call 914-941-4455, extension “0” for credit card purchases.

Please note in advance that the Silent Auction will end at 4:30 pm.


The Mariandale Center benefits from your presence, participation, and contributions in sustaining our land and all of her inhabitants. We plant eco-beneficially, welcome guests to sustain their spirits, and invite you to celebrate and contribute to this ongoing sustainability project.

The Mariandale Center is SO grateful to our sponsors for helping us in this event: 

All-Time Detection, Inc. in Port Chester, NY, who has acted as a sponsor for our event.

Flik International, who has donated food for our event.

Important Information for the Auction: 

All attendees should enter through the Shield door, on the south side of The Mariandale Center.

All attendees should park in the square general parking lot, which has a path to the Shield Door.

Handicapped parking will be limited; you may want to make plans to be dropped off at the Shield Door.

All attendees wishing to bid in the Silent Auction must fill out a Registration Card, so that we have a way to contact you if you are not present when check-out occurs.

The Silent Auction will take place in the Evergreen Room. The Silent Auction will end a 4:30 pm sharp.

All food and beverages will be served, free, in the Dining Hall.

The Quilt and Crafts Sale and Sacred Threads Exhibition will take place in the Chapel.

Credit card purchases for the Silent Auction and for at-the-door tickets will be recorded on an imprint machine. You may find check-in and check-out easier with cash or checks.

Mariandale does have an elevator to move people from the Ground floor to the First floor.

How a Silent Auction Works

During a silent auction, bids are written on a sheet of paper that is commonly placed before or next to the item. At the predetermined end of the auction, the highest listed bidder wins the item. This auction is often used in charity events, with many items auctioned simultaneously and “closed” at a common finish time. The auction is “silent” in that there is no auctioneer selling individual items. At charity auctions, bid sheets usually have a fixed starting amount, predetermined bid increments, and a “guaranteed bid” amount which works the same as a “buy now” amount

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