The Miriam Hospital Gala and Auction

The Miriam Hospital Gala & Auction 2019 Grease is the Word

Our Awesome LIVE Auction Items

From travel to culinary experiences, the auction is always an exciting part of The Miriam Hospital Gala & Auction. Many of these experiences can be shared with friends, so consider putting together a group bid to maximize your bidding power. We are truly grateful to our committee for securing, and our donors for providing, such amazing items for the auction, including:

Two tickets to see Hamilton in Providence –
the complete package!

On Thursday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m., you and a guest will experience Hamilton, the sold-out smash hit, at Providence Performing Arts Center! It is that rare piece of theater that crosses over into popular culture, has been showered with prizes and accolades, celebrated by artists and politicians, and memorized by children and late-night talk show hosts. This show is most directly about the life and death of Alexander Hamilton, but it is more broadly and boldly about America itself. Hamilton celebrates America’s origins and aspirations. It deftly uses contemporary music and a multiethnic cast to suggest that the revolutionary impulses of our nation’s founding generation are as relevant and riveting today as they were in the 18th century. Before the show, enjoy a fabulous dinner at Hemenway’s Restaurant, and don’t worry about driving home that night because deluxe accommodations await you in the heart of the city at Hotel Providence. It’s a complete cultural and culinary getaway!

Courtesy of Mara and Stuart Feldman, Hemenway’s, Hotel Providence, and Providence Performing Arts Center

Unforgettable Week at a Magnificent Home on Martha’s Vineyard

Gather together family and friends for a one-week retreat in May, September, or October at this stunning architect-designed contemporary home on the island of Martha’s Vineyard near Long Point in West Tisbury, MA.

An open-design first floor boasts a dramatic living room with vaulted ceilings and beams. Windows surround the dining area on three sides with glass doors that open to both a circular screened-in porch and large back deck. The gourmet chef kitchen is equipped with commercial, stainless steel appliances, a wine refrigerator, center prep island, breakfast bar, and granite counters. There are three bedrooms on the first floor that share a full bath. On the second floor, you’ll find a master suite that includes a king-size bed, private bath, and deck. A loft style landing on the second-floor doubles as a sitting/sleeping area, with a queen sofa bed and a half-bath. The third floor features a family room with a double-sized futon and another spacious deck. Stairs lead even higher to a rooftop deck with beautiful views across the treetops. The home is centrally located, with convenient access to Edgartown, Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs, a bike path, and the airport. Beauty abounds on this beautiful island of beaches, bluffs and breathtaking sunsets. Home sleeps up to 13, and is available May, September, or October 2019. Dates to be mutually agreed upon by winner and owners; $1,000 refundable security deposit required.

Courtesy of The Jacobson Family

Destination Vacation:
Seven-Day Cruise for Two on Holland America Line

Step aboard one of the five-star ships of Holland America Line and experience a vacation unlike any other! Choose any cruise to Alaska, the Caribbean, Mexico, or Canada/New England for up to seven days! Your voyage includes a spacious stateroom for two, extraordinary dining, and gracious pampering by an award-winning crew. Partake in as many—or few—activities as you like, from the renowned Greenhouse Spa and Salon, to cooking demonstrations and wine tastings in the Culinary Arts Center, and much more. Enjoy days filled with new discoveries or simply relax and absorb the spectacular scenery from the beautiful wrap-around teak deck. It’s the only way to travel! Certificate is valid for one minimum, unobstructed ocean view stateroom and does not expire. Cost of transportation to and from port of embarkation, taxes, onboard charges, shore excursions, and hotel services not included. Choice of cruise dates based on space availability.

Courtesy of Holland America Line

The Perfect Week: A Mexico Vacation to Playa del Carmen

For seven glorious days and nights, revel in this spectacular, upscale 2-bedroom, 2-bath condo situated in the heart of Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Vacationing in this beautiful condo puts you a mere 200 meters from Mamitas Beach, the most popular beach on the Caribbean coastline and famous for its crystal turquoise water and powdery white sand. The luxurious condo features a large, open living space with central AC, top-of-the-line appliances, washer/dryer, Indonesian teakwood furniture, and imported Italian marble floors. And, its floor-to-ceiling windows with sliding doors open to a terrace overlooking a lush garden and private pool.

A Caribbean coastal resort town along the Yucatan Peninsula’s Riviera Maya, Playa del Carmen is known for its palm-lined beaches and coral reefs. It is one of the world’s top diving destinations, featuring vibrant sea life and dazzling underwater caverns. Playa del Carmen is also the region’s top destination for shopping, dining, and nightlife. The condo is located on the lively, pedestrian-only 5th Avenue where visitors can relish in the limitless options for pleasure and adventure. This thriving street bustles with local artisans, dive centers, spas, boutique stores, trendy eateries, and more. At night, roving musicians entertain diners at the many restaurants and bars, where you’ll find everything from street tacos to five-star dining. And, Playa del Carmen is the ideal base for exploring the rest of Riviera Maya with ferry service to Cozumel and day trips to ancient archaeological sites and ecological parks. Leave your cares behind and embrace the good life! Condo sleeps five; package good for a one week stay (Saturday to Saturday) to be scheduled for a mutually agreed upon time and must be used by May 31, 2020. This package is non-transferable, and holidays and school vacations are excluded.

Courtesy of Robin and Marcus Ansell

Paradise Awaits:
One Week for up to 4 Adults in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

Situated hillside above beautiful Charlotte Amalie with panoramic views of the harbor, Kyalami Villa is a grand old Caribbean villa that has been completely renovated with modern amenities.

With more than 5,000 square-feet of living space, this 2-bedroom, 2 bath villa embodies classic Caribbean elegance. In addition to central air conditioning, beautiful terrazzo floors, and the owner’s private art collection on display, there is a magnificent Great Room, a media room, an elegant dining area, a large veranda overlooking the harbor with tables and chairs for alfresco dining, and a spacious and well-equipped kitchen. The master suite has original hand-carved woodwork, a lavish adjoining marble bath, and a patio with a hot tub overlooking the harbor. The pool area is a lush tropical Eden enclosed by mango, banana and palm trees surrounding a large pool and deck furnished with cabana, chaise lounges, tables shaded by umbrellas, a refrigerator and gas grill. A resident manager is available to assist at any time during your stay.

While it may be tempting to spend the entire week on the property, Kyalami Villa is centrally-located and only a short distance from the best St. Thomas has to offer. St. Thomas is known as the “duty-free capital of the world” and Charlotte Amalie has hundreds of shops and boutiques that beckon visitors. The city’s rich history dates back to 1681 – ideal for strolling along charming cobblestone streets and viewing 17th century architecture and West Indian antiques. Some of the world’s best beaches are on St. Thomas and the most popular Magens Bay is very close and features a protected white sand beach with calm waters that stretch for nearly a mile. Heaven can wait when you have paradise on earth! Children over 10 are welcome! Subject to availability; Christmas week excluded.

Courtesy of Donald and Jane Stanford

Especially for the Opera Buff!

The Metropolitan Opera House at New York City’s Lincoln Center is the venue for many of the world’s greatest operatic productions and singers. With two front row seats to the Saturday evening, December 14, 2019 performance of The Marriage of Figaro, you are in the perfect location to fully savor every moment of Mozart’s renowned comic opera.

But first, begin your special evening with a $250 gift certificate for pre-theater dinner at the Met’s Grand Tier Restaurant, where the ambiance is pure artistry and elegance, highlighted by Austrian chandeliers and original masterpieces by Marc Chagall. Make your reservation up to two hours before the performance and enjoy excellent contemporary American cuisine and the option of returning at intermission for dessert. Two nights in New York City hotel is included with this package. This is an opera lover’s dream come true!

Courtesy of Julie and Brett Gerstenblatt, Dr. Norman Medow, and Ronnee Segal

Boston Bruins Bash for 12

If you’re a Boston Bruins fan, you know there’s no experience quite like being at a game, especially when you’re in a private luxury box at TD Garden with 11 of your closest family and friends! Citizens Bank is offering this exclusive opportunity to the high bidder: 12 tickets to their Executive Suite for a Bruins game during the 2019-2020 regular season. Watching the game from the luxury box, you’ll feel as if you’re in the thick of the action and, at the same time, secluded from the crowds. Revel in your private world of upscale ambiance, comfort, and service—complete with food, beverages, HD televisions, and a private bathroom. This Boston Bruins experience is a hat trick above the rest! Game date to be determined.

Courtesy of Citizens Bank

Who is that on the Bruins’ Zamboni? YOU, that’s who!

If you’re a Boston Bruins fan, this is the COOLEST seat you can get! You and a guest will attend a 2019-2020 regular season Bruins game and view the action from your premier seats at TD Garden. During the game, one of you will have the opportunity of a lifetime: a ride along on the Boston Bruins Zamboni at the game! This is a hockey fan’s dream come true! Rider must be 12 years of age or older. Tickets and Zamboni ride to be scheduled for the same mutually agreed upon game during the 2019-2020 season.

Courtesy of Boston Garden Society / TD Garden




Party for 50: Authentic Barbecue with Live Entertainment

Enjoy this celebration as a traditional graduation or birthday party, or as a hoedown with 50 of your closest family and friends! Your feast will be prepared by Nat Harris, the 2016 Ocean State BBQ Festival state champion pitmaster, and will feature authentic barbecue chicken, ribs, brisket, and mouth-watering sides. A variety of local craft beers and wines are included to complement the occasion, and a live bluegrass band will ensure your guests kick up their heels and party ‘til the cows come home! Barbecue to be served at the home of the winning bidder from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. on a mutually agreed upon date.

Courtesy of Dan Levinson and Nat Harris



Dinner for 10 in your home prepared by
The Miriam Hospital Executive Team

Miriam Executive BoardSure, Arthur Sampson can run a hospital, but can he cook? You bet he can! Joining him in the high bidder’s kitchen will be Chief Nursing Officer Dr. Maria Ducharme, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Dean Roye, and Vice President of Finance Frank Byrne. First, Arthur will work with you to create a customized menu for your dinner. Then, he and his team will shop, prepare, and serve the mouthwatering courses to you and your guests on a mutually agreed upon date. Each course will be expertly paired with just the right bottle of wine to make this unique culinary creation an evening to remember.

Courtesy of The Miriam Hospital Executive Team



Take Fine Dining to New Heights with
this Progressive Dinner for 6

We know it’s hard to choose between Café Nuovo, Capriccio Restaurant, and The Capital Grille… so with this package, you won’t have to! That’s because these three fine Providence restaurants are offering you a unique progressive dining experience for 6.

A private chauffeur from Arrow-Prestige Limousine will provide your party with door-to-door service throughout the night so you won’t have to worry about parking or a designated driver. The evening begins with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at the sophisticated and one-of-a-kind Capriccio Restaurant, where the chef is known for using the finest seasonal, local, and imported ingredients in innovative ways. Your next stop is Capital Grille, specializing in classic American fare like dry-aged steak, fresh seafood, and award-winning wine. Your sumptuous dinner includes a spectacular wine and food pairing by executive chef Jason Medeiros. And, make sure you save room for dessert and drinks at Café Nuovo, where panoramic views of the city are a perfect match for the creative culinary creations sure to tempt your taste buds. Great food, excellent wine and the very best company make for an evening you and your guests will never forget!

Courtesy of Arrow-Prestige Limousine & Coach, Café Nuovo, The Capital Grille, and Capriccio Restaurant

Russell Morin Fine Catering Presents Dinner for 10

As one of Southern New England’s premier caterers, Russell Morin has been creating magical and memorable events for more than 100 years! This is your chance to experience their exceptional food, flawless presentation, and impeccable service in the comfort of your home with an unforgettable dinner party for 10! The evening includes passed champagne, a selection of hors d’oeuvres on a stationary display, a seasonal 3-course meal, and beer and wine. And, no need to worry about doing the dishes; all of Russell Morin’s menus are inclusive of white china, glassware, and flatware. Every last detail will be taken care of. All you need to do is relax and enjoy! Event to be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date in November, January, February, or March.

Courtesy of Russell Morin Catering & Events


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