Bidding in Our Fall Auction Extended to November 8!

There are some amazing items to bid on: DON’T WAIT TILL IT’S TOO LATE!

Treat yourself to something fabulous from our carefully curated collection of 20 unique items!

Of particular significance for Village Preservation’s first auction is this photograph by Greenwich Village-based photographer Neil Allen. It depicts Jefferson Market Library, one of the original successes of historic preservation in Greenwich Village and New York City. The structure, originally built as a courthouse in 1877, had so deteriorated by 1958 that it was closed and pending demolition. In one of New York City’s first grassroots preservation campaigns, the building was saved, repurposed, and renovated. Today the Jefferson Market Library is a beacon of pride and joy for the Greenwich Village community and a landmark of the importance and value of historic preservation. “Braving the Big Blizzard” was shot during the historic blizzard of 2016.
The newest item on our list is a very exclusive garden party venue in the East Village in a hidden paradise. The New York Marble Cemetery, designed as a proper English Garden, was designated a New York City Landmark in 1969 and placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. It is an entire half acre of sanctuary tucked away from the madding crowd. Since the early 2000s, the urban oasis has been offered for weddings and celebrations of all kinds and can be yours for a special occasion with the winning bid. 

Choose from our many intriguing treats!

Click here to view Village Preservation’s Fall Auction Collection!


Go to “Sign In” in the top right corner. From there you can enter your information and link to the BidPal site.

All proceeds from our Fall Auction go directly to support the work of VILLAGE PRESERVATION!

The Classic Stage Company (CSC) is a 2002 winner of Village Preservation’s coveted Village Awards. This year the company’s season includes the musical I Can Get It For You Wholesale, Shakespeare’s Pericles, and the new play Wine in the Wilderness by Alice Childress. Season tickets are yours for the bidding! See these incredible plays in CSC’s intimate space on East 13th Street.
Four oil paintings by artist Phil Levine are part of our 2023 Fall Auction!
Lingua Franca, one of Greenwich Village’s cherished small businesses, is famous for their small line of sustainably sourced, fair trade luxury cashmere sweaters, all hand-stitched by women in NYC. Your winning bid will allow you to choose from the line of wonderful women’s, men’s, or children’s sweaters and create your own design of words to be hand-stitched. 
Frances Valentine, owned by Village resident and Village Preservation supporter Elyce Arons, is a fashion house with a penchant for the past! They make clothes with heart, soul, and a story to tell — just like Village Preservation! 

Here’s a peek at some of the other incredible surprises you’ll find:

  • Is the picturesque Côte d’Azur on your “must-visit” list? Look no further! A one-week stay in the glorious Villa Francesca on the bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer is one click away!
  • Is an Adirondack adventure calling your name? There is no better place than the Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid to satisfy that mountain adventure craving.
  • Pierogi-making lessons with the renowned chefs at Veselka can be yours for the best bid!
  • Learn about the rich and often overlooked histories of our neighborhoods through the eyes of an expert who lives and breathes celebrating and preserving those stories: Village Preservation Executive Director Andrew Berman. Bid on a personal guided tour of Greenwich Village, the East Village, or NoHo for six guests.
  • Delight your taste buds with one-of-a-kind dinners at three of our neighborhoods’ most classic boîtes. 

Bidding is extended to NOVEMBER 8! Click here and begin your bidding to support the work of Village Preservation!

If you have any questions regarding BidPal, please contact Sam Moskowitz.
For any other questions on the auction, please contact Lannyl Stephens.

November 1, 2023