‘Antiquarius’ Ushers in the Holiday Season

Greenwich Historical Society announces a new ‘Antiquarius’ to usher in the holiday season.

“For over 50 years, Antiquarius has been the region’s premiere holiday event and the Historical Society’s most important fundraiser for supporting art and education programming,” says Debra Mecky, executive director and CEO of the Greenwich Historical Society. “This year we are taking it to a new level to appeal to an even greater cross section of people. Rather than schedule all events in one week as we’ve done in the past, we’ve moved the holiday boutique to Christ Church the first week in November to allow more time for holiday shopping and to avoid conflicts with other Antiquarius events. Antiquarius roars back in early December with the opening cocktail party that introduces the Winter Antiques Show. We’re truly honored to have Bronson Van Wyck, one of the world’s most sought after event planners, join us on center stage as our honorary design chair.”

The event kicks off with a Holiday Boutique at Christ Church, 254 E. Putnam Ave., Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 7. from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The Greenwich High School band will perform for added merriment. A portion of the proceeds go to support art and education programs at the Historical Society.

Greenwich Winter Antiques Show
Bronson Van Wyck presides over the festive opening night reception. Tickets for the reception, which includes an open bar, passed hors d’oeuvres and a light buffet dinner provided by Watson’s Catering, are $150.

Patron ticket holders have exclusive benefits, including an intimate presentation by Bronson Van Wyck on holiday entertaining and a personally signed copy of his book: “Born to Party: Forced to Work – 21st Century Hospitality.”

The Antiques Show has a long traditions as a trusted source for the finest 18th, 19th and 20th century American, European and Asian decorative furnishings, fine art, estate jewelry and luxurious handbags across a variety of price points. The Antiques Show is open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 7 to 8 at the Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, 90 Harding Rd. Opening night reception: Friday, Dec. 6, 6 to 9 p.m.

Holiday House Tour
The Antiquarius House tour, on Wednesday, Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will showcase several Greenwich homes that span a variety of styles. Participants will travel to the homes via shuttle buses located at convenient locations. An optional luncheon will be held at the Milbrook Country Club. Reservations are required. Tickets are $120 for the House Tour and $50 for the luncheon.

For tickets and more information, visit greenwichhistory.org/antiquarius

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