A Magical Evening of Giving: Holiday Tree Auction

The Garde Arts Center is proud to share that they will be sponsoring a tree at A Magical Evening of Giving Holiday Tree Auction, at the New London Elks Club, 81 Washington Street, New London, CT 06320. The event is from 6-9 PM on Saturday, December 2, 2023. Those interested in sponsoring the event, or a decorated tree, should contact Suzanne at Suzanne@careathomenow.com 

The highlight of the evening will be a captivating live auction, featuring a collection of fully decorated themed holiday trees. There will also be live music, refreshments, and cocktails. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on trees and not only will proceeds go to Safe Futures but there will also be an option to donate the purchased tree to a New London family in need. “A Magical Evening of Giving” promises to be an unforgettable experience of generosity, and holiday spirit while also making a significant impact on the lives of those in need within our community.

Sponsored trees will include: Care at Home, Flavours of Life, Ledge Light Electric, Northern Light Gems, Blue Duck, Mystic Museum of Art, Golden Owl, Garde Arts Center, New London Fire Department, Lucille's Cafe, Mohegan Sun, Connecticut Sun, Dewart Building, Elks Club, Safe Futures, Scarf Bomb Tree, and more!

The event kicks off with a special viewing of the trees from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, allowing guests to take in the magical atmosphere while enjoying refreshments, cocktails, and live music.

ABOUT SAFE FUTURES: Safe Futures is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to creating safer communities by providing crisis intervention, advocacy, counseling, and emergency shelter to individuals and families affected by domestic violence and sexual assault. They envision a community free from violence and strive to support survivors as they navigate their journeys towards healing and empowerment. For more information, visit https://safefuturesct


CALENDAR LISTING: The Garde Arts Center will be participating in A Magical Evening of Giving Holiday Tree Auction at the New London Elk's Club, 81 Washington Street, New London, Ct 06320, on Saturday, December 2, 2023 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM. Those interested in sponsoring the event, or a decorated tree, should contact Suzanne at Suzanne@careathomenow.com. More information regarding the event can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/293677303615467/?ref=newsfeed.

Founded in 1985, The Garde, Southeastern Connecticut’s non-profit home for the performing arts and cinema, presents a full spectrum of touring musicals, opera, orchestras, music, dance, special events, and state-of-the-art 4K surround sound digital cinema at its restored historic (1926) 1425-seat movie palace and the 120-seat Oasis Room. The Garde hosts performances by regional arts organizations and provides educational programs for more than 12,000 young people. The Garde owns a city block of adjacent buildings which include the Mercer and Meridian Buildings, and a cottage that houses Title IX Bookstore.

Under the leadership of Steve Sigel, executive director since 1988, the Garde has become a major catalyst for the cultural and economic revitalization of New London. 

In 2022, the Garde singly received the Outstanding Historic Theatre in America award by the League of Historic American Theatres.

Learn more at https://gardearts.org/.