Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn Hosts Families, Friends and Community Leaders for Annual Fall Auction of Fine Art!
BAY RIDGE – Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn welcomed a standing-room-only crowd for its Annual Fall Auction of Fine Art, Cigar Night & Cocktail Reception in the Academy’s John Lockwood Auditorium Theatre (named for the Academy’s founder) on Friday, October 12th, 2018. Art enthusiasts joined local business and community leaders, members of Adelphi’s Board of Trustees, Academy alumni, Adelphi parents and Academy supporters to enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, butler-style wine and cheese, mini pastries, Italian coffee, freshly rolled cigars and live piano accompaniment throughout the evening.
Among the guests in attendance was prominent attorney and longtime Adelphi friend and supporter Joseph Mure Jr., founder and organizer of the Little North Pole — a special annual fundraiser exclusively benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation each year in Neponsit, Queens. Adelphi is happy to support and participate in the Little North Pole each year. Mure, immediate past president of the Ben-Bay Kiwanis Club, brought several Club members with him to the event. They enjoyed bidding on items throughout the evening and went home with a number of collectibles. Also in attendance were Merchants of Third Avenue President Robert Howe and Co-Treasurer Brian Chin, along with Walter Ochoa of Right at Home, Inc. State Senator Marty Golden stopped by to congratulate Adelphian artists whose work was featured in the auction and to remark at the sense of community that exists at Adelphi.
Guests had the opportunity to bid on memorabilia pertaining to Hollywood, sports, politics and music, as well as one-of-a-kind works of fine art and fine jewelry provided by Adelphi’s longtime partner, RSI Fundraising Auctions. A highlight of the evening was the auctioning of original artwork created by current Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn students as well as a piece by Adelphi’s resident artist Ms. Nikki Fregara. Proud parents and supporters bid feverishly to make sure they were able to take many of these one-of-a-kind treasures home while supporting Adelphi.
Head of School Ms. Iphigenia Romanos said, “While RSI Fundraising Auctions provided so many incredible items on which to bid and treated our guests to a fun experience, a true highlight of the evening was the student and staff artwork portion. To see the crowd continuously bid on these one-of-a-kind pieces of art created by our talented Adelphians was extraordinary and certainly made a fantastic event even more special. We are so grateful for the attendance, support and participation of everyone, especially our wonderful families.”
As the oldest private, independent, continuing, coeducational, college-preparatory day school in the borough and one of the oldest in the nation, Adelphi Academy of Brooklyn, “the little school of big dreams” has been “effectively preparing young people for college, career, and life, one day at a time” for over 150 years. Founded in 1863 and located in the historic Bay Ridge section of Brooklyn, Adelphi enrolls students from two years of age through twelfth grade. A strong emphasis is placed on small class size, individualized attention, self expression, critical thinking and challenging hands-on learning through Adelphi’s founding philosophy and dedication to the education of the “total child”. Adelphi students excel within a small, intimate, safe, caring, nurturing, and secure environment through Adelphi’s core values and founding principles of pride, tradition, spirit, and excellence. The student-teacher ratio is 8 to 1 and Adelphi is a New York State Regents Exempt Program with a 100% college application, acceptance and attendance rate. A founding member of the Coalition of Essential Schools, Adelphi receives its charter from the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York and has been a member of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools since 1928. Ms. Iphigenia Romanos serves as Head of School.
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