NOTE: The Children's Museum have changed our Annual Gala to a special "Space Fest" (5:00-8:00pm on Friday, Nov. 18th & 9:00am - 12noon on Saturday, Nov. 19th). We appreciate your support for the children & families we serve with 100's of interactive exhibits on our 4 floors and great future plans. We also will be holding our "Holiday on Main Street" Saturday, Nov. 30th. We get 0 operations funding from City, County, State. Fed govt, or United Way, so your support for our success is critically important. We have an amazing proactive board & great leaders who run the operations as unpaid volunteers. Please spread the word and help us all out. Sponsors will be posted here soon. Shortly, you can purchase tickets from Board members, in the museum, or on our secure shopping cart. As a non-profit charitable 501(c)(3) organization, donations are tax exempt. Our Growth/ Sponsors / Dir. Brown's Bio .


Lou Parrotta enjoys Baggs Square food & manned our database for auction items bought!

Bd members Mary Cardinale & Celia Domser look over auction items donated by many local vendors

Attendees Barb & Tony Martino enjoying the event

As are Bd member Jim LaPaglia & his wife!

At table, L to R, Bd member John Stephenson, wife Madeleine, Board member Bill Sheerin, who manned the bar most of evening!

WKTV filmed the event (bkgrd) w/Bd Chair John Nogas (frgrd)

Attendees Jim Williams & Donna enjoying the event

Bd member Brad Brown helped out a bit in the bar

In elevator, taking remaining food/beverages down: L to R: Board mbr Jim LaPaglia, Museum Exhibits Mngr Earl Lewis, Board mbr Joe Ribaudo, Bd Chair John Nogas, & Board mbr Bill Sheerin

The next day, Santa & Mrs. Claus enthralled the children & visitors


Caterer Baggs Square Cafe
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2012 Children’s Museum Gala/Festival Corporate Sponsors/Auction Items: 2012 SPONSORS: Gold Evening sponsor/Large Decorated Tree TBA; Silver Evening sponsor/Large Decorated Tree -Bank of Utica; Bronze Evening sponsor/Large Decorated Tree -The Hartford; Copper Evening sponsor/Medium Decorated Tree -Wilcor Int'l; McDonald's; Tin. Evening sponsor/Centerpiece- P.J. Green, Oxford Medical imaging; Pacemaker Steel; JetNet. Donors: Melva Max; Duff Matt; Alice P. O'Shea; Dr. Murray Nusbaum; Maria Ernest; Kids Oneida.

2012 AUCTION ITEMS to date: 50-60% off retail value + Buy Now bids!- as a non-profit charitable 501(c)(3) org, donations & purchases are tax exempt.
FASHIONS -
B & C Fashions (Gift certificate); Village Crossing certificate; Princess Shop (gift certificate); Merle Norman Cosmetics (Gift certificate); Mary Kay cosmetics (in gift bag); SPORTS RELATED - Twin Ponds Golf Club Basket (golf for 4 w/cart & doz golf balls + hat & socks); Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame:tickets for 2 adults & 1 child; Woods Valley (snowboarding for 4); Clinton Comets autographed shirt; Syracuse Univ Hall of Fame ball (Autographed by Coach Boeheim); Mitushiba (Set of 3 Golf Clubs; MVCC Basket of Goodies; Yahnundasis Golf Club (Gift Basket 6 bottle of wine); GETAWAY PKGS - Mirror Lake Inn (overnight & meal); Vernon Downs (overnight & meal); Hotel Utica (overnight, dinner & breakfast); Holiday Inn (overnight & meal); Artful Lodger (overnight & meal); Hair Designs by Michele Basket basket; Broadway Theatre League (2 Show tickets); Marquee Theatre (Two pair of passes); New Uptown Theatre (Two pairs of tickets to the Dec. 8th Childhoods end movie}; Enchanted Forest/Water Safari (2 passes, t-shirt, towel, baseball); Clinton Comets autographed hockey shirt; HOME & OFFICE - Colonial Liquors (12 bottles of wine); Saranac Brewery Gift Shop (basket of goodies); Seneca Wines (2 bottles of wine & Symeon's gift certiicate); Enjem's (6x9 area rug); Meelan's (6 x 9 Floral Area Rug); Hummel's Keurig brewing system (with some k cups); Shaklee Clean Healthy Water (Gift Set Filter pak); Meyda Tiffany customized window to be mounted or hung; Shaklee (Clean Healthy Water); Town Square Media radio station Gift Basket (t-shirts, games, certs, etc.) Shaklee (Gift Set Filter pak); Cook's Basket wUltaTfal; Harden Furniture Cherry CD Tower; CHILDREN'S ITEMS -Big Apple (guitar); Kids Harley Davidson cycle rocker; Baroque North American Muffy Bear; Two Collectible Christmas Dolls; Harley Davidson basket of goodies; Village Floral collectible dolls; JEWELRY -Lennon WB Wilcox (18" white oval necklace); Gold Mine Jewelers Certificates & silver ornaments; Glam Rock Watch; Freeman & Foote 10k gold bracelet & Dino ornament; Diamond Heart necklace & cleaner; MLB necklace & earring set; Lennon Wilcox strand of black fresh water pearls; RESTAURANTS - Carmella's Cafe (several gift bags w/certificates); Delmonico's (gift basket of goodies & certificate); F X Matt Pail of Goodies; Kirby's (1 Gift certificate); Bagel Grove (2 boxes dozen bagels each); Defazio's Pizzeria (One large pizza & 20 wings); Symeon's ($25 certificate); Tiny's Grill (Gift Basket w/goodies); 99 Restaurant (chocolate basket of goodies); The DeIorio's/Violet Pkg Baskets of goodies; Basket of Wine, Rum, Champagne; -CENTERPIECES - Decorated centerpiece w/candle in glass & red poinsettias; Decorated centerpiece with Gold Angel/ candle in glass/silver bows; Decorated Centerpiece w/candle/silver design; Decorated centerpiece red & white design; Red & Gold Poinsettia arrangement in vase; Village Floral children's decorated miniature tree; WREATHS - green w/blue & silver bulbs & sun masks* sparkly gold bows & large Angel; green w/red bow & Teddy Bears; green w/red poinsettias/red & white bows; LED lit johnno wreaths: Let It Snow w/blue birds/instruments; Happy Holidays w/red birds/instruments; Green pine cone w/silver bow/apples; Green w/pine cones/white flowers. Plus $5.00 a ticket Chinese auction for: Baby Basket w/bed, doll, afghan; Two Decorative Photo Frames; Diaper Bag filled w/Kids Clothes; Six half hour K-Music keyboard lessons.

2012 Decorated Holiday Trees for Sale- Themes: "The Next Frontier", “Nautical Christmas”, “Flowers of the Night”, “Peace on Earth”, "Sporty Holiday”, "Mighty Fine Holiday”, “Happy Meal Tree”, “Sterling Silver Holiday”, “Berry Merry Holiday”, “Kids of the World”, “Car Christmas”, “ American Christmas“, "Ornamental Holiday", " Feathery Holiday", "Holiday Celebration"/

Sat., Nov. 17th, 2012 Children's Museum 49tr Anniversary Gala - Festival of Trees & Lights!

Saturday, November 17th, 2012- in museum (9:15am-12:15pm) - Family Festival Trees/Lights (9:30a-12:15p)
Saturday, November 24, 2012 - CM Holiday on Main Street (9:15a-12:15p) w/Special entertainment!
Among the many activities, Santa & Mrs. Claus will be there to hear children's wishes both Saturday's!


Board: John Nogas, Colonial Life; Brad Brown, Sr VP Gemini Group; Dan Olivadoti, HR/Compliance-Special Metals; Gloria Vescera, K-Music; Mary Cardinale, Utica College [UC] Prof/Shaklee; Celia Domser, MVCC Director STEM Prog; Joe Marino, Acc’t, Brindisi Law Firm/City Council; Dave Gordon, Corp. Mgr, J C Penny/Oneida Co Legislator; Joe Ribaudo, Asst. Physics Prof, UC; Erica Brindisi, MVCC Science Prof; Bill Sheerin, GE Sr. Engineering; Jim LaPaglia, VP Morgan Stanley Wealth Mngt; Andy Biernat, Sr VP Brown & Brown of NY; Daniel Trevisani, Gates Cole Agent & Oneida Co Legislator; John Stephenson, GE Elfun's: CM's CPA: Vin Gilroy. Jr. Plus announcement of Board Member of the year award.


Right: Celia Domser, CM Bd Mbr, w/two MVCC Engineering Students


Left: : CM Exhibits Mgr Earl Lewis, w/MVCC Engineering Students

John Nogas, CM Bd Chair, getting deocrations out for Nov. 16th Gala

CM Board Members attend Landmark Society Dinner where CM was honored with the 2012 Presdervation Award.






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Children's Museum of History, Natural History, Science, and Technology 5th Day Gala celebrating our 41st Anniversary,

A panoramic view of just a few of the exploration marvels in the Children's Museum
5th Day celebration of The Children's Museum of Utica, NY 41st Anniversary celebration, and Great Friends to Kids Award ceremony


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