EVCS Gala 2017-Celebrating 30 years!

Hello All EVCS Families!

Hope you are all enjoying the slopes, the beaches or the warmth and fun of NYC during the mid-winter break! Don’t forget to do your Parent Homework assignment sent out in backpacks last week! We are all tasked with bringing in items for the Spring Gala’s Silent Auction! The Gala is April 29th, a month earlier than past years, so we need to get cracking!


Reminder EVCS Spring Gala, Important Planning Meeting This Thursday!

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EVCS will Celebrate 30 Years

at the Anniversary Gala coming up April 29!

Come one, come all to a kick-off planning meeting!
(ask your favorite places to donate something to the silent auction).

What are the most profitable items?

How do we ask for donations?

What happens at a Gala?

Join us next week on Thursday, January 26 and find out!
Yes, there will be coffee and bagels!
In the cafeteria after drop off 8:30 a.m.
To make it a success, we need all hands on deck. Hope to see you there!


Do you have questions and no time to make the meeting?

Do you want to help but you are not sure how?

Please reach out to events@evcsnyc.org, We will share information to help you, help us, make this the best Gala in EVCS history!

Kind Regards,
Spring Gala Committee

The Gala was a WIN WIN!

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Good Morning Parents and Guardians,

We packed the house!

Saturday’s Gala was a success every way you cut it.
184 guests were counted, not including those who chose not to get a wristband for bidding. This must be a record!

We are over-joyed with the attendance, the energy, the excitement and the overall vibe felt this year at the gala. We left everyone wanting more…


We are still working on the silent auction final winners. If you won an additional item or still need to pick up we will be reaching out to the winners! Winners will be contacted directly to arrange for payment and pick up. Thank you for your patience.

On behalf of the EVCS events committee, we thank everyone who got involved, donated items, contributed online, helped plan and promote, who attended and jumped in to help out during the event.

Thank you volunteers: Noel Saltzman, Choresh Wald, Hannah Clark, Crystal Perry, Melissa Shiffman, Boryana Yakova, Melanie Kletter, Yvonne Ruiz, Sarah Lippin, Crystal Perry, Sharon Blumenkranz, Karyn Mendel, Alex Harkness, Jasmine Francis, Adam Farmerie, Gloria Ramnarine, Naumi Feldman, Nina Chaudry, Klaudia Bercow, Marla Rosenthal, Tristan Waldroop, Jeremy Sherber, Steven Garrelts

A shout out to Sirovich Community Center for their support and for sharing a wonderful local venue with our parent body.

Thank you Threes Brewing in Brooklyn for sponsoring delicious craft beer: Vliet Pils! Book your next event with Threes Brewing, they have a great place in Brooklyn- easy to get to and a very nice outdoor garden.

Thanks to Rock & Soul: NYC’s #1 DJ Equipment, Gear & Record Store – NYCfor sponsoring us with lights and sound! Schedule your next party or register for a Hands-On DJ Class, Private Lesson, Repairs or Hassle Free Rentals. They are located at 10 W 37th Street (bw 5th & 6th ave).

Hecho en Dumbo Sponsored the cava that fed the fountain cocktail and opened the evening! Thank you for your generous support and for the last minute vino run!

A standing O goes out to the family band:
PT Walkley – guitar, vocals
Steve Shiffman – guitar, vocals, keyboard
Dimi Dimitar – drums
James Askew – bass
Stephanie Nantell – trumpet
Bradley Goodman – trumpet
Nick Marcillio – Baritone Saxophone
Nandi Bosia – vocals
Barbara Martinez – vocals
Martha Hornthal – vocals
Engelbert Ramos – vocals
When do you go on tour? Rumors of recordings. It might be time to get that date on the calendar for battle of the bands D1 LES !
Thank you for closing out the evening with a dance set to remember.
Gala 2017, Your on…

Thank Nick for the disco ball! It spun fun and made the room shimmer thank you for additional equipment as well. Special thanks to Tristan, friend Rachel, Seth, Kellan, Barrett and Oscar did a “hang up” job making the balloons with LED lights inside! Go Genie!

Catharine Lyons and Melanie Kletter entertained all of us with witty and thoughtfully informative item descriptions in the silent auction catalog – thank you for the hours of donated talent and time.

Boryana Yakova organized the desserts, thank you for keeping the tradition alive!

Huge thanks for the spectacular prizes that made the raffles desirable and encouraged playing!

A gigantic coupe of thanks goes out to Bryan and Jay for the amazing bar featuring signature cocktails! All of your creations were consumed and enjoyed. Thank you for sharing your gift.

Thanks to Engelbert Ramos, Master of Ceremonies. You set the tone.

As a gala vet, George Zambrelli comes through again. Thank you George for stepping-up at the last minute when we needed a focused parent to be at the check-in and check-out to help organize volunteers.

A ver special thank you to all EVCS Parents and Staff!

We are all fortunate to be part of this tight community.

NOT Last or least by far – please give it up for Hagit Event team gold star winner! Events couldn’t do Gala without you. Thank you Hagit.

We can’t wait until next year!

Thank you for coming out and showing your spirit once again and supporting our school.

Please share photos on Facebook or with us and we will post them.
Jayne Wexler, Alumna, Dear Friend & Previous Events C0-Chair shared photos! Enjoy.
We are over-joyed with the energy, excitement and overall vibe we felt this year at the gala. It just keeps getting better!

Stay tuned for the final tally.

Our best wishes as always,
EVCS Events Committee

Silent Auction Vs. Online Auction

Let me make it simple for you – There are 2 different auctions.

Silent Auction: Only available during the Gala event tomorrow. You can preview items in our catalogue. You cannot bid online for these items.

Online Auction: Selection of items available ONLY online (not going to be available during the Gala event). The bidding is online.

I hope it clears some confusions and if not, feel free to ask.

Gala Team

EVCS Silent Auction GALA PREVIEW 2016!

Get ready for action…

Be the first to get a sneak peak at the amazing items you can bid on Saturday at the Gala!

Over 100 items will be auctioned at all price points!
Auction items range from travel packages and sporting collectibles to fine wine, one of a kind items and experiences.


For the first time ever the Gala Committee is presenting select items online! Begin Previewing now and prepare to bid!

Take home featured Raffle Prizes when you PLAY to WIN!


Please share this with family and friends. Proceeds from the event support the East Village Community School programming, curriculum support, committee initiatives and community outreach efforts.

This will pre-register you and your guests for the Silent Auction, saving time at the door AND, as a bonus, each pre-registered guest will receive $200 in EVCS *Fun Money to use on the Gaming Tables.

*EVCS Fun Money will also be for sale at the event ($10 US = $100 EVCS Fun)

Doors Open at 6:30pm

331 E 12th St, between 1st & 2nd Aves

EVCS Gala Committee

There is still time!

Make this a success!


Volunteer and RSVP!

We need volunteers for tasks,
to help with the gala.

Secure your complimentary ‘Fun’ Money!

As advertisement, help offset event expenses and be a sponsor.

Bring a special treat.

Support elementary education by donating a service or item.

If you can’t make it to the event, make a donation.

Photographer in the house?

We need to document this event! Please bring a camera?

Bring a friend this year! …

All Hands on Deck! 8 days until the Gala

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Help make this event a success!

We need volunteers for tasks, to help with the gala.

Secure your complimentary ‘Fun’ Money!

As advertisement, help offset event expenses and be a sponsor.

If you can’t make it to the event, make a donation.

Bring a special treat.

Do we have a photographer in the house? We need to document this event! Who can bring a camera?

This may be the best EVCS Gala ever, not to be missed! …

Please RSVP to the Annual Spring Gala!


Help out our Spring Gala Committee with an RSVP HERE

Please complete an RSVP for EACH ATTENDEE.

This will pre-register you and your guests for the Silent Auction, saving time at the door AND, as a bonus, each pre-registered guest will receive $200 in EVCS *Fun Money to use on the Gaming Tables.

*EVCS Fun Money will also be for sale at the event
($10 US = $100 EVCS Fun)

“Ya gotta play to win!”

Doors Open at 6:30pm
331 E 12th St, between 1st & 2nd Aves

EVCS Gala Committee

3 weeks to the Gala. Really need more auction items

donate1      volunteer      sponsor

Dearest EVCS Families,

The Event and Gala committees are working hard (yes, even during Spring Break) to make sure we will have the best Gala yet.

This event, and more specifically the Silent Auction, is our biggest and most critical fundraising event of the year.

Thank you to those who already stepped up and brought in amazing auction items and for those of you that haven’t yet, There’s no time like now! Please take a few moments to come up with an item for the auction.
The Gala is May 21st, we need auction commitments ASAP.

• Online Donation Form.

• Donation Form as PDF

• Solicitation Letter to read and share.

Any details you provide will help us feature your item or service successfully in the auction.

If an item requires pick up, please contact us and we will gladly send someone to collect it.

Again, your small effort can make a huge financial impact!

Thank you for your time and help!

Yours truly,
The Spring Gala Committee

•Tickets to Broadway, Comedy, Music and Sports events •Vacation and Weekend Homes • Beauty and Health Treatments • Exercise Classes, Personal training and Memberships • Fine art and Collectibles / Memorabilia • Kids Parties and Activities • Retail, Food and Restaurant Certificates • Classes / Lessons of all kinds for kids and adults • Jewelry • Accessories and designer clothing• Items for the home • Nights in a Hotel • Museum tickets and memberships • Services (photography, legal, cleaning…) • Extraordinary Experiences • Helicopter rides etc etc etc…

Join the EVCS Spring Gala Committee

Help make this year’s Gala the biggest one yet.

Are you interested in helping out at this year’s EVCS Spring Gala? We’d love to have you! E-mail the EVCE EVENTS Team here at events@evcsnyc.org to join the fun in planning our biggest fundraising event of the year!
We’ll see you at the next planning meeting, Friday, February 5 after drop off in Room 210. Get involved, share ideas, solicit donations for the silent auction and be an active part of our community. It makes this chapter of our life all the more meaningful! Can’t make the meetings, not a problem, let us know what you like to do and we will find a way for you to help. Thank you in advance for your consideration.