Spring Into Fall Online Auction | Macaulay Honors College

Spring Into Fall Online Auction

Spring Into Fall: A Macaulay Honors College Online Auction

SUPPORT OUR STUDENT CHANGEMAKERS
AND GET SOMETHING FOR YOURSELF

Every bid will help Macaulay students to overcome the challenges that 2020 has brought and inspire them in the coming academic year!

AUCTION EXTENDED THROUGH JULY 2ND


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Student with laptop

A Laptop for a New Student

Help make sure that every incoming student receives this vital tool for college success. Comes loaded with all the apps needed + free tech support from Macaulay. For each laptop you underwrite, we’ll send you a special report on the student who received it!

Fixed Price: $800


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Aqua Abstract Artwork

Aqua Abstract Artwork

This one of a kind painting was created by our very talented Safina Joseph who works at Macaulay Honors College. Acrylic on canvas panel 5×7.

Starting Bid: $100


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Ask an Astronomer Anything!

Ask an Astronomer Anything!

What is a black hole? What are dark matter and dark energy? Why isn’t Pluto a planet anymore? Are there really billions of Earth-like planets out there? Are we alone? If not, where are all the aliens? This is your chance to have a professional astronomer answer your questions about the Universe. Engage in a lively conversation with Prof. Emily Rice, who has entertained while educating in CUNY courses, at the Hayden Planetarium, on Neil Tyson’s StarTalk television show, and as DJ Carly Sagan at Astronomy on Tap events in NYC and beyond. Virtual Zoom class for up to 10 people.

Starting Bid: $250


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Burlap & Barrel Spice Set

Burlap & Barrel Spice Set

Burlap & Barrel spices are single origin, sourced directly from small farms around the world. They are typically harvested by hand, dried naturally, grown organically whenever possible, and transported directly to preserve freshness. Spices are non-irradiated and naturally free of gluten, allergens and any additives, colorings, anti-caking agents and other fillers. This set will include 6 spices from their Fundamentals Collection.

Starting Bid: $24


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Career Coaching Session With Jamie Ruden

Career Coaching Session With Jamie Ruden

This 90 minute session with Macaulay’s Career Program Coordinator makes a perfect gift for any recent graduate, parent, or friend who would like help with resume & cover letter writing or makeover.

Starting Bid: $75


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Coaching for Dads (and Moms)

Coaching for Dads (and Moms)

A 45 minute coaching session and companion book from Mr. Dad, Armin Brott. Armin Brott spent the last 15+ years giving men the resources, guidance, practical tools, and support they need to be the dads they want to be—and their family needs them to be.

Starting Bid: $80


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Coney Island photographed by Michael Grohman

Coney Island Photo

Coney Island photographed by Michael Grohman, Vice Chair of the Macaulay Honors College Foundation Board. 8×10 print, matted for an 11×14 frame (frame not included).

Minimum Bid: $100


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Disability/Elder Law & Estate Planning

Disability/Elder Law & Estate Planning

The use of trusts as an estate planning option will become even more important in New York State starting in October 2020, where there will be extensive changes made to the qualifications for Medicaid Home Care for disabled adults. Macaulay Parents’ Council member Miriam Davidson, Esq. offers an hour long zoom presentation to explain long term care planning, using Trusts, Powers of Attorneys, Last Wills and Testaments, and appointments of Guardians to qualify needy individuals for community long term care planning.

Starting Bid: $300


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Dom & Vinnie’s Gift Certificate

Dom & Vinnie’s Gift Certificate

Owned & operated by the proud family of a Macaulay Honors student, Dom & Vinnie’s at 351 Saw Mill River Road is a well-loved Yonkers culinary institution. Enjoy wonderful homemade pasta dishes and perfectly prepared chicken, wraps and pizza in a great and friendly atmosphere.

Starting Bid: $50


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E-Gift Card: Bunna Cafe – Ethiopian Vegan Fare

E-Gift Card: Bunna Cafe – Ethiopian Vegan Fare

Bunna Cafe is an Ethiopian plant-based café, restaurant and music venue located at 1084 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237. “The absence of meat and dairy isn’t obvious while you’re there, but when you leave your step will have a new spring in it.”- The New Yorker

Starting Bid: $20


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Explore the Universe with Dr. Emily Rice

Explore the Universe with Dr. Emily Rice

Navigate the night sky, survey the Solar System, meander the Milky Way, and barrel back in time (almost) to the Big Bang—all from the comfort of your closest screen! Using visualization software from the NASA-funded OpenSpace Project and real scientific data, Prof. Emily Rice will take you on an unforgettable tour of the universe. Dr. Rice has entertained while educating in CUNY courses, at the Hayden Planetarium, on Neil Tyson’s StarTalk television show, and as DJ Carly Sagan at Astronomy on Tap events in NYC and beyond. Virtual Zoom class for up to 10 people.

Starting Bid: $250


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Gift Card to Café Rue Dix Restaurant

Gift Card to Café Rue Dix Restaurant

Café Rue Dix is a French and Senegalese café, restaurant, and bar located in Crown Heights Brooklyn at 1451 Bedford Ave. Serving traditional Senegalese cuisine as well as typical French cafe fare. Fresh ingredients and bold spices create some of the best Franco-Senegalese dishes in NYC!

Starting Bid: $40


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Gnome Serum Full Spectrum Hemp Extraction

Gnome Serum Full Spectrum Hemp Extraction

Indulge yourself or give as a gift the Beauty Gift Box. Gnome Serum Full Spectrum Extraction box set includes: Anti-Aging Face Serum – Soft Touch Hand Cream – The Balm

Starting Bid: $45


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Gnome Serum Full Spectrum Hemp Extraction

Gnome Serum Full Spectrum Hemp Extraction

Indulge yourself or give as a gift the Calm Gift Box. It includes: Sandman – Calm Face Serum – Oral Tincture 1000mg.

Starting Bid: $100


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Gnome Serum Full Spectrum Hemp Extraction

Gnome Serum Full Spectrum Hemp Extraction

Indulge yourself or give as a gift the Recovery Gift Box. It includes: Joints & Bones – Oral Tincture Natural 750mg.

Starting Bid: $65


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Grand Central Skies as seen by Michael Grohman

Grand Central Skies Photo

Grand Central Skies as seen by Michael Grohman, Vice Chair of the Macaulay Honors College Foundation Board.. 8×10 print, matted for an 11×14 frame (frame not included).

Minimum Bid: $100


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HeartMath Coaching Program with Dr. Amanda Carpenter

HeartMath Coaching Program with Dr. Amanda Carpenter

As a HeartMath Certified Coach & Mentor, Dr. Amanda A. Carpenter is licensed to share HeartMath techniques and technology to help reduce stress, anxiety, and build personal resilience. Package includes four 45-minute sessions ( 4 x 45’).

Starting Bid: $200


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How Old Is Too Old To Have A Baby? A Master Class with Prof. Elizabeth Reis

How Old Is Too Old To Have A Baby? A Master Class with Prof. Elizabeth Reis

Infertile couples and single, lesbian, gay, intersex, and transgender people have the potential to form families in ways that would have been inconceivable years ago. And yet some reproductive possibilities appall critics.  In this Master Class, we will focus on one such case: carrying a pregnancy and delivering a baby in one’s post-menopausal years. We will also discuss some of the ethical dilemmas raised by egg donation, sperm donation, egg-freezing, and surrogacy. One Hour Zoom class for up to 10 people.

Starting Bid: $300


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Hudson Valley Seed Company Art Pack

Hudson Valley Seed Company Art Pack

The Hudson Valley Seed Company commission contemporary artist from around the United States to tell the story of a particular seed Variety. This Art of Seed pack comes with: All Stars Kale, Arugula, Bumble Bee Mix Tomato, Cilantro, Genovese Basil, Rainbow Chard, plus a 16 pots greenhouse kit for your seeds and soil.

Starting Bid: $25


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Lavender Artwork

Lavender Artwork

This one of a kind painting was created by our very talented, Safina Joseph who works at Macaulay Honors College. Acrylic on canvas panel 8×10″

Starting Bid: $125


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Liberty in New York Harbor shot by Michael Grohman

Liberty in New York Harbor Photo

Liberty in New York Harbor shot by Michael Grohman, Vice Chair of the Macaulay Honors College Foundation Board. 8×10 print, matted for an 11×14 frame (frame not included).

Minimum Bid: $100


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Marché Rue Dix Assortment of Imported Teas

Marché Rue Dix Assortment of Imported Teas

Marché Rue Dix is a cultural concept store located in Crown Heights Brooklyn at 1453 Bedford Ave. This trio of Senegalese teas, each packaged in a 4oz tin, includes: Lit De Rose Tea (bold black tea blend with rose petals); Green Goddess Tea (beautiful blend of green tea leaves, strawberry, raspberry, rhubarb and cornflower); Rue Dix Breakfast Tea (blend of several robust black teas).

Starting Bid: $45


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My Gym Astoria – Activities for babies and kids

My Gym Astoria – Activities for babies and kids

One month membership to My Gym Astoria. Birthday parties, Mommy and Me, gymnastics camps and other fantastic fun filled programs for ages 6 weeks to 10 years.

Starting Bid: $50


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One World Observatory Tour

One World Observatory Tour

The City is Yours! Enjoy the amazing 360° view of the city with a certificate for 4 to experience the city like you’ve never done before!

Starting Bid: $75


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Original Oil Painting of Macaulay Honors College

Original Oil Painting of Macaulay Honors College

This beautifully detailed oil on linen painting (18” x 24”) by Merrill French captures the character and history of the Macaulay Honors building.

Starting Bid: $2,500


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Parachute Jump Photo

Parachute Jump Photo

Parachute Jump as seen by Michael Grohman, Vice Chair of the Macaulay Honors College Foundation Board.. 8×10 print, matted for an 11×14 frame (frame not included).

Minimum Bid: $100


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Personal Wellness Plan - Consultation with Dr. Ilana Zablozki-Amir

Personal Wellness Plan – Consultation with Dr. Ilana Zablozki-Amir

In this 75 minute consultation, you’ll set health goals and create a roadmap of best steps to optimize your health. Learn how to recognize and reduce risks to build a wellness strategy that fits into your life.

Starting Bid: $350


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Personalized copy of The Book of Anna + 30 minute Zoom chat with Prof. Carmen Boullosa.

Personalized Copy of The Book of Anna + 30 Minute Zoom Chat With Prof. Carmen Boullosa.

Meet the author of The Book of Anna. Prof. Boullosa tells a polyphonic and subversive tale of the Russian revolution through the lens of Tolstoy’s most beloved work. Package includes a signed copy of the book, plus a half hour video session with Carmen Boullosa for you & three friends.

Starting Bid: $300


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Personalized copy of The Book of Anna + 30 minute Zoom chat with Prof. Carmen Boullosa.

Personalized Copy of The Book of Anna by Macaulay Honors College Distinguished Prof. Carmen Boullosa

Saint Petersburg, 1905. Behind the gates of the Karenin Palace, Sergei, son of Anna Karenina, meets Tolstoy in his dreams and finds reminders of his mother everywhere: the vivid portrait that the tsar intends to acquire and the opium-infused manuscripts Anna wrote just before her death, which open a trapdoor to a wild feminist fairy tale.

Starting Bid: $50


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Philippe Cheng Photograph – Magnolias, 2019 Sand Paper Print

Philippe Cheng Photograph – Magnolias, 2019 Sand Paper Print

Philippe Cheng Photograph – “Magnolias, 2019” Sand Paper Print, archival print 1 of 1, Signed in Verso.

Starting Bid: $450


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Philippe Cheng Photography - Photo Session

Philippe Cheng Photography – Photo Session

Philippe Cheng Photography in Bridgehampton is offering a 1hr photo session in NYC or The Hamptons, all post production, and one 11 x 14 archival print.

Starting Bid: $800


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Pink Tulips Artwork

Pink Tulips Artwork

This one of a kind painting was created by our very talented, Safina Joseph who works at Macaulay Honors College. Acrylic on canvas panel 5×7

Starting Bid: $100


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Private Career Counseling with Seth Melnick, Head of User and Product Operations at TikTok

Private Career Counseling with Seth Melnick, Head of User and Product Operations at TikTok

Seth Melnick, Head of User and Product Operations at TikTok, offers a half hour of career counseling to anyone seeking to launch, transition to, or advance in a career in the world of tech and/or start-ups.

Starting Bid: $150


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Private Career Counseling with Seth Melnick, Head of User and Product Operations at TikTok

Private Career Counseling with Seth Melnick, Head of User and Product Operations at TikTok

Seth Melnick, Head of User and Product Operations at TikTok, offers a half hour of career counseling to anyone seeking to launch, transition to, or advance in a career in the world of tech and/or start-ups.

Starting Bid: $150


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Private Tour of America’s Test Kitchen with 3 Best-Selling Cook Books

Private Tour of America’s Test Kitchen with 3 Best-Selling Cook Books

Visit our friends at America’s most-watched cooking show on public television for a private tour of their kitchen in Boston for up to three people. Also, enjoy three of their best-selling cook books: Spiced, Essentials Cookbook, The Complete Slow Cooker.

Starting Bid: $250


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Signed Copy of Lincoln on the Verge + 30 Minute Zoom Chat With Prof. Ted Widmer

Signed Copy of Lincoln on the Verge + 30 Minute Zoom Chat With Prof. Ted Widmer

Meet the author of this critically acclaimed history of America’s greatest president and the obstacles he overcame on his journey to Washington, DC to take the oath of office and deliver his inaugural address. Prof. Widmer spent a decade researching and writing this “revelatory work.” Package includes a signed copy of the book, plus a half hour video session with Ted Widmer for you & three friends.

Starting Bid: $­­­­300


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Signed Copy of Lincoln on the Verge by Prof. Ted Widmer

Signed Copy of Lincoln on the Verge by Prof. Ted Widmer

Critically acclaimed, Lincoln on The Verge tells the story of America’s greatest president and the obstacles he overcame, well before he could take the oath of office and deliver his inaugural address. Ted Widmer spent a decade researching and writing this “revelatory work.” At Macaulay, Prof. Widmer taught Whitman’s New York, The People of New York, and will be teaching a timely, new seminar this fall: Decision 2020: The Election in Real Time.

Starting Bid: $50


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Study for a New Yorker cartoon, “Sleeping cat dreams of other side of couch.”

Study for a New Yorker cartoon, “Sleeping cat dreams of other side of couch.”

Cartoonist: Robert Leighton

This piece is pen and ink with gray washes on heavy 11 x 14 art paper. The image area is approximately 8 x 11. The artist, a member of the Macaulay Parents’ Council, repainted this version for publication in the November 5, 2006 the issue of The New Yorker.

Starting Bid: $200


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The Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera

Arts in New York City. Enjoy the magic of a favorite Seminar One experience—with extras! Package includes 2 orchestra seats for a performance at Met Opera, plus 2 glasses of champagne. Operas include La Traviata, Hansel and Gretel, Carmen, La Bohème, and Don Giovanni. Blackout dates apply.

Starting Bid: $250


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Trio of Books by Prof. Elizabeth Reis

Trio of Books by Prof. Elizabeth Reis

Professor Elizabeth Reis teaches Medical Ethics, Reproductive Technologies, The Politics of Women’s Health, and Transgender Issues. The trio of books include: Damned Women: Sinners and Witches in Puritan New England; Bodies in Doubt: An American History of Intersex; Dear Lizzie: Memoir of a Jewish Immigrant Woman.

Starting Bid: $30


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True Crimes and Misdemeanors + 30 Minute Video Chat With Jeffrey Toobin

True Crimes and Misdemeanors + 30 Minute Video Chat With Jeffrey Toobin

Meet the author of this real-life thriller about the prosecutors and congressional investigators pursuing the truth about Donald Trump’s complicity in several crimes—and why they failed. Package includes a signed copy of the book, plus a half hour video session with Jeffrey Toobin for you & three friends.

Starting bid: $300


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True Crimes and Misdemeanors by Jeffrey Toobin

True Crimes and Misdemeanors by Jeffrey Toobin

Be the first to read this real-life thriller about the prosecutors and congressional investigators pursuing the truth about Donald Trump’s complicity in several crimes—and why they failed. Signed by author Jeffrey Toobin, legal analyst for CNN and The New Yorker.

Starting Bid: $40


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TWA Terminal photographed by Michael Grohman

TWA Terminal Photo

Black & white photo of the TWA Terminal taken by Michael Grohman, Vice Chair of the Macaulay Honors College Foundation Board. 8×10 print, matted for an 11×14 frame (frame not included).

Minimum Bid: $100


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2 Hours of Personalized Online Tutoring for High School Student

Two Hours of Personalized Online Tutoring for High School Student

A two hour session with MHC alum Brian Scher ’10, a 99th percentile SAT scorer and founder of Succeed Test Prep and Tutoring.

Starting bid: $100


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