Thursday December 8 7:30 pm.
SPSA Box Office opens at 6:00 pm
Silent Auction 6:30- 7:00 pm
Doors Open at 7:00 pm
$50 General Admission
$100 Preferred Seating*
$250 Premium Seating*
*Premium & Preferred tickets include post-performance reception with the artist.
The New Yorker has warily described McKay as funny and touching, ceaselessly clever and scarily talented.
McKay co-created and starred in the award-winning off-Broadway hit Old Hats and has written three acclaimed musical biographies – I Want to Live!, the story of Barbara Graham, the third woman executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin, Silent Spring: It’s Not Nice to Fool Mother Nature, an exploration of environmental pioneer Rachel Carson, and A GIRL NAMED BILL – The Life and Times of Billy Tipton, named one of the Best Concerts of 2014 by The New York Times.
A recipient of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Humanitarian Award in recognition of her dedication to animal rights, Nellie is an annoyingly vocal advocate for feminism, civil rights and other deeply felt progressive ideals. She is currently part of the campaign to get horse-drawn carriages off the streets of New York City.
Nellie has released six full-length albums, including Normal As Blueberry Pie: A Tribute to Doris Day (“among the killer overhauls of American standards – The New York Times) and her latest, My Weekly Reader, music of the 60s produced by Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick ([;Nellie]; manifests more historical grasp than any psych band yet to show its hand. Robert Christgau).
She has won a Theatre World Award for her portrayal of Polly Peachum in the Broadway production of The Threepenny Opera and performed onscreen in the films PS I Love You and Downtown Express, as well as writing original music for the Rob Reiner film Rumor Has It and contributing to the Emmy-winning documentary, Gasland.
Nellie contributed the forward to the 20th anniversary edition of The Sexual Politics of Meat, by Carol J. Adams. Her writing has also appeared in The Onion, Interview and The New York Times Book Review.
Nellie will be sprinkling some holiday songs throughout her repertoire as a way to welcome the season and help raise funds for the preservation of St. Paul and St. Andrew’s United Methodist Church’s historic, landmarked building. There will be a silent auction from 6:30 – 7:00 pm. Check the church’s Web site at http://stpaulandstandrew.org for an advance view of items as they come in.
St. Paul and St. Andrew UMC is a diverse, progressive, welcoming and growing congregation dedicated to serving God through worship, fellowship, and action. Rooted in Manhattans Upper West Side but taking the world as our parish, we are known for our work for racial, economic and environmental justice, interfaith action, and radical hospitality and inclusiveness. Energized by a dynamic worshiping congregation of all ages and professions, SPSA has emerged as a center for community action and engagement, launching an emergency food pantry, homeless shelter, after school tutoring program and meals on wheels deliveries for the elderly while partnering with congregations of other denominations and faiths, theater and arts groups and social justice advocacy groups to build a more just and peaceful world.
Tickets available online at: http://nelliemckaybenefitconcert.bpt.me
For concert and auction info call: 212-362-3179
This is our first year to offer a silent auction before the Holiday-ish Concert. We are delighted to offer an outstanding slate of items to you.
The auction was held in the Parlor and started at 6:30 pm on Thursday, 12/8/2016.
Your Own Original, Personal Portrait Painting
Upper West Side artist Matt Burcaw has been living and painting in New York City for over 40 years. He works primarily in portraiture, in a style called Technical Charismatic. His works are in the collection of the Guggenheim Museum and in the collections of John Lennon and Jean Dubuffet. In his work he strives to capture a particular aspect in the face or body of his subjects. His objective is to see beyond the surface. He will work from photographs both old and new.
The painting desired can be as large as 5 ft. x 4 ft. and of only one subject.
Opening Bid: $750 Bid Increments: $100
Two VIP Tickets to Taste of Greenwich House 2017
Attend the Taste of Greenwich House benefit event on Monday, March 13, 2017 where some 40 top NYC restaurants bring their “A” game to for all to sample. The event is at the Metropolitan Pavilion 25 W 18th St, New York, NY 10011 Two VIP tickets allow the winner to attend from 6:30pm-9:30pm Other Details: Winner to provide, name, address, email and phone number. Must be at least 21 to attend.
Value: $500 Opening Bid: $200 Bid Increments: $25
Professional Voice or Acting Coaching by Tony Award winner Victoria Clark
A 75-minute acting or voice coaching with Victoria Clark between July 15 and October 15, 2017. Ms. Clark maintains one of the most diverse performing careers of any artist living today, equally at home in plays, musicals, film, television, and the concert stage. Clark received Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards, as well as a Drama League honor for her luminous portrayal of protective but domineering mother Margaret Johnson in the critically-acclaimed, Craig Lucas-Adam Guettel, musical The Light in the Piazza in 2005. Her virtuoso performance in the Lincoln Center Production of the Tony Award-winning musical has made her a favorite among audiences and critics, including The New York Times’ Ben Brantley, who called Clark’s work in Piazza “the best musical performance by an actress this season”.
Value: $200 Opening Bid: $100 Bid Increments: $25
Black enameled 14″ x 8″ trout glass tray for serving food. Dishwasher and
microwave safe. One-of-kind.
Opening Bid: $75 Bid Increments: $10
Gift Basket of Household Kitchen Goodies from Elizabeth’s Neighborhood Kitchen
Opening Bid: $30 Bid Increments: $10
Four Field Level Tickets and Parking Pass to a 2017 NY Mets’ Game plus one $25 Visa Gift Card
Section 123, Row 6, Seats 1-4: Six rows from the field, 3rd baseline behind the Visitor’s Dugout; includes an aisle seat; access to most clubs; parking pass to preferred parking included. Game to be mutually agreed upon between donor and winner.
Opening Day and Mets vs. Yankees games excluded.
Value: $425 – $825 (depending on game chosen)
Opening Bid: $200 Bid Increments: $50
Longaberger Large Square Bowl
Perfect for the holidays, decorated with poinsettias, pinecones, pine branches and holly. Comes with a silver bells decorative striped fabric.
Value: $45 Opening Bid: $20 Bid Increments: $5
Lovely hand-woven basket with leather carry straps. Basket comes with a fitted lid made of 100% hardwood maple with water-based enamel finish.
Value: $30 Opening Bid: $15 Bid Increments: $5
Lovely, colorful and hand-woven. Makes a beautiful table runner or wall hanging.
Value: $40 Bid Increments: $5
One full, 12 week term of Ballet for your child (ages 4-12) at Greenwich House Music School (46 Barrow St), a community music school serving Greenwich Village since 1905. By experiencing the discipline of basic ballet exercises, creative movement and storytelling, children will become aware of their body alignment, motor skills, flexibility and expression through dance. Classical terminology is used, and age-appropriate exercises and games are practiced. The class is an exhilarating place where children discover patterns, space, rhythm and movement within the form of ballet.
Opening Bid: $150 Bid Increments: $50
Bliss Gift Card
Opening Bid: $50 Bid Increments: $20
Mindfulness Meditation Sessions
Three sessions (for Corporations or Individuals), 30 minutes each.
Held at business or home. Winner will be contacted to arrange times.
Opening Bid: $200 Bid Increments: $50
Private Life Coaching Sessions
Three private Life coaching sessions, 1 hour each.
Insight Out Mindful Coaching. Winner will be contacted to arrange times.
Opening Bid: $175 Bid Increments: $25
Two six-packs of Reindeer in the Headlights ESB ready to drink at the auction
AND one commissioned brew of five gallons to be made for the buyer including personal label and type.
Value: between $175 and $235
Opening bid: $75 Bid Increments: $25
Birthday Party or Cocktail Party in Courtyard
Don’t know where to have your kid’s birthday party or a cocktail party for colleagues or friends? We have the perfect place! Use the church courtyard. You and your friends can gather under the twinkling lights and around our picnic tables for the special occasion. The beautiful surroundings create a uniquely intimate and outdoor space. You bid on the space, we provide the atmosphere. Winner to coordinate with the Church Manager
Opening bid: $150 Bid increments: $50
Carnegie Hall Concert
2 tickets to an upcoming Carnegie Hall presentation during the 2016-2017 season. Calendar will be provided.
Opening Bid: $75 Bid increments: $25
SPSA Clergy Dinner
Dinner with all three members of the SPSA clergy at K’s house.Bring up to 6 friends. Date to be mutually agreed-upon between the clergy and winner.
Opening bid: $200 Bid increments: $50
Rustic Italian Pale Yellow Serving Bowl
Made by Vietri. Perfect for fresh pasta or delicious salads.A magnificent centerpiece for your table!
Opening Bid: $25 Bid Increments: $10
Character Naming Rights
The high bidder is entitled to name one character in best-selling middle grades author Chris Grabenstein’s WELCOME TO WONDERLAND series published by Random House Children’s books.
Opening Bid: $50 Bid Increments: $5
Angelo Romano Paintings
Paintings by world-renowned Spanish-Brazilian artist Angelo Romano.
Opening Bid: $100 Bid Increments: $25
Rev. Vicki Flippin has a passion for bringing new people into the Christian community and helping the church live beyond its walls. She recently served as the Pastor of Social Justice, Exploring Faith, and Inter-generational Ministries at Church of the Village in the West Village. A graduate of Yale Divinity School (2008) and the University of Chicago (2005), Vicki is Co-President of the national Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA). She has served for many years on the steering committee of Methodists in New Directions (MIND). LGBT equality and racial justice are central to her ministry. She is she is committed to encouraging marriage equality in the UMC and has worked hard towards that goal.
Vicki is a member of the New York 2016 Jurisdictional/General Conference delegation, one of the clergy elected to represent our Conference. She has served our Conference as chair of the Conference Commission on Higher Education & Campus Ministry and through the Commission on Religion & Race. She is a sought after preacher, and a blogger for the Huffington Post. Born in Taiwan and raised in the US, Vicki has close ties to her family in Taiwan and in the American Midwest. She enjoys life in Manhattan with her husband, Thomas, a classical guitarist, and their 2-year old daughter Nia.
Her appointment to SPSA represents a collaboration with the NY Conference, which will provide support for this new position. Half of her time will be spent nurturing and supporting our wonderful youth ministry and our renewed campus ministry; the other half of her time will be devoted to developing new progressive Christian communities linked to SPSA.
She also has a reputation as a phenomenal preacher, as you can see for yourself with this video of her sermon at the national gathering of Reconciling Congregatons back in 2013:
December 14, 2015 celebration of the season with an evening of song, poetry and jubilee with Broadway’s finest and help raised $18,000 in to repair the roof and facade of the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew.
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