Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Truly Priceless Experiences You Can Only Find At Moment!


 

This year Moment’s signature auction—with its unique items and and great deals—is all online. You can bid or buy immediately at the “Buy Now Price.” Call Johnna Raskin at the Moment office (EST) at 202-363-6422 with questions.

Auction opens Monday December 10, Noon Eastern Time and closes Wednesday December 26, Noon Eastern Time.

Your purchases support our important work—plus tax deduction may apply!

 


 

 

COOKING LESSON & DINNER WITH JOAN NATHAN AT HER HOME

 

Join Joan for a great evening of conversation, cooking and food! The renowned cookbook author will whip up a Jewish Moroccan dinner for you and eight of your friends or family members, plus give all of you a pre-dinner cooking lesson in her lovely Washington, DC home. At a mutually agreed upon time by November 1, 2019. Tax deductions may apply.

BUY IT NOW: $10,000 (opening bid $5,000)


 

A WEEK ON FABULOUS CAPE COD

 

Hike and kayak to your hearts delight, then get cozy in this lovely Cape Cod home with four bedrooms and three and a half baths that sleeps seven to eight. The house is located near Upper Mills Pond, close to historic Brewster and not far from the Cape Cod National Seashore. This is NOT a rental property. Some summer weeks may be available. Must be used by November 1, 2019 at a mutually agreed upon time. Tax deductions may apply.

 

BUY IT NOW: $7,000 (opening bid is $3500)

 


 

A WEEK IN SOUTHERN FRANCE #1

 

Make this private (not on the rental market) villa in the charming village of Montignac—home to the fabulous Lascaux Caves—your base to explore the region’s astonishing array of medieval towns, ancient castles and prehistoric cave art, not to mention the region’s rich cuisine. This is a beautifully renovated house with 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths that sleeps 14. It also features a cook’s kitchen and a gorgeous garden and pool. The house is available in January or February 2019, the first two weeks in April 2019 and the first two weeks in May 2019. Details to be worked out with the owners. Tax deductions may apply.

 

ONE WEEK – BUY IT NOW: $7,000 (opening bid $3,500)

 


 

A WEEK IN SOUTHERN FRANCE #2

 

Make this private (not on the rental market) villa in the charming village of Montignac—home to the fabulous Lascaux Caves—your base to explore the region’s astonishing array of medieval towns, ancient castles and prehistoric cave art, not to mention the region’s rich cuisine. This is a beautifully renovated house with 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths that sleeps 14. It also features a cook’s kitchen and a gorgeous garden and pool. The house is available in January or February 2019, the first two weeks in April 2019 and the first two weeks in May 2019. Details to be worked out with the owners. Tax deductions may apply.

 

ONE WEEK – BUY IT NOW: $7,000 (opening bid $3,500)

 


 

LUNCH WITH ROBERT SIEGEL

 

Have lunch with the one and only Robert Siegel, the retired senior host of NPR’s “All Things Considered” and Moment special literary contributor. Robert will take you and three of your friends to one of his favorite Capitol Hill restaurants. It’s your chance to meet the wonderful erudite person behind the famous voice. At a mutually agreed upon time by November 1, 2019. Tax deductions may apply.

 

BUY IT NOW: $5,000 (opening bid of $2500)

 


 

LUXURIOUS ART WEEKEND IN WASHINGTON, DC #1

 

Grab someone you love and head for a luxurious two-night stay in a Grand Premier room at the Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown that includes a Saturday night and Sunday brunch for two. Wander the quaint streets of the neighborhood, shop and take a private tour of the Smithsonian American Art Museum & the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. Your guide will be Moment arts editor and former Smithsonian Magazine arts editor Diane Bolz. Must be used by November 1, 2019, subject to hotel availability. Museum tour to be arranged with Diane Bolz at a mutually agreed upon time. Tax deductions may apply.

 

BUY IT NOW: $5,000 (opening bid $2,500)

 


 

LUXURIOUS ART WEEKEND IN WASHINGTON, DC #2

 

Grab someone you love and head for a luxurious two-night stay in a Grand Premier room at the Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown that includes a Saturday night and Sunday brunch for two. Wander the quaint streets of the neighborhood, shop and take a private tour of the Smithsonian American Art Museum & the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery. Your guide will be Moment arts editor and former Smithsonian Magazine arts editor Diane Bolz. Must be used by November 1, 2019, subject to hotel availability. Museum tour to be arranged with Diane Bolz at a mutually agreed upon time. Tax deductions may apply.

 

BUY IT NOW: $5,000 (opening bid $2,500)

 


 

SIGNED HARDCOVER COPY OF “NIGHT” BY ELIE WIESEL PLUS 25 SIGNED COPIES OF MOMENT’S FORTHCOMING BOOK, “ELIE WIESEL: AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE & LEGACY” AND A BOOK TALK IN YOUR HOME

 

In “Elie Wiesel: An Extraordinary Life and Legacy,” Moment Editor-in-Chief Nadine Epstein shares her memories of Wiesel and brings together 36 reflections from people who knew him—including his son Elisha Wiesel, Michael Berenbaum, Wolf Blitzer, Patrick Desbois, Ben Kingsley, Ronald S. Lauder, Bernard-Henri Lévy, Kati Marton, Itzhak Perlman, Natan Sharansky, Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Oprah Winfrey and Ruth Wisse. The book’s foreword is by the world-famous British Rabbi Jonathan Sacks and the afterword is by broadcast journalist Ted Koppel. Epstein will come to your home (within ten miles of Washington DC), bring your signed copy of “Night” and 25 signed copies of the book to distribute to your guests, and give a talk. (Other locations are possible, please call Johnna Raskin at 202-363-6422 to discuss.) At a mutually agreed upon time before November 1, 2019.

 

BUY IT NOW: $5,000 (opening bid $2500)

 


 

GREAT SEATS TO SEE HAMILTON AT THE RICHARD RODGER THEATER IN NEW YORK CITY

 

Have you been dreaming of seeing the phenomenon that is Hamilton: An American Musical, the Broadway play written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, which won 11 Tony Awards including Best Musical? Now’s your chance: We have two impossible-to-buy house seats in the Richard Rodgers Theater in the heart of Broadway! They must be requested two months before the month in which they are needed and be used by November 1, 2019. Tax deductions may apply.

 

BUY IT NOW: $4,000 (opening bid $2,000)

 


 

ALEX LEVIN PASTRY CLASS AT YOUR HOME

 

Ready to take your baking to the next level? Famed pastry chef Alex Levin–selected by Eater for its 2015 class of Eater Young Guns and named Best Pastry Chef in 2016 by the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington—is ready to lead the way! He will hold a full afternoon baking class in your kitchen within 10 miles of Washington, DC on any of the following: pies, chocolates, cookies, or desserts for parties and he provides all equipment and ingredients. Up to four people can participate. Must be used by November 1, 2019 at a mutually agreed upon time. Tax deductions may apply.

 

BUY IT NOW: $3600 (opening bid $1800)

 


 

LUNCH WITH SUPER AGENT GAIL ROSS

 

Do you have a great book idea? Or do you have a manuscript in process that needs a publisher? Here’s your chance to pitch Washington, DC literary super agent Gail Ross whose agency specializes in serious nonfiction—everything from history, biography and memoirs to popular science, business and psychology. In fact, she’ll take YOU out for lunch near her DC office. Lunch to take place sometime in 2019 at a mutually agreed upon time. Tax deductions may apply.

 

BUY IT NOW: $2500 (opening bid $1250)

 


 

 

 

Two round trip economy tickets to the U.S. destination of your choice. Escape to Vegas, tour New Orleans, hike Yosemite in California or Alaska, get warm in Florida, Puerto Rico or the U.S. Virgin Islands, or just go visit family. Blackout dates may apply. Tax deductions may apply.

 

BUY IT NOW: $2,000 (opening bid $1,000)