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Harvest of Hope Charity Ball 2011

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

CH_logo2011Join AIDS-Related Community Services for the re-launch of our annual Charity Ball on Saturday, November 5, 2011! Formerly a Valentine’s event, this re-branded and revitalized gala is now known as the “Harvest of Hope” Charity Ball. With a new time of year and a new venue–the elegant, fairytale-esque Whitby Castle in Rye, NY–this event promises to be even bigger and better than before!

Some traditions endure: the Ball features a cocktail hour with hors d’oeuvre, silent auction, a gourmet three-course dinner, dancing (this time to the music of Superior Sounds), and the Hearts for ARCS Awards. This year’s recipients are the MAC AIDS Fund, the philanthropic arm of MAC Cosmetics, and Hudson Valley businessmen Patrick McKenna and James Svetz. By “royal decree” there will be new surprises and delights too!
7:00 pm
Cocktail hour with unlimited wine, beer and Renaissance cocktails (cash bar also available on premises)
Silent auction opens
8:00 pm
Hearts for ARCS Award presentions: the MAC AIDS Fund, and Patrick McKenna & James Svetz
Gourmet dinner (vegetarian options are available)
9:30 pm
Gallant Knights & Fair Maidens Live Auction – 6 dashing knights and lovely ladies auction themselves off to raise additional funds for ARCS
Dancing to the music of Superior Sounds
Desserts from
10:15 pm
Silent auction closes
Auction check-out


Tickets are $150 per person and include admission, dinner, and unlimited wine, beer and special cocktails all night. $65 of your ticket will go towards ARCS’ programs and services for clients affected by HIV/AIDS.
SPECIAL TABLE PRICE: Reserve a table of 10 before October 22, 2011 and get $25 off each ticket! Gather your guest list and buy a table for just $1,250.

To purchase tickets, go to and look for the PayPal button.

All tickets are will-call and will be held at the registration table that evening. We will mail you an official thank-you letter for tax purposes. If you wish to sit with a particular individual or party, please call us at (914) 785-8283 or email
Whitby Castle is located at 330 Boston Post Road, Rye, NY on the grounds of the Rye Country Club.

Traveling over hill and dale to reach the Ball? Stay in royal comfort at the Hyatt Summerfield Suites in White Plains for just $119 with free transportation to and from Whitby Castle. The Hyatt is an all-suites hotel with a full kitchen, sitting area and complimentary breakfast on Sunday morning. Make it a full Westchester weekend and live like kings and queens! Simply call 1-800-517-8548 and mention ARCS’ Harvest of Hope Charity Ball to reserve your suite, and be sure to visit to view photos and read more about your deluxe suite. Hyatt Summerfield Suites is located at 101 Corporate Park Drive, White Plains, NY 10604.

Valentine's Charity Ball online auction is now open!

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

The 2010 Hearts for ARCS Valentine’s Charity Ball online auction and preview is now open for bids! Check out and bid on exclusive online auction items today at You’ll also find a preview of items available for bid in person at our annual Valentine’s Charity Ball on Saturday, February 13, 3010.

The online auction will run until Sunday, February 14, 2010. Many more items will be added in the coming weeks, so check back frequently on the status of your bids and to see new items!

For more about the Valentine’s Charity Ball and to purchase tickets, please visit our VCB page on this website.