Feb. 19 — AALDEF 2013 Justice in Action Silent Auction

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Come to the AALDEF lunar new year celebration on Tuesday, February 19 at 6 pm at PIER SIXTY, Chelsea Piers in New York City, and place your bids on our silent auction! ONE OF A KIND

  1. 2 Tickets to 2 Shows during Mercedes-Benz NYC Fashion Week Spring Collections – September 2013 including Tent & VIP Lounge Access and Pair of Women’s & Men’s Tourneau Watches (donated by Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC)
  2. Mercedes-Benz SL Silver Pedal Car and Teddy Bear
  3. AMG Driving Academy Course at the Legendary Lime Rock Park Racetrack in Lakeville, CT (donated by Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC)
  4. Exclusive Set Visit to Hit TV Series “The Mentalist” in Burbank, CA for You and 3 Guests (donated by Tim Kang)
  5. Drinks and Conversation with Playwright David Henry Hwang and 2 Tickets to The Dance and the Railroad
  6. Private Chef’s Table for 4 at Oceana Restaurant, featuring Chef’s Five Course Tasting Menu paired with Select Wines
  7. Rep. John Lewis Autographed Books: Across That Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for Change and Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement
  8. Afternoon Tea, Conversation, & Photo-op with Tony Award-Winning Actor BD Wong at the Mandarin Oriental Tea Lounge
  9. Exclusive Behind the Scene Tour of Churchill Downs by Executive Vice President & General Counsel Alan Tse and “Trifecta” Package: Includes a Table of 8 on Millionaire’s Row; Chef’s Table Lunch; Reserved Seating; Racing Programs; 8 Passes to the Kentucky Derby Museum in Louisville, KY


  1. Johnnie Walker® Private Tasting for up to 10 Guests led by a Johnnie Walker Master® of Whisky & Johnnie Walker® Gift Basket
  2. 2 Tickets to The Elements of Sake at Astor Center with Bottle of Fukunishiki Sake (donated by Astor Center/Astor Wine and Spirits) and $200 Brushstroke Restaurant Gift Certificate
  3. Magnum of Kan Nihonkai Ultra-Premium Sake (donated by Wine of Japan Import, Inc.) and Dinner for 2 at Nobu New York (donated by Myriad Restaurant Group)
  4. Private Tasting of Macallan® Single Malt Scotch Whisky for You & 9 Friends and Take Home Three Marques of The Macallan® Single Malt
  5. 4 Tickets for a Basics Wine Class at New York Vintners and Bottle of Stella di Campalto Rosso Di Montalcino 2009


  1. Three Night Stay at a Choice Hotel and 2 American Airlines Round-Trip Tickets
  2. Three Night Stay at Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica in Peninsula Papagayo
  3. Weekend Stay at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City (donated by Borgata Heart & Soul Foundation)
  4. Three Night Stay at the Renaissance Harbour View Hotel Hong Kong
  5. Two Night Stay for 2 at the Historic Gwin’s Lodge in scenic Alaska (donated by Wei Wei Jeang, Andrews Kurth LLP (Gwins Resort LLC)) and $95 Warby Parker Eyewear Gift Card
  6. Endless Vacation Rentals® Resort Vacation Certificate for a Seven Night Stay at Resort Properties Worldwide (donated by Wyndham Worldwide) LIVE STUDIO AUDIENCE
  7. 2 VIP Tickets to a Live Broadcast of a Results Show Dancing with the Stars in LA (donated by BBC Worldwide Productions, America)
  8. 2 Tickets to the Late Show with David Letterman
  9. 2 Tickets to Live with Kelly and Michael, with Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan (donated by WABC-TV)


  1. Hand-Crafted Chinese Bamboo Birdcage with Hand-Painted Porcelain Feeder Cups (donated by Leekan Designs, Inc.)
  2. 2 Black Ceramic Jars – China, Shanxi Province, circa 1900 (donated by abhaya Asian Antiques)
  3. Painted Antique Wooden Letter Box (donated by The Tsao Family)
  4. 3 Eco-Friendly Ribbon Lamps (donated by Eric Chan, ECCO Design Inc.)
  5. The Big Green Egg: BBQ Grill and Smoker (donated by Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC)


  1. 2 Gold Passes to the 36th Asian American International Film Festival (donated by Asian CineVision) and Three Course Prix Fixe Dessert with Wine Pairing for 2 at ChikaLicious Dessert Bar
  2. 2 Tickets to the Carnegie Hall Performance by the Orchestra of St. Luke’s (donated by Carnegie Hall), 2 Orchestra Tickets to the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall, and 4 Tickets to Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center
  3. 2 Tickets to Ma-Yi Theater Company’s Production of Jesus in India, 2 Tickets to Dojoji: The Man Inside the Bell (donated by Pan Asian Repertory Theatre), and 2 Tickets to Here Lies Love, a Performance at The Public Theatre
  4. 6 Commemorative Postal Cachets from the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Foundation, Universal Music Group “Jazz Lovers’ Sampler Basket”, and $50 Boucherie Restaurant Gift Certificate
  5. Private Tour & Cocktails for 8 at the Rubin Museum of Art, New Museum of Contemporary Art Membership, and $100 Almond Restaurant Gift Certificate


  1. Taste of Tribeca Restaurant Sampler
  2. “Calligraphy Stripe” Blouse and Villager Easy Jacket with Crinkle Camisole & Skirt by Anne Namba Designs
  3. Massage & Manicure at Lia Schorr Day Spa, Haircut courtesy of Harpo at Patrick Melville Salon (donated by Harpo), and $50 Gift Card for Serendipity 3
  4. Two Night Weekend Stay at the Sheraton Tribeca Hotel, Ayurvedic Yoga Facial at B Spa Bar, and $50 Zachys Wine and Liquor Gift Card
  5. $100 Gift Card for Classes at the Institute of Culinary Education, Martin Yan Autographed Cookbooks & Merchandise (donated by Yan Can Cook), and $150 Kittichai Restaurant Gift Card
  6. Exhale Spa Pack of 10 Mind Body Classes (donated by exhale mind body spa), Facial & Pedicure at Lia Schorr Day Spa, and Haircut courtesy of Harpo at Patrick Melville Salon (donated by Harpo)
  7. Haircut with Master Stylist Edward Tricomi at Warren Tricomi Salon and 2 Ten Class Passes to Earth Yoga NYC
  8. Vera Wang Gift Set: VW Queen Duvet Cover & Shams, VW Picture Frames, VW Fragrances for Men & Women and VW Note Cards
  9. Haircut and Style at Maximus Clark Salon at Oasis Day Spa on Park Avenue and 8 Fitness Fight Camp Kickboxing/Muay Thai Classes
  10. 3LAB Beauty Products Gift Set & Haircut at Sei-Tomoko Salon
  11. $150 Gift Certificate (donated by Gilt City), $75 Gente Ristorante Italiano Gift Certificate, and $36 Gift Card to Two Little Red Hens Bakery
  12. Hair Conditioning, Cut, & Style Makeover at Miano Viel Salon & Spa and $70 Sprig Restaurant & Bar Gift Card
  13. Shiseido’s Ultimate Beauty Collection
  14. Kate Spade “Grove Court Little Lexie” Handbag and PURE DKNY Fragrance Gift Set (donated by The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.)
  15. Paramount Pictures DVD Gift Package and NBC’s “Community” Season 3 DVD Box Set Autographed by Danny Pudi
  16. Silk Kimono Scarf & $100 Gift Card to Knitty City New York‘s Friendliest Yarn Shop! and $50 BistroTen18 Restaurant Gift Card
  17. For the Movie Enthusiast: Assortment of Weinstein Company Production DVDs and Box of 6 Macarons & Gift Certificate to Macaron Parlour (2 lots available – 50A & 50B)
  18. Haircut & Conditioning with One Month’s Supply of Folligenix Skin, Hair & Nail Supplement (donated by Mario Diab Salon) and 3 Month Crunch Membership to any Crunch Location
  19. Lower East Side Tasting: $150 Beauty & Essex Gift Card, Dinner for 2 at Hotel Chantelle, $60 Cafe Katja Gift Certificate, and $20 Sugar Sweet Sunshine Bakery Gift Certificate & T-Shirt
  20. $100 Medulla NYC Gift Certificate for a Haircut or Color Service and Carol’s Daughter Gift Set
  21. Townhouse Spa Duo Package with Manicure, Massage & Facial and One-Month Membership to The Sports Club/LA – Upper East Side
  22. 2 Private Pilates Sessions at Erika Bloom Pilates Plus and 60-minute Signature Massage at Ohm Spa
  23. 3 Month All Access Membership to Equinox


  1. Miami Heat Dwayne Wade Autographed Photo (donated by CAA Sports)
  2. Houston Rockets Jeremy Lin Autographed Jersey (donated by Jeremy Lin) & Autographed Photo of Wat Misaka, First Asian American NBA Player (donated by Christine Toy Johnson & Bruce Johnson)
  3. New York Knicks Iman Shumpert Autographed Photo (donated by NY Knicks)
  4. 2 Tickets to NJ Devils vs. Winnipeg Jets game at the Prudential Center (donated by Proskauer Rose LLP) and NJ Devils #7 Henrik Tallinder Autographed Hockey Puck (donated by NJ Devils)
  5. New York Giants 2012 Team Collector’s Football Autographed by Team Members, Head Coach Tom Coughlin and General Manager Jerry Reese (donated by NY Giants) and “Out of the Blue” Autographed by NY Giants Wide Receiver Victor Cruz (donated by Victor Cruz)
  6. 2012 NY Jets Team Laser-Signed Replica Football (donated by NY Jets) and NY Jets Mark Sanchez Autographed Photo (donated by Athletes First)
  7. Novak Djokovic Autographed Tennis Ball (donated by Novak Djokovic) and 2 Upper Promenade Tickets for the Tuesday, September 4th Day (Session #17) of the 2013 US Open (donated by United States Tennis Association)
  8. Maria Sharapova Autographed Tennis Shoes (donated by Maria Sharapova)
  9. 4 Field-Level Tickets to a New York Mets Game at Citi Field in April 2013 & Free Parking for One Vehicle (donated by NY Mets)
  10. 4 Premium Tickets with Club Access to a New York Mets vs Philadelphia Phillies Game at Citi Field on Saturday, April 27, 2013 (donated by Sidley Austin LLP)
  11. TaylorMade R1 Driver (donated by New York Golf Center) and 8 Multi-Sport Passports to the Chelsea Piers Sports & Entertainment Complex

BUSINESS CARD RAFFLE PRIZES Lia Chang Handmade Notecards, One Night Stay at Honors Haven Resort & Spa, and Dinner for 2 at Mohegan Sun’s Seasons Buffet


  1. Silent auction closing time will be announced. All bids must be placed before the auction closes.
  2. All payments are due by personal check, cash, or Visa/MC/Amex. Checks should be made payable to AALDEF.
  3. Only the portion of the winning bid above the estimated value is a tax-deductible charitable contribution.

Special thanks to Sree Sreenivasan, Hiroshima and Brooklyn Brewery for donating the social media raffle prizes.