The third week of November, the Children’s Museum of History, Science & Technology envelopes visitors in a winter wonderland!

Friday night, November 17th, 2010Children's Museum 47th Anniversary Holiday Gala / Festival of Trees & Lights (6:00-9:00pm)
As our primary fundraiser of the year, the museum never shines so bright.

Come see our Musical Light Show and our amazing Festival of Trees & Christmas villages

As a non-profit charitable 501(c)(3) organization, donations are tax exempt.

Saturday, November 18th, 2010 - Family Festival of Trees/Lights (9:15a-1:15p) in museum
(not to be confused with Christmas on Main Street at the train station)
Saturday, November 25th, 2010- Holiday on Main Street in museum (9:15am-1:15pm).

2010 Children's Museum Holiday Gala /Festival of Trees & Lights! View 2010 Sponsors / Auction Items * WUTR promo / WKTV promo

Museum founders enjoying: Betty Murray, Mackie Kernan; Melva Max, Duffy Matt

Board Member Nancy Crisino, Left with friends & supporters

Board member Mary Cardinale, PhD, with Utica College colleagues

Board members John Stephenson, front with Board Chair John Nogas, top

Board Member Brad Brown, L, with guests Jim & Christina Buschmann

Board Member Celia Domser, MS, Director of MVCC's Stem Program

Board Member Josh Glassberg 2nd from Left & Jennifer Klimek-Yingling, PhDc Right, both with guests


Board member Matt Chemlewski, Right with Volunteer Sam Crisino, seated, manning our electronic database, setup by volunteer Earl.

Aramark Head Chef Art, left, with Riverside Greenhouse co-owner

Irene D'Onofrio & guest enjoying the evening

Guests enjoying the evening's festivities as they support our museum

A small portion of our Musical Light Show area!

Above and Below, our beautiful centerpieces & wreaths, at 50% off

A few of some of our beautifully decorated trees, at 50% off


2010 Holiday Gala / Festival of Trees & Lights light up the fourth floor of our Children's Museum - up through the holidays! Come view them, and our Musical Light Show, and purchase any auction items leftover at 50% off, to support the Children's Museum programs and to delight yourself or those you wish to gift during this holiday season!

2010 Children’s Museum Gala/Festival Corporate Sponsors & Auction Items. Friday night attendees enjoyed early holiday shopping at reduced prices, 50% of the retail value! while getting a tax write-off AND supporting our museum! Please thank these businesses! As a non-profit charitable 501(c)(3) organization, donations are tax exempt.

2010 SPONSORS: Gold/Silver/Bronze: Large Size Decorated Trees - The Hartford; The Community Foundation; Bank of Utica; National Grid;; WKTV; Copper Sponsors: Medium Size Decorated Trees - Burns Agency * Wilcor International * ConMed Corp. * NBT Bank * Utica First Insurance * Indium Corporation * Walmart North Utica * Carbone Auto Group * MacClark/McDonald's * Bonide Products * Guest Sponsors: - Pacemaker Steel * Utica Symphony * Utica National * Capraro Technologies * JetNet * Quadsimia * Barbara Shuck; George & Pinny Kuckel; Dr. Ted/Melva Max

2010 AUCTION ITEMS: holiday shopping at 50% off great items!
Getaway Packages - Turning Stone Resort (Skana spa package) * Liberty Travel 2 night stay in Costa Rica at JW Marriott Guanacaste * Vernon Downs Hotel & Casino (overnight suite & dinner for two) * Adonis-Avanti Transportation four hour limo service to Crystal Chandelier Restaurant w/gift certificate * Tioga Downs Casino & Racetrack event tickets * Holiday Inn Overnight with dinner for two * The Radisson Brunch for four * Utica Symphony 2 season concert subscriptions * Enchanted Forest overnight for two w/VIP passes & Gifts to Water Safari * Lava Spa Getaway certificate * Sadaquada Golf Club golf for 4 with cart * Twin Ponds Golf 4 greens fees * Paragon Athletic products * A Time for You Day Spa & Clips Beauty Salon gift certificates * Lava Spa 1/2 hr massage & 2 month pass to Curves *
Holiday Baskets - The Yahnundasis Gift Basket of items * Bremer's Wine & Liquors cheese tray with wine * Seneca Liquors Horses Tail wines* Two (2) DeIorio's Gift Baskets with products & certificates * Prints Charles portrait package * Merle Norman cosmetics gift bag * Hair designs by Michele gifts/products * College Street Hair Design by James gifts/products * Laser Spa Sunscreen/Gift certificate * Mary Kay cosmetics in Heart shaped container * Vitullo Tuxedo rental, box bottle of champagne & box of candy * Syracuse University assorted memorabilia * Baby Basket w/gift card, bed, doll, crocheted afghan * Harley-Davidson Gift Basket of items * The Princess Shop & Village Crossing gift certificates * Shaklee Get Clean Kit/Caddy
Jewelry & Artwork - Four Gold Mine Jewelers baskets w/certificates & silver jewelry ornament* Two MMB Inspiration baskets: necklace & earrings; pearl necklace & sterling tube necklace * Glam Rock Watch * Diamond heart necklace & jewelry cleaner * Strand of black dyed fresh water pearls * 14k yellow gold dangle leverback earrings + cert * Pearl Necklace + certificate * Two Buyers Choice Figurines Mr. & Mrs. Claus * Gold Bracelet & 10k gold Dinosaur ornament * Set of 4 Lenox wine glasses * Ralph Squillace framed children photograph * Imprinted Tile with Photo by Joan Herrmann * Robert Sossen framed canoe life photo* Life Magazine Limited Edition "To the Moon & Back" autographed by Astronaut Buzz Aldrin *
Restaurants - Delmonico's Italian Steakhouse gift certificate, Italian goodies, wine w/glasses * Tiny's Grill gift certificates, wine, trinkets, comfort stuff * Gift Basket Restaurant certificates from: Symeon's, Outback, Uno Grill, Applebee’s, Red Lobster
Home & Office
- Enjem's Flooring area rug * Town Square Media games, radio station shirts, certificates, CD's, passes * Harden Furniture solid cherry CD tower * Wicker Flower Stand * Adirondack Scenic Railroad (DVD's) * Purple Barbie Bike * Susan G. Komen silk scarf by B&C Fashions * Bed Bath & Beyond gift card * Table setting 4-piece Vetonifone China set, silverware, glasses, napkins and napkin rings * Children's bicycle helmet & certificate * Kid’s World Diaper Bag with Clothing * Yankee Limited/Cottontails Collectible Muffy Bear* Harley Davidson Kids Cycle Rocker Pack * Meyda Tiffany Stained Glass Lamp* Dave Hayes Microwave Oven * Wilcor Int'l Deluxe Rocking Chair * Ceramic Serving Tray, kitchen clothware set & Cookbook * Town Square Media radio station Gift Basket (t-shirts, games, certs, passes, etc.) * MVCC Basket of logo items (pullover jersey, silver pen desk set, etc.) * Cook's Basket wUltaTfal frying pans & cookbook * Basket of wine & mix items w/plate, knife, etc. by David Harrington CPA* Basket w/chocolates, cookies, collectable dishes *

Holiday Centerpieces - Village Floral children's decorated miniature tree* Miniature immitation pine tree in burlap bag * Nogas Designs: Two decorated centerpieces in sleighs * Decorated centerpiece w/candle in glass & red poinsettias, Decorated centerpiece with Gold Angel/ candle in glass & silver bows * LED lit decorated holiday wreaths * Large bouquet arrangement in vase * Permanent holiday bouquet in vase *
Holiday Wreaths- green w/blue & silver bulbs & sun masks* sparkly gold bows & large Angel * green w/red bow & Teddy Bears* green w/red poinsettias/red & white bows)* modern LED wreath, designer John Nogas* LED Let Is Snow wreath w/blue birds & instruments) * LED Happy Holidays wreath w/red birds & instruments * green pine cone w/silver bow & apples* green w/pine cones, fruit, green leaves & red holly* red w/gold & silver & red bulbs & little basket * green w/pine cones & needles, white flowers & silver bow* pine cones, white & silver ribbons & bows* grapevine w/red berries & red apples* green pine w/leaves & golden green fruit*
Coriale Flowers permanent holiday wreath * Massoud's Tree Farm live Balsam fir wreath * Two Combo Wreaths w/variety of foliage.
Decorated Holiday Trees- Themes: "The Next Frontier", “A Nautical Christmas”, “Flowers of the Night”, “Peace on Earth”, “A Sporty Holiday”, "Mighty Fine Holiday”, “Happy Meal Tree”, “Sterling Silver Holiday”, “Berry Merry Holiday”, “A Touch of Gold”, “Kids of the World”, “A Carbone Christmas”, “An American Christmas“, "An Ornamental Holiday", " A Feathery Lenox Holiday", "The Nursing Program Celebrates".
FREE RAFFLE DRAWINGS (must be present to win): Poinsietta plants by Riverside Greenhouse in Marcy * Boxes of Candy Canes To top * Email


Donna & Gary Evans join the party

L to R: Congressman Mike Arcuri, Mike Pilawa, NYS Senator Joe Griffo & Executive Director Marlene Brown open the 2009 Festival of Trees

Jan Barendse & wife join other guests

As do Karen Corrigan Rider & friend Jack

Board member John Stephenson at the beatiful caterers table

Center: Sam Crisino & Nancy (right) enjoying the evening

Lorraine Griffo & Board member John Nogas viewing auction items

A great evening to enjoy

Guests mingle,eat, drink, and merrily networked!

Jeffrey Weissinger - Director of The Utica College Aramark Dining Services, Arthur Langdon, Executive Chef & Stacy Knutti, Banquet Setup Manager

...with the most scrumptious food, with a Hawaiian flair!

Left: Stacey Butcher & Christina Buschmann enjoying
Above: Christina & Jim Buschmann with CM Director Marlene Brown

Above: the Director & the Chef twirl around the dance floor!
Right: Jim Williams & Donna enjoying

Sound genius Tim Perry, left w/WKTV photographer & Director Brown

Congressman Arcuri thanks the crowd for coming... as does Senator Griffo - both praising the museum's growth
Saturday Family Festival of Trees

Santa & Mrs. Claus arrived, to the delight of youngsters!

our beautiful oak staircase decorated for the holidays...

The beauty of our historic building, lit up for the holiday season

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Children's Museum of History, Natural History, Science, and Technology 5th Day Gala celebrating our 41st Anniversary,

A panoramic view of just a few of the exploration marvels in the Children's Museum
5th Day celebration of The Children's Museum of Utica, NY 41st Anniversary celebration, and Great Friends to Kids Award ceremony

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