Cocktails in La Zona Rosa
October 2, 2015 - 7:00pm

Please join us for an evening in La Zona Rosa. With bold Latin flavors, enticing libations, spicy music, and a lively crowd of locals, this party is our chance to show our deep gratitude to our members and to celebrate the Athenaeum in all of its pinkness!

In 2015, we mark the 50th anniversary of the Athenaeum's opening as a gallery. To commemorate this occasion, guests are invited to view art from the inaugural Athenaeum Invitational competition, followed by a celebration and silent auction in one of Old Town's most beautiful gardens.

If you are not a member, click here to join and enjoy the party!

Click here to view and print a La Zona Rosa invitation.

Please call the NVFAA office at 703-548-0035 if you would like to check your membership status or to RSVP. Members may purchase additional tickets for $75 each through the Paypal button below. 
 

 

Silent Auction Items

HOST YOUR NEXT PARTY AT THE ATHENAEUM
A social, corporate or fundraiser event at the iconic Athenaeum (4 hours) on a night other than a Saturday, plus a one year Supporter Membership to the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association. Subject to availability and rental regulations. Value=up to $1500. Starting bid=$500.
Donated by: The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association

A NEW YORK ESCAPE FOR TWO
One night’s stay including taxes at any Hyatt property, plus two passes to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). If your desired Hyatt hotel has a room available, it is yours! Value=up to $1000. Starting bid=$500.
Donated by: Ashley & Lawrence O’Connor, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

OVERNIGHT CHARLOTTESVILLE EXCURSION FOR TWO
Includes an overnight stay at Farmington Country Club with breakfast, with a behind the scenes tour of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello plus gift cards to Bellair Market and Sweethaus. Stay subject to availability. Value=$490. Starting bid=$350.
Donated by: Amy & David Heiden, Ashley & George Wilson, Bellair Market and Sweethaus

SOUTHERN CLASSIC DINNER FOR SIX DELIVERED TO YOU
Cocktails & Appetizers: Ashley’s classic Sazerac (ingredients and instructions) and Tim’s ‘Caviar of the South’ (pimento cheese) with crackers
Main Course: David’s Delectable Stuffed Tomatoes and Julianne’s Green Salad with Vinaigrette Dressing
Dessert: Mary Z’s Texas chocolate sheet cake
Value=priceless. Starting bid=$250.
Donated by: Julianne & Tim Belevetz, Amy & David Heiden, Ashley & Lawrence O’Connor, and Mary & Bob Zapalac

A SELECTION OF SALON SERVICES AND PRODUCTS FROM DEL RAY’S SALON BISOUX
You’ll be pampered by the experts at Salon Bisoux. This package includes a haircut and color, plus a facial and Kerastase products. Value=$400. Starting bid=$250.
Donated by: Salon Bisoux

GRAPE + BEAN WINE PARTY IN A BOX
Sponsored by Old Town's favorite wine bar, GRAPE + BEAN, this package prepared for you includes wine, cheese, charcuterie and accompaniments for 6 people. Value=$300. Starting bid=$200.
Donated by: GRAPE + BEAN

CUSTOM COOKIES
District Desserts, which also provided the beautiful cookie favor for this evening’s La Zona Rosa party, is giving you a dozen hand decorated cookies to take home, plus you’ll receive a gift certificate for a dozen custom cookies of your own logo or design! Value=$100. Starting bid=$60.
Donated by: District Desserts 

TWO BOTTLES OF HARD-TO-FIND CALIFORNIA WINES
The excellent Hartford Court wine selections include:
2010 Land's Edge Vineyards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
Winemaker's Notes: Complex aromas of black cherry and blackberry are balanced with subtle anise and violet nuances. The layered flavors of ripe dark berries and dried flowers transition into hints of black tea and minerals, followed by a lingering silky finish.
2011 Four Hearts Vineyards Russian River Valley Chardonnay
Winemaker's Notes: This delicious Russian River Valley Chardonnay displays yellow apple, peach blossom, tangerine and crystallized ginger. Fresh flavors of Gravenstein apple and citrus are intertwined with layers of spice. A rich and weighty mid-palate is followed by a very long exotic, mineral infused finish. Value=$80. Starting bid=$50
Donated by: Mary & Bob Zapalac