Friday, 09 July 2010 00:00
The Oyster Bay Historical Society and Roslyn Landmark Society have collaborated on what promises to become the event of the summer - “An Evening at Twinight” on Sunday, July 11.
Twinight, on Centre Island, is one of the most breathtaking estates on the North Shore, and is truly a collector’s paradise. Housed within this magnificent waterfront mansion is arguably the most important private collection of early 19th Century Royal Porcelain in the world - a collection of such significance that it was displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
“An Evening at Twinight,” with cocktail party and reception at 5:30 p.m., will feature a tour of this remarkable collection guided by Franklin Hill Perrell, director of the Roslyn Landmark Society, as well as an auction at 7 p.m. of works of art by prominent Long Island artists. John Loring, design director emeritus of Tiffany & Co., has graciously consented to be the auctioneer for the evening. There will also be a silent auction of art, artifacts, jewelry and other delights.
Proceeds from this landmark event will help complete the Angela P. Koenig Research Center currently under construction. The Dolan Family Foundation has generously pledged a matching grant to the Oyster Bay Historical Society to complete the building. The event will also expand new programming at the Roslyn Landmark Society.
This amazing evening is by invitation only. If you have not received an invitation, and would like to attend, call the Oyster Bay Historical Society at 922-5032 or the Roslyn Historical Society at 625-4363.
Guests are instructed to park at the Centre Island Beach parking lot where jittneys will meet them to take guests to the house. There is no parking at the residence. There is a guest list, but you can also pay at the door. They will accept credit cards.