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2017 Gala & Charity Auction

  • HSNY at the General Society Library 20 West 44th Street New York, NY, 10036 United States (map)

As the Horological Society of New York embarks on its 151st year, join us as we reestablish an important tradition - the Annual Gala. Beginning in 1933, HSNY's Annual Gala's were lavish affairs, attended by members and guests representing all parts of the watch and clock making industry in New York City. Carrying on the success of 2016's 150th Anniversary Gala, the 2017 Gala & Charity Auction will be held on April 3.



Charity Auction

Over 40 years ago, a collection of timepieces was bequeathed to the Horological Society of New York, consigned to a vault, and forgotten. The current Board of Directors has re-discovered these treasures, and through deliberation decided to use them to commence with a new Charity Auction tradition to begin and support the HSNY Endowment Fund.

HSNY's 2017 Charity Auction will take place at the Gala, and is made possible by Heritage Auctions. There will be no buyer's premiums for the lots. Online bidding will open on March 20 and will be closed the day of the Gala. All final bidding will take place live in the room during the Gala. HSNY's Endowment Fund is being established with the goal to ensure long-term success for the Society.


Presentation of the Henry B. Fried Scholarship

Most watchmaking schools in the USA are free. Tuition is covered by a sponsoring brand, and usually the only school expense that the students cover are their tools. These schools are full-time two year programs, meaning paying for living expenses can be difficult. This is where the Henry B. Fried Scholarship comes in; the Horological Society of New York wants to help American watchmaking students succeed in every way. The winner of the 2017 Henry B. Fried Scholarship will be announced at the 2017 Gala.


Dinner & Drinks

Enjoy a large selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts, with an open bar from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. The suggested attire is business formal. Discounted tickets are available to HSNY members, using your membership password as a promotional code at the ticket checkout.

We look forward to seeing you there!

All proceeds from this event go towards the Horological Society of New York's ongoing educational programs, and the Horological Society of New York's Endowment Fund. The Horological Society of New York is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, federal tax identification number 13-6139887.

HSNY thanks our sponsors for their generous support