Frequently Asked Questions

About the Winter Antiques Show

Q: Is the Winter Antiques Show an auction or a sale?
A:
The Winter Antiques Show is not an auction, but a marketplace where high quality antiques and art can be purchased by the public everyday during the Show's 10-day run.

Is it possible to purchase items at the Winter Antiques Show?
A:
Yes, everything displayed by the exhibitors at the Show is available for purchase.

Q: When and where is the Opening Night Party?
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The 2014 Opening Night Party takes place at the Park Avenue Armory on Thursday, January 23, from 5 p.m.- 9 p.m.

Q: Do sales revenues from purchases at the Show go to East Side House?
A:
No. All revenue from sales at the Show goes to the individual exhibitor who sells
the item(s).

Q: How does East Side House benefit from the Winter Antiques Show?
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The Winter Antiques Show, created by the charity in 1955, is owned and produced by East Side House and provides over 30% of its philanthropic budget. The Show is the only major one in New York from which all net proceeds-ticket sales, catalogue revenues and corporate sponsorships-benefit a charity. Visit eastsidehouse.org to learn more.

Q: What is East Side House Settlement?
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East Side House Settlement is a highly regarded not-for-profit community service that was established in 1891. It relocated to the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx, within one of the nation's poorest congressional district in 1963. Operating from 17 locations, East Side House programs focus on education and technology as the keys to economic and civic opportunities. Programs include Early Childhood and After-School programs and the Mott Haven Village Preparatory High School (a national model featured in Business Week magazine), 90% of whose graduates attend college. A new initiative, Bronx Haven High School, guides over-aged, under-credited students on the road to employment and college.

Q: What is the Winter Antiques Show Education Fund?
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Focusing on education as the key to economic and civic opportunity, East Side House runs two high schools in partnership with the New York City Department of Education that emphasize college preparation and leadership: Mott Haven Village Preparatory High School and Bronx Haven High School. 90% - more young people than ever before - are beating the odds by graduating from these high schools and gaining admission to college. Most are the first in their families to do so.

It is in this context that the Winter Antiques Show Education Fund was established to specifically support these youngsters struggling to overcome significant obstacles to realize their educational goals. Now and into the future, the money raised will serve as a foundation for these deserving and motivated students by providing funding for:
• Scholarship assistance for enrollment in college
• College preparation and visits
• Career internships
• Microsoft-certified technology training
• Program development and student support in:
• Young adult education
• Mott Haven Village Prep
• Bronx Haven High School
• Exposure to the arts and broader culture

Visit www.eastsidehouse.org or call (718) 665-5250 for more information about East Side House and the Winter Antiques Show Education Fund.

Q: How can I be sure of the quality and legitimacy of the works of art and antiques offered at the Show?
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29 committees, composed of 140 experts specializing in the fields present at the Show, examine each work of art and antique for quality, authenticity, and condition. This process assures collectors can buy with confidence. Those objects found not to meet the high standards of the Show are removed.

Q: Who is exhibiting at the show?
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Click on Exhibitors for detailed information.

Q: I am looking for a specific object. Can you help me?
A:
Yes and no. If you know what you are specifically looking for, you may want to visit our Exhibitors by Specialty page, and find an exhibitor who may be able to help you find what you are looking for.

Q: What is the difference between an exhibitor and a dealer?
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There is no difference between an exhibitor or a dealer. However, the Winter Antiques Show prefers the use of the term exhibitor.

Q: Can I bring my antique into the Show to have it appraised?
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Outside antiques and/or fine art are not allowed on the Show floor, and must be checked in coat check. If you have an object you would like appraised, we recommend contacting an auction house or an individual exhibitor.

Q: How large is the Show?
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The Winter Antiques Show has 73 exhibitors contained within a space measuring approximately 32,376 square feet.

Q: How do I become an exhibitor at the Winter Antiques Show?
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Please contact the Show office for details on how to become an exhibitor: info@winterantiquesshow.com.

Q: I would like to host a private event at the Show. Who do I contact?
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The Park Avenue Armory provides a stunning location for private parties, which can be held in the Tiffany Room, the only surviving intact interior designed by Louis C. Tiffany. For information, please contact Catherine Sweeney Singer at (212) 987-0446 or catherine.sweeney.singer@gmail.com.

Q: How do I become a sponsor of the Winter Antiques Show?
A:
To download a sponsorship form, click here.

Please send the completed form with a check to:
East Side House Settlement
Winter Antiques Show Benefit Office
337 Alexander Avenue
Bronx, NY 10454

You can also contact Catherine Sweeney Singer at (212) 987-0446 or catherine.sweeney.singer@gmail.com for more information about sponsorship opportunities.

Q: When is the next Winter Antiques Show?
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The 2014 Winter Antiques Show will be from January 24-February 2, with the Opening Night Party taking place on January 23.

Q: How long is the Show?
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The Show is for 10 days, opening to the public January 24 at 12 p.m., and closing to the public at 6 p.m. on February 2.

Q: What are the hours for the Show?
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The Show is open daily from 12 p.m.-8 p.m., except for Sundays and Thursday, when the Show is open from 12 p.m.-6 p.m.

Q: What is the entrance fee?
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The entrance fee is $25, which includes the catalogue.

Q: Can I buy my daily ticket online?
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Yes, you can purchase daily tickets by clicking here, or the red "PURCHASE DAILY TICKETS" link at the bottom of every page.

Q: Can I buy a catalogue without visiting the show?
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Yes, you can purchase a catalogue on our website here.

Q: Can pictures be taken at the Show?
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Yes, with the permission of the individual exhibitor.

Q: Are pets allowed into the show?
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No, with the exception of service dogs. Certification must be provided upon entrance of the show.

Q: Are strollers allowed in the Show?
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Strollers are allowed, but discouraged on the weekends due to crowds.

Q: I am a man and carry a large bag. I was asked to check my bag at the Winter Antiques Show, but saw many women with large purses on the Show floor. Why is this?
A:
Regulations require that large bags, at the discretion of security, are checked in coat check. Women are also often asked to check large bags. Everyone is required to check all shopping bags.


Facilities at the Show

Q: Are there parking facilities at the Park Avenue Armory?
A:
Parking is not available at the Armory, but parking is available at the following parking garages:

Edison Park Fast, 250 East 67th Street: 212-439-8427
Edison Park Fast, 222 East 67th Street: 212-717-7241
Central Parking, 301 East 69th Street: 212-517-2823
Celebrity Parking, 166 East 67th Street: 212-650-1071
Kingdom Garages, 200 East 69th Street: 212-744-2277
Manhattan Parking, 219 East 69th Street: 212-327-1203
St Garden Garage, 211 East 70th Street: 212-744-3630
67th Street & 2nd Avenue, 254 East 68th Street: 212-861-3603

Q: Does the Show have food and beverage facilities?
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The cafe on the back of the Show floor offers daily entrees, soups, salads, and sandwiches, along with beverages. There is also a location on the center of the floor where sandwiches and drinks can be purchased.

Q: Are wheelchairs available at the Show?
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If you or another guest needs a wheelchair, they are available by calling the Show office. A wheelchair will then be brought by security to the Lexington Avenue entrance for your use.

Q: Are there lockers available for use?
A:
No, but there is a manned coat check.


Travel Questions

Q: How do I get to the Show?
A:
Car

Google Maps provides accurate directions. Enter the Armory's address as your destination:
643 Park Avenue
New York City 10065

Subway
#6 subway to 68th Street/Hunter College, walk on block west and then one block south.

Bus
Take Lexington Street M101, 102, or 103 to 68th Street.

Train
Metro North to Grand Central, then take the uptown #6 subway to 68th Street/Hunter College, walk on block west and then one block south.

NJ Transit or Amtrak to Penn Station
Take Uptown #1,2, or 3 to 42nd Street/Times Square, transfer to the S or #7 subway to Grand Central, and then transfer to the uptown #6 subway to 68th Street/ Hunter College, walk one block west.

Q: What accommodations are available around the Park Avenue Armory?
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Preferred hotels near the Park Avenue Armory:

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel
35 East 76th St.
New York, NY 10021
T 212.744.1600; Reservations: 888.Rosewood
F 212.717.4682
Email: thecarlyle@rosewoodhotels.com

Affinia Gardens
215 East 64th Street
New York, NY 10065
T 212.355.1230
F 212.758.7858

AKA Sutton House
330 East 56th Street
New York, NY 10022
T 866.korman.8

Hotel Elysée
60 East 54th Street
New York, NY 10022
T 212.753.1066
F 212.987.9278