The Winter Antiques Show marks its 61st year as the most prestigious antiques show in America, featuring the “best of the best” from antiquities through the 1960s. Held from January 23 – Feburary 1, at the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City, the Show provides curators, established collectors, dealers, design professionals and first-time buyers with opportunities to view and purchase exceptional pieces showcased by 73 exhibitors. One-third of the Show’s exhibitors are specialists in Americana, with the rest featuring English, European, and Asian fine and decorative arts.
From ancient Roman glass through mid-century Modern, every object exhibited at the Winter Antiques Show is vetted for authenticity, date, and condition by a committee of 160 experts from the United States and Europe. The strict vetting regulations and the vettors’ expertise ensure that buyers can purchase with confidence. The Winter Antiques Show is an annual benefit for East Side House Settlement, a community resource in the South Bronx. East Side House’s programs focus on education and technology as gateways out of poverty and as the keys to economic opportunity. All revenues from the show’s general admissions and the net proceeds from the preview parties and other events go East Side House and contribute substantially to its private philanthropic budget. No part of sales made by exhibitors is received by East Side House. The show is co-chaired by Arie L. Kopelman, Lucinda Ballard, and Michael Lynch.
Because of large crowds at the Show on the weekends, baby strollers are not permitted on weekends. This regulation protects the child’s safety. For security reasons, the public is required to check all bags, backpacks, large purses, shopping bags, briefcases, tote bags, and any other item deemed too large by Security.
Open Daily from 12:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m., Sundays & Thursday 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., at the Park Avenue Armory , 67th St. & Park Ave. New York City. Tickets $25 daily.
The Winter Antiques Show was established in 1955 by the Show’s beneficiary, East Side House Settlement. One of New York City’s oldest social service organizations, East Side House was established in 1891 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and moved to the South Bronx – within one of the nation’s poorest congressional districts – in 1963.
Today, East Side House helps nearly 8,000 individuals in the South Bronx and surrounding communities improve their lives each year by providing access to quality education and technology training as gateways out of poverty and into economic and civic opportunity.
The organization’s high-performing continuum of programs includes early childhood programs, elementary and middle school programs, adult education, computer technology programs, senior services and comprehensive social services. In addition, East Side House partners with the New York City Department of Education in seven high school programs: Mott Haven Village Preparatory High School, Bronx Haven High School, the Smith Campus Young Adult Borough Center, the High School for Excellence and Innovation, The School for Tourism and Hospitality, the Bronx Design and Construction Academy, and Mott Haven Community High School. These programs are designed to help students complete high school and enroll in college or other postsecondary options that lead to fulfilling careers.
East Side House has a staff of approximately 400 full and part-time teachers, social workers, and other experts operating from 24 different locations annually with a budget in excess of $14 million, a significant percentage of which comes from private philanthropy.