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For charities hosting an elegant gala is a great way to connect with larger donors and make them feel engaged with your cause. To ensure a non-profit event maximizes its fundraising potential, consider these four fundraising ideas. Continue reading For charities hosting an elegant gala is a great way to connect with larger donors and make them feel engaged with your cause. To ensure a non-profit event maximizes its fundraising potential, consider these four fundraising ideas. Continue reading
Guastavino’s has played host to many of New York’s most spectacular weddings, social events, corporate events, and charity fundraisers. The event space is a designated New York City landmark but, to many New Yorkers, the history and character of the venue remains a mystery.

Guastavino’s is a Historic New York Landmark

The Queensboro Bridge opened to the public on March 30th, 1909. The beautiful arcade underneath the bridge (what is today Guastavino’s) served as a year-round farmer’s market known to locals as “Bridgemarket”. Unfortunately, Bridgemarket suffered the same fate as many New York area businesses during the early 1930s and was forced to close down. The area was taken over by the New York Department of Transportation who utilized the space until the 1970s. Continue reading Guastavino’s has played host to many of New York’s most spectacular weddings, social events, corporate events, and charity fundraisers. The event space is a designated New York City landmark but, to many New Yorkers, the history and character of the venue remains a mystery.

Guastavino’s is a Historic New York Landmark

The Queensboro Bridge opened to the public on March 30th, 1909. The beautiful arcade underneath the bridge (what is today Guastavino’s) served as a year-round farmer’s market known to locals as “Bridgemarket”. Unfortunately, Bridgemarket suffered the same fate as many New York area businesses during the early 1930s and was forced to close down. The area was taken over by the New York Department of Transportation who utilized the space until the 1970s. Continue reading
At Guastavino’s, we have learned a lot from our over 40 years of event planning experience. We know what the key to a great event is, what details can put it over the top and what mistakes can send an otherwise wonderful private, corporate or nonprofit event into a tailspin. For first time event planners, here are:

Guastavino’s 5 Event Planning Mistakes to Avoid in 2014 Continue reading

At Guastavino’s, we have learned a lot from our over 40 years of event planning experience. We know what the key to a great event is, what details can put it over the top and what mistakes can send an otherwise wonderful private, corporate or nonprofit event into a tailspin. For first time event planners, here are:

Guastavino’s 5 Event Planning Mistakes to Avoid in 2014 Continue reading

For many of us the start of fall means one thing: Halloween season. What was once a popular holiday for young children has grown into a celebration for all ages. Whether you’re planning a Halloween party for children and families or an adult-only costume ball, there are a few rules that you must follow to ensure that your event will be a success. Before planning your celebration, read Guastavino’s Guide to Hosting a Costume Ball: Continue reading For many of us the start of fall means one thing: Halloween season. What was once a popular holiday for young children has grown into a celebration for all ages. Whether you’re planning a Halloween party for children and families or an adult-only costume ball, there are a few rules that you must follow to ensure that your event will be a success. Before planning your celebration, read Guastavino’s Guide to Hosting a Costume Ball: Continue reading