17th Annual Dark ‘n’ Stormy Benefit

2024 Dark 'n' Stormy Raffle

Thank you to all of our raffle donors!

Support HRCS. Win great prizes. Buy your tickets today!

Gold prize tickets: $50 each or 5 for $200

Silver prize tickets: $25 each or 5 for $100

Bronze prize tickets: $10 each or 6 for $50


Gold Ticket Prizes

Raffle Rooftop Pier 17

The Rooftop at Pier 17 Summer Concert Series

Four (4) VIP tickets to one (1) 2024 concert of the winner’s choice on The Rooftop at Pier 17 at the Seaport. All-Inclusive Food & Beverage, Access to VIP Viewing Area, VIP Entrance. Reserve tickets at least 30 days in advance.

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2024 New York Yankees Legends Suite Tickets Sunday, Aug. 11

Win two (2) Legends Suite tickets to the Sunday, August 11 New York Yankees game vs. the Texas Rangers. All-inclusive food and nonalcoholic beverages at the Legends Suite Club.

The Legends Suite is curated for those who demand the best in baseball. Enjoy first class accommodations, fine dining, and a host of elite services that simply cannot be beat. Join a winning lineup of unparalleled comfort and convenience, with special amenities to give you the most immersive New York Yankees experience.

Tickets donated by RBC on behalf of Bobby

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2024 New York Yankees Luxury Suite Tickets Friday, June 7

The Yanks and Dodgers are both off to hot starts this season! Win four (4) Luxury Suite tickets to the June 7, 2024 New York Yankees game vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers. Food and beverages included.

Raffle CHL Architecture

Classic Harbor Line $2000 Charter Voucher

Are you looking to do a NYC private yacht charter aboard a luxury boat for your next company party? Or are you looking for a private party boat rental in NYC for your group of out of town guests?  Classic Harbor Line boats are a unique event space in New York City that will dazzle your clients, employees, friends or family. Charter a boat and cruise (or sail) NYC and see all the sights this city has to offer from the perspective of the water.  Not only is this a unique event space but is the best way to host a party.

Voucher does not expire. No cash value. A private event represents hourly rental fees, bar, and food service along with all related taxes/fees/gratuity. Please note: winner is responsible for costs over value of $2000 value. Generally, costs range from $3,500-15,000.

Silver Ticket Prizes

Additional prizes being added often! 

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Classic Harbor Line Around Manhattan Brunch Cruise for 4

Join us for our famous leisurely weekend brunch! Our “cruisine” is packed with delicious foods & fresh baked goods! Our brunch is a three-course prix fixe menu served in a hybrid fashion of both ‘family style’ and buffet.  Guests are treated to a complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa as well! You can also purchase a brunch beverage package if you please. View the sites and cruise with us around the island of Manhattan from the yacht Manhattan’s climate controlled, glass observatory.

Yankees Fan Pack

Yankees Fan Pack

The perfect package for Yankees fans! Includes two (2) tickets to see the Bronx Bombers host the LA Angels on Tuesday, August 6th and a unique Yankees decanter set featuring four (4) rocks glasses with the iconic NY. The decanter is designed to look like a golf club and rests on a mahogany wood base, perfect for storing your favorite spirits.

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10-Pack of The Limit In-Person Classes

The Limit is a Dance, HIIT, and Tone workout based in functional training. The only class that has dance is Dance Cardio. Our other classes are Tone, Cardio Tone, and the Box Class. Our trainers are all certified through nationally accredited organizations and will show you how much you are actually capable of through training. This workout is a great cross training to any sport and will enhance your activities of daily life!

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Chef's Kiss Package

Red Inside Culinary Studio Class Experience for Two plus a $150 Culinary Backstreets Walking Food Tour gift certificate

Choose from a variety of classes at Red Inside's state of the art kitchen studio. With step-by-step instructions mixed with some of your own creative touches, prep a healthy dish to share with your fellow students after the class and easily remake at home for your friends and family.

Culinary Backstreets specializes in helping showcase the workings of simple family-run restaurants. Winner will be able to choose one of Culinary Backstreet’s Walking Food Tours in Queens NY or any of these international locations: Athens, Barcelona, Istanbul, Lisbon, Los Angeles, Marseille, Mexico City, Naples, New Orleans, Oaxaca, Porto, Rio, Shanghai, Tbilisi, or Tokyo.

Hudson River Views

Hudson River Views Package

Experience the Hudson with two of our neighbors! Win two (2) tickets to explore NYC’s new and enduring architecture, engineering marvels and the revitalized waterfront from the teak decks of Classic Harbor Line’s elegant motor yachts on The AIANY Around Manhattan Architecture Tour.

Discover the legendary aircraft carrier Intrepid, the space shuttle Enterprise, the world’s fastest jets, and the guided missile submarine Growler with four (4) General Admission tickets to the Intrepid Museum. Don't miss this immersive and fun experience showcasing history and STEM. The Intrepid Museum is an awe-inspiring place for an unforgettable adventure.

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BrickHouse Ceramic Art Center NYC

Gift Certificate for 6 Week Pottery Class, unlimited bench time, tools, and a locker

BrickHouse Ceramic Art Center is a sanctuary in NYC where adults can relax and create art.  Enjoy courses in wheel throwing, handbuilding, sculpture and technical topics. The experienced faculty has a broad range of practical experience as well as formal training and education from ceramic arts programs at major universities.

Sail GP Premium Tickets

Mubadala New York Sail Grand Prix - Saturday & Sunday Waterfront Reserve Tickets for 2 Guests plus Team Base Tour Tickets for 2 Guests 

SailGP kicks off summer in New York City with the Mubadala New York Sail Grand Prix on June 22 - 23, 2024. Be front and center to watch the F50 fleet fly by at breathtaking speeds along Governors Island. Enjoy exclusive waterfront seats in the middle of the action and access to SailGP’s official Race Stadium with big screens, live race commentary, food & beverage and afternoon entertainment.

SailGP’s version of NASCAR’s pit row. Go behind the scenes for an exclusive 30-minute tour of SailGP’s technical area and team’s ‘pit lane garages,’ where the elite athletes and shore teams prepare the league’s cutting-edge, hydrofoiling F50s for battle in New York Harbor.

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Fun in the Sun Package

Everything you need for a great day on the water! Spend an afternoon cruising New York Harbor while listening to Classic Harbor Line's house jazz trio Boat Band. Kick back, relax and enjoy the sun on your face in your awesome new Hemingway-frame shades from Bridges Eyecare. And don't forget the sunscreen! Zoca Lotion has you covered with a Gift Box of environmentally friendly products featuring  aWater Resistant Sunscreen Stick, Sunscreen Lotion, and Sun-Soothing Salve.

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F45 West Village

One month of unlimited classes.

The F stands for functional training, a mix of circuit and hiit style workouts geared towards everyday movement. 45 is the total amount of time for sweat-dripping, heart-pumping fun.

F45 Training workouts are designed to unify the muscle groups of the body and to help make you feel and perform better in all aspects of your life.

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Tee 'Em Up. Knock 'Em Down.

Ready for the Bar Olympics? Get things started with a $100 Gift Certificate for The Gutter Bar LES, featuring 12 vintage lanes, a 100ft. bar with 4 Big Screen TV’s, 24 American craft beers on tap, and a full kitchen featuring brick oven pizza. Then cash in your $250 Gift Certificate for Five Iron Golf, an urban golf experience made for everyone featuring industry-leading golf simulators and a full bar and kitchen.

Billy mugs

Set of Four Handmade Ceramic Mugs

HRCS member and skipper William Grassie has worked in clay since he first read about pottery in the Whole Earth Catalogue back in high school and was inspired to built his own kick wheel. Now a member at La Mano Pottery on 26th Street, Billy makes mugs, bowls, vases, jars, bottles, and planters for recreation.

These mugs are fired to Cone 6 and are safe for microwave and dishwashers.  Each mug in the set is unique.

Shop Class Tattoo

Tattoo You!

Either one single-session tattoo (up to around the size of a softball) or the first session on a larger project. 

Shop Class Tattoo is a private studio specializing in American Traditional Tattooing. This means the sort of classic imagery that was codified from the mid 1800's through to the mid 1900's by soldiers and sailors across Europe and the Americas, but also more modern designs applied in a traditional style.

Strong lines, solid blacks and colors, and bold designs that you can recognize from across the block. Check out more designs HERE

Still Point Gallery

“Fog Across the Dunes”

Photograph of the beach at Pentwater, Michigan, 2008, by C. Geoffrey Baker. Artist’s proof, signed. Pigment ink on archival watercolor paper, 9 x 13.5 inches (print size), matted.

Donated by Still Point Gallery

East River pilates

8-Class Reformer Membership

Our mission at East River Pilates is to share the life changing benefits of Pilates with all people, in Brooklyn, and beyond. We combine the world’s best contemporary feel-good Pilates workouts with a focus on form, function, and flow, and the support of an inclusive and celebratory community.

Winner receives a 1-month 8-class Reformer Membership

Pineapple Beach Club

Elite Island Resorts Pineapple Beach Club, Antigua

The simple, unadorned pleasures of the Caribbean await at the Adults-Only Pineapple Beach Club Antigua. Set on 30 acres of tropical paradise, with a spectacular quarter-mile white sand beach, two freshwater swimming pools, non- motorized water sports, comfortable accommodations, three dining options, pickleball courts, fitness center & more, this resort is perfect for those seeking laidback fun in the sun, a romantic hideaway or looking to explore the beautiful island of Antigua.

Please see HERE for required additional costs, rules and restrictions. Expires June 30, 2026. Winner responsible for airfare and All-Inclusive supplement of $150+tax and service per person, per night.

LDV Hospitality

LDV Hospitality $250 Gift Card

Enjoy an evening of fine dining at one of LDV's Hospitality's Signature Brands. Your Gift Card may be used at Scarpetta, American Cut, Dolce Italian, or The Seville.


Donated by Alan Syko


Half-day Introduction to Fly Fishing

Spend the morning or afternoon at a historic hunting camp in Stillwater, New Jersey steps away from the Appalachian Trail. Learn to fly cast and the art of selecting flies, on two private stocked ponds. This is an introduction to fly fishing, but can also be purchased by an intermediate level fly fisher who just wants to catch some nice trout. Although the ponds are primarily catch and release, one trout per angler may be kept to consume. Ponds are handicapped accessible, as are the bathrooms on the premises. 

Your host, Jim Gaccione, is a former professional hunter, fly fisherman and guide. Jim has appeared on several shows on the Outdoor Channel showcasing his archery skills, trained hundreds in the art of traditional archery, game calls, and tracking, and fly fished internationally. 

Up to 2 people may attend. Equipment included, or you can bring your own. For an additional charge, cabins are available on site with advance planning. Parking on site. Lunch can be arranged in advance and your host will be glad to help coordinate.

Robert Graham

Robert Graham $300 Gift Card

Inspiring brand “Collectors” since 2001, Robert Graham is well known for offering #WearableArt that makes a statement. Centered around our motto, “Be the Shout, Not the Echo”, our Collectors can tune up or down the color and details, for a custom expression of their individual style. Robert Graham is at the forefront of design innovation defined by expert craftsmanship and exquisite attention-to-detail including intricately mixed fabrics, trims, embroidery, and one-of-a-kind original prints.

With a full head-to-toe wardrobe in mind, we push ourselves to redefine menswear across button downs, blazers, graphic t-shirts, premium denim, leather goods and more. We also continue to #GiveHerAShout by designing a womenswear collection just for her consisting of chic tops, dresses, jackets, accessories and more.

Come see what’s in store or, learn more at Robertgraham.us and @robertgrahamnyc

Sailboats in the Fog

"Sailboats in the Fog"

Photograph taken in Dering Harbor of two Herreshoff 12 1/2 gaff rigged sailboats, by Betsy Colby. The overall size of the photograph in the frame is 16”x20”.
Shelter Island has a very large fleet of these boats. During the sailing season, these boats can be seen out racing every Saturday. The first H12.5’s were built in 1914 by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company in Bristol, Rhodes Island. They have had a presence on Shelter Island since 1952. The names of these two boats are Gray Feather and Pooka.
Los Establos Resort

Elite Island Resorts Los Establos Boutique Resort Boquete, Panama

Los Establos Boutique Resort, winner of TripAdvisor’s Travelers Choice Award, is a distinctive collection of comfortable suites and accommodations nestled 4,000 feet above sea level. Spread across 16 acres in the midst of a lush coffee plantation, this charming estate offers panoramic views of the Barú Volcano set against Boquete’s green mountains, blue waterfalls and rushing rivers. All deluxe accommodations feature marble bathrooms, regional artwork, and private patios, allowing for full enjoyment of the fresh mountain air. Amenities such as flat-screen TV’s with satellite, plush bathrobes, and Wi-Fi ensure modern comforts coincide with Mother Nature’s magnificence. Stroll along secret paths as you breathe in the aroma of coffee and the perfumes of the region’s lush tropical gardens.

Please see HERE for required additional costs, rules and restrictions. Expires June 30, 2026. Winner responsible for airfare and All-Inclusive supplement of $165+tax and service per person, per night.

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$500 of Laws of Motion Products

Perfect-fitting women's clothing using data science. At Laws of Motion, we believe in being a force at whatever you choose to be – and we exist to fuel those ambitions. We are excited to offer you $500 to be used on any Laws of Motion perfect-fitting pieces!

Powered by billions of data points, Laws of Motion engineers precision sizing that is rooted in inclusivity. Unlike traditional apparel brands, which offer standard sizes, Laws of Motion offers hundreds of personalized sizes that are shape inclusive – up to 16 shapes per size – and fit 99% of women perfectly.

Bronze Ticket Prizes

Additional prizes being added often! 

Atelier Sucre

Atelier Sucré by Chef Simon Herfray: Workshop for Two

Atelier Sucré is the brainchild of New York-based pastry Chef, Simon Herfray, offering a studio kitchen for classes, catering, and pastry & wine tastings. At our studio kitchen in the heart of NYC’s bustling East Village, we offer numerous classes that are sure to strike your fancy & your sweet tooth! You'll learn to bake classic French pastries and American favorites or join a variety of classes focused on savory dishes such as, quiche, pizza and pasta. Bon Appetit!

Garden State Girl Designs

Garden State Girl Designs Gift Pack

Artisan, hand-crafted, UV resin, wearable floral art, made by Reena Napolitano, with real flowers. This specially curated Garden State Girl Designs package features the Wildflower Floral Frame (Tom Petty Wildflower song lyrics with a variety of wildflowers), three pairs of earrings and a necklace.



Sunday Morning pkg

Lazy Weekend with Your Best Friend

Kick back and relax with your bestie! Brew up a pot from Onyx Coffee Lab's Collection Box featuring eight 4oz bags that represent a full spectrum of flavor profiles that Onyx currently offers. All eight coffees will be roasted fresh, packed and shipped out together. This is a great way to learn more about specialty coffee, origin flavor profiles, and culture. Meanwhile, let your pup dig into a Super Chewer box from Bark Box! The Super Chewer box includes tough toys for dogs who play harder!

Treat Yourself

Treat Yourself!

Feel the stress of the city leave your body immediately. Goodsugar ($100 Gift Certificate) offers a delicious and healthy menu of pure, plant-based, and organic smoothies, smoothie bowls, cold-pressed juices, shots, soups, salads, and more!

Ripple. Affect's Jam Flow Yoga (2-Class Pack) is a yoga method inspired by live music and the Grateful Dead. It combines Vinyasa yoga with free movement, designed to mimic the flow of a live music show. Each class has unique setlist and aims to create a space for people to connect with themselves and others.

Then head to Bounce Bounce Physical Therapy for a 75-minute massage to complete the package.

RBNY matchup

Two Tickets to the NY Red Bulls vs. Nashville MLS Match

Saturday, June 15 at Red Bull Arena.

Tickets donated by RBC on behalf of Andre Gutierrez

NY Liberty

Two Tickets to a NY Liberty Game

After falling just short in the 2023 WNBA Finals, the New York Liberty, with stars Breanna Stewart and Sabrina Ionescu, are ready for a championship run!

Winner to work with Liberty to choose their game. Blackout dates apply.

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4 Tickets to a 2024 Brooklyn Cyclones Game

Amazin' Starts Here! Head to Coney Island for a fantastic day at the ballpark with the future stars of the New York Mets. Pete Alonso, Robinson Canó, Michael Conforto, Scott Kazmir, Yusmeiro Petit, Amed Rosario, and Wilmer Flores all took the field for the Cyclones during their journeys to the Majors.

Tickets may be redeemed for a NON-PREMIUM game during the 2024 Regular Season based on availability.

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Riverdale Stables Intro Lesson 3-pack

Riverdale Stables is where New York City learns to ride! This Intro pack includes three half-hour private riding lessons.

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Five 30-minute Drum Lessons for Kids

The perfect introduction for your child! This package from Vera's Music Studio in Warren, NJ is for beginners/intermediates to learn how to use every part of the drum kit and understand tempo, rhythm, and dynamics.

* Ages 4+ / For one person

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$100 Type Punch Matrix Rare Books Gift Certificate

Type Punch Matrix is a Washington D.C.-area rare book firm that sells a mixture of beloved classics and innovative texts from throughout print history, for collectors and institutions alike. Handpress and modern books, archives and manuscripts, letterpress and ephemera: TPM aims to make collecting both more accessible and more diverse, and believes in the mindful acquisition, preservation, and celebration of the materials of our literary cultures.


Bird prints

Set of Four Antique Sea Bird Prints

Framed in birds-eye maple in good condition. They are hand-colored engravings from A History of British Birds, by the Reverend Francis Orpen Morris, published in multiple editions between 1851 and 1903. Morris was renowned for his works in natural history, ornithology in particular. He became an early advocate for conservation and was instrumental in founding the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Each print has the name of the bird, bottom center, in English. Little Bittern, Cormorant, Spotted Sandpiper, Common Tern

Two Vertical Prints: 12 1/4” x 10 1/4”
Two Horizontal Prints: 12 1/4” x 10 1/4”

Brews & Boulders

Brews & Boulders

6A perfect summer combo! Enjoy four day passes (each valid for single day entry) to The Cliffs at Long Island City, indoor rock-climbing facility. Rental equipment (shoes, harness at LIC, and chalk bag) is included. Passes may be used on
winner and/or friends, either all on one day or one at a time.

After your climb, relax with a cold one from Athletic Brewing Company. Using an innovative, proprietary method of brewing beer without alcohol, Athletic Brewing Co. has created a lineup of non-alcoholic craft beers that don’t compromise on taste. Includes two 6-packs and two Craft Master glasses.


Return to the River

Celebrate our first-year students and their building projects by owning one of their hand-built wooden sailboats!

Note: Boat only. Does not include sail or rigging.

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Merch Traffic Mega Pack

Love music? This package of t-shirts from Merch Traffic features contemporary and iconic bands -- and has you covered no matter where your musical tastes fall! Includes a variety of sizes.

NY Sewing Center

Sewing Machine Basics Workshop

With this 2-hour workshop we are going back to the basics, starting from scratch, and taking you step by step through all the essentials to make learning to sew a fun and inspiring experience.

This New York Sewing Center class is perfect for complete beginners & people who have sewn in the past but need a refresher. You will learn how to competently use a sewing machine and complete a tote bag! 


Spyscape: Four General Admission Spy HQ Tickets

The work of Covert Ops and Intelligence can be mystifying. Soon you will discoveryour inner spy, explore great spy stories, experience real spy challenges, and become the agent you were meant to be. Learn how to spot a liar, crack secret codes, navigate a laser tunnel and run surveillance. It all awaits you at SPYSCAPE!

For this mission, you are permitted to bring up to 3 additional assets. Follow the step-by-step process to obtain your spy passes, and register the date and time in which you expect to complete your mission. Until then ... QUESTION EVERYTHING.

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Secret Theater 4-Class Pack

The Secret Theatre is an Off-Off-Broadway theatre in Woodside, established in July 2007 by Actor / Director Richard Mazda.

The Secret Theatre offers a range of classes for ages 6-18 and adult Tap. Choose from Musical Theatre, Drama, Tap Dance, or K-Pop Dance classes.

Misha Beauty

Structured Gel Manicure

Give your nails a makeover with Misha Beauty NYC! Japanese or Korean Gel Manicure with one color on natural nails.

Appointment must be scheduled in advance. Available weekdays only.

TopDeck Gear

Top Deck Super Sailor Package

Show everyone where you love to sail! Top Deck Gear was established in 2021 with the idea that nautical charts are great conversation starters. Their collection features a growing number of customer-inspired designs from across the boating community. Proudly wear your favorite sailing spots with a $200 Gift Certificate and check out examples at the raffle table!

Winner also receives a subscription and gift pack from Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, bringing a boater’s sense of simplicity, practicality and elegance to coverage of Maine's boats, art, science, history, and food.


ODESZA Live at MSG Two tickets / June 20

From some of the best seats in the house (100 Level seats)!

After more than 10 years, four studio albums, three Grammy nominations and massive world tours; Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight are more personal than ever with their brilliant fourth album: ‘The Last Goodbye’.

Better known to fans as ODESZA, the electronic duo returned in 2022 from a four-year hiatus with ‘The Last Goodbye’.

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Thank you to our sponsors:

Dark n Stormy 2024 Event Sponsors

Proceeds from the Dark n' Stormy Benefit support Hudson River Community Sailing's mission of developing leadership in underserved New York City youth through sailing education and providing maritime recreation to the community at large. Hudson River Community Sailing is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.