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66th Annual Retailer Excellence Awards sponsored by NY NOW

Sunday, August 20, 2017
6:30pm - 10:00pm
The Lighthouse, Chelsea Piers (23rd Street & The West Side Highway)

NY NOW is a proud sponsor of the Retailer Excellence Awards, which recognize excellence in retailing and individual achievement.  Introduced in 1951 by Gifts & Decorative Accessories, and presented annually in connection with the summer NY NOW, the REA’s are the industry’s oldest and most prestigious awards. In honor of Gifts and Decorative Accessories 100th Anniversary, Gifts and Decorative Accessories is replacing the Retailer Excellence Awards for this year only with our first-ever Century Awards! The five award categories are open to ALL in the gift industry for anyone who has accomplished something of note in the last 100 years. Deadline for submission is May 15, 2017. Winners will be announced at the 66th annual Retailer Excellence Awards ceremony in New York City.

Presented by Gifts & Decorative Accessories, the 66th Annual Retailer Excellence Awards will recognize excellence in four retail categories and two individual achievement categories.

Retailer REA Century Award

  • Etsy
  • Orange Tree Imports
  • The Norman  Group
  • San Diego Zoo

Supplier REA Century Award

  • Hallmark
  • Mud Pie
  • Ty
  • Vera Bradley

Sales Rep/Agency REA Century Award

  • Annie McGilvray
  • Charles Kennedy
  • Ivystone
  • One Coast

Market Center/Show Organizer REA Century Award

  • Crow Family of Dallas Market Center
  • Little Family of George Little Management
  • Portman Family of AmericasMart

Industry Influencer REA Century Award

  • Russ Berrie
  • Randy Eller
  • Eugene Friedman

Also being presented at the REA Century Award is the annual Gift For Life Achievement award.  This year’s winner is the Beekman Boyd.

As part of this very special evening, Gift For Life, the gift and home industry’s only charitable organization, also will present its 2017 Industry Achievement Award.

For information about sponsorships and ticket/table sales, contact Nancy Wolkow, publisher of Gifts & Decorative Accessories, at

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

August 18-23

Pier 86, W. 46h Street and 8th Avenue, NYC

Receive half-off general admission to The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum during Market Week. The Intrepid is a national historic landmark. As you explore the museum you will be able to examine original artifacts, view historic video footage and explore interactive exhibits.

May not be combined with any other offers not valid for group packages, memberships or local pricing. Expires: August 24, 2017 Code: NY NOW-17

The Museum of the City of New York

August 18 -23

1220 5th Avenue, NYC

Receive free admission to the MCNY during market week. The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity and perpetual transformation. On View: “A dialogue in silver between past and present”. New York Silver, Then and Now links the rich history of silversmithing in New York City to present-day artistic practice. It features newly commissioned works by leading metalworkers, created in response to historical objects from the Museum’s collection.

Museum of Art and Design

August 18-23

2 Columbus Circle, NYC

Receive free admission to MAD (Museum of Art and Design) and a 20 percent discount (on full-priced items) at “The Store at MAD” during Market Week. Featuring the “Bent, Cast & Forged: The Jewelry of Harry Bertoia” displays jewelry works and monotype prints from melted-down metal scraps. As well as the “Eye for Design” exhibit that fuses art world influences including Pop art, Henri Matisse’s cutouts and Fluxus-inspired multiples.

NY NOW’s A Night On Broadway, featuring COME FROM AWAY

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
7:00 p.m.
Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 236 West 45th Street, NYC (bet. 7th and 8th Avenues)

COME FROM AWAY is the breathtaking new musical that played record-breaking engagements in La Jolla, Seattle, Washington D.C., and Toronto. Written by Canadians Irene Sankoff and David Hein, this is the stunning production from Tony-nominated director Christopher Ashley (Memphis) that the Los Angeles Times calls “an affecting and stirring new musical.”

In a heartbeat, 38 planes with 6,579 passengers were stranded in a remote town in Newfoundland. The locals opened their hearts and homes, hosting this international community of strangers–spurring unexpected camaraderie in extraordinary circumstances.

On September 11, 2001 the world stopped. On September 12, their stories moved us all.