River House at Odette’s Partners with New Hope Celebrates for Memorabilia Auction of The Raven

Iconic contents from The Raven will be auctioned to the public in November and proceeds will go to the non-profit

Gateway to New Hope LLC, which owns River House at Odette’s and The Raven,is donating the majority of the contents of The Raven to New Hope Celebrates and partnering on an upcoming auction on November 7th. The live auction will be open to the public and take place at the Rago Arts, a leading U.S. auction house, in Lambertville, NJ from 6:30 – 9:30 pm, where attendees will have the chance to take home items from the beloved establishment. There will also be a silent auction that will go live as soon as Wednesday, October 23, 2020. The Raven has been a treasured piece of the community for many years and the auction allows patrons the opportunity to own a piece of the property.

Memorabilia from The Raven that will be available for auction includes iconic pieces like The Raven sign on Bridge Street, disco balls and pool table to furniture like bar stools, tables, and pool lounge chairs. There are over 100 pieces total: a wide variety of décor and entertaining items like dance floor, ceiling tiles, décor and signs, as well as functional pieces like heat lamps, planters, appliances and kitchen equipment. The evening will include light food and champagne for patrons. Additionally, as a continued effort in preserving and memorializing The Raven, the brickwork from the property will be dismantled and saved for guests to purchase at a later date.

The Raven in its current state is closed and will be carefully deconstructed before the end of the year salvaging legendary pieces of its structure. Gateway to New Hope plans to warehouse the Oak Room bar, several stained-glass windows, wood paneling, lighting fixtures, piano and more as they intend to thoughtfully re-introduce it to the new property as an authentic nod to its history. Gateway to New Hope is currently working on plans and permits for the next iteration of the hotel, bar, and restaurant.

“We know how much this community cherishes the Raven and we’re making all efforts to maintain the property’s essence and importance to the city of New Hope,” said Ron Gorodesky, Managing Director of River House at Odette’s. “We couldn’t be more excited for The Raven’s next chapter and are very much looking forward to reintroducing a property that is elevated in design and amenities that still offers the same warm and welcoming atmosphere to all.”

“There were so many memories and moments shared in the current Raven, and with the donations from River House at Odette’s, our community is able to keep those memories alive,” said Matt Hanson, President of New Hope Celebrates.

River House at Odette’s and New Hope Celebrates thank RAGO Arts for their hospitality and generous donation of their space to host the Raven auction. Rago is a leading U.S. auction house with nearly $34 million in sales in 2018. It serves thousands of sellers and buyers yearly with global reach, personal service and competitive commissions for single pieces, collections and estates.


RSVP Instructions: RSVP by November 1st via link below

Details on the silent auction can also be found in the link above

Limited seating available

Auction Date: Thursday, November 7th from 6:30pm-9:30pm

Auction Location: RAGO Arts, 333 N Main St, Lambertville, NJ 08530

Pick-Up Dates/Times: November 16 and November 17 from 11am-4pm

Bidders are responsible for removing, transporting, and taking their items during the weekend of November 16-17

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River House at Odette’s will be home to 38 well-appointed guestrooms and suites, including two expansive river-view hospitality suites each outfitted with premium amenities, impressive views and contemporary sophistication. Odette’s Restaurant and Lounge, a gracious homage to the former Chez Odette’s, plans to offer both indoor and outdoor seating with frequent live entertainment in addition to a lively piano bar and cabaret. For an edgy nightlife experience, take the elevator to the roof and experience a vibrant, open-aired bar and lounge overlooking the Lambertville skyline. River House at Odette’s will also feature the perfect combination of conference and meeting facilities with spacious private dining rooms and an impressive open-concept ballroom with floor-to-ceiling retractable glass walls that lead out to a sprawling second floor river view veranda for weddings & celebratory events. For more information, visit


New Hope Celebrates (NHC), is a nonprofit organization established in 2003 and incorporated in 2009 – focused on highlighting the history and cultural nuances of New Hope, PA while stimulating the retail, hospitality, and professional community. NHC is comprised of an Executive Board that drives activities and events that serve the diverse LGBTQ+ populace through the creation and promotion of marketing opportunities, educational activities, and cultural events. Like our annual PRIDE celebration held in May and OUT in October Events – NHC History Exhibits and most notably the annual High Heel Drag Race. (26-1802593)