Show House History
For 47 years, Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club has celebrated the best of interior design by transforming a luxury Manhattan home into an elegant exhibition of fine furnishings, art, and technology. This all began in 1973 when several dedicated supporters of Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club launched the Kips Bay Decorator Show House in Manhattan to raise critical funds for much needed after school and enrichment programs for New York City children. For more than four decades, the Show House has been a must-see event for thousands of design enthusiasts, renowned for sparking interior design trends throughout the world.
In 2017, Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club expanded the brand to Palm Beach, with the third iteration of the Kips Bay Palm Beach Decorator Show House taking place in January 2020.
The tremendous success generated by the Palm Beach Show House has Kips Bay once again expanding their market, launching a Decorator Show House in Dallas, Texas in the fall of 2020. The Dallas Show House will be the only of its kind in this area of Texas and the country, allowing Kips Bay to showcase a whole new region of the country in extravagant fashion.
KIPS BAY MISSION STATEMENT
Responding to community needs, the services provided at the Lucile Palmaro Clubhouse and ten outreach locations are based on the principles of behavioral guidance and are intended to promote the general health, educational advancement, character development and leadership potential of its members. Our responsibility is to provide these 6 to 18 year old boys and girls with the programs and activities that instill a sense of competence, a sense of belonging, and a sense of power and influence.
To enrich and enhance the quality of life for young people by providing educational and developmental programs, with special emphasis on youngsters between ages 6-18 who come from disadvantaged or disenfranchised circumstances.
Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club exists to assist young people in realizing and achieving their potential for growth and development utilizing our state-of-the-art facilities, trained and motivated staff, and nationally renowned programs to produce positive contributors to society.