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Attending City Harvest's events is a great way to support our work throughout the year.

Bow Ties & Burgers
Bid Against Hunger
On Their Plate
Past Events

Upcoming Events



Bow Ties & Burgers

Thursday, September 18, 2014
Center 548 (548 West 22nd Street)
7:00-10:00 p.m.

(After Party 10 - 11 PM)

Break out your bow ties and fancy dresses, New York City! City Harvest introduces Bow Ties & Burgers, an exciting new event where guests dress formal and fabulous for an evening complete with live music, roof-top dancing, and delicious bites that includes savory favorites, sweet treats, and specialty drinks.

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To purchase tickets or for additional information, please call (646) 412-0656 or email [email protected].

     

Event Co-Chairs

Meghan Carleton
Pooja Kapoor
Alissa Dicker Schrieber
Olivia Wolfe
Dana Zukofsky

Participating restaurants include Brindle Room, Doughnuttery, Duke's, Emily, McClure's Pickles, New York Cake Pops, Serendipity 3, and more!



Bid Against Hunger

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Pier 36 (299 South Street)
7:30-10:00 p.m. (VIP from 6:00-7:30 p.m.)

To celebrate its 20th year, Bid Against Hunger, City Harvest's signature walk-around tasting event, will be transformed! Join us and over 70 of New York City's finest restaurants and chefs to experience and taste the fresh, bold flavors taking New York's culinary scene by storm. In 2013, the event hosted over 900 guests and raised $1.3 million dollars, enough to deliver 5 million pounds of good food to hungry New Yorkers.

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Pictures from Bid Against Hunger 2013

RESTAURANTS:

Benchmark Restaurant
Ryan Jaronik

Betony
Bryce Shuman

Butcher Bar
Orlando Sanchez and Matthew Katakis

D'Artagnan
Ariane Daguin

Dirt Candy
Amanda Cohen

FP Patisserie
François Payard

French Louie
Ryano Angulo

Hudson Valley Foie Gras
Michael Ginor

il laboratorio del gelato
Jon F. Snyder

Landmarc    
Marc Murphy

Le Bernardin
Eric Ripert

Le Cirque
Raphael Francois

Marc Forgione and
American Cut

Marc Forgione

Oceana
Ben Pollinger

Red Rooster Harlem &
Ginny's Supper Club

Marcus Samuelsson and Joel Harrington

Roni-Sue's Chocolates
Rhonda Kave

Saxelby Cheesemongers
Anne Saxelby
The Gander
Jesse Schenker

The Lambs Club
Geoffrey Zakarian

The Regency Bar & Grill
Dan Silverman

Toloache Thompson
Julian Medina

Tribeca Grill
Kamal Rose

William Greenberg Desserts
Carol Becker

BEVERAGE STATIONS:
SerendipiTea

 

Event Co-Chairs

Shirley Au and Kemal Askar
Margaret and Randy Brown
Kimberly Cooper
Chris Hikawa
Pamela and Andrew Kaufmann
Amanda and Alex Morcos
Victor Ozeri

Restaurant Co-Chairs

Pamela and Marc Murphy
Tracy Nieporent
Sandra and Eric Ripert
Margaret and Geoffrey Zakarian

Auction Co-Chairs

Joana Vicente and Jason Kliot


In lieu of a luncheon this year, City Harvest supporters are making donations to support our year-round work to fight hunger in New York City. The poverty level in New York City is the highest it has been in a decade, and nearly two million residents are facing hunger. Thank you to those who have joined with City Harvest to help meet the increased need for emergency food.

Benefactor Level
Joy Ingham
Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr. and
Sharon Handler Loeb

Visionary Level
Emilia Saint-Amand
Laure Sudreau-Rippe
Topsy Taylor

Believer Level
Carol Atkinson
Sandra C. Davidson
Susan L. Lloyd
The Arthur Loeb Foundation
James C. Remez

Enthusiast Level
Donna and William Acquavella
Betsy Bartlett
Camilla Dietz Bergeron, Ltd.
Hilary P. Califano
Lisa W. and Daniel H. Callahan
Mr. and Mrs. J. Pepe Fanjul
Anne Ford
Charlotte M. Ford
Marina W. Galesi
Susan Zises Green
Louise Grunwald
Sylvia Hassenfeld
Cathy and Bill Ingram
Mariana and George Kaufman
Stephanie Krieger
Gillian Miniter
Valerie and Jeffrey Paley
Liz and Jeff Peek
Sandra S. Pershing
Bonnie Johnson Sacerdote
Lisa and David T. Schiff
Jean and Martin Shafiroff
Wenke Thoman Sterns
Eleanor F. and John Sullivan
Michel C. Witmer
Suzanne W. Wright

Honorary Chair
David Patrick Columbia

Co-Chairs
Carol Atkinson
Joy Ingham
Topsy Taylor

Click here for more On Their Plate supporters.

 

Past Events


Summer in the City

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street)

This year's Summer in the City was a great success, raising $340,000 – enough to help feed over 200,000 hungry New Yorkers for an entire week. Over 700 guests enjoyed delicious summer tastings and specialty cocktails from over 40 NYC chefs and restaurants, including caramel apple popcorn from Roni-Sue's Chocolates, mac n' cheese "Ditch Dogs" from Ditch Plains, and tomatillo-pineapple gazpacho from Dos Caminos.

Click here to see pictures from Summer in the City 2014

Event Co-Chairs

Joshua Blaine
Anna Lynn Oppenheimer
Melissa Principi
Scott Sherman

Participating Restaurants

The Artisanal Group
Terrance Brennan

The Beatrice Inn
Angie Mar

Benchmark Restaurant
Ryan Jaronik

Bodega Negra at Dream Downtown
Michael Armstrong

Butcher Bar
Matthew Katakis and Orlando Sanchez

Butter and Scotch
Allison Kave

The Butterfly
Eben Freeman

Circo
Alfio Longo

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Jake Timmons and John Stage

Distilled NY
Shane Lyons

Ditch Plains
Marc Murphy

Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola
Tim Sullivan

Dos Caminos
Ivy Stark

Doughnuttery
Evan Feldman

Ed's Chowder House
Ed Brown

Ed's Lobster Bar
Zakiah Aziz

Employees Only

Franҫois Payard Bakery
Franҫois Payard

The Gander
Jesse Schenker

Great Performances
Matthew Riznyk

Hecho en Dumbo
Danny Mena

High Road Craft Ice Cream & Sorbet
Keith Schroeder

Horchata
Manuel Trevino

Junior Merino The Liquid Chef
Junior Merino

La Newyorkina
Fany Gerson

L'Apicio
Gabe Thompson

Left Bank
Laurence Edelman

Luke's Lobster Bar
Ben Conniff

Má Pêche
John deBary

Maysville
Kyle Knall

Melt Bakery
Julian Plyter

 

Michael Jordan's
The Steak House N.Y.C.
Cenobio Canalizo

New York Cake Pops
Lerida Mojica

Oceana
Ben Pollinger

The Regency Bar & Grill
Dan Silverman

Robicelli's
Allison & Matt Robicelli

Ron Ben-Israel Cakes
Ron Ben-Israel

Roni-Sue's Chocolates
Rhonda Kave

Rosa Mexicano
Joe Quintana

Selamat Pagi
Jason Greenberg

Serafina
Vittorio Assaf

The Stanton Social
Chris Santos

SUSHISAMBA
Pedro Duarte

T-Bar Steak & Lounge
Benjamin Zwicker

Victoria Fine Foods
Billy Strynkowski

Ward III
Kenneth McCoy

 

 


Beverage Stations

Employees Only

Má Pêche
John deBary

Rodney Strong

Ward III
Kenneth McCoy


An Evening of Practical Magic

Thursday, April 24, 2014
Cipriani 42nd Street, 110 East 42nd Street

Hosted by Geoffrey Zakarian, Chair, City Harvest Food Council

On April 24, 2014 New Yorkers from across the city will gathered for the 20th Annual An Evening of Practical Magic to honor the City Harvest supporters whose efforts have played a significant role in the fight against hunger in New York City. The event raised nearly $2.2 million to support our work feeding hungry New Yorkers.

This year's event honored City Harvest Board Member Benjamin Bram, Managing Member, Watermill Institutional Trading LLC, for his ongoing commitment to helping City Harvest feed New York's hungry. In addition, The Harry & Misook Doolittle Heart of the City Award, which recognizes an important partner who strengthens the impact City Harvest has throughout the city, was presented to Eric Ripert, Maguy Le Coze and the Team of Le Bernardin.

Click here to see pictures from An Evening of Practical Magic.

Co-Chairs
Lise and Michael Evans
Carola and Robert Jain
Pamela and Andrew Kaufmann
Kristen and Patrick McMahon
Heather Mnuchin
Sandra and Eric Ripert
Chris Hikawa and David Windreich

Dinner Chair
Arthur F. Backal


Special thanks to this year's sponsors:


Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street)
Honoring Stacy and Joel Hock

Click here to see pictures from Bid Against Hunger

This year's Bid Against Hunger attracted nearly 1,000 people and raised $1.3 million for City Harvest. Guests bid on exclusive prizes in both the live and silent auctions, which included a dozen Cronuts that sold for $14,000, and a private wine class with Aldo Sohm and dinner for two prepared by Eric Ripert that sold for $42,000. Other prizes included vacation packages, sports memorabilia and other once in a lifetime culinary experiences. VIP Room guests enjoyed an exclusive tasting of regional purveyors' foods, passed hors d'oeuvres and high-end wines.

RESTAURANTS:

ACME
Mads Refslund                     

Aldea
George Mendes     

Ardesia Wine Bar
Amorette Casaus

Atera
Matthew Lightner

Barbounia
Amitzur Mor

Beauty & Essex
Chris Santos

Benchmark Restaurant
Ryan Jaronik

Benoit

Betony
Bryce Shuman

Blue Hill
Fausto Rivera

Blue Marble Ice Cream
Billy Barlow

Butcher Bar
Orlando Sanchez and
Matthew Katakis

Buttermilk Channel
Ryan Angulo

Caviarteria
Lucas Santos and Walter Drobenko

Commerce
Harold Moore

D'Artagnan
Ariane Daguin

Dévi
Kunal Lamba and Dheeraj Tomar

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
John Stage
 
Donatella Restaurant
Donatella Arpaia and Andrea Jarosh

Dos Caminos
Ivy Stark

Dough
Fany Gerson

Éclat Chocolate
Christopher Curtin

Ed's Chowder House
Ed Brown and Justin Rowe

Ed's Lobster Bar
Ed McFarland

El Colmado
Seamus Mullen

FP Patisserie
François Payard

 

Frankies 570 Spuntino
Frank Falcinelli, Frank Castronovo and Ryan Bartlow

Amanda Freitag

Gramercy Tavern
Michael Anthony

Great Performances with Katchkie Farm
Matthew Riznyk

Hecho en Dumbo   
Danny Mena

High Road Craft Ice Cream
Keith Schroeder

Hudson Valley Foie Gras
Michael Ginor

Hybird
Damian Brassel

Juni
Shaun Hergatt

Junoon
Vikas Khanna and Adin Langille

Landmarc    
Marc Murphy

Le Bernardin
Eric Ripert

Liddabit Sweets
Jennifer King

Loi Restaurant
Maria Loi

Mad Mac Macarons
Florian Bellanger and Ludovic Augendre

Maialino
Jason Pfeifer
                                   
The Marrow
Harold Dieterle

Michael Jordan's The Steak
House N.Y.C.

Cenobio Canalizo

Millesime
Laurent Manrique & Seadon Shouse

Murray's Cheese Bar
Rob Kaufelt

New York Cake Pops
Lerida Mojica

Oceana
Ben Pollinger

OUEST
Tom Valenti

people's pops
Joel Horowitz

Picholine
Terrance Brennan

Pig & Khao
Leah Cohen

The Pines
John Poiarkoff

Pok Pok NY
Andy Ricker

Qi Restaurant
Pichet Ong

Rao's
Dino Gatto

Recette
Jesse Schenker

Red Rooster Harlem & Ginny's
Supper Club

Marcus Samuelsson and Joel Harrington

Ron Ben-Israel Cakes
Ron Ben-Israel

Roni-Sue's Chocolates
Rhonda Kave

Rosa Mexicano
Joe Quintana

Salumeria Rosi Parmacotto
Cesare Casella

Saxelby Cheesemongers
Anne Saxelby and Benoit Breal

SD26 Restaurant & Wine Bar
Matteo Bergamini

Serafina
Vittorio Assaf

Sirio Ristorante New York
Massimo Bebber

Strip House
Michael Vignola

Sullivan St Bakery
Jim Lahey

SUSHISAMBA NYC (Gramercy)
Pedro Duarte

Sweetbliss
Illene C. Shane

Talde
Dale Talde

T-Bar Steak & Lounge
Ben Zwicker

Telepan
Larissa Raphael

This Little Piggy Had
Roast Beef

William Gallagher

Tom Cat Bakery
John Martinez

Tribeca Grill
Kamal Rose

Untitled at he Whitney Museum of American Art
Chris Bradley

Wallsé
Kurt Gutenbrunner

William Greenberg Desserts
Carol Becker

Worldwide-Soba, Inc
Shuichi Kotani

BEVERAGE STATIONS:

Amstel

Brooklyn Soda Works

The Butterfly
Eben Freeman

Dassai Junmai Daijingo Sake

L'Apicio
Joe Campanale

Rums of Puerto Rico

SerendipiTea

Stumptown Coffee Roasters

Ward III
Kenneth McCoy


Wines, Champagne and Spirits provided by Empire Merchants

More about the Event

Event Co-Chairs
Margaret and Randy Brown
Jason Carroll
Chris Hikawa
Stacy and Joel Hock
Pamela and Andrew Kaufmann
Heather and Steven Mnuchin
Amanda and Alex Morcos
Victor Ozeri
Kimberly Cooper and Orin Wilf

Restaurant Co-Chairs
Pamela and Marc Murphy
Tracy Nieporent
Sandra and Eric Ripert
Auction Co-Chairs
Joana Vicente and Jason Kliot


Sponsors


Summer in the City

June 19, 2013
Metropolitan Pavilion

Featuring special musical performances from Rakiem Walker Project and Howie Day

Generation Harvest's Summer in the City was a great success, raising $300,000 – enough to help City Harvest feed over 170,000 hungry New Yorkers for an entire week. Over 650 guests enjoyed delicious summer tastings and specialty cocktails from over 30 NYC chefs and restaurants, including double smoked beef brisket deckle from Butcher Bar, Pig & Khao's Yum Woonsen, and Melt Bakery's Morticia ice cream sandwich! Special thank you to our event sponsors including VIP Room sponsor Nespresso, Empire Merchants, Groupon and Rums of Puerto Rico. Click here to see pictures from the event!

VIP Lounge Sponsored by


Event sponsors


Media Partner Gotham magazine


On Your Plate

May 6, 2013
The Metropolitan Club
Featuring Martha Stewart, Founder, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia
Honoring Pat Barrick, Vice President of External Affairs, City Harvest

This year's On Your Plate was a huge success, with over 200 guests in attendance and raising over $200,000, which will help provide more than 800,000 pounds of food for hungry New Yorkers.

Thank you to Martha Stewart for speaking at the event. Also, thank you to our event Co-Chairs Carol Atkinson, Joy Ingham, Gillian Miniter, Topsy Taylor, Meghan Carleton Young, and to Honorary Chair David Patrick Columbia. We were also pleased to honor City Harvest's own Pat Barrick, who is retiring after more than 12 years of service. Martha spoke about her Golden Rules for Aging Well, which are featured in her brand new book: Living the Good Long Life: A Practical Guide to Caring for Yourself and Others.

Honorary Chair
David Patrick Columbia

Event Co-Chairs
Carol Atkinson
Jennifer Carlston
Joy Ingham
Gillian Miniter
Topsy Taylor
Meghan Carleton Young

An Evening of Practical Magic

Honoring Chef Marc Murphy, Chef/Owner, Benchmarc Restaurants (Landmarc + Ditch Plains) and Benchmarc Events by Marc Murphy
Hosted by Ted Allen, host of Food Network's Chopped

Click here to download the journal

More about this event:

Our annual gala, An Evening of Practical Magic, raised $2 million in support of City Harvest's work. The event, held at Cipriani 42nd Street, was City Harvest's most successful fundraiser in our 30-plus year history.

The event honored chef Marc Murphy for his ongoing commitment to feeding hungry New Yorkers. The highlight of the evening was the live auction, which raised over $800,000. A private dinner with chefs Marc Murphy and Chris Santos sold for $46,000, and Grammy Award winner John Legend donated a private concert in a lucky bidder's home which sold for $110,000! Chef Eric Ripert wowed the audience during the grand finale when he called actor Richard Gere to the stage, and added him as a guest for a private dinner for 20 prepared in the winner's home. The bidding was fierce, and two bidders agreed to pay $220,000 each for the experience, for a total of $440,000! Guests also bid on other once-in-a-lifetime culinary experiences and exciting travel packages. Click here to see pictures from the gala, or click here to watch a video about our work that was shown at the event.

Event Co-chairs
Nina Rennert Davidson and Mitchell Davidson
Misook and Harry Doolittle
Lise and Michael Evans
Carola and Robert Jain
Pamela and Andrew Kaufmann
Heather and Steven Mnuchin
Sandra and Eric Ripert

Dinner Chair
Arthur F. Backal

The Harry & Misook Doolittle Heart of the City Award presented to




Thank you to this year's sponsors, including:




Media Partner Gotham magazine