Special Events

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

Upcoming Events

City Harvest Dinner Series sponsored by Cadillac

Tuesday – Thursday, July 19, 20 and 21, 2016
6:30pm Cocktails
7pm Dinner
Cadillac House, SoHo
330 Hudson Street

Celebrate summer and fight hunger in New York City when you join premiere chefs Gabriel Kreuther, Seamus Mullen and Marc Murphy for a bespoke dining experience. Each night, a different chef will prepare a one-of-a-kind, multi-course dinner with wine pairings for you to enjoy at the magnificent new Cadillac House in SoHo.

Cadillac House is the brand’s newly unveiled 12,000 square foot experience center, a public space that serves as a rotating canvas for events, exhibitions, partnership collaborations, and unique interactive experiences. Be one of the first guests to explore this innovative destination, while savoring a first-class meal, prepared by one of New York City’s best chefs. All proceeds will benefit City Harvest and support our anti-hunger programs.

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Invitation is non-transferrable. Must be 21+ to attend.

Harvest Happenings

Join fellow young philanthropists to support City Harvest’s fight against hunger in New York City. Purchase a Harvest Happenings package and receive access to exclusive food and drink events, invitations to the City Harvest Insiders speaker series and access to group volunteer activities. Plus, enjoy ticket discounts and upgrades to other signature City Harvest events, such as An Evening of Practical Magic and Summer in the City.

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Past Events

Summer in the City

On June 15th, guests kicked off the summer at City Harvest's Summer in the City tasting event at the Frank Gehry-designed IAC HQ building in New York City. Guests tasted delicious food from some of the city's best chefs and restaurants, sipped cool cocktails from top mixologists, and tried their luck on amazing raffle prizes.

Culinary Hosts

Nick Bennett, Porchlight
Janine Booth, Root & Bone
Angie Mar, The Beatrice Inn


Dana Aidekman
Joshua Blaine
Sarah Fabian
Eric Hansen
Catherine Roman
Peter and Allison Stein
Erin Tice
John R. Tyson
Dana Zukofsky

Generation Harvest Happenings Spring Event

Burger & Lobster

On May 24 we celebrated the start of summer with sliders, lobster rolls and refreshing rosé! The evening included a hands-on demonstration about the art of eating a lobster. Click here to see photos from the event.

Thank you to our media sponsor:

An Evening of Practical Magic

Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Cipriani 42nd Street

On Tuesday, April 12, An Evening of Practical Magic raised over $2.2 million to support our efforts to fight hunger in New York City. The event honored Credit Suisse, City Harvest Board member Michael A. Young, and City Harvest Food Council member Francois Payard for their dedication to the fight against hunger.


Alexandra and Steven Cohen
Misook and Harry Doolittle
Richard Gere
Pamela and Andrew Kaufmann
Jay McInerney and Anne Hearst McInerney
Kristen and Patrick McMahon
Heather Mnuchin
Sandra and Eric Ripert
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen
Chris Hikawa and David Windreich

Thank you to our sponsors

Around the World in 80 Sweets benefitting City Harvest


For one night only, 80 of the world's preeminent pastry chefs gathered in New York City for the first time to present a unique tasting experience, benefiting City Harvest.

Including luminaries such as Pierre Hermé, Sadaharu Aoki and François Payard, these elite pastry and chocolate artists are all members of France's renowned Relais Desserts Association, a members-only group of masters representing 19 countries.

Guests mixed and mingled with these culinary masters while tasting their imaginative, expertly crafted desserts from across the globe and sipping delicious cocktails. Guests also enjoyed a selection of savory bites prepared by some of New York's most notable chefs.

100% of the proceeds benefitted City Harvest's work fighting hunger in New York City.

City Harvest presented our inaugural Leadership Summit on November 9, 2015, which brought together thought-leaders, innovators, philanthropists, policy-makers, and practitioners to imagine and debate the possibilities for a hunger-free city of tomorrow.

For more information, click here or email email [email protected]

Thank you to our sponsors:


Bid Against Hunger

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Pier 36 (299 South Street)

City Harvest's signature Fall tasting event Bid Against Hunger raised nearly $1.5 million to support our fight against hunger in New York City. More than 900 guests enjoyed delicious bites and drinks from over 70 of New York's top chefs, restaurants and mixologists

Click here to view pictures from Bid Against Hunger.

Participating Restaurants

'21' Club
Sylvain Delpique

A Voce Columbus
Riccardo Bilotta

Nate Smith

Altamarea Group
Michael White & Gordon Finn

Asiate at Mandarin Oriental, New York
Garrison Price

Bar Bolonat
Einat Admony

Amitzur Mor

Benchmark Restaurant
Ryan Jaronik

Benoit Alain Ducasse New York
Philippe Bertineau

Bryce Shuman

Blue Hill
Dan Barber

Marco Moreira

Burger & Lobster
Danny Lee

Butcher Bar
Matthew Katakis & Orlando Sanchez

Alex Guarnaschelli & Michael Jenkins

Cafe Clover
David Standridge

The Camlin
Amorette Casaus

Walter Drobenko & Lucas Santos

City Winery NYC
Michael Jeanty

Cedric Tovar

Colicchio & Sons
Stephen Collucci

Crave Fishbar
Todd Mitgang

Ariane Daguin

DBGB Kitchen and Bar
Ian Vest

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Jake Timmons

Dos Caminos
Ivy Stark

Éclat Chocolate
Christopher Curtin

Ed's Lobster Bar
Edward McFarland

David Waltuck

French Louie
Ryan Angulo

Gabriel Kreuther
Gabriel Kreuther

The Garden Court Café at Asia Society
Calvin Nguyen

Georgetown Cupcake SoHo
Sophie LaMontagne & Katherine Berman

Giorgio's Salami
Cesare Casella

Gotham Bar and Grill
Alfred Portale

Grand Banks
Kerry Heffernan

Grand Central Oyster Bar Brooklyn
Jamal Bland

Harold's Meat + Three
Harold Moore

Hecho en Dumbo
Danny Mena

Hill Country Barbecue Market
Charles Grund Jr.

Hudson Valley Foie Gras
Michael Ginor & Lenny Messina

Jonah Miller

ilili Restaurant
Philippe Massoud

Rich Caruso

Erin Shambura

The Lambs Club
Geoffrey Zakarian & Arthur Barrette

Le Bernardin
Eric Ripert

Le District
Jordi Valles

The Little Beet Table
Franklin Becker

Mad Mac Macarons
Florian Bellanger

Mast Brothers Chocolate
Rick Mast

Arun Gupta

Murray's Cheese Bar
Amy Stonionis

Camille Becerra

Ben Pollinger

OddFellows Ice Cream Co.
Sam Mason

Francois Payard

Pain d'Avignon
Uliks Fehmiu

Pig and Khao
Leah Cohen

Porter House New York
Michael Lomonaco

Pichet Ong

Dino Gatto

Red Rooster Harlem
Marcus Samuelsson & Adrienne Cheatham

The Regency Bar & Grill
Brian Kevorkian

Restaurant Latour at Crystal Springs Resort
Anthony Bucco

Ron Ben-Israel Cakes
Ron Ben-Israel

Roni-Sue's Chocolates
Rhonda Kave

Rosa Mexicano
Joe Quintana

Saxelby Cheesemongers
Anne Saxelby

Serafina Restaurant
Vittorio Assaf

Specialty Food Association
sofiTM Award Winners

T-Bar Steak & Lounge
Ben Zwicker

Tasca Chino
Alex Ureña

Bill Telepan

Seamus Mullen

Thalassa Restaurant
Rapheal Abrahante

Julian Medina

Tom Cat Bakery
John Martinez

Ken Oringer, Jamie Bissonnette & Kyle Eakins

Tribeca Grill
Richard Corbo

Miro Uskokovic

Kurt Gutenbrunner

William Greenberg Desserts
Carol Becker

Mixology Stations

Bar Goto
Kenta Goto

Eamon Rockey

Clover Club
Julie Reiner

Employees Only
Ulysses Vidal

Thomas Henderson

Maison Premiere
Maxwell Britten

Nobletree Coffee

Nick Bennett

Pouring Ribbons
Joaquín Simó

Raines Law Room
Meaghan Dorman

Pamela Wiznitzer

Event Co-Chairs

Margaret and Randy Brown
Kimberly Cooper
Chris Hikawa
Pamela and Andrew Kaufmann

Amanda and Alex Morcos
Victor Ozeri
Julie Smith
Marie and Timothy Walsh

Restaurant Co-Chairs

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

June 17, 2015
Metropolitan Pavilion

This year's Summer in the City raised over $315,000, enough to help feed 180,000 hungry New Yorkers for an entire week. The event hosted over 700 guests, who tasted delicious food from over 40 NYC restaurants! The night was topped off by a great performance from Julian Velard.

Click here to see photos from Summer in the City.

Thursday, April 30, 2015
Cipriani 42nd Street (110 East 42nd Street)

Thank you to everyone who attended last night's An Evening of Practical Magic and helped to make the evening a record-breaking success! We raised over $3 million in support of City Harvest's work rescuing good food that would otherwise go to waste and delivering it to New Yorkers in need. The live auction, which included an incredible million dollar bid for a dinner party prepared by Eric Ripert with a performance by John Legend, and an unprecedented private omakase dinner for six by master chef Masa Takayama, raised nearly $1.7 million!

A special thank you to our Event Co-Chairs Misook and Harry Doolittle, Lise and Michael Evans, Richard Gere, Joy H. Ingham, Carola and Robert Jain, Pamela and Andrew Kaufmann, John Legend and Chrissy Teigen, Jay McInerney and Anne Hearst McInerney, Heather Mnuchin, Sandra and Eric Ripert, and Chris Hikawa and David Windreich, who contributed their creativity, expertise and skills to make this night enjoyable and impactful.

Congratulations again to the evening's honorees – Tom Colicchio, David Patrick Columbia and Richard S. Berry – who each contribute to City Harvest in unique ways. We also appreciate FreshDirect and Greiner Brothers Farm who are our Food Donors of the Year. We are fortunate for the commitment these individuals and companies show toward our work.

Visit our Facebook page to see pictures from the event.

An Evening of Practical Magic is sponsored by: