Special Events

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

Upcoming Events

Summer in the City

Summer in the City

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
IAC HQ (555 West 18th Street)

Kick-off the summer at City Harvest's Summer in the City tasting event, taking place this year at a new venue, the Frank Gehry-designed, IAC HQ building in New York City. Taste delicious food from some of the city's best chefs and restaurants, sip cool cocktails from top mixologists, try your luck on amazing raffle prizes, and hit the dance floor with Celebrity DJ Martial. This year's Culinary Hosts include Nick Bennett, Janine Booth, Angie Mar and Questlove. They will curate surprise gourmet treats to further enhance your experience. Our VIPs will have access to the VIP-only outdoor patio and our Platinum ticket level VIPs will have access to the Platinum Premium Bar featuring exceptional liquors such as Macallan Rare Cask scotch and Casa Dragones tequila. Don't miss out on this year's hottest summer event!

To purchase tickets click here.
To make a contribution click here.


Culinary Hosts

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


VIP Room

Curated by Questlove

Brian Loiacono

Kenta Goto

Doughnut Plant
Mark Israel

Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co.
Adam Geringer-Dunn

High Street on Hudson
Eli Kulp & Jon Nodler

Soulayphet Schwader

Pies 'n' Thighs
Stephanie Dietz


Main Room

Ample Hills Creamery
Brian Smith

The Beatrice Inn
Angie Mar

Benchmark Restaurant
Ryan Jaronik

Lance Knowling

Bodega Negra at Dream Downtown
Michael Armstrong

Breads Bakery

Burger & Lobster
Danny Lee

Butcher Bar
Matt Katakis & Orlando Sanchez

David Burke fabrick
Michael Franey

David Burke Kitchen
Tracy Wilk

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Jake Timmons

Distilled NY
Shane Lyons

Employees Only
Alejandro Ibanez

Flinders Lane
Christopher Rendell

Hecho en Dumbo
Danny Mena

Kat & Theo
Paras Shah

Roxanne Spruance

La Esquina
Adrian Ramirez

LoLo's Seafood Shack
Raymond Zamanta Mohan

The Meatball Shop
Daniel Holzman

Melt Bakery
Julian Plyter

Esther Choi

The Norm at Brooklyn Museum
Saul Bolton

NY Cake Pops
Lerida Mojica

Colleen Grapes

Christopher Cipollone

Pizza Loves Emily (EMILY / EMMY Squared)
Matthew Hyland

Nick Bennett

The Rum House & Ward III
Kenneth McCoy & Sarah Akromas

Ron Ben-Israel Cakes
Ron Ben-Israel

Root & Bone
Janine Booth

Speedy Romeo
Justin Bazdarich

The Stanton Social
Sarah Nelson



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

Past Events

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: