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Taste of Summer

The season's most delicious event!

June 8, 2016 
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Bethesda Terrace

Taste of Summer brings together more than 800 guests each June under the stars in Central Park for a distinctive kickoff to summer in New York City. This event features culinary tastings prepared by celebrated restaurants, a luxury-filled silent auction and music by one of the city’s hottest DJs. Held at the iconic Bethesda Terrace, this annual benefit for Central Park Conservancy brings together visionaries in support of the Conservancy's mission to restore and maintain Central Park.

Presented by


Event Chairmen
Kelly & Joe Coffey, Kristy & Jonathan Korngold, Carol Sutton Lewis & William M. Lewis, Jr.,
Laurie & Jay Mandelbaum, Gillian & Sylvester Miniter, and Melissa Vail & Norman C. Selby

Vice Chairmen
Christine Wachter Campbell & William I. Campbell, Amita & Purnendu Chatterjee, Marigay McKee & Bill Ford, Renata & Claudio Garcia, Evelyn & David McCabe, Michael McLaughlin, Heidi & Brian Miller, Franci & Joe Rice, Alexandra & Alex Robertson, Vivian & James Zelter

Host Committee

Suzie & Ainar Aijala, Bz Reed & Charles Altchek, James G. Brooks, Jr., Elizabeth Fontana, Melissa Seligmann Gokhvat & Eugene Gokhvat, Andrea Henderson Fahnestock & George A. Hambrecht, Anne & Bill Harrison, Kamie & Richard Lightburn, Karen & Tony May, Elyse & Michael Newhouse, Tina & David Storper, Coke Anne & Jarvis Wilcox

In the Press
New York Post
Fashion Week Daily
Gotham Magazine
Avenue Magazine 

The event is accessible by taxi and vehicle drop-off or by foot by entering the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue.
Taxis will be available after the event. Event will be held rain or shine.

No tickets will be issued for this event; all names will be held on a guest list.
For more information, please contact the Special Events Department at 212.446.2242 or tasteofsummer@centralparknyc.org