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Taste of Summer

The season's most delicious event!

June 7, 2017 
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 the city's best restaurants, craft cocktails, a live DJ, and a luxury-filled silent auction. Held at the iconic Bethesda Terrace, this annual benefit for Central Park Conservancy supports the Conservancy's mission to restore and maintain Central Park.

Online ticket sales are now closed. Tickets will be available at the door for $425 each. 

Silent auction featuring priceless experiences in Central Park, vacation packages,
tickets to events, culinary experiences, and more

Presented by


Taste Café hosted by

The Plaza New York logo

Participating Restaurants

Music by
DJ Kiss

Summer Chic

Wines provided by 90+ Cellars
Beer provided by Brooklyn Brewery

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

In the Press
New York Post
Haute Living
New York Social Diary

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