2024 Taste of Summer

Join us in Central Park for our delectable kickoff to summer in New York City.

Taste of Summer features culinary tastings prepared by some of the City's best restaurants, plus cocktails, music, and dancing.

Hosted at the iconic Bethesda Terrace, this annual benefit supports the Central Park Conservancy's mission to restore, maintain, and enhance Central Park.

Presented by

Honorary Chairs
Kristy & Jonathan Korngold
Laurie & Jay Mandelbaum
Gillian & Sylvester Miniter
Melissa Vail & Norman C. Selby

Event Chairs
Susan Magrino Dunning & James D. Dunning, Jr.
Sally & Bob Miller
Elyse & Michael Newhouse

Wine provided by 90+ Cellars.

Spirits and Champagne provided by Pernod Ricard USA.

Coffee provided by illy.

Non Alcoholic Beer provided by Athletic Brewing Company LLC.

Water provided by Open Water.


Enter the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue near Bethesda Terrace.

The event will be held rain or shine. Attendees must be 21 and up. Tickets will not be issued; all names will be held on a guest list.

For more information, please contact the Special Events department at 212.446.2242 or [email protected].