Taste of Summer

Taste of Summer is back! Join us in Central Park for a delectable kickoff to summer in New York City.

Enjoy culinary tastings prepared by the City's best restaurants, craft cocktails, music, and dancing.

Held at the iconic Bethesda Terrace, this annual benefit supports the Conservancy's mission to preserve and celebrate Central Park as a sanctuary from the pace and pressures of city life, enhancing the enjoyment and wellbeing of all.


Amali Loi Estiatorio
Benoit Lure Fishbar
Bridgewater Chocolate Maison Pickle
Butterfunk Biscuit Co. Melba’s Restaurant
Canard, Inc. Miriam
Casa Lever Nom Wah Nolita
Casa Mono North Miznon
Dinosaur BBQ Sant Ambroeus
Falansai Serendipity 3
Felice Tasca
ilili Restaurant Tavern on the Green
Insomnia Cookies Thalassa Restaurant
Jacob's Pickles Tommy Bahama Restaurant
LittleMad Toloache
The Loeb Boathouse at Central Park Veranda
Yellow Rose

Laurie & Jay Mandelbaum
Melissa Vail & Norman Selby

Kristy & Jonathan Korngold
Evelyn & David McCabe
Gillian & Sylvester Miniter

Presented by


Music by:
Timo Weiland

Wines provided by:
90+ Cellars

Beer provided by:
Brooklyn Brewery

Vodka provided by:
The Community Spirit Co.

Whiskey provided by:
Keeper's Heart Irish + American Whiskey

A limited number of Starlight Dinners will be available for purchase in the coming months.

The event is accessible by vehicle drop-off then by foot entering the Park at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue.

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 [email protected].

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required to attend the event.