Benefit Event

Taste of Summer

An evening view of the event across Bethesda Fountain

Taste of Summer 2020

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Bethesda Terrace

Taste of Summer is an unforgettable evening in Central Park. Friends of the Central Park Conservancy will gather to toast the beginning of summer with seasonal cocktails, enjoy cuisine from the city’s best restaurants and dance the night away under the stars! Held at the iconic Bethesda Terrace, this annual benefit supports the Conservancy's mission to restore and maintain Central Park.

Presented by
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With support from

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Participating Restaurants
Beauty & Essex
Bluebird London NYC
Breads Bakery
Bridgewater Chocolate
Casa Lever
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
The Loeb Boathouse Central Park
Regency Bar + Grill at Loews Regency New York Hotel
Sant Ambroeus
Sen Sakana
Serendipity 3
Tavern on the Green

Honorary Chairs
Laurie & Jay Mandelbaum • Melissa Vail & Norman C. Selby

Event Chairs
Joyce & Barry Cohen • Kristy & Jonathan Korngold
Evelyn & David McCabe • Gillian & Sylvester Miniter

Culinary Chairs
Corky Pollan • Dana Pollan • Lori Pollan • Tracy Pollan

To accommodate our guests, trolleys will shuttle attendees from 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue to the event tent; and then after the event, from the tent, out of the Park. Guests will also have the option to walk into the Park to the tent located at Bethesda Terrace.
No taxis or vehicles will be allowed to enter the Park for drop off or pick up.
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