Starlight Dinners: A Taste of Summer

This year, in place of our annual tasting event, the Conservancy is excited to bring a new culinary experience to our friends and supporters with a series of intimate dinners that will be hosted by some of New York City’s best chefs and restaurants at iconic locations throughout Central Park, including the Conservatory Garden, Bethesda Terrace, Belvedere Castle, and Oak Bridge.

These unique dinners under the stars will not only support the everyday operations of Central Park but also honor the New York City restaurant community at a time when it’s needed most.

Dinners will take place on different nights throughout the month of June.

Chefs & Restaurants Include

Blue Smoke
Gramercy Tavern
Union Square Cafe
Chef Julie Cold of Nom Wah
Chef Lauren DeSteno of Marea
Chef Angie Mar of The Beatrice
Chef Marco Moreira of 15East @ Tocqueville
Chef Chintan Pandya of Rahi, Adda, and Dhamaka
Chef Jonathan Waxman of Jams and Barbuto

Check back soon for updates on chef and
restaurant participants, dates, and pricing.


Laurie & Jay Mandelbaum
Melissa Vail & Norman Selby


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

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

Dinners will follow all COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, dinners are subject to change or cancellation.