Restoring Central Park with A Taste of Summer


To kick off the summer season, the Central Park Conservancy hosted its annual A Taste of Summer event at the Bethesda Terrace last night, which raised $900,00 to support its mission to restore and maintain Central Park. Over 800 guests enjoyed cocktails, dancing, a silent auction, and, best of all, delicious treats from New York’s best restaurants and vendors.

Anna Harrison and Katie Harrison at Bethesda Terrace

Participants included The Plaza’s Taste Café, Loi Estiatorio, Rotisserie Georgette, Sauvage, Serendipity 3, Shake Shack, the Stanton Social, and more. As put by Elizabeth W. Smith, CPC’s president, “terrific food in an iconic location is a hard combination to beat!” 

In addition to bites from New York’s top restaurants, the event included cocktails, dancing, and a silent auction.

The Central Park Conservancy raises a staggering 75-percent of the Park’s annual budget and is responsible for the work essential to keeping Central Park beautiful.

Central Park Conservancy’s A Taste of Summer event featured music by DJ Chelsea Leyland