SATURDAY MAY 16TH
745 Fischer Rd.
Kinderhook, NY 12106
Join The Sylvia Center and Chef Bob Turner, Executive Chef of the Omega Institute, to celebrate the coming of spring. Families will work together to plant in the Children’s Learning Garden and harvest early spring veggies to prepare a delicious farm-fresh seasonal lunch together. All ages are welcome. Rain or shine.
$10 suggested donation per family. To attend the event, please register at SylviaCenterSPD2015.eventbrite.com.
If you have any questions about Spring Planting Day, contact Jenn So at firstname.lastname@example.org or (212) 337-6075.
Proceeds to benefit TSC’s Young Women’s Culinary Internship
We are delighted to announce that The Sylvia Center will be partnering with EILEEN FISHER for their Spring Event on March 21st, 2015. All nine EILEEN FISHER stores in the NYC metro area will donate 10% of the event day’s proceeds to The Sylvia Center’s Young Women’s Culinary Internship (YWCI). Their support will enable us to work closely with young women who have the potential to become advocates for healthy eating in their own communities. We have been wanting to establish a program like this for a long time and are just thrilled that our idea resonated so strongly with EILEEN FISHER.
The mission of the Young Women’s Culinary Internship is to inspire young women in the Bronx to establish independent healthy eating habits—and to become leaders, advocates and teachers in their communities. The program, which launches this fall, will provide employment and leadership development for outstanding young women who aspire to careers in food, health and social justice. The funding from this partnership with EILEEN FISHER will help to provide stipends to employ young women as Chef Assistants in TSC’s Cooks for Health cooking classes, as well as mentoring and enrichment activities.
Through their work as teaching assistants and interns, the selected YWCI Interns will be directly benefiting the health of youth in their communities. TSC’s Cooks for Health program offers six-week series cooking classes in New York City Housing Authority community centers. In class, students learn basic cooking skills and the principles of healthy eating through hands-on experiences with fresh, whole foods. Classroom lessons range from Safety & Knife Skills and Meal Planning on a Budget to Nutritious Comfort Foods and Multi-Use Meals. Each class culminates with students and instructors sitting together to enjoy the meal they have created. In 2014, over 1,000 participants completed TSC programs in New York City, and in 2015, the program will reach over 1,500 participants.
On March 21st, shop at the following EILEEN FISHER stores to support The Sylvia Center:
Online shoppers nationwide can also support The Sylvia Center — go to eileenfisher.com on March 21st and choose The Sylvia Center as your designated beneficiary upon checkout.
With over 60 stores throughout the country, EILEEN FISHER creates effortlessly chic clothes that offer women sophistication, comfort, and style that lasts. For 30 years the brand has been committed as a socially conscious company that empowers women and girls, and serves as a pioneer in eco-friendly fashion. For more information, please visit eileenfisher.com.
At this year’s Art of Cooking benefit dinner, supporters of The Sylvia Center gathered together to honor the teens and families we work with in New York City, along with John Unwin, CEO of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. Throughout the night, supporters mingled with our teen chefs, their families and a cohort from Green City Force, a service corps organization TSC partners with that works with New York City Housing Authority young adults. Guests enjoyed a warm and delicious meal inspired by the teen chefs themselves, as honoree John Unwin shared stories on-stage about his moving experience at Katchkie Farm last fall, when he and his team of chefs spent the day cooking with Sylvia Center teen students.
The teens were recognized for their passion for good food that they share everyday in their homes and communities, and were presented with gifts to help them continue doing so—sets of essential kitchen equipment. For dessert, the teens were surprised with the opportunity to decorate their own cakes with Chef Rob from Great Performances.
With the generosity of our friends, families and supporters, we were able to surpass our fundraising goal at the event this year to raise over $550,000, which will—among other things—allow us to open a new site in 2015. Thank you to everyone who helped us make this year’s Art of Cooking such a success and so much fun!
DINNER & LIVE AUCTION
to benefit The Sylvia Center
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
6:30pm Cocktails, 7:30pm Dinner
CEO of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
The Teens & Families of The Sylvia Center’s
Cooks For Health Program
in New York City Housing Authority Community Centers
72nd & York
New York, NY
Please join us on Wednesday, October 15th at Sotheby’s for The Art of Cooking, a benefit dinner and live auction honoring John Unwin, CEO of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and the Teens and Families of our Cooks for Health Program in New York City Housing Authority Community Centers. All proceeds from the evening will go towards sustaining and expanding the Cooks for Health Program throughout New York City.
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Our preferred method of payment is check (so that the entirety of your contribution goes toward supporting our programs, not credit card fees), but you may also purchase individual tickets on Eventbrite.
If you are unable to attend but would like to support The Sylvia Center on the occasion of The Art of Cooking, contributions can be made here. Thank you!
Learn more about:
Parsley Sponsor $50,000
Supports a full year of youth, teen and family programming at one NYCHA community center & one 6-month full-time intern for The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm. VIP table for 10 guests; recognition in the program & online materials; a full-page program ad; and acknowledgement from the podium.
Sage Sponsor $35,000
Supports a full year of youth, teen and family programming at one NYCHA community center. One table for 10 guests; recognition in the program & online materials; a full-page program ad; and acknowledgement from the podium.
Rosemary Sponsor $20,000
Supports a full year of youth and teen programming at one NYCHA community center. One table for 10 guests; recognition in the program & online materials; and a half-page program ad.
Thyme Sponsor $12,500
Supports a full year of family programming at one NYCHA community center. One table for 10 guests; recognition in the program & online materials; and a quarter-page program ad.
Fruit Ticket $2,500
Sponsors ten NYCHA program students to learn how to cook. One ticket to the event and recognition in the program & online materials.
Flower Ticket $1,250
Sponsors five NYCHA program students to learn how to cook. One ticket to the event and recognition in the program & online materials.
Seed Ticket $750
Sponsors three NYCHA program students to learn how to cook. One ticket to the event.
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John Unwin, CEO of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
As Chief Executive Officer of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas since its launch in 2010, John Unwin is responsible for leading this sophisticated, urban-minded resort at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip. As part of his vision for this 2,995 room resort, Unwin assembled a dream team of restaurants and chefs (among them Costas Spiliadis, Jose Andres, Scott Conant, David Myers, and Bruce and Eric Bromberg). This unique “neighborhood” of dining options that Unwin created has proven to be a popular destination for both visitors to the city and local residents, helping to make The Cosmopolitan one of the top-rated resorts.
In the summer of 2013, Unwin and his chef team visited The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm and cooked with a team of Sylvia Center teen students. Inspired by the teens’ skills and enthusiasm, Unwin made a commitment to support The Sylvia Center’s mission to teach children, teens and families the skills they need to be able to cook and feed themselves in a healthy, regular way.
The Teens and Families of The Sylvia Center’s Cooks For Health Program
Since The Sylvia Center was founded in 2007, our mission has been focused on inspiring young people to become healthy eaters. In 2011 we expanded the program to include teens and families, and now over a thousand participants complete the Cooks for Health Program each year. Our teen and family graduates lead the charge on helping their families establish healthy eating habits, bringing home new skills, new flavors, and healthy, affordable and delicious recipes.
At this year’s Art of Cooking benefit, we are thrilled to honor all the teens and families that we work with, for their interest in healthy eating, their hard work in class, and the passion for good food that they share everyday in their homes and communities.
Cindy & David Edelson
Nina Freedman & Michael Rosenbaum
Trudy Elbaum Gottesman & Robert Gottesman
Amy Todd Middleton & Curt Middleton
Liz Neumark & Chaim Wachsberger
Steven & Caroline Angel
Jody & John Arnhold
Sharon Avneri & Colin Finkelstein
Ellen & Martyn Ball
Lori & Harley Bassman
Miriam Bender Birge & Jon Birge
Laura & Lloyd Blankfein
Linda Blum & Jeremy Merrin
Lauren & Sean Costello
Nicola Downey & Simon Robertson
Judy & Steven Elbaum
Karen Freedman & Roger Weisberg
Susan Freedman & Richard Jacobs
Debbie & Ralph Gardner
Janet & Howard Ginsburg MD
Eve Goldberg & Neil Wallin
Harriet & Leonard Holtz
Lara & Doug Holtz
Renée Iacone & Steve Clearman
Stacey & Curtis Lane
Fran & Jack Levy
Dean & Katherine Martinus
Dodi Meyer MD
Laura & Michael Miller
Lori & David Moore
Heidi & Richard Rieger
Mindy Schneider & Michael Lesser
Tracy Chutorian Semler & Eric Semler
Alaina Sparks & Ron Klein
David & Peggy Tanner
Mimosa Jones Tunney & John Tunney
Teri & Barry Volpert
Joanne & Fred Wilson
Lisa Wolfe & Joseph Ravitch