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Spring Planting Day

Mar 31, 2015
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SATURDAY MAY 16TH 

10am-2pm

 

Katchkie Farm

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 jenn.so@sylviacenter.org or (212) 337-6075.

EILEEN FISHER Benefit Event

Mar 11, 2015
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The Sylvia Center to Partner with EILEEN FISHER for Spring Event in New York City

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:

  • Midtown, 521 Madison Ave, NYC, NY 10022
  • Upper East Side, 1039 Madison Ave, NYC, NY 10075
  • Upper West Side, 341 Columbus Ave, NYC, NY 10024
  • Columbus Circle, 10 Columbus Circle, Suite #205, NYC, NY 10019
  • 5th Ave, 166 5th Ave, NYC, NY 10010
  • SoHo, 395 West Broadway, NYC, NY 10012
  • 9th Street, 314 East 9th Street, NYC, NY 10003
  • The Westchester Mall, 125 Westchester Ave., Suite 2890, White Plains, NY 10601
  • Lab Store, 1 Bridge Street, Irvington, NY 10533
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    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.
     

    About EILEEN FISHER

    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.
     
     

    Thank you for making The Art of Cooking a success!

    Oct 16, 2014
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    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!
     


     
     

    The Art of Cooking Benefit Dinner & Live Auction

    Aug 29, 2014
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    You Are Invited To:

    The Art of Cooking

    DINNER & LIVE AUCTION

    to benefit The Sylvia Center

     

    Wednesday, October 15, 2014

    6:30pm Cocktails, 7:30pm Dinner

     

    Honoring

    John Unwin

    CEO of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

     

    and

    The Teens & Families of The Sylvia Center’s

    Cooks For Health Program

    in New York City Housing Authority Community Centers

     

    at

    Sotheby’s

    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.

     

    To purchase tickets, a table or a program ad,

    please download and return our RSVP card.


     

    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:

     
     

    Sponsorship Tables and Tickets

     

    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.

     
     

    Program Ads

    Ads are due by October 1, 2014.

    Full-page Ad $2,500

    Half-page Ad $1,500

    Quarter-page Ad $1,000

     

    Please email erika.lesser@sylviacenter.org for ad specs and to submit artwork or text.

     
     

    Honorees

     

    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.

     
     

    Supporters

     

    Benefit Chairs

    Cindy & David Edelson

    Nina Freedman & Michael Rosenbaum

    Trudy Elbaum Gottesman & Robert Gottesman

    Amy Todd Middleton & Curt Middleton

    Liz Neumark & Chaim Wachsberger

     

    Benefit Committee

    Steven & Caroline Angel

    Jody & John Arnhold

    Sharon Avneri & Colin Finkelstein

    Ellen & Martyn Ball

    Lori & Harley Bassman

    Scott Berrie

    Miriam Bender Birge & Jon Birge

    Laura & Lloyd Blankfein

    Linda Blum & Jeremy Merrin

    Lauren & Sean Costello

    Ronnie Davis

    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

    Michael Holtz

    Renée Iacone & Steve Clearman

    Stacey & Curtis Lane

    Fran & Jack Levy

    Dean & Katherine Martinus

    Dodi Meyer MD

    Laura & Michael Miller

    Lori & David Moore

    Michael Pollack

    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