This September, you’re invited to come try some of Brooklyn’s finest craft spirits at New York Distilling Co. in support of The Sylvia Center!
At this happy hour for a good cause, you’ll meet others who are passionate about making good, healthy food accessible to all. You’ll also hear from some of TSC’s seasoned chef instructors, who teach hundreds of young people and their families how to cook each year, and learn how you can get involved.
Proceeds from this event will support The Sylvia Center’s healthy cooking program for youth, teens, and families in the Williamsburg Community Center.
The mission of The Sylvia Center (TSC) is to inspire young people and their families to eat well–so that they may lead healthy and productive lives. TSC conducts food literacy programs in schools and New York City Housing Authority community centers, and at Katchkie Farm in upstate New York. In our programs, youth, teens, and families learn basic cooking techniques and the principles of healthy eating through hands-on experiences with fresh, whole foods.
To get involved with the Farm Team, a group of young professionals in support of The Sylvia Center, please email Erika Lesser, Development Director, at: email@example.com
Please join us on Tuesday, October 27th at Bohemian National Hall for The Art of Cooking, a benefit dinner and live auction honoring Sam Sifton, Food Editor for The New York Times, and the Teen Graduates of The Sylvia Center’s Culinary Apprenticeship Program. All proceeds from the evening will support the expansion of our New York City programs.
Please note that our preferred method of payment is check (so that the entirety of your contribution goes toward supporting our programs, not credit card fees). To pay by check, please use our event RSVP form and return to:
The Sylvia Center, 304 Hudson Street, Suite 201, New York, NY 10013.
Sponsors ten NYCHA program students to learn how to cook. Includes one ticket to the event and recognition in the invitation, program & online materials. $2,350 of this ticket is tax-deductible.
Supports a full year of youth, teen and family programming at one NYCHA community center, and one 6-month full-time intern for The Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm.
Includes VIP seating for 10 guests; recognition in the invitation, program & online materials; one full-page program ad; acknowledgement from the podium; integration into press release and TSC-generated feature stories in social and print media; signage prominently displayed at event. $48,500 is tax-deductible.
Supports a full year of youth, teen and family programming at one NYCHA community center.
Includes a table for 10 guests; recognition in the invitation, program & online materials; one full-page program ad; acknowledgement from the podium; corporate logo on invitation. $33,500 is tax-deductible.
Supports a full year of youth and teen programming at one NYCHA community center.
Includes a table for 10 guests; recognition in the invitation, program & online materials; and one half-page program ad. $18,500 is tax-deductible.
Supports a full year of family programming at one NYCHA community center.
Includes a table for 10 guests; recognition in the invitation, program & online materials; and one quarter-page program ad. $11,000 is tax-deductible.
Ads are due by October 1st, 2015.
Full-page Ad $2,500
Half-page Ad $1,500
Quarter-page Ad $1,000
If you have any questions, please contact Erika Lesser at 212-337-6066 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are unable to attend but would like to support The Sylvia Center, contributions can be made online at: http://sylviacenter.org/donate/
All purchases are final. No refunds available.
Cindy & David Edelson
Nina Freedman & Michael Rosenbaum
Trudy Elbaum Gottesman & Robert Gottesman
Lara & Doug Holtz
Amy Todd Middleton & Curt Middleton
Liz Neumark & Chaim Wachsberger
Alaina Sparks & Ron Klein
On August 11, 2015, The Sylvia Center had the very exciting opportunity of ringing NASDAQ’s Closing Bell. Program Manager Whitney Reuling attended the ceremony and was joined by intern Makshya Tolbert, chef assistant (and former student) Chris Santos, and student teacher, Omou Barry, who is a participant of our TASC (The After School Corporation) program. The ceremony was broadcast live on major news outlets, including CNBC, Bloomberg and Fox Business. It was very memorable experience for the team! Check out the video below.
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!