FOCUS: an Auction of the Finest Photography to Benefit City Harvest will feature hors d'oeuvres prepared by celebrated chefs, auctions of collectible fine art photography, and live music. LIVE MUSIC PERFORMANCE featuring: The Bacon Brothers & other guests SPECIAL TASTINGS provided by: Eric Ripert, Le Bernadin, Fernando Marulanda, Victor's Cafe, Kerry Heffernan, South Gate... AUCTION COMMITTEE: Whoopi Goldberg • Harrison Ford • Uma Thurman • Kevin Bacon • Susan Sarandon • Interview • John Varvatos • Epic Records • Timothy White • Malaak Compton-Rock • Art in America • Morrison Hotel Gallery • Rachael Ray • Tribeca Film Festival PARTICIPATING PHOTOGRAPHERS: Al Satterwhite, Albert Watson, Andrew Eccles, Art Streiber, Barrie Wentzell, Barry Feinstein, Bruce Davidson, Chip Simons, Christian Witkin, Danny Clinch, Paul Natkin, Pete Turner, Robert Trachtenberg, Roberta Bayley, Rowland Scherman, Russell James, Shu Akashi, Theo Westenberger, Timothy White, William Coupon, Jay Maisel, Jim Marshall, John Offenbach, Kai-Uwe Gundlach, Karen Kuehn, Lynn Goldsmith, Matthias Clamer, Merri Cyr, Mick Rock, Milton H. Greene, Nigel Parry, David Corio, Doug Menuez, Douglas Kirkland, Eric Meola, Ethan Russell, Frank Stefanko, George Holz, Hans Gissinger, Henry Diltz, Herman Leonard, Howard Schatz, William Wegman... Download the invitation | Buy Tickets Make a donation without purchasing tickets Tickets are $200 if purchased prior to the event; $250 at the door. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bid Against Hunger Tuesday, October 21 The Metropolitan Pavilion 125 W 18th Street 7:00 - 10:00 pm | (VIP hours: 6:00 - 7:00 pm) See some of the city's top chefs in action! Bid Against Hunger is one of fall's most anticipated restaurant tastings, featuring over 60 restaurants preparing signature dishes. Guests will have the opportunity to bid on exclusive prizes in both live and silent auctions, including exclusive dinners with top chefs, vacation packages, sports memorabilia and concert tickets. Don't miss our VIP Room featuring exclusive tastings of regional purveyors' foods, hors d'oeuvres, and high-end wines. Bid Against Hunger sold out last year. You'll want to purchase your tickets early to make sure you don't miss this year's event. Buy tickets | Make a donation without purchasing tickets -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- PAST EVENTS This year’s Summer in the City, Generation Harvest’s tasting and cocktail party for young professionals, featured incredible food from over 30 restaurants as well as performances by the MisShapes, Chris Washburne & the SYOTOS Band, and DJ $mall ¢hange. Thanks to all of our guests as well as Harrah’s Entertainment, who presented Summer in the City and sponsored our special VIP Room, for helping us to raise almost $200,000 to feed hungry New Yorkers. This year’s sold out event raised nearly two and a half times last year’s party! See a slideshow of photos from this year's event. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Thank you to attendees of On Your Plate for helping City Harvest raise $240,000 in just one afternoon! We're grateful to Dr. Mehmet Oz for helping to honor longtime board member Michael Young for his dedication to feeding hungry New Yorkers. Following an elegant luncheon at the Metropolitan Club, Dr. Oz gave an informative and entertaining presentation on maintaining good health followed by a Q&A session. Special thanks to event co-chairs Carol Atkinson, Joy Ingham, Emilia Saint-Amand, and Topsy Taylor for ensuring that On Your Plate was such a success. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The Practical Magic Ball April 15, 2008 at Cipriani 42nd Street Please click images to enlarge This year's Practical Magic Ball raised nearly $1,300,000 to help feed hungry men, women, and children -- funds that will be critical to putting food on the shelves of food pantries and soup kitchens in New York City in coming months. Thank you to host Rob Morrison of NBC’s Today in New York for helping make the night such a success! View our video about childhood hunger shown at the event. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn presented our "Star of the City" award to BlackRock, honored for their ongoing dedication to feeding hungry New Yorkers. Katie Lee Joel and Melissa George helped present auction prizes, and chefs and restaurateurs once again came forward to underscore our shared mission to feed people by auctioning off once-in-a-lifetime experiences, like a private fishing trip off Long Island with Chefs Tom Colicchio and Kerry Heffernan or dinner personally prepared in the winner's home by Chef Eric Ripert. Chef Ripert even doubled his prize, offering to prepare a four-star meal for 20 for the two top bidders. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 25th Anniversary Bid Against Hunger Tuesday, October 23, 2007 The Metropolitan Pavilion Please click images to enlarge Thank you to everyone who participated in City Harvest's 25th Anniversary Bid Against Hunger! More than 800 guests joined City Harvest to taste signature dishes from 65 top New York City restaurants and bid on fabulous live and silent auction prizes. Bidders were wowed by auction prizes like VIP treatment on-camera with Rachael Ray and an "Ultimate New York Experience" package that included a private tour of the Le Bernardin kitchen with Chef Eric Ripert, as well as one-of-a-kind vacation packages and restaurant, sports, and lifestyle experiences. With the support of Empire Merchants, Union Square Hospitality Group, Grey Goose Vodka, the Food Network, Brooklyn Brewery, Babcock & Brown, and Le Petit Cafe - Brooklyn, City Harvest was able to raise more than $730,000 to help fight hunger in New York. A special thank you to the event's co-chairs Margaret and Randy Brown, Dana and Greg Ciccone, Pamela and Andrew Kaufmann, and Heather and Steven Mnuchin, the auction co-chairs Joana Vicente and Jason Kliot and Donna Rodriguez, and the restaurant co-chairs Pamela and Marc Murphy, Tracy Nieporent, and Sandra and Eric Ripert for leading such an incredible evening -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Home I Press Room I Events I About us I Donate food I Donate money I Other ways to help I Volunteer I Fresh news I Just for kids I Contact Us -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- © 2008, All Rights Reserved. City Harvest, Inc. 575 Eighth Avenue, 4th Floor, NY, NY 10018 917.351.8700 t | 917.351.8720 f | webmaster