About Savor the Season
Savor the Season – Uptown is our annual gala that celebrates, through food, the rich and diverse population of our city. We invite you to celebrate our 25 years of providing access to farm fresh produce, now at 17 locations; our mission of reducing food inequity and the vital work of improving health. The rate of diabetes in New York is 10.5%, 4.4% higher than the national average. Your participation will support the vital work of Harvest Home in reducing food inequity to increase health outcomes. As Robert Louis Stevenson wrote: Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
Savor the Season is the perfect opportunity to be a partner in combating hunger and poor nutrition, improving health and reducing food inequity in NYC, all while savoring delicious food tastings and spirits. Reflecting our city, this year’s “Savor the Season - Uptown” gala theme is “A Taste of Culture”. Supporters and participants will enjoy menu renderings from some of New York's new and established restaurateurs and chefs at the elegant Museum of the City of New York venue.
Experience The Museum Of New York City
1220 5th Avenue & 103 Street, New York, NY 10029
The museum is the perfect location for our celebration. It reflects the history of our city by educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation.
MENU: A Diverse selection of dishes representative of the multicultural customers and communities we serve. Superb local wines, spirits and specialty cocktails will accompany these delicious tastings. Our outstanding chefs will present a variety of compelling (and perhaps, unfamiliar) dishes that participants may have never thought to order from a menu before. A true exploration experience without having to get on a plane.
EXPERIENCE: Designed as a "walking tour" of some of the best restaurants and chef s, guests will sample the signature dishes, beverages and desserts of Uptown's most outstanding restaurants, chefs, for one night, all under the same roof!. Guests have the opportunity to sample diverse, regional foods prepared with local farm fresh produce, but gain an understanding of the cultures we support.
Mistress of ceremony
Jessica Cunnington is a storyteller who is fueled by people every single day. She’s been a multimedia journalist for 6 years and is currently an evening Anchor and Reporter for News 12 The Bronx and Brooklyn. You may have seen her carrying a camera around the Bronx telling the good, bad and inspiring stories for the past 5 years. You've also seen her at the anchor desk each week night giving you the news of the day. Jessica is a four-time New York Emmy Nominee for her one-woman-band stories and work as an anchor. If you've met her even once, you know Jess is fueled by human connection. Period. Before coming to the Bronx, she got her start as an on-air multimedia reporter in Charlottesville, Virginia. She's a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and ALWAYS bleeds Orange! She dedicates a lot of her time mentoring aspiring journalists in New York City and current students at Syracuse. If she's not interviewing you, editing or making a new friend, she's dancing somewhere or in Central Park.