Eat, drink and be charitable
Celebrate the 100th birthday of Grand Central Terminal by feasting on delectable bites and wines and spirits at Grand Gourmet — The Flavor of Midtown on May 2 in Grand Central’s Vanderbilt Hall.
Participating restaurants include: Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant, Butterfield8, Ciao Bella, Cibo, Pera Mediterranean Brasserie, Pershing Square and Triompe.
Tickets are $125 and VIP admission is $350. Proceeds go to the Grand Central Neighborhood Social Services Corporation, a nonprofit homeless services provider, and all remaining food will be donated to City Harvest. Info and tickets: grandcentralpartnership.org
Taste of Tribeca
The 19th annual Taste of Tribeca brings together the top chefs and restaurants in the area for a good cause.
On May 18 on Duane Street, dine on food from Landmarc, Kutsher’s Tribeca, Bubby’s and Duane Park Patisserie.
Tickets range from $40-175, and proceeds benefit the area schools P.S. 150 and P.S. 234. Info and tickets: tasteoftribeca .com
Taste of the Nation
Since 1988, Taste of the Nation has been one of the most heralded tasting events in the city. Sixty-five celebrity chefs and acclaimed restaurants cook for attendees, and this year’s event, on April 29 at 82 Mercer, includes Gramercy Tavern, Red Rooster, The Marrow, Pegu Club and Aldea.
“I’ve been a long time supporter of Taste of the Nation,” said event co-chair and chef Alex Guarnaschelli. “To think that one in five children in this country suffers from hunger issues is criminal.”
Tickets are $225 ($425 VIP) but amNewYork readers get a 25% discount. Use the code AMNEWYORK. One-hundred percent of proceeds go to Share our Strength, which is working to end child hunger, as well as the Food Bank for NYC and the NYC Coalition Against Hunger, among others. Tickets: ce.strength.org/events/taste-nation-nyc