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The Sylvia Center is on a mission to create communities of healthy eaters. Ready to join us? There are so many ways to get involved.


This year, The Sylvia Center taught over 3,500 young people and their families in New York City and Columbia County how to cook and love healthy food. Your support will help us reach even more youth, teens and family members.



We welcome dedicated volunteers to work with us in the kitchen and classroom, to help out at special events, or to come to the farm for hands-on work days.

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We welcome dedicated, young professionals to help us achieve our mission and strengthen our reach and effectiveness through fundraising, volunteering, and building greater awareness about our programs.

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Our events are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our students and supporters while growing future programs.

Join our team of chefs, educators and coordinators who are passionate about inspiring young people to eat well 

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April 4, 2017 in Blog, Events

Soup to Build: A Tasting at Shelsky’s

Soup is not only comforting and flavorful on a chilly day, but it’s also one of the building blocks of healthy and delicious home cooking, even on a budget. Come…

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March 30, 2017 in Blog, Events, In the City

You are Invited to Music for Food, April 20 — A concert to benefit The Sylvia Center

Join us on Thursday, April 20 for an evening of classical chamber music performed by world class musicians including members of the Peabody Trio, Juilliard Quartet, and the Chamber Music…

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March 16, 2017 in Blog, In the City, On the farm, Recipes

March Recipes: Soy Braised Chicken Thighs with Cabbage and Carrots; and Roasted Winter Squash, Black Bean and Kale Quesadilla

Check out these Family Class recipes that have been a hit in our classes in both New York City and Columbia County. Family Class recipes are priced out so that…

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