July 13, 2024

The Farm Event

Join us for our annual Farm Event at Katchkie Farm in Kinderhook, NY – it’s going to be a summer celebration with delicious bites and bubbly drinks. Secure your tickets now and join us in creating healthy communities through the power of cooking.

March 12, 2024

Art of Cooking Gala

On Tuesday March 12, over 200 guests attended our annual benefit gala, The Art of Cooking, held at the beautiful Hall des Lumières in lower Manhattan. Thanks to our generous supporters and sponsors, we had an electrifying night and raised over $690,000 for our culinary programs!

Congratulations once again to our honorees, Board Chair Cindy Edelson and Corporate Champion FOODMATCH + Divina, for their commitment to creating healthy communities through the power of cooking. Our gratitude also goes to Dana Dessources, our 2023 Divina Future Community Leader award recipient who beautifully shared her experience as a Sylvia Center student, our Teen Culinary Apprenticeship students who served up delicious and healthy bites during the cocktail hour, and Chef Ayesha Nurdjaja for serving as our dynamic auctioneer for the evening!



Cindy and David Edelson

Nancy and Fred Poses
The Poses Family Foundation


Anita Bitton and Peter Mensch

Robert and Trudy Gottesman

Lori and David Moore


Angela and Jacob Buchdahl

The Freedman Jacobs Rosenbaum Weisberg Family

Tara and Joe Gendelman

Frances and Jack Levy

Laurie Lindenbaum and Bob Horne

Liz Neumark and Chaim Wachsberger

Abby Pogrebin and David Shapiro

Emily and Steven Steinman

Steven H. Tishman

Teri & Barry Volpert, Curtis & Stacey Lane and Sheri & David Gellman


Past Events

July 15, 2023

Farm to Table

Join us for an evening on the farm featuring local, delicious food, inspiring stories, and the opportunity to make impactful change in the lives of youth and families. Buy tickets here!

June 3, 2023

Spring Planting Day

Please join us at The Sylvia Center on Katchkie Farm in Kinderhook on June 3rd from 11am-2pm for our annual Spring Planting Day celebration! RSVP here.

April 27, 2023

Art of Cooking

Join us for an evening of delicious food, inspiring stories, and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children and families. Buy tickets here.

Art of Cooking will feature a special menu curated and prepared by Chef Bryce Shuman of Sweetbriar.

November 8th, 2022

Autumn Feast

Autumn Feast celebrated the work of The Sylvia Center and was joined by Chef Ayesha Nurdjaja, executive chef and partner at Shuka and Shukette for a chef-curated dinner and interactive cooking demo. Make a donation here.

October 8th, 2022

Fall Harvest Day

Please join us at The Sylvia Center on Katchkie Farm in Kinderhook for our annual Fall Harvest Day celebration! This year’s celebration will include arts and crafts, garden, and snack-making activities.

July 16th, 2022

The Farm Event

The Sylvia Center’s summer fundraiser promises to be a lovely evening of friends and community. We are excited to celebrate our 15th anniversary with you and thank you for being a part of The Sylvia Center community.

Photos here.