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Benefiting the Upper West Side Community

Taste of the Upper West Side, now in its 12th year, is proudly presented by the Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District. Please join us in celebrating with friends and neighbors at our annual fundraiser, while sampling delicious food, wine, craft beers and spirits. Proceeds from this event go back into the community and help fund neighborhood projects. This year, we are proud to celebrate 2019 TasteUWS Honoree West Side Campaign Against Hunger.

Summer in the City

FRIDAY, MAY 17
7 PM TO 10 PM

Summer in the City kicks off our annual fundraising food event with the exciting debuts of several restaurants and bars, along with longtime local favorites. Come join us for unlimited wine, spirits and great music centered around innovative seasonal food from approximately 40 of the Upper West Side’s most sought-after restaurants. READ MORE

Best of the WesT

SATURDAY, MAY 18
6:30 PM TO 10 PM - VIP Reception

7:30 PM TO 10 PM - general admission

A highpoint of this year’s Best of the West presented by Park West Village will be the return of a unique section dedicated to signature bars and mixologists, all preparing one-of-a-kind cocktails. Live music returns this year, enhancing the ambiance of the Upper West Side’s most anticipated event of the year. READ MORE


honoree: west side campaign against hunger

This year, Taste of the Upper West Side and the Columbus Avenue BID are proud to introduce our 2019 Honoree West Side Campaign Against Hunger (WSCAH). In its fourth decade, this innovative non-profit is renowned for its pioneering “supermarket-style” food pantry model. In addition, WSCAH offers lower-income New Yorkers free bilingual nutrition workshops, cooking classes, exercise classes, and advisory counseling for social services, lawyers, and various benefits. Students from WSCAH’s 12-week “Culinary Pathways” program will be preparing tastings for Taste of the Upper West Side and there will be a raffle to raise even more funds on their behalf.


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