Mark Your Calendars to Savor the Spring’s Best Culinary Bites

Join the NYJL for the 3rd Annual Savor the Spring epicurean affair fundraiser, a night filled with the most delectable bites and original cocktails prepared by New York’s best chefs and mixologists. Sip one of a kind cocktails and nibble on the savory appetizers, enjoy culinary demonstrations, a silent auction, and more unique VIP experiences.

Proceeds benefit the NYJL’s charitable activities including signature projects such as Cooking & Health Education for Families (C.H.E.F.), which works with underserved families across New York City to cook healthy, affordable meals.

Savor the Spring takes place on Thursday, April 12 at the Prince George Ballroom. General admission is 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. with a VIP preview hour starting at 6:00 p.m. The VIP experience also includes a separate lounge area, access to exclusive vendors, and a luxury gift bag. General Admission tickets are $175 and VIP tickets are $225.

This year’s food and drink vendors range from savory to sweet to amazing cocktails. They include: Butcher Bar, Owl’s Brew, Clement Rhum and so much more. Be sure to check out the current list of purveyors and come back soon for more details about the silent auction. Don’t miss the most appetizing night of the year while supporting NYJL’s community programming.

We are thankful for the support of our vendor sponsors and corporate underwriters. To participate at the 2018 Savor the Spring, find more details here or contact for more information. We offer a range of opportunities for food and beverage industry professionals, including restaurant owners, beverage companies, sommeliers, chef and caterers. Please reach out to our team with suggestions or to make a donation.

NYJL Hosts Après-Ski Winter Whiteout

NYJL volunteers and guests came in from the cold and kicked off the ski season at the 7th Annual Après-Ski Winter Fundraiser on Friday, January 26, 2018. Hosted by Astor House events committee, the sold-out event had revelers donning their warmest après-ski attire.

The House was decorated like a winter lodge with silver balloons, string pearls, hanging snowflakes, crystal trees and barn candles. A makeup and hair station was also available for “touch ups” provided by Glamsquad. Guests enjoyed festive cocktails and delicious hors d’oeuvres while dancing the night away with DJ Supra.

The NYJL holds a variety of fundraisers throughout the year designed to generate the vital dollars necessary to support our charitable activities. The success of these events, along with generous donations from individuals and businesses, helps us achieve our mission to improve the lives of women and children in New York City.

Your attendance and support at our events also helps fund annual signature programs like our Community Improvement Project, where we help a Manhattan-based organization increase its community impact, as well as our Playground Improvement Project, where we help renovate a local park. We hope to see you at an upcoming fundraiser to learn more and to support the work we do in New York City!


Don’t Miss An Unforgettable Night on the French Riviera

This March, transport yourself to the French Riviera at this year’s Winter Ball. Not only is it a night of glamour and celebration, it’s a night where volunteers come together with family and friends to honor the recipients of NYJL’s 2018 Outstanding Sustainer and Outstanding Volunteer Award.

The Outstanding Sustainer and Outstanding Volunteer Award are the two highest awards a NYJL volunteer can receive. This year’s Outstanding Sustainer are: Nancy Houghton and Wendy Wade. This year’s Outstanding Volunteers are: Mary Catherine Burdine, Katie Cook, Nicole Ferrin, Elizabeth Fabsits Pavone, and Kim Essency Pillari.

Suzanne Manning with 2017’s Outstanding Sustainers and Outstanding Volunteers at the 65th Annual Winter Ball

The Winter Ball is an event that is at the center of the NYJL. It’s one of NYJL’s largest attended annual events with approximately over 700 guests. It’s not only a night to celebrate the outstanding volunteers, but it showcases the incredible community projects the NYJL works on year after year. This fundraiser helps NYJL’s volunteers continue to make a difference in New York City and continue the NYJL’s mission.

The 66th Annual Winter Ball is being held at the Pierre Hotel on March 3, 2018. You and your guests will experience a night of Riviera Romance. There will be both a silent and live auction, a cocktail reception, dinner, and of course dancing! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to support the NYJL’s mission and celebrate our outstanding volunteers.

NYC Marathon Recap: Congrats Team NYJL 2017

The 2017 New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 5 brought more than 50,000 runners from 125 countries, all 50 states, and our 13 amazing NYJL volunteers through the iconic 26.2 mile journey across the five boroughs.

We are so proud of our Team NYJL runners for their inspiring dedication to training and fundraising over the past year! Thanks to their incredible effort our runners raised close to $50,000, all of which will be used to help fund charitable activities of the NYJL.  

Our 2017 Team NYJL ranged from first-timers to a seventh-time marathon runner; included natives from NYC, Chicago, Mississippi, Alabama, Maryland, Long Island, and upstate New York; and committee members from Astor House Events, Crisis Intervention, Specialty Events, Transfers, Archives & Photography, Volunteer Education & Training, Senior Friends, CHEF, Performance of a Lifetime, and Provisional Training.

From the sidelines, a sea of green hats and NYJL signs cheered on our runners with excitement and encouragement at various cheer stations throughout the city. Thanks to our amazing NYJL volunteers for coming out to show your support!

Fun Facts about the 2017 TSC NYC Marathon:

41.2:  Average age of runners registered for the 2017 marathon

98.95%: Percentage of runners who started & completed this year’s race (50,766 finishers)

84: Oldest female runner, Ginette Bedard from New York

41.8%: Percentage of women finishers

12,000: Approximate number of registered volunteers

329,305: NYC Marathon Mobile app downloads this year

>1 billion: Impressions on social media accounts during race week

2:26:53: Finish time for the 1st American women’s winner in the open division, Shalane Flanagan, since 1977.

41: Number of years since the NYC marathon took to the streets across the five boroughs in 1976

1,176,542: Total NYC Marathon finishers all-time (47 total, 1970-2017)

¾ mile: The courses highest elevation point at Verrazano-Narrows bridge, less than a mile into the race, as runners pass between Staten Island and Brooklyn

Celebrities & Notable Personalities: Karlie Kloss, Kevin Hart, Tiki Barber, Kathrine Switzer, Daniel Humm, Sam Ryan, Candice Huffine, & Carole Radziwill

NYJL Shops! Takes Over J.Crew for Some Holiday Shopping

The NYJL Shops! Committee hosted another successful event in November, helping attendees get ahead of their holiday shopping while raising money for the NYJL.

During this special holiday shopping event at the Flatiron J.Crew, attendees were treated to sparkling wine and tasty hors d’oeuvres. As an added bonus, specialists were on site to emboss and embroider purchases to add a personal touch.

Still need to find a few gifts this holiday season? Join the NYJL for our biggest shopping event of the year, Golden Tree, which is taking place at the Astor House until Sunday, December 2!