6th Annual A Taste of HOPE
6:00 pm18:00

6th Annual A Taste of HOPE

  • The Prince George Ballroom

Honoring Macquarie Group and Shemara Wikramanayake,
Head of Macquarie Asset Management and Chair of Macquarie Group Foundation


Barbara Lupo with the Founder's Award


The Prince George Ballroom
15 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016

A Taste of HOPE is our signature evening of tastes, toasts and transformations! This event brings together some of HOPE's most generous donors, global corporate partners as well as many award-winning food and beverage purveyors to celebrate the impact that, together, we've made in the lives of thousands of New Yorkers over the past 32 years.

Your support will have a significant impact – over the last four years, 95% of event proceeds have been re-invested into HOPE operations. 

For more information, please contact Jessica Coyle at jcoyle@thehopeprogram.org. 

Past food and beverage partners include Neuman's KitchenFour & Twenty Blackbirds, Tito's Handmade Vodka, Brooklyn Seltzer BoysWythe Hotel, Drive Change, Jimmy's No. 43, Financier, Chickpea and Olive and many more!

Elizabeth Gaffney * Alex Goldsmith * Elizabeth Mily
Gordon Saft * Dan Schechner * Margaret Spencer

New York State Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie * New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito
New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer
Bronx Borough President Rubén Díaz Jr. * Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer
New York State Senator Kevin S. Parker * New York State Senator José M. Serrano
New York State Assemblymember Jeffrey Dinowitz * New York State Assemblymember Mark Gjonaj
New York State Assemblymember Latoya Joyner * New York State Assemblymember Joseph R. Lentol
New York State Assemblymember Walter T. Mosley * New York State Assemblymember Félix W. Ortiz
New York State Assemblymember Luis Sepulveda * New York State Assemblymember Tremaine Wright
New York City Council Member Andrew Cohen * New York City Council Member Costa Constantinides
New York City Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson * New York City Council Member Barry S. Grodenchik
New York City Council Member Corey Johnson * New York City Council Member Stephen T. Levin
New York City Council Member Alan N. Maisel * New York City Council Member Antonio Reynoso
New York City Council Member Rafael Salamanca Jr. * New York City Council Member Jumaane D. Williams

Our Sponsors

Heroes for HOPE

Sustainable Supporters

Individual Sponsors

Ashley Douglas & Alex Goldsmith
Timothy J. Erb
Barbara Lupo
Rebecca & Stephen Milliken
Dick & Barbara Moore
Stephanie & Stuart Saft
Carla Shen & Chris Schott

Food Partners

Join HOPE's 2017 TCS New York City Marathon Team!
8:30 am08:30

Join HOPE's 2017 TCS New York City Marathon Team!

HOPE's TCS NYC Marathon Team

The HOPE Program is proud to be a 2017 TCS New York City Marathon Charity Partner!

Our team of five runners will raise money to empower men and women living in poverty to reconnect with the workforce and rebuild their lives. This year's race will take place on Sunday, November 5, 2017. Each team member commits to running the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon and fundraising to support HOPE's strong job training program. Runners must commit to raising a minimum of $2,500 by December 1, 2017.

In addition to guaranteed race entry, runners will be eligible for free tickets to various HOPE events, including our annual “A Taste of HOPE” gala (a $225 value) and our annual “Humor for HOPE” comedy show fundraiser (a $30 value). 

Get fit. Give back. Change lives.

Interested in joining Team HOPE? Apply today by filling out our Team Application and sending to jcoyle@thehopeprogram.org. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us by filling out the form below or by emailing jcoyle@thehopeprogram.org.

Name *

Once we have our Team HOPE runners, anyone will be able to support Team HOPE's fundraising by clicking HERE.

Humor for HOPE!
7:30 pm19:30

Humor for HOPE!

  • Gotham Comedy Club

Laugh with Us and Help New Yorkers Get Back to Work!

We are hosting our sixth annual Humor for HOPE event at Gotham Comedy Club.

Doors open at 6:30PM. Show starts at 7:30PM.

Past Humor for HOPE comedians have included Ted Alexandro (Teacher's Lounge with Alec Baldwin, David Letterman, Conan O’Brien, Jimmy Kimmel, Craig Ferguson, The View and two half-hour specials on Comedy Central), Carmen Lynch (David Letterman), Ophira Eisenberg, Andy Pitz, Mike Vecchione, Jimmy Failla (author of Follow That Car!, America's Got Talent),  Katie Goodman, Liz Miele, and many more!

2016 Hunts Point Hustle
10:00 am10:00

2016 Hunts Point Hustle

  • Hunts Point Riverside Park

The Hustle is Sustainable South Bronx’s premier community engagement event. It’s more than just a race: it connects runners and walkers with the South Bronx Greenway, a network of green streets, bike lanes, and waterfront parks.
This 5K run/walk begins and ends at Hunts Point Riverside Park in the Bronx.


Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 10 AM

Race start/end: Hunts Point Riverside Park

The male and female race winners!

Race-day details:

  • Online registration will close September 30th at 2:00 pm. On-site registration will be available for $30.
  • There will be a shuttle to take racers between the Hunts Point Avenue #6 station and the race start and end.
  • There will be a bag check at the race start for bags, coats, and umbrellas.
  • Street parking should be available at Hunts Point Riverside Park.

Sponsorships available. For more information contact Melanie Lupo at (718) 852-9307 x42 or at hustle@ssbx.org.

If you would like to volunteer at the event, please fill out the form.

Student and Graduate Holiday Dinner - HOPE and Sustainable South Bronx!
5:00 pm17:00

Student and Graduate Holiday Dinner - HOPE and Sustainable South Bronx!

Plymouth Church
75 Hicks Street, Brooklyn, NY

Join fellow students and graduates, family, friends, and supporters for an evening of community and holiday cheer and dinner. And meet your classmates from our new partner in the Bronx. 

Students and Graduates - There will be a drawing for an exciting prize! Entry can be your most recent paystub or a ticket at the door. 

(This event is alcohol-free.)








6:00 pm18:00


  • St. Francis College

Please join us to celebrate HOPE’s 30th anniversary and the accomplishments of the men and women of HOPE.

HOPE graduates will be recognized for completing their HOPE training and internships and for achieving employment retention milestones! 


Steven Banks, Commissioner, New York City Human Resources Administration

Special Guests

  • Eric L. Adams, Brooklyn Borough President  
  • Stephen Levin, New York City Councilmember
2nd Annual Business Mixer, Hosted by Bank of America
6:30 pm18:30

2nd Annual Business Mixer, Hosted by Bank of America

U.S. Trust
114 West 47th Street
New York, NY

Mix, mingle and meet with New York City's best companies. Find out why they rely on HOPE to meet their bottom line.

Enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and enter our raffle to win prizes!