Dear Friend of Grand St. Settlement,
We have decided to cancel our Taste of the Lower East Side fundraising event on May 7, 2020 in order to focus on providing essential services to our families as the Coronavirus outbreak escalates in New York City.
“Social distancing” and our venerable Taste of the Lower East Side experience just don’t mix during this time in our lives.
Our wonderful restaurant and beverage sponsors, a small army of fierce volunteers, hundreds of expected attendees, and the thousands of youth who are supported by the “best tasting fundraiser experience in the City” are disappointed, but we know that everyone understands.
We’ll look to the future and plan on the very best 20th anniversary celebration in Spring 2021.
For now, we want to express our deep gratitude to you—our devoted supporters who know that New Yorkers take care of each other in times of need. It’s who we are—and it’s why this event has been so remarkable. We want to keep it that way.
Let’s focus on remaining as healthy and safe as possible during this trying time.
We hope you are inclined to support Grand Street’s mission and our sponsors no matter what. Feel free to contribute here. We guarantee that 100% of contributions will assist our youth and families during this crisis, and beyond.
Of course, we are happy to return any previously submitted donations or sponsorships thus far. Just contact us at [email protected].
Look out for a follow-up note on virtual opportunities to support our work and partners. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions.
Robert Cordero, Executive Director
Ralph W. Rose, President, Board of Directors
2020 Beverage Sponsors