Thank You for helping make the Taste of Hell's Kitchen event

a success!



In celebration of 120 years of service,

Hartley House hosted the

Taste of Hell's Kitchen


April 20th, 2017



About the Event:

Taste of Hell's Kitchen is a flavorful celebration of the rich diversity in our neighborhood. and an opportunity for friends, and guests of friends of Hartley House to enjoy an incredible array of eats while supporting the great work we do! A ticket to the event means guests can travel through our theatre and courtyard spaces listening to music, socializing, and sampling signature savory, sweet and unforgettable bites from different neighborhood restaurants. This year, 12 notable Hell's Kitchen restaurants participated in the Taste of Hell's Kitchen, and our friends at Harpoon Brewery brought two of their signature summer craft beer selections to pair! Our raffle Grand Prize was a 4-night stay in a King Room at the new Kimpton Seafire hotel in the Cayman Islands! One lucky guest won the raffle and everyone went home with full hearts and bellies!. This year, thanks to the generosity of our neighboring restaurants, sponsors and supporters, Hartley House raised over $36,000!
Hartley House has been a beacon of service and support in Hell’s Kitchen for 120 years, and now – more than ever before – is proud that we can open our doors to over 1,000 of our neighbors of all ages, ethnicities, and identities each year. Hartley House truly reflects the Melting Pot that makes our city and our country great, and it was our pleasure to host a tour of the flavors and cultures reflected in the amazing fare our community has to offer.

Is It TRUE? The quickest way to one's "Hart", is through their stomachs?

Thank You for coming out, and eating your "Hart" out while supporting the great work we do!

Thank You to the following restaurants who participated this year!


Hartley House has served the Hell's Kitchen community for 120 years, and with friends like you, we look forward to another century of service.


Thank You


Thank You to our Lead Melting Pot Sponsor:


Additional Thanks to our sponsors:


Melting Pot Sponsors - $5,000

Melting Pot Sponsors enjoyed the following benefits:

Five tickets to the Taste of Hell's Kitchen event

Full-screen multimedia promotion displayed at the event

Sponsor logo/listing on Hartley House website, Facebook, Twitter and in email blasts

A shout-out from the podium at the event

Interested in sponsoring an event at Hartley House? Please contact our Development Coordinator, Jil Novenski at, or call (212) 246-9885

The Raffle

A 4-night hotel stay in an Ocean View King room with private balcony

at the new

Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa in the Cayman Islands! (airfare not included)

See Details

Benefit Committee Co-Chairs

Linda Chin & Ed Kamenitzer

Benefit Committee

Alice Truax, Bernadette Mastrangel, Jonathan Kregsman, Alexandria Woodside, Jackie Ostrov, Mary Gergis, & Jay Jansen

Internal Planning Team

Emily Dake, Jil Novenski, & Lezlie Riddles

Executive Director

Nicole L. Cicogna

Hartley House Board of Directors


Alice Truax

                                                                                                                                                       Vice Presidents                                                                                                                                                        

Harold McGraw III

Eleanor Earle Mascheroni

                                                                                                                                        Treasurer                                 Secretary

                                                                                                                                     Dodie Gumaer                          Diane Downs


H. Hartley du Pont

Steven Elliott

Lilian M. Fable

Elizabeth Kramer

Lowell Lamb

Elizabeth O'Melia

Linda Chin

Anne Flannery

Catherine Mathis

Charles W. Truax

Alexandra Platt

Drew LaBenne

Steven D. Hurd

                                                                                                                                                              Alma Schneider


Have questions? Please contact Hartley House Development Coordinator Jil Novenski at 212-246-9885 or