Event FAQ

What is Taste of Hope?

Taste of Hope is the American Cancer Society’s signature culinary, wine, and spirits event, featuring some of New York’s most popular restaurants and beverage vendors.


Guests enjoy a walk-around tasting where they can sample signature dishes, premier wines and spirits, and inventive cocktails.


When and Where is Taste of Hope?

Thursday, May 23, 2019 at Metropolitan Pavilion 125 West 18th Street, NYC.



What is the attire for the event?

The dress code for this event is cocktail attire.

I purchased tickets online. When will I receive my tickets?

All guests will be pre-registered at the event and will not need a hard copy ticket.



What is the schedule of events?

Doors open at 6:00pm for VIP ticket holders. Doors open to the general admission ticket holders at 7:00pm. The event program, mission pledge, live auction is at 8:30pm and the silent auction will close at 9:30pm. The event concludes at 10:00 pm.

How do I get access to the All Access Lounge?

The All Access lounge is for guests are VIP ticket holders, who purchase reserved tables with a private bar. A table of five is $1,500 and a table of ten is $3,000. All Access lounge guests have early entry to the event at 6:00pm and receive a gift bag. If you are interested in purchasing a reserved table to the All Access lounge, please email TasteofHopeNYC@cancer.org


Can I purchase a ticket at the door?

Yes, tickets to Taste of Hope can be purchased at the door. Day of tickets cost $300 for VIP ticket and $225 for General Admission ticket

How do I participate in the silent auction?

A link to the silent auction will be emailed to registered guests on the week of Taste of Hope. Please note that the Taste of Hope Office must have an updated email address or cell phone on file for a guest to receive the registration link. All silent auction bidding will take place electronically. Click here to view the silent auction.

Can I make a Taste of Hope donation to the American Cancer Society?

Yes, donations are being accepted. You may click here to donate online, call in or mail your donation to the Taste of Hope office.

I am interested in joining the Taste of Hope Committee or want to learn more about becoming a sponsor. How do I learn more?

We would love to speak with you more about joining our Taste of Hope benefit committee or the different partnership opportunities of become a sponsor. For more information, please emailTasteofHopeNYC@cancer.org


Where does the money go that is raised at Taste of Hope?

Taste of Hope donations will support the mission of the American Cancer Society as we save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.


The American Cancer Society is the largest private funder of cancer research in the United States, with more than $3.9 billion invested in the search for new cures. Research funded by the Society has laid the groundwork for virtually every major breakthrough in cancer prevention, detection and treatment seen in the last six decades. When we began, only a quarter of all cancer patients achieved 5-year survival. Today, more than 2 in 3 will reach this milestone. Through the years, 47 scientists funded by the Society have earned the Nobel Prize for their findings.