In a place as unique as New York, it’s not surprising that community groups are actively engaged in preserving and enhancing the City’s environs. The Landmark Feast, held September 25th on the Arthur Ross Terrace at The American Museum of Natural History, benefited New York’s Friends of Roosevelt Park and Landmark West! The Friends of Roosevelt Parks is a non-profit group who has co-managed the eight-acre New York City public park surrounding the American Museum of Natural History for the past two decades. Landmark West! is an award winning community organization which focuses on preserving the best of the Upper West Side’s architectural heritage. All proceeds from the event went towards Friends of Roosevelt Park and Landmark West! preservation endeavors.

The Feast took place in an outdoor setting and features the best-quality local food prepared by recognized Upper West Side chefs. In addition, before the dinner, a cocktail and tasting session occurred which featured 20 top neighborhood restaurants which included Café Luxembourg, ‘Cesca, Compass, Gastroarte, Miss Mamie’s Spoonbread Too, Nice Matin, Nick & Toni’s, Recipe, Rosa Mexicano, Scaletta, Shake Shack and Shun Lee.

Both the dinner and the cocktail events were organized by  Outstanding in the Field, an international leader in the farm-to-table movement with a track record of coordinating unique food experiences across the country.

For more information regarding Landmark West!, please visit their Facebook page. Also, check out our Untapped’s recent Behind the Scenes at the American Museum of Natural History article here.