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Event Highlight: New York Stem Cell Foundation

EVENT HIGHLIGHT: NEW YORK STEM CELL FOUNDATION

By Great Performances

New York Stem Cell Foundation Gala & Science Fair at Jazz at Lincoln Center

For more than a decade, we’ve had the honor of catering the New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Gala at the iconic Jazz at Lincoln Center. Our enduring partnership is a testament to the relationships we’ve forged and our commitment to advancing the mission of NYSCF.

The NYSCF Gala celebrates scientific innovation and philanthropy, uniting leaders in science, advocacy, and entertainment to support groundbreaking stem cell research. The stunning Ertegun Atrium overlooking Central Park and Columbus Circle provided a stunning location for scientists in lab coats to connect with donors and guests as they enjoyed cocktails and shared their developments.

Ronnie Davis. Managing Director, and his team worked tirelessly to create an incredible event. From planning menus, designing floor plans, and coordinating the entertainment, every moment was carefully curated to best support NYSCF’s mission and ensure a spectacular event.

Read more about the event and how you can support The New York Stem Cell Foundation and the important work they do at the following links:

Science Powered by Patients: Highlights of the 2023 NYSCF Gala & Science Fair

The 2023 NYSCF Gala & Science Fair: A Stellar Evening of Science and Philanthropy

Gala Menu

  • Grilled Chicken Taco, Radish Escabeche, Chili Crema
  • House made Kosher Pigs in a Blanket, Deli Mustard
  • Spaghetti & Meatball, Fra Diavolo Sauce
  • Tamari Ginger Tuna Poke, Crisp Sesame Tuille
  • Tarragon Shrimp Donut, Saffron Crème, Pistachio Crumble
  • Lobster Roll, Toasted Brioche, Chives
  • Goat Cheese Bonbon, Quinoa, Marigold
  • Hudson Valley Succotash Tart, Sunchoke Puree, Crispy Kale
  • Fall Gem Lettuce, Riesling Poached Pears, Puffed Rice, Marigold Vinaigrette
  • Bread
  • Selection of Artisanal Rolls, Focaccia, Baguettes, Grissini with Olive Oil, Local Butter, Sea Salt
  • Bordelaise Glazed Short Rib, Mustard Greens, Hen of the Woods, Creamy Wheatberries
  • Eggplant Chermoula, Cauliflower Couscous, Cherry Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives, Crispy Chickpeas, Tahini, Chermoula, Roasted Tomatoes, Harissa
  • Vanilla Cream Bombolini
  • Mini Vanilla Ice Cream Cones, Vanilla Ice Cream, Rainbow Sprinkles
  • Chocolate Dipped Cheesecake Lollipops, Rainbow Sprinkles
  • Flourless Chocolate Cake Bites
  • Carrot Ginger Squares
  • Golden Apple Dome, Vanilla Apple Compote, Caramel Mousse, Caramel Glaze

New York Stem Cell Foundation Annual Conference

On October 23rd and 24th the New York Stem Cell Foundation held their annual conference at Rockefeller University. The conference consists of a series of panelists from some of the most prestigious medical schools in the country introducing new innovations in Stem Cell research. This is the fifth year Great Performances has been fortunate enough to pair with NYSCF for both the all-day conference, and the Poster Board session to follow.

Jodi Smith, Senior Event Director, and her team, kept the attendees fueled with plenty of coffee, buffets, and snacks for their daytime session, and featured our Dim Sum and Tartine stations while they browsed the displayed posters.

Conference Day 1 Menu

  • Assortment of Mini Bagels, Plain Cream Cheese & Vegetable Cream Cheese
  • Breakfast Breads & Pastries, Chef’s selection of miniature Chocolate and Plain Croissants, Apple Crunch Gluten Free Muffin, Mae Mae Blue Berry Muffin (Vegan), Morning Glory Muffin, Iced Citrus Almond Loaf, Matcha Vanilla Loaf, Butter, Assorted Preserves
  • Sliced Fruit Display, Grapefruit, Orange, Pineapple, Grapes, Mango, Kiwi, Starfruit, Mint
  • Overnight Oats, Tropical Fruits, Honey, Caramelized Bananas
  • Spinach & Mushroom Quiche, Savory Custard, Wilted Spinach, Forest Mushrooms, Butter Crust
  • Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • Fresh Orange Juice
  • Crudité Cup, Grape Tomatoes, Celery Sticks, Baby Carrots, Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Hummus
  • Assorted Mini Scones, Butter, Clotted Cream, Assorted Preserves
  • Mixed Berry and Coconut Yogurt Parfait, Nut-Free Granola (Vegan)
  • Grilled Eggplant & Falafel Wrap, Romaine Lettuce, Pickled Chilies, Green Tahini, Whole Wheat Wrap
  • Chicken Caesar Wrap, Romaine Lettuce, Caesar Dressing, Pecorino Cheese, Spinach Wrap
  • Prosciutto & Fig Jam Sandwich, Prosciutto, Fig Jam, Mozzarella, Arugula, Baguette
  • Gluten Free Turkey Wrap, Romaine Lettuce, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Carrots, Cabbage, Red Onions, Green Bell Pepper, Lemon Ginger Aioli, Gluten Free Wrap (GF)
  • Fall Grains, Butternut Squash, Kale, Leek, Cranberries, Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Greek Chickpea Salad, Romaine, Feta, Cucumbers, Peppers, Olives, Artichokes, Red Onion, Oregano Vinaigrette
  • Garden Salad, Carrots, Cucumber, Cherry Tomatoes, Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Fresh Fruit Skewers, Mango, Pineapple, Kiwi, Strawberry
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites
  • Miniature Black & White Cookies
  • Freshly Popped Popcorn, Lightly Salted
  • Yogurt Covered Pretzels
  • Dill and Cheddar Pita Chips
Accordion Content

Day 1 - Cocktail Reception

  • Roast Beef Carpaccio Flatbread, Safron Aioli, Sea Salt, Chives
  • Ratatouille & Basil Soca Tart
  • Roasted Beets Tartine, Burrata on Ficelle
  • Herbed Roast Chicken Tartine, Fig Jam on Country Bread
  • Wild Mushroom Tartine, Whipped Ricotta, Grilled Spring Onions on Country Bread
  • Shrimp Pan Fried Dumplings
  • Pork Pan Fried Dumplings
  • Chicken Chow Mein
  • Vegetable Fried Rice
  • Accompaniments: Crispy Noodles with Soy Sauce, Ponzu, Chinese Mustard, Red Chili Sauce

Conference Day 2 Menu

  • Assortment of Mini Bagels, Plain Cream Cheese & Vegetable Cream Cheese
  • Breakfast Breads & Pastries, Chef’s selection of miniature Chocolate and Plain Croissants, Apple Crunch Gluten Free Muffin, Mae Mae Blue Berry Muffin (Vegan), Morning Glory Muffin, Iced Citrus Almond Loaf, Matcha Vanilla Loaf, Butter, Assorted Preserves
  • Sliced Fruit Display, Grapefruit, Orange, Pineapple, Grapes, Mango, Kiwi, Starfruit, Mint
  • Overnight Oats, Tropical Fruits, Honey, Caramelized Bananas
  • Spinach & Mushroom Quiche, Savory Custard, Wilted Spinach, Forest Mushrooms, Butter Crust
  • Fresh Grapefruit Juice
  • Fresh Orange Juice
  • Small House made Granola Bar
  • Crudité Cup, Grape Tomatoes, Celery Sticks, Baby Carrots, Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Hummus
  • Chia Seed Pudding, Orange Segments and Pistachios
  • Fresh Mozzarella, Tomato, Basil, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Ciabatta
  • Roast Beef Panini, Swiss Cheese, Sauerkraut, Whole Grain Dijon Aioli, Pea Shoot, Ciabatta
  • Honey Roasted Turkey, Gouda, Watercress, Honey Dijon Aioli
  • Gluten Free Turkey Wrap, Romaine Lettuce, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Carrots, Cabbage, Red Onions, Green Bell Pepper, Lemon Ginger Aioli, Gluten Free Wrap
  • Pearl Couscous Salad, Roast Vegetables, Lemon, Olive Oil, Oven Roasted Tomatoes
  • Farmer’s Market Chopped Salad, Romaine, Cucumbers, Red and Yellow Peppers, Cherry Tomatoes, Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Brussels Sprout & Kale Salad, Brussels Sprouts, Watermelon Radish, Pecans, Golden Raisins, Ricotta Salata, Lemon Vinaigrette
  • S’mores Cone
  • Turtle Brownie
  • Rice Krispy Lollipop
  • Mini Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Root Vegetables Chips
  • Soft Pretzel Nuggets