New York Methodist Hospital Holds Sixth Annual Red Stocking Soirée
Nov 21, 2016
Brooklyn, NY - On Wednesday, November 16, 2016, New York Methodist Hospital held its sixth annual Red Stocking Soirée in the Hospital's Carrington Pavilion. The event offered a "Taste of Brooklyn," with dozens of local restaurants and food and beverage vendors.
NYM's Red Stocking Campaign is the oldest holiday fundraising drive in the country. The campaign started in 1925 with school children and church groups filling slots in a red paper stocking with dimes to provide medical care for the needy. The mission of the campaign remains the same today. "The reason that we do this is to help people who are uninsured, underinsured or simply have no means to pay for their treatment," said Mark Mundy, CEO of NYM. "The funds raised at the Red Stocking Soirée allow the Hospital to provide that care."
The event featured a celebrity chef panel including Adam Harvey, chef and co-owner of A&E Supply Co., Elizabeth Falkner, chef, author and artist, Daniel Stone, ICE chef instructor and recipe editor, and Harold Dieterle, principal at HD hospitality. The panel chose Krupa Grocery in Park Slope as the winning vendor. Krupa served their signature "Chicken & the Egg" dish – a pickled egg stuffed with chicken liver paté, pickled mustard seed and coco nibs. Attendees also voted on their favorite foods, and the "People's Choice Award" went to the meatball buns prepared by Lo's Balls.
"This year's Red Stocking Soirée was a huge success," said Colleen McManus, vice president of NYM. "Not only was it festive, but the participation grows each year, with our community vendors as well as attendees. It's one of my favorite events."
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