Posts Tagged ‘Dining Out for Life’

Dining Out for Life Drawing Winners Announced

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Congratulations to our Dining Out for Life drawing winners! On May 9th, HVCS’ J. Dewey drew the names of three winners to win great prizes to local residents. All entered to win just by dining out on April 23rd.

Grand Prize Winner: Carlos A. from Poughkeepsie
Carlos won a long weekend at 23 Conant St., a vacation rental condo in the heart of Provincetown, MA. You can stay there, too!

1st Prize Winner: Linda N. from Hopewell Junction
Linda won a $500 gift certificate from Mid-Hudson Subaru, valid on the purchase of a vehicle or in their service center.

2nd Prize Winner: Ryan J. from Poughkeepsie
Ryan won a gift pack of restaurant gift certificates and local products donated by:

Crave Restaurant & Lounge

Harry’s of Hartsdale

Hyde Park Brewing Company

Happy Bitch Wines

The Melting Pot White Plains

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema tickets

plus two bottles of Bordeaux


Our Top Ambassadors were:

Most Money Raised: Bob Brink and Kim Hearn – Nic L Inn Wine Cellar. They’ve won a gift certificate to Le’Express Bistro in Poughkeepsie.

Most Envelopes Collected: Brian Kelly – Gunk Haus. He’s won a reflexology gift certificate from Scott Way and a $25 gift certificate to Le’Express Bistro in Poughkeepsie.

2nd Most Money Raised: Tami Kelly – Cathryn’s Tuscan Grill. She’s won a $25 Dave & Buster’s gift certificate plus a bottle of Bordeaux.

Thanks to EVERYONE who donated and dined for the 2014 Dining Out for Life!

Dining Out for Life

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014



Dine out, fight AIDS! Get all the details at or on this site’s DOFLHV page.

New Video on Our YouTube Channel: Where Are You Dining on April 23?

Friday, April 18th, 2014

Photos from the Dining Out for Life Westchester Kick-off

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Photos by Melisa Pendergrass.

“Seasons of Love” at Our Dining Out for Life Westchester Kick-off

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

On April 14, 2014 the cast of “Rent: School Edition” being performed at the White Plains Performing Arts Center joined HVCS at the kick-off party for Dining Out for Life Westchester. Sam’s of Gedney Way hosted the event at Mapleton Conference Center. Guests enjoyed cupcakes donated by Lulu Cake Boutique in Scarsdale, free food from Caperberry Events, and the adults sampled beers from Captain Lawrence Brewing Company. Dining Out for Life takes place on Wednesday, April 23rd in the Hudson Valley. Visit or for more info. “Rent: School Edition” goes up on Friday, April 25th through Sunday, April 27th at the White Plains Performing Arts Center. Visit for tickets and more information.

Dining Out for Life Westchester Kick-Off

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Dining Out for Life Westchester Kick-off

HVCS invites all Westchester supporters to our Dining Out for Life Westchester kick-off on Monday, April 14th from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at Mapleton of Good Counsel at 52 North Broadway in White Plains. Join us as we honor all our participating restaurants, sponsors and volunteers who make DOFL Hudson Valley come to life. Be there as we start the countdown to the big Dining Out for Life event.

Free refreshments provided by Caperberry Events and complimentary local beer from Captain Lawrence Brewing Company.

Please RSVP to Anthony Accomando at (914) 785-8277 or We’ll see you there!

Mapleton at Good Counsel

Caperberry Events & Catering

 Captain Lawrence Brewing Company

Dining Out for Life Mid-Hudson Kickoff

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

The Ice House hosted our 2014 Mid-Hudson Kickoff on April 9, 2014.Dozens of local business owners, volunteers and supporters gathered at the Poughkeepsie Ice House on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 to kick off the countdown to HVCS’ Dining Out for Life 2014 event. The Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for us, and invited local politicians such as NYS Senator Terry Gipson and Poughkeepsie Mayor John Tkazyik. Peter Maher from Mid-Hudson Subaru helped HVCS’ J. Dewey cut the ribbon. The party then moved inside for free appetizers and happy hour specials at the Ice House’s bar. Thank you to all those who came out to support HVCS–and we hope you’ll dine out to fight AIDS on Wednesday, April 23rd!

Dining Out for Life Mid-Hudson Kick-Off

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

Join HVCS, Mid-Hudson Subaru, and the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce for our Dining Out for Life Mid-Hudson Kickoff Party! It starts with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 4:30 outside the Poughkeepsie Ice House on the banks of the beautiful Hudson River. Once inside, enjoy free appetizers and a cash bar provided by the awesome staff of the Ice House. (They’re also donating a portion of your bar tab back to HVCS.) Help us start the two-week countdown to Dining Out for Life! Everyone is welcome to attend – restaurant owners, volunteers, supporters, clients, sponsors – we’d love to see you there!

Drag Brunch at Gunk Haus – SOLD OUT!

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

DB2014_FBcover_soldoutAs in previous years, Drag Brunch 2014 is now fully booked. To join the waiting list for seats, please email us or call (914) 785-8277. We will fill any cancellations from the waiting list on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Thanks to those that made reservations! See you on April 6th.

It’s time for the third annual Drag Brunch at Gunk Haus on Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 11 am to 3pm. Make a $25 donation at the door and sit down with your friends for your choice of brunch entree, coffee, tea, or soda–and your first mimosa is on us! Then sit back and be entertained by a cavalcade of the Hudson Valley’s finest drag stars, featuring Trixie Starr (founder of Hudson Pride, too), JoJo Gerard, Miss Pattie Lee and Lilly Sa’Vage. Superior Sounds will provide the sound and lights. We’ll also have door prizes and a few surprise games, too. All proceeds benefit the 2014 Hudson Valley AIDS Walk.

To make your reservation, call Gunk Haus at (845) 883-0866. This is the BEST and ONLY way to make a reservation. Seating times may vary.

For more information, call HVCS at (914) 785-8277 or email us.

Gunk Haus is also participating in Dining Out for Life, so make your reservations there for April 23rd too!


Scheduled to Appear:

Trixie Starr

Trixie Starr. Photo by JR Mac Photography

photo by JR Mac Photography

JoJo Gerard

JoJo Gerard

Miss Pattie Lee

Miss Pattie Lee

Lilly Sa’Vage

Lilly Sa'Vage

Dining Out for Life Ambassador Training: Elmsford

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

A one-hour interactive training for all Dining Out for Life volunteers. Learn how to appropriately approach diners for additional donations on April 23rd, hear about our prizes and incentives, and collect all the materials you need for being a great DOFL ambassador.

Please note that it is mandatory that all DOFL ambassadors attend one of these training sessions. If you cannot attend, please contact Anthony at (914) 785-8277 to schedule an individual training session.

One of four DOFL Ambassador trainings offered:

Poughkeepsie – March 31, 2014 – 6 – 7 pm – at the Crafted Kup, Poughkeepsie

Hawthorne– April 1, 2014 – at HVCS’ Hawthorne headquarters, 40 Saw Mill River Road., Hawthorne

Beacon – April 2, 2014 – 6 – 7 pm – at Chill Wine Bar, Beacon

Elmsford – April 3, 2014 – 6 – 7 pm – at Captain Lawrence Brewing Company’s Tasting Room, Elmsford