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!

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 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!

Watch the New Video for Dining Out for Life

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Check out the latest super-charged video to promote Dining Out for Life! And remember to dine out on April 23rd here in the Hudson Valley at one of our participating restaurants.

The list keeps on growing!


Get Involved with Dining Out for Life – VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Dining Out for Life is an international restaurant-based fundraiser for local HIV/AIDS services. On April 23, 2014, thousands of Hudson Valley diners will patronize participating
local restaurants to show support and raise funds for Hudson Valley Community Services. This is a chance for restaurant owners, chefs and foodies to come together for a worthy cause while doing what they love: creating and enjoying great food!

Check out all the ways you can get involved:

DOFL VolunteerInfoSheet2014


New on our YouTube channel: Dining Out for Life Kick-off

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

On Tuesday, April 9, 2013 we held our kick-off ribbon cutting and reception for Dining Out for Life Hudson Valley at the Ice House in Poughkeepsie. Over 80 guests attended, including several members of the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce. Mid-Hudson Subaru, our main DOFL sponsor, brought along a highly coveted 2014 Subaru Forester. The Ice House provided complimentary hors d’oeuvre and live music. With temperatures above 70 degrees, we were able to enjoy the Ice House’s outdoor patio overlooking the mighty Hudson River. Cablevision Neighborhood News was on hand to capture the fun on film.

Photos from the Dining Out for Life Kick-off – April 9 at the Ice House

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Instagram Contest for Dining Out for Life

Friday, April 5th, 2013


Are you on Instagram? You could win a $100 gift certificate to a participating Dining Out for Life restaurant!

1.       Follow Dining Out For Life® on Instagram (@diningout4life is the handle);

2.       Share a photo of your meal (from a participating Dining Out For Life® restaurant only!) on Instagram; and

3.       “Hash tag” the photo with #dineoutfightaids and @diningout4life.

A winner will be selected at random on April 30, 2013, and will receive a $100 gift card to a participating Dining Out For Life® restaurant.

Use the following link to read about how to enter the contest: