Center for Hearing and Communication Honors Google on November 4 at CHC Feast 2019

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Spectacular Food & Wine Tasting Nov. 4th At Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers Featuring NYC’s Top Restaurants & Broadcasters

The 26th Annual Feast, a sumptuous food and wine tasting extravaganza benefiting the Center for Hearing and Communication (CHC), will take place at Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers in New York City November 4th at 6:00 PM and will celebrate CHC’s life-affirming services that strive to eliminate barriers of communication for all people affected by hearing loss. Proceeds from the event support the programs and services of CHC, a leading hearing health care center in New York providing comprehensive services to over 15,000 people annually.

With a theme of The Power of Communication, this year’s Feast will honor Google with the Eleanor Roosevelt Humanitarian Award for its achievements in accessibility that have expanded the world of communication for people with hearing loss. Executive Director, Laurie Hanin, says, “Google’s commitment to inclusion with the development of Google Live Transcribe has had a profound impact on people with hearing loss, by providing immediate communication access for deaf and hard of hearing individuals anywhere, at any time. Because of Google’s innovation, barriers that so commonly prevent deaf and hard of hearing people from fully participating in all aspects of life are disappearing, allowing for greater connection and inclusion.” Dimitri Kanevsky, Research Scientist at Google, will accept the award.
Founded in 1910, CHC is a historic pillar of support, offering high-quality, comprehensive services to empower people affected by hearing loss, deafness or listening challenges. The organization’s spectacular annual gala, the Feast, uniquely taps into a caring team of prominent NYC chefs, broadcasters and others passionately supportive of CHC’s services.

Presented in cooperation with Wine Spectator, the Feast is a grand culinary gala where NYC’s top chefs offer up their specialties to approximately 500 guests. Twenty-five chefs are expected to participate this year including Chef Chair William Gallagher of Becco Restaurant, Fortunato Nicotra of Felidia, Chintan Pandya of Rahi, Ryan Jordan of The Breslin, Ralph Scamardella of Tao Downtown and Robert Zwirz of Babbo. Guests will enjoy a wide array of fine wines and spirits courtesy of Wine Spectator. The walk-around layout gives guests the opportunity to interact with the chefs as well as the many television broadcasters who will be lending their support by acting as sous chefs. Broadcast Chair Bill Ritter of Channel 7 Eyewitness News and ABC News 20/20, Lee Goldberg of WABC-TV Channel 7, Ernie Anastos of WNYW-TV FOX 5, and Lisa Evers of WNYW-TV FOX 5, will be among more than 20 broadcasters on hand to help serve savory signature dishes alongside the line-up of distinguished chefs.

This year’s Feast will feature a seated dessert during which guests will savor an assortment of confections while bidding in the live auction facilitated by Aileen Agopian, CEO, Agopian Inc./Art Advisory and the fund-a-cause that closes the event. Call (917) 305-7702 for tickets or visit

Established in 1910, the Center for Hearing and Communication is an accredited nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization committed to providing high-quality, comprehensive services to empower people affected by hearing loss, deafness or listening challenges, regardless of age, ability to pay, and mode of communication. With offices in New York City and Florida, CHC meets consumers’ hearing and communication needs through the highest level of clinical expertise and technical know-how available in the hearing healthcare field. Learn more at Call (917) 305-7766 to make an appointment for clinical services or request information.

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