MDA and the Taste of Down Under Committee invites you to join us for our 25th Anniversary!

Discover and experience delicious cuisine and beverages from our Australian and New Zealand partners, as well as from some other leading restaurants in New York City. With over 400 guests expected from large corporate industries including media, banking, hospitality, real estate and retail, this year’s fundraiser will support MDA's local services including sending children with muscular dystrophy and related muscle debilitating diseases to summer camp. By taking part in this evening, you will be helping to send over 150 children with muscle disease to MDA Summer Camp, “The Best Week of the Year”!

The evening's awards and live auction will be presented by International Chef, Best-Selling Author, TV Star & Global Brand Ambassador, Dan Churchill.

Help us to celebrate the progress we create when we all come together!

2018 honorees

MDA and the Taste of Down Under Committee have the pleasure of announcing our 2018 Honorees, News Corp and The Australian. Both News Corp and The Australian have shown tremendous support of MDA Summer Camp and MDA's mission to serve families throughout the nation by leading the way in research and care. Special thanks to Robert Thomson, Chief Executive of News Corp, and Matt Astill, Owner of The Australian for your continued enthusiasm and support of MDA and the annual Taste event.

CORPORATION: News Corp 1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York City

RESTAURANT: The Australian 20 West 38th Street, New York City


event information

Our venue has changed! Join us at SECOND. SECOND is a newly remodeled 9,000 sq foot event space including glass-enclosed terrace with floor to ceiling open air accessible windows – the length of a full city block and overlooking a private park space also available for events. Custom made bars and reclaimed glass room partitions.

WHEN: Monday, June 18, 2018


LOCATION: SECOND. - 849 6th Avenue, NYC (between 29th and 30th Streets)

EMCEE: International Chef, Best-Selling Author, TV Star & Global Brand Ambassador, Dan Churchill.