A Taste of Craftbar

As the warm spring air brings new beginnings, we celebrated this season of renewal as we honored our work supporting more than 11,000 New York City area children, adults and families overcome adversity to positively direct their lives and flourish!

Guests joined Leake & Watts for an evening of fresh local fare, seasonal cocktails and all-around merriment at this modern eatery, where acclaimed chef Tom Colicchio’s vision of simple but fine dining comes to life in the heart of the bustling Flatiron District.

We kicked the evening off with our VIP Reception and a a little hands-on swizzle, VIP guests had the opportunity to mingle with Craftbar’s experienced and innovative culinary artists and mixologists to discuss the unique local, fresh fare and participate in a pickle-your-own-vegetables demonstration.



In Craftbar’s rustic and relaxed dining room – distinguished by original design details characteristic of historic pre-war buildings – Tom Colicchio’s philosophy of simple food made with the finest ingredients is applied to casual dining.  The menu, inspired by the nearby Greenmarket, changes daily featuring ingredients farmed, caught, raised, and produced locally. Rounding out the Craftbar experience, a carefully-curated beverage list highlights small wine producers, seasonal cocktails, and craft beer.
From our roots caring for orphaned children in the 1830s, Leake & Watts continues to positively impact the lives of more than 11,000 children, adults and families in the greater New York City area each day. As a leading nonprofit social service agency, we provide innovative and results-driven programs in education from early childhood to high school, family support, intellectual/ developmental disabilities services, foster care, community health and juvenile justice. Gold Winner of the 2014 New York Community Trust Nonprofit Excellence Awards, Leake & Watts provides support today to help create strong foundations for success tomorrow.