We have lots to celebrate—our talented students, our dedicated teachers, and our resilient community. 

Join us for our own unique twist on an adults-only virtual event.



MAY 20, 2021 | 7:30 P.M


Carrie Malcolm | Longtime Cooke parent and advocate

Cooke Faculty | For guiding and educating our students through crisis and uncertainty


Help us celebrate the students, teachers and strong community that make Cooke our Constant. With your support, Cooke kids can thrive! We hope this event will entertain and inspire. 

Here are some of the highlights:

Event kickoff: a cocktail-making segment from Chef Ayesha Nurdjaja of Shuka! After the year we have all been through, who doesn’t need a cocktail?

Highlights: Our fabulous teachers and parents will share stories from this past year—both challenges and successes! There will be a Faculty Q&A, video highlights from our fantastic dramatic arts team, and a lively fundraising session to support Cooke programming.

Focus on Students: As always, the reason we do any of this, is to benefit our students’ education. We hope you will join us for this special night…IN!

Tech Specs:

No specialized software is needed to tune in and stream our event; use any computer or smart device you prefer, but we recommend a computer (using Chrome browser) for the best viewing experience. You can also stream to your TV for group viewing. 

1) Go to: virtualfundraiser.net/cooke

No code or password is needed.

2) Type in some basic info about yourself on the video player to let us know you have arrived. The stream will begin once you submit this info. 

This is a cameras-off, live-streamed event.

React to the event in real time with other community members through the streaming page’s chat box (or through a festive selfie: @CookeSchoolNYC #SupportCooke).

Feel free to share the link to this event—we’ve opened up the event to family and friends of the entire Cooke community. All are welcome!


Carrie Malcolm

Longtime Cooke Parent and Advocate

Cooke Faculty

For Their Dedication, Resilience and Creativity

Attendee Registration


Please Register Today!

  • Click the “Register Here” button below to confirm your intent to attend so we can send you updates and share the event link at a later date.

Shuka Restaurant’s Watermelon Margarita

Did someone say cocktail? 

Why, yes we did!

The time has come to share the secret ingredients that you’ll need to make Shuka’s signature Watermelon Margarita. To kick off our event, Chef Ayesha Nardjaja will show us how she creates this delicious masterpiece—which can be enjoyed as either a cocktail or a mocktail!


Here’s what you’ll need:

(5) 1″ Chunks Watermelon

0.75 oz Simple Syrup

1 oz Lime Juice

1 Pinch Salt

1 Pinch Ground Black Pepper

2 oz Reposado Tequila (or your tequila of choice)

How to Make Paprika Salt

1 part Paprika Powder
2 parts Kosher Salt
Place in a dry container and shake to combine
Muddle watermelon chunks in a cocktail shaker. Add remaining ingredients. Fill shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into a paprika salt rimmed rocks glass. Garnish
with a wedge of watermelon dipped in paprika salt.