UPCOMING EVENTS:

Wednesday, September, 11 2019 - GrowNYC Eco Hour: Back to the Farm - A Social Scene with a Twist of Green

EVENT TIME: 6:00pm to 10:00pm

For more information and to get tickets, click here.

About this Event:

The Twist: Back to the Farm

Join GrowNYC for drinks, local snacks, a live DJ and green conversation. We'll be digging into what's lighting a fire under a new generation of farmers.

Program:

6 - 7pm Drinks, snacks and music

7-8 pm "Eco Hour" (moderated panel)

8-10 pm* More music, drinks, and conversation

*Last call for drinks and admission at 9pm

Description:

Eco Hour is a series of after work events where we can have some fun and raise awareness on green issues and ideas. We like to think of it as happy hour with an environmental twist.

Eco Hour is not only an evening for fellow greenies to meet up over drinks, but is also an opportunity to showcase green music, art, and debate in a fun, interesting and casual environment. Each event has a green theme (The Twist), the focus of the evening’s spectacle.

PAST EVENTS:

Thursday, September, 5 2019 - HEADING FOR EXTINCTION (and what to do about it) - a presentation and discussion with Extinction Rebellion

EVENT TIME: 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Details:

You might have heard about Extinction Rebellion in the news: The New Yorker, CBS, and NYTimes, plus many more outlets. It's a fast-growing group of people, from all walks of life, on the front lines of the climate fight. Please join us for a talk and discussion about Extinction Rebellion, the climate crisis, and how we might together, take further impactful action, to address this existential threat.  REGISTER HERE.

Saturday, August, 17 2019 - Greenmarket & Cyant Present: SUMMER STEAM POP-UP WORKSHOP #2 - Summer Fruit

EVENT TIME: 10:00am to 12:00pm

For more information and to register, click here.

Description:

This STEAM pop-up event is the second of two pop-up events for kids hosted by GrowNYC's Project Farmhouse this summer. During this event, we will start at the iconic Union Square Greenmarket to discuss summer fruits and return to the Farmhouse to connect the dots with 3D printing! Young cyantists will learn about the technology, sustainability aspects and create a small 3D printed design for a "summer fruit project" which they will be able to take home :)!

(Note: all materials will be included with the registration)

Monday, April 1, 2019 - GrowNYC & NYSAR3 Presents: PARIS TO PITTSBURGH - A Film Screening

EVENT TIME: 6:00pm to 9:00pm

For more information and to register for FREE, click here.

Description:

On April 1st at 6PM GrowNYC’s Project Farmhouse will screen a stunning National Geographic Film

From coastal cities to America’s heartland, Paris to Pittsburgh celebrates how Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change.

And as the weather grows more deadly and destructive, they aren’t waiting on Washington to act.

Watch the Trailer

Visit the Website

Tickets are free. RSVP is required.

Monday, March 11, 2019 - GrowNYC Seasonal Job Fair

EVENT TIME: 5:30pm to 7:30pm

For more information and to register, click here.

Description:

Every day, GrowNYC employees see first-hand the impact they have on the environment and the lives of New Yorkers in all five boroughs. We’re a non-profit organization founded over 40 years ago, and we operate farmers markets, Youthmarkets, food scrap collection locations, Fresh Food Box distribution points, and more.

We hire many seasonal staff starting in the early spring.

If you are interested in working for this dynamic organization to provide fresh food for all and reduce New York City's carbon footprint, join our team!

At the GrowNYC Seasonal Job Fair, you will meet staff from each of our programs, hear more about seasonal jobs available at GrowNYC, and get a chance to ask questions about working with GrowNYC.

You bring your resume, and we’ll provide the snacks. And raffle prizes!

Preferred skills and qualifications for working in a seasonal GrowNYC position:

  • We are looking for early-risers who can work outside in various weather conditions and lift heavy equipment.

  • Age 18+

  • Available May - November, including weekend days

  • Proficient in languages other than English (not necessary)

  • Valid New York State Drivers license, and an interest in driving in NYC (not necessary)

GrowNYC positions (seasonal and otherwise) and Greenmarket farm and farm stand job opportunities are posted here:
GrowNYC job opportunities
and Greenmarket farm and farm stand job opportunities.

Saturday, March 9, 2019 - Kid's Storytime & Cooking with MC Veggie Fresh Rocks the Mic + GrowNYC

EVENT TIME: 10:00am to 11:30am

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Description:

MC Veggie Fresh Rocks the Mic Workshop with author Shanon Morris and GrowNYC. Join us for a reading and interactive nutrition education workshop that will transform your little ones into official Veggie Fresh Crew members! The event is for children ages 5-11 years old.

In this workshop your child will participate in:

  • Interactive book reading and signing of MC Veggie Fresh Rocks the Mic. (Book is included in your admission price)

  • Hip Hop Nutrition activity

  • Recipe demonstration

MC Veggie Fresh Rocks the Mic is a blend of nutrition and Hip Hop that makes talking about healthy eating fun for children and the adults reading with them. The story follows a young girl named Clementine in Harlem as she struggles to figure out what to write for her Healthy Hero Election speech. As she overcomes her fears and battles her rotten competition, Edgar and his Junk Food Friends, she transforms into MC Veggie Fresh to rock the mic at the Healthy Hero Election.

Price: $14.00 for the first child, $7 each additional child. Parents FREE.

Author Bio:

Shanon Morris is a Registered Dietitian, who has been working with communities from children to senior citizens for the last decade with the goal of making nutrition education relatable, accessible and enjoyable for all. Today, she holds the position of Senior Director of Community Impact at the American Heart Association. Shanon studied Nutritional Sciences at Howard University and Nutrition and Exercise Science at Columbia University, giving her the tools to influence behavioral change not only in her own neighborhood of Harlem but all of New York City.

Monday, March 4, 2019 - GrowNYC Grains - Home Bakers Meet-up

EVENT TIME: 6:00pm to 9:00pm

For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.

Description:

Break bread with GrowNYC Grains and your fellow home bakers! Bakers of all experience levels are welcome to swap samples with fellow grain geeks and share secrets on how to get a really crusty crust. Some of New York City's best professional bakers will also be on hand to talk tips and techniques.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE

Bring a loaf of your favorite home baked bread, made with locally-grown grains and flours, and copies of your recipe and/or starter to trade with others.

Tickets include event entry and one drink.

Purchase grains and flours from the Greenmarket Grainstand at the Union Square Greenmarket on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and other locations listed here.

All proceeds benefit GrowNYC Grains.

Monday, February 25, 2019 - New York Seafood Summit

EVENT TIME: 4:00pm to 7:00pm

For more information and to register, click here.

Description:

NY Sea Grant in collaboration with industry, academic and other professional seafood stakeholders would like to invite you to participate in a “NY Seafood Summit.”  The goal of the summit will be to convene a group of enthusiastic professionals with vested interest in seafood, in order to build active communications between the various sectors of the NY Seafood Industry.

At the summit we plan to review progress and achievements since our last summit in 2018 and discuss a variety of relevant topics surrounding seafood in NY State. Through these discussions we hope to identify specific focus areas, which the group can target to achieve the mutually beneficial goals of promoting and protecting the seafood and seafood resources throughout NY State. These goals will be attained through the development of active communication and sharing of resources among the various entities of the NY Seafood Industry.