UPCOMING EVENTS:

Monday, January 14, 2019 - Greenmarket Kimchi Class with Kimchee Harvest

EVENT TIME: 5:00pm to 7:00pm

For more information and tickets, click here.

Description:

Join Greenmarket producer, Kimchee Harvest, for a kimchi making workshop. Attendees will hear a bit about the history and cultural relevance of kimchi, learn how to make two types of kimchi, and take home a quart of each type. 

Attendees must bring their own apron and a way to contain their hair.

About Kimchee Harvest/East Branch Farms

The vegetables, herbs and fruit at East Branch Farms are grown in the East Branch River valley, Northwest Catskills, approx 1600'. Over 360 million years ago the Catskills region was an inland sea and site of a devonian forest. The ancient soils were first cultivated by the Lenni Lenape women, growing corn, beans and squash.

Today the landscape is a diverse patchwork of small farms, fields and forests where a delicious variety of food is produced. Diversity is high on the value chain here with multiple enterprises including The Straight Out of the Ground CSA, Kimchee Harvest LLC, produce grown for farmers markets, produce grown for local and NYC restaurants and our little farmstand.

Friday, January 25, 2019 - Food Apartheid and the Systemic Racism in Our Food System by NYC Nutrition Education Network (NYCNEN)

EVENT TIME: 8:30am to 12:00pm

For more information and to register, click here.

Description:

Join NYCNEN for a conversation on food apartheid. Our discussion will include a holistic appraisal of the social and economic factors that determine the quality and access to food for communities. We will hear about the work being done by local trailblazers to eliminate hindrances to food justice. In a round-table discussion we will brainstorm practical approaches on how to empowering our own communities to achieve food sovereignty.

Speakers:

Jamie McBeth, RD, Director of Food and Nutrition- Fortune Society
Gabby Rodriguez, Outreach and Communications Coordinator - Harlem Grown
Chef Gregory Silverman, Executive Director- West Side Campaign Against Hunger
Fabian Wander, Director of Health and Wellness Services- CUNY Hostos Community College
MODERATOR: Frances Perez, Farmer and Activist- La Finca Del Sur

How Much:

  • Free for NYCNEN members [please input the discount code sent via email in the Promotion Code box when purchasing tickets]

  • $10 for non-members

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.

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PAST EVENTS:

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - NRDC’s NY Council Presents: Polar Ball 2018 - A Cool Night for Climate Change

EVENT TIME: 7:00pm to 10:30pm

For more information and tickets, click here.

Description:

The NY Council will be hosting an end of year fundraiser on December 13th at the Project Farmhouse event space in Manhattan. This event will be a great opportunity to partner with this local green space to showcase their initiative in the community. The theme for the evening will center on Climate Change. This event will bring awareness to the harmful effects of Climate Change that pose such a dire threat to public health and welfare.

NRDC’s goal is a world where climate-changing and other health-harming impacts from our energy system are virtually eliminated and communities and ecosystems are made resilient to the effects of climate change. I hope you will support this event by purchasing a ticket. If you are unable to attend please consider making an end of year donation that will be tax deductible. 

https://act.nrdc.org/donate/ny-council-polar-ball-2018/

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Saturday, November 10, 2018 - Fall 2018 do + brew: a conscious fashion event by esa New York

EVENT TIME: 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Tickets: Click here to purchase tickets.

Description:

The average U.S. citizen throws away 70 pounds of clothing every year.

do + brew is a D.I.Y (do-it-yourself) party that inspires us to give new life to old or unwanted items. Join us and learn how to transform your old clothing into something new and unique while sipping on brews and listening to tunes!

We will also be offering a free clothing swap, so if you hate everything in your closet come swap it out! Every ticket holder gets 2 free garments from the swap in addition to the amount of any garments, shoes, or accessories you bring yourself to donate to the swap.

This event will include an open bar, music, and a chance to meet conscious minded people in the city.

D.I.Y. activities include t-shirt transformations, mending, jean distressing and more!

If you're cleaning out your closet for this do + brew be sure to bring any unloved clothes and accessories for the clothing swap, any jeans and t-shirts for the D.I.Y's.

All ages welcome. Non alcoholic refreshments will also be provided. 21+ to drink. Bring your own cup if you can!

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - Worker Cooperatives as a Model for Farm Successions - FARMroots/GrowNYC

EVENT TIME: 12:00pm to 2:00pm

TICKETS: RSVP for your free ticket here.

The principles of cooperation are deeply rooted in human civilization: community control for community benefit.

Farmers and rural communities have used the cooperative model for over 200 years to access wholesale markets, build rural infrastructure, share the risk and reward of business, establish sources of affordable credit, and provide fair access to necessary services.

Join GrowNYC staff and the Democracy at Work Institute in a conversation on cooperatives — their history, guiding principles, and modern applications to food and farm businesses.

Thursday, November 15, 2018 • Flavors of East Harlem: An Epicurean Night Out

Event Time: 7-10 pm

Tickets: Click here to purchase tickets. 

Description: 

The Junior Board of LSA Family Health Service invites you to Flavors of East Harlem, an epicurean night out showcasing international cuisines that shape the community of East Harlem. Experience flavors with roots in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, the Caribbean, Italy and beyond, and get a taste of the cultural richness that characterizes El Barrio. Join us for a night of culinary adventure!

Tickets include access to: 

  • Delicious light-bites from a variety of East Harlem eateries

  • Beer & wine bar

  • Live and silent auctions featuring premium Knicks packages, a stay at the 4-star Freehand New York hotel, a variety of dance and theater tickets, and much more

  • Music & dancing

Participating Vendors: Hot JalapeñoLa ChulaSiete FoodsSantiago's Beer GardenJoy Burger BarAroma's Boutique BakeryDanny's MacaroonsNocciolaSister's CuisineHarlem Blue BeerYulanda's Edible SensationsBad Gurl's Burgers, & The Rochard

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Friday, October 26, 2018 - Concord Crush Happy Hour!

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

TICKETS: $25 - For tickets, please visit here.

For everyone out there who loved drinking grape juice as a kid, this Happy Hour party is for you.

Enjoy one of New York's most iconic and delicious Autumn ingredients—Concord grapes, with dishes and cocktails prepared by New York City chefs and mixologists. There will also be live music and entertainment.

This event is hosted by GrowNYC and sponsored by New York State Department of Agriculture & Markets and New York Grown & Certified.

Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 2nd Annual GrowNYC Fresh Food Box Harvest Festival

EVENT TIME: 11:00am to 3:00pm

TICKETS: Free and open to all. Come celebrate the bounty!

DESCRIPTION:

  • Bring a homemade pie to compete in our Pie Contest

  • Meet-and-Greet with Fresh Food Box staff and customers

  • Pumpkin Decorating

  • Face Painting

  • Play Dough Making Workshop

  • Door Prizes (while supplies last)...and more!

Monday, June 11, 2018 - Movie Screening - ALBATROSS

EVENT TIME: 6:00pm to 9:00pm - Light Refreshments will be served. The film will be followed by a short discussion.

TICKETS: RSVP for your free ticket here.

The Story of ALBATROSS

The journey of ALBATROSS began in 2008, as a collaboration with activist/photographer Manuel Maqueda. Studying the newly-emerging issue of ocean plastic pollution, we learned of a stunning environmental tragedy taking place on a tiny atoll in the center of the vast North Pacific Ocean. We immediately began planning an expedition there, and on our first trip to Midway Island in September of 2009, we and our team photographed and filmed thousands of young albatrosses that lay dead on the ground, their stomachs filled with plastic. The experience was devastating, not only for what it meant for the suffering of the birds, but also for what it reflected back to us about the destructive power of our culture of mass consumption, and humanity's damaged relationship with the living world.

On our second trip to Midway, the project's focus began to evolve, as we met the live albatrosses singing and dancing by the hundreds of thousands all over the island. Returning to Midway a total of eight times over four years, we experienced the birds' beauty, grace, and sentience more and more vividly with each trip. We learned to attune ourselves to their body language, so that we could film them up close without causing them anxiety. They allowed us to witness their most tender moments at astonishingly close range, as the mated pairs snuggled and built their nests together, their babies hatched from their eggs, and the fluffy chicks waited alone for their parents to return from their foraging trips to sea. The poetry of the albatross revealed itself layer by layer, as my team and I were gifted with intimate footage of every stage of their cycles of life, death, and birth.

Through this journey, I held to a principle of emergence that served as the creative foundation for the project. I wanted to experience the birds on their terms, imposing as few human judgments or preconceptions on them as possible. With this intention, I avoided scripting any aspect of the film in advance. The trips were approached as open-ended creative explorations, with no story or agenda in mind. Each day on the island, my team and I filmed and photographed whatever felt most interesting and beautiful, without judging our subjects' relevance. Usually we focused on the albatrosses, and we also turned to different subjects: fairy terns, the sea, the forest, a passing storm, or the island's omnipresent crumbling military infrastructure, never knowing whether that day's work would be used in the final film. I saw my directorial role as being the steward of an empty vessel, into which a yet-unknown story would arise spontaneously. This approach was challenging for everyone, including the project's financial supporters, who maintained intrepid patience with my non-linear and unpredictable process. Ultimately this philosophy allowed something to birth itself that could not have happened any other way.

For more information on the film visit here.

Friday, May 11, 2018 - Nonprofit Event Planning 101 – Benefit Basics Workshop

EVENT TIME: 9:30am to 3:00pm

PURCHASE TICKETS: Tickets to the event are $20 and can be purchased here.

Who is this for: You’re a development or special events staffer at a not-for-profit organization or a volunteer serving as an event chair or benefit committee member.

Why do you need this: You’re responsible for planning and coordinating an event that will raise funds, attract new supporters, promote your organization’s mission and programs, stay within the budget… AND be a memorable and fun party.

What you will get out of this:

  • Hands on experience in vetting a real NYC venue as a location for your event

  • Practice in putting together an event timeline

  • Chance to hear from and ask questions of an event caterer and A/V vendor

  • Planning timeline, run-of-show, and event budget templates

  • Our customized event checklist

Our class will explore the cornerstones of a successful fundraising event:

As specialists in working with nonprofit groups of all sizes and capacities, we know that the path to a compelling, engaging, and profitable benefit requires a significant investment of time, money, and other organizational resources. Through discussions, presentations from experts, and hands-on exercises, we will explore the most efficient, effective, and creative methods of event planning and management we’ve developed during our 25 years of working in the field. 

  • Timeline and budget management

  • Venue search and selection

  • Caterers and food/beverage arrangements

  • Working with event vendors (A/V, rentals, decor)

  • Program and entertainment

  • Day-of management: guest list & seating, run-of-show and award presentations

LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED!

Project Farmhouse will lead this workshop with Lynn McCary Events. Established in 1993, Lynn McCary Events (LME) specializes in working with not-for-profit organizations in New York City. From intimate donor cultivation parties to 1,000 + guest galas, we provide customized event strategy development, project management, and day-of event production services. LME has become the go-to consultant for organizations who are undertaking their first gala or considering updating their event strategy. We help our clients articulate, refine, and implement their special event goals, and produce events that celebrate accomplishments, attract new supporters, and raise their public profiles. In 2014, LME was selected by The Metropolitan Museum of Art to be one of two exclusive event planning vendors working with nonprofit organizations who hold their fundraising events at the Museum.