Saving Jamaica Bay - Documentary Film Screening

Fri, July 28 2017  7:00 PM
Suggested donation of $10 - RSVP here

Please contact Rob Shepherd at with questions

GrowNYC is excited to host a screening of the documentary film, Saving Jamaica Bay. Please join us for an educational evening highlighting one of New Yorks most important environmental resources. We are also happy to announce that GrowNYC's former Director of Environmental Education, Mike Zamm, will be in attendance to introduce the film and lead discussion.

Movie Description: Saving Jamaica Bay, a documentary that tells a story of how the community came together to fight government inaction in restoring Jamaica Bay, the largest open space in New York City. The film is narrated by Academy-Award winning actress Susan Sarandon and defines the importance of citizen action and the role of urban nature in protecting New York City from the effects of climate change. This film is a well-crafted depiction of how Jamaica Bay’ residences were transformed into urban environmentalists.

Mike Zamm: After seven years as an elementary school teacher in the south Bronx, Mike Zamm served as GrowNYC's Director of Environmental Education for 41 years. He created and administered the Training Student Organizers (TSO) program which motivated over 43,000 students (grades 4-college) to organize 1,000 environmental improvement projects in all five boroughs of NYC and the city's upstate drinking water watersheds. Mike was the primary author of "A Concept Paper on a High School for Environmental Studies in New York City" which convinced the then NYC Board of Education to open the city's first environmental high school in 1992. He still serves on the Board of the Friends of the High School for Environmental Studies. Mike is a graduate of City College and earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a major in urban and regional planning from New York University.

Mike also led the coalition which worked with the New York State Education Department in the 1980's and early 90's to infuse environmental concepts into all subject area syllabi.

In 1998 Mike received a lifetime achievement award from the Christadora Community.

He retired from GrowNYC in February 2016. As a steering committee member of the Environmental Education Advisory Council (EEAC) he remains active in environmental education programming and policy.

From the Ashes Advance Screening with Sierra Club

Mon, Jun 12, 2017  7:00 PM
Free with RSVP here

Please contact Shay O'Reilly at with questions

From the Ashes, produced by RadicalMedia in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies, captures Americans in communities across the country as they wrestle with the legacy of the coal industry and what its future should be under the Trump Administration. From Appalachia to the West's Powder River Basin, the film goes beyond the rhetoric of the "war on coal" to present compelling and often heartbreaking stories about what's at stake for our economy, health, and climate. 

Attend a local screening for a special preview of the film, in advance of the National Geographic global broadcast premiere on June 25th. Gather with community members to discuss and boost awareness. Upon RSVPing, From the Ashes will email you with additional information and opportunities to support coal communities transitioning to cleaner energy.  

From the Ashes invites audiences to learn more about an industry on the edge and what it means for their lives.

The State of Seafood with Paul Greenberg and Blue Moon Fish

Join GrowNYC and Greenmarket for a conversation with Paul Greenberg and Stephanie Villani about the current state of seafood and politics surrounding the fishing industry June 15 at Project Farmhouse.

Paul Greenberg, sustainable fisheries expert and New York Times bestselling author, is featured in the PBS Frontline special, "The Fish on My Plate," airing April 25, 2017.  Stephanie and her husband Alex own Blue Moon Fish, a family operation that catches wild, local fish off the coast of Mattituck, on the North Folk of Long Island. 

Sustainable Seafood Q & A and Cookbook Release Celebration
Thursday, June 15th
4pm-6pm, $15

Grab a drink along with some local seafood appetizers before participating in a Q & A with Paul and Stephanie to celebrate the release of Stephanie's new cookbook, "The Fisherman's Wife." 
Tickets here

Summer Seafood Dinner
Thursday, June 15th
7pm-10pm, $300 or sponsorship table of 10, $5000
(Table host recognized at event and featured in electronic event materials)
Dinner ticket holders will enjoy a cocktail hour and passed hors d’oeuvres followed by a seated four-course dinner, featuring local and sustainably-sourced seafood and shellfish, prepared by Oceana's Bill Telepan and other celebrated chefs.
Tickets here

This fundraiser is the first in the Greenmarket Seasonal Dinner Series at GrowNYC's Project Farmhouse and will allow GrowNYC to continue working with partner organizations to offer Project Farmhouse as an educational space used for panel discussions, film screenings, and networking events focused on a just and sustainable local food system.