To all the Local Gourmands out there:
A word to the wise: get yourself to a market quickly and eat as many strawberries as you can. In my humble opinion, you can never have too many.
Keep it sweet and simple,
Tuesday, June 17 6pm
Jimmy’s No. 43
43 East 7th St (btwn 1st and 2nd Aves.)
Meet and mingle with your fellow Slow Food members at Snail of Approval winning Jimmy’s No. 43. Just show up, buy your own from Jimmy’s extensive beer list (and wine list), and meet others who care about the fight for good food.
Tuesday, June 17 6:30 p.m.
The Bubble Lounge
228 W Broadway (at White St.)
New York, NY 10013
From Manhattan to Maranhão, Brazil, farmers and consumers are joining together to transform the way we think about what we eat. Please join us for a conversation about how to build a global movement for a fair food system; one where small farmers can sustainably grow for local markets and consumers can eat local healthy foods. Come learn how groups of small farmers supported by Grassroots International are experimenting with the latest agro-ecology techniques and pressing for trade policies that allow families the option to choose where to live and work. We’ll look at photos of our global food system and talk about what we can all do to support a new agriculture that solves the world food crisis and cools down our planet. Special drinks . . . . cash bar. We hope to inspire your financial support, so please bring your checkbook! All gifts will be matched 1:1 and help us grow our special 25th anniversary fund. Photographer Andy Lin and others will be exhibiting dramatic photos of rural development around the world. Co-hosts: The Bubble Lounge, Emmanuelle Chiche, Global Goods Partners, Steve Fahrer and Monona Yin, Colin Greer, Ellen Gurzinsky, Hugh Hogan, Anna Lappé, Andy Lin, Jamie Wellford. For the past 25 years, Grassroots International has partnered with dynamic movements and organizations around the world advancing rights to land, water and food through grantmaking, education and advocacy. Please RSVP to Daniel at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 617.524.1400.
Wednesday, June 18 8:55pm
Eating Liberally/NY Kossack Progressive Potluck
The Tank @ C:U
279 Church Street (between Franklin & White, below Canal)
Join your friends from DailyKos and Eating Liberally to catch up, eat and celebrate the end of the primaries! Eating Liberally will be providing tasty treats, and you are all invited to contribute your favorite dish. If you do plan to bring something, please coordinate with Kerry Trueman at eatingliberally.org.
Friday, June 20
P.S. 1 Farm Opens
Summer on the farm begins at P.S. 1 this Friday, June 20! Have you ever been to a P.S. 1 Warm Up Party? If it’s one of your fave summer in the city events, or if it’s your first time ever, you better dig out your short shorts and head out to Long Island any Saturday this summer for one of the best parties the city has to offer. Dance and drink and make new friends in the courtyard, then dip into the cool of the indoors to catch the art. Come back outside to dance some more. You get the drift. Oh yeah, there’s beer and barbecue on offer too. This year the museum’s winner of the Young Architect’s Program came up with a plan for an interactive sustainable farm to take over the courtyard/dance hall. The 2008 season of Warm Up Parties begins on July 5. Come get your veggie on. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/07/arts/design/07cour.html?_r=1&ref=arts&oref=slogin
Saturday, June 21 all day, all over
Make Music New York Festival
Tribeca, Murray Hill, Tucker Square, Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn Borough Hall, and Greenpoint Greenmarkets
On June 21, all over the world, musicians take to the streets to pluck strings and serrenade the summer on the longest day of the year. Celebrate in New York with food and neighbors at your local greenmarket. Amateur and professional musicians alike will be singin’ their hearts out by the vegetable crates. That’s about as blissful as a Saturday in June can get. http://www.makemusicny.org/home.php
Saturday, June 21 4pm-7pm
Mermaid Day Parade BBQ
76 St. Marks @ 6th Ave. in Park Slope
The next installment of Flatbush Farm’s monthly BBQs will be held Saturday, June 21st, Mermaid Parade Day (last year’s most raucous patio party!), 4PM to 7PM, featuring hot dogs, lobster rolls, vegetable shishkebabs, gazpacho, grilled shrimp skewers, baby octopus, calamari, and seaweed salad!
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Tuesday, June 24 6-10pm
City Harvest Presents: Summer in the City
The Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street
Harvest, City Harvest’s young professionals group, invites you to Summer in the City, our annual restaurant tasting and cocktail party, to be held at the Metropolitan Pavilion between 6 and 10pm. See some of the hottest chefs and cocktail artists in the city in action and support City Harvest’s work feeding hungry men, women, and children in New York.
Tuesday, June 24, 10pm – Wednesday, June 25, 1am
Food, Body, Planet: A sustainable food and wine tasting event
CUE Art Foundation, 511 West 25th St.
On the evening of June 26, Park Slope locavores will be mingling with Wall Street bankers, while learning about local wines, tasting organic food fresh from the farmer’s market, and interacting with local food experts Joan Gussow and Slow Food’s executive director Erika Lesser. The benefit event will take place at the CUE Art Foundation. During the event, renowned chefs such as Top Chef’s Andrea Beaman, will be presenting local food entrees to donors and attendees and local wine vineyards will be providing the wine. Remarks will be given by Joan Gussow on the nutritional, environmental and societal benefits of supporting local farms. Ms. Gussow is a professor emeritus for nutrition at Columbia University Teachers College, a director of Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation and member of the National Organic Standards Board. Play 4 Life, Inc. seeks to transform underprivileged communities’ ideas about nutrition and lifestyle by teaching both kids and parents about affordable healthy food. Play 4 Life, Inc. provides nutrition, cooking, gardening and yoga programs, teaching kids in a fun, playful way how to live a healthy life.
Wednesday, June 25, 6:30 pm
The James Beard Foundation Greens
The Spices of North Africa
78 Second Ave
(Between 4th and 5th Street)
$50 for members and $65 for Guests
For reservations call 212.627.2308 or 1.800.36.BEARD
All reservations are non-refundable and must be made in advance
Join the Greens when Chef Mohamed Sissakho of Nomad and Chef/owner Heather Carlucci-Rodriguez of Lassi navigate a journey to taste the enticing spices of North Africa. En route we will learn about the rich history and cuisine of the spice route. Carlucci-Rodriquez has created and sourced amazing house-blended masalas and spices for the event, while Sissakho, an Ivory Coast native, will create menu of North African classics to highlight each spice’s unique characteristics. Creative wine pairing will accompany each course.
Saturday, June 29
Green Edge Collaborative Supper Club with
Urban Forager and Committed Locavore, Leda Meredith
$5 on-line, $8 at the door
Leda Meredith, educator, activist and savvy local food expert, will be inspiring us with her experience of “The 250” (she has been subsiding on a diet sourced from within a 250 mile radius of Park Slope, Brooklyn since August 2007), educating us on how we can do it too and sharing from her new memoir, Botany, Ballet and Dinner from Scratch: A Memoir with Recipes. Leda will also be leading Green Edgers on an urban foraging tour on July 19. For time and location details and to pre-pay at the discounted rate, please visit our website: www.GreenEdgeNYC.org
Sunday, June 29 10am-4pm
New Amsterdam Public
South Street Seaport
The June market has galvanized interest from over 50 farmers, food producers, purveyors, distributors, bread bakers, caterers, and chefs, as well as photographers, filmmakers, food systems advocates and other pioneers of a regional, sustainable food economy from diverse locales extending to Quebec, the Finger Lakes, and southern Virginia. By gathering these proponents in one setting, New Amsterdam Market will join our thriving Greenmarkets to help place New York CIty at the forefront of this emerging and evolving movement.