Other Community Events Round-up - May 2013

by Jasmine Hibbitt

Slow Food NYC stands with and supports lots of other organizations that share our goal of moving towards a Good, Clean, and Fair food system. Each month we will post a round-up of events from other organizations that may be of interest. 


Friday May 3, 2013 - 6:30pm
First Fridays—Screening of Soul Food Junkies
Head over to the CUNY School of Public Health in East Harlem for a night of food film and talk.  In the featured film, Soul Food Junkies, award-winning filmmaker Byron Hurt sets out on an historical and culinary journey to learn more about the soul food tradition and its relevance to black cultural identity. Soul food reception to follow the film screening!
 Free tickets are first come first serve!

Location: CUNY Silberman Building 2nd Floor; 2180 3rd Ave. (at 119th St.); Manhattan

More information:  events.nydailynews.com


Sunday May 5, 2013 - 1pm-6pm
The Food Book Fair Event: Food + Enterprise  
Food Book Fair and Slow Money NYC have partnered to inspire and educate people about the connected nature of investing strategy and food system change.

Program includes:

  • Resource Fair: Have a chance to chat with exhibitors who offer a range of service in the sustainable food and farming industry throughout the Northeast. Participants include Just Foods, Good Food Jobs, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Hot Bread Kitchen and many more.
  • Write Down to Business’ Bookstore: Schmooze with authors whose tell stories of success in the food world. Participants include Amy Cortese, Locavesting: The Revolution in Local Investing and How to Profit From It; Cathy Erway, The Art of Eating In: How I Learned to Stop Spending and Love the Stove; Frederick Kaufman, Bet the Farm: How Food Stopped Being Food; Robin Shulman, Eat the City: A Tale of Fishers, Foragers, Butchers, Farmers, Poultry Minders, Sugar Refiners, Cane Cutters, Beekeepers, Winemakers and Brewers Who Built New York; Sherri Brooks Vinton, Put ‘em Up! Fruit and Real Food Revival; Yonette Fleming, A Time for Healing.
  • Pitch Competition: (4pm-6pm) A selection of entrepernuers with start-up food business will have five minutes to pitch their concepts to a panel of judges to decide who is the cream of the sustainable crop. Judging panel: Eric Demby, Founder, Schmorgasburg and Brooklyn Flea; Garrett Oliver, Master Brewer, Brooklyn Brewery; Allison Hooper, Founder, Vermont Butter & Cheese Co.; Jessamyn Rodriguez, Founder, Hot Bread Kitchen; Holley Atkinson, Founder, Making Food Work; Jessica Applestone, Founder, Fleisher’s Quality Meats.

Location: Wythe Hotel; 80 Wythe Ave. (between 11th & 12th St.); Brooklyn

More Information:  www.FoodBookFair.com

Tickets:  www.kitchit.com/local_events/FBF/FoodandEnterprise


Saturday May 11, 2013 - 1pm-3pm
Mosefund Mangalista Butchering Demo and Lunch
Michael Klampfer of Mosefund Farm will break down half a Mangalista hog in this butchering (and eating) demo. You’ll learn all about sustainable pig farming and the Mosefund way, while sampling pork from charcuterie to cuts.

Location: Jimmy's No. 43; 43 East 7th St. (between 2nd & 3rd Ave.); Manhattan

More Information and Tickets:


Monday May 13, 2013 - 5:30pm
SWAB 2013: Bag It Screening and Plastic Bag Panel
The Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Board will be having a screening of Bag It followed by a panel discussion with plastic bag and sustainability experts and networking.

Panelists include:

  • Jennie Romer, Clean Seas Coalition (responsible for bag fee legislation in San Francisco and around the west coast)
  • Ron Gonen, Deputy Commissioner, Recycling & Sustainability, DSNY
  • Philip R. Rozenski, Director of Marketing and Sustainability, Hilex Poly


-Maite Quinn, Steering Committee Member, MSWAB; and Business Development and Marketing Manager, SIMS

5:30pm: Registration & refreshments
6pm: Screening
7pm: Panel discussion
7:30-8pm: Networking

Wine, soda and light bites will be served.

Location: 114 West 47th St. (btn 6 & 7 Ave), ground floor auditorium; Manhattan

More Information and Tickets:  events.nydailynews.com


Thursday May 16, 2013 - 7pm
Holy Apostle's Soup Kitchen: From Farm to Table
NYC's largest emergency feeding program, Holy Apostle's Soup Kitchen, will be hosting a delectable fundraiser catered by the metropolitan area's best chefs.

From Farm to Tray is a celebration of food at the soup kitchen, challenging both home grown New York City chefs and high profile culinary names from across the city to produce a '100 Mile Menu,' where ingredients for each meal need to be purchased within the 100 mile radius.

The idea for the fundraiser is firmly rooted in the approach to food that shapes the soup kitchen's menu each week: the use of fresh locally grown produce, a commitment to nutritional balance and the importance of providing a variety of taste and texture.

Featured executive chefs: Colt Taylor, One If By Land, Two If By Sea; Kevin Lasko, Park Avenue Spring (Summer, Autumn, Winter)Kurt Kretschmar, Cocktail Caterers; Preston Madson and Ginger Pierce Freeman, Peels & Isa; Yvan Lemoine, Season 8 Food Network Star Finalist

Location: 296 9th Ave. (btn 28th & 26th); Manhattan

More Information and Tickets: FarmToTray.org


May 28, 2013 - 6:30pm
Eat the City: Farming the Five Boroughs
On rooftops, in vacant lots and warehouses, New Yorkers are planting and harvesting a bounty of city-grown crops. Eat the City author Robin Shulman will lead a roundtable of urban agriculture advocates. Particiapants include sustainability expert Derek Denckla of The Greenest and Ian Marvey, Director of Red Hook's Added Value. Local farm-to-table food and drink vendors will offer a delicious and diverse tasting menu.

Location: Tenement Museum; 103 Orchard St. (btn Delancy & Broome); Manhattan

Information:  www.tenement.org

Tickets: Click here

Jasmine Hibbitt is an Assistant Food Editor at First For Women magazine and volunteers with Slow Food NYC.

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