Other Community Events Round-up - June 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.



June 10, 2013 - 5:30pm-7:30pm
Financing for Food Workshop Facilitated by Elizabeth Ü
Need dough to knead dough? Food entrepreneurs face persistent challenges accessing appropriate and adequate capital.

Elizabeth Ü will outline capital options available for sustainable food businesses — including pros, cons, criteria, and sources. Farmers, makers, investors and technologists welcome!

Elizabeth Ü is author of the soon-to-be-released: Raising Dough: The Complete Guide to Financing a Socially Responsible Food Business. Ms. Ü was frustrated that no good resource existed for food entrepreneurs, so she decided to write one. Be among the first to Order the book.

Participants will be given the opportunity to ask questions in an interactive session at the end of the presentation.

Location: The Moderns - 900 Broadway, Suite 202, New York

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June 11th, 2013 - 7:30pm-9:30pm
NYC Premiere of Beer Hunter: The Movie
Join Jimmy Carbone, host of Beer Sessions Radio and The Good Beer Seal, Seth Wright, of Beer Nation, and Director/Producer John Richards for the NYC Premiere of Beer Hunter, a documentary film about the beloved and influential beer and whiskey journalist Michael Jackson. Jackson's books on beer and whiskey have sold millions of copies, and his 1993 Discovery Channel television series, The Beer Hunter, inspired countless brewers and beer enthusiasts and literally helped shape the course of the craft brewing revolution sweeping the world.

All About Beer Magazine will help moderate a Q&A panel after the screening with John Holl (editor, All About Beer), Director/Producer John Richards, Tom Acitelli (Author, The Audacity of Hops), Steve Hindy of Brooklyn Brewery, and others, TBA.

Doors open at 7 p.m. with complimentary beer and snacks before and after the screening.

Tickets: $10 in advance
$12 at the door



June 12th, 2013 - 6pm-8pm
Youth Food Justice and Community Health Celebration
There is no doubt that NYC's kids can bring a creative and youthful energy to the food justice and public health movement — and now they have a chance to show it. The New York City Food Policy Center, The Children's Aid Society, and Motivating Action through Community Health Outreach will come together to display community health projects created by local middle-school and high-school students that are sure to motivate and inspire.

Location: CUNY School for Public Health at Hunter College - 2180 3rd Ave. and 119th St; Manhattan

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June 25th, 2013 - 6:30pm-10:00pm
Get Real Presents: Farm House Fest
Join this amazing night at a local Long Island City pub for unlimited tastings of craft beers, wines, farmhouse cheese, meats and bread. Over 25 breweries and plenty of featured wines and spirits will be there for the tasting. And with a smorgasbord of regional farm produced munchies, you'll feel like you're on a country-side getaway.  

Location: Alewife - 514 51st Ave (btn 5th & Vernon Ave); Queens

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June 22nd-29th
Edible NY's Eat Drink Local Week
Want to show your love for local? Now is the chance! Edible New York is having their fourth annual Eat Drink Local Week. This celebration is an eight-day dining, shopping, and cooking extravaganza where you can get discounts at partnering restaurants, wineries, breweries, bakeries, cheese shops and more.

For more information on participating restaurants and retailers:

And if you are looking for some group fun, check out these two summer-worthy events:

June 26th, 2013 -  6pm-9pm
Pass the Paella
Enjoy a night filled with Spanish flare and Brooklyn's favorite beer for an all-you-can-eat paella feast. Served family-style with seasonal vegetable sides prepared by two New York chefs, Nick Suarez of the Backyard Cooking Company and Theo Peck of Peck's. Bring your friends and your appetite!

Location: Brooklyn Brewery - 79 North 11th St. (btn Berry & Wythe); Williamsburg, Brooklyn

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June 26th, 2013 - 6pm-9pm
Eat, Drink, BBQ
Edible and 'witchcraft are teaming up for a summer pig roast filled with wine, beer, music and plenty of pork. New York's Niman Ranch will provide farm-raised pigs for the roast and there will also be tasty fixin's courtesy of 'witchcraft. Summer is officially here!

Location: Southwest Porch at Bryant Park - 41 west 40th St (btn 5th & 6th Ave); Manhattan

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Jasmine Hibbitt is a freelance writer and volunteers with Slow Food NYC.


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