April 21, 2013
Please join Slow Food Huntington for a dinner to meet and welcome our new board of directors. This will be our first dinner event of the year and it is open to all members and friends. West East Bistro has Slow Food Huntington’s “Snail of Approval,” due to their commitment to sourcing local, seasonal, and sustainable ingredients whenever possible.
To purchase tickets, go to our eventbrite page; http://eastmeetseast-eorg.eventbrite.com/#
September 12, 2012
April 3, 2012
Americans’ right to access fresh, healthy foods of their choice is under attack. Farmageddon tells the story of small, family farms that were providing safe, healthy foods to their communities and were forced to stop, sometimes through violent ac-tion, by agents of misguided government bureaucracies, and seeks to figure out why.
Filmmaker Kristin Canty’s quest to find healthy food for her four children turned into an educational journey to discover why access to these foods was being threatened. What she found were policies that favor agribusiness and factory farms over small family-operated farms selling fresh foods to their communities. Instead of focusing on the source of food safety problems — most often the industrial food chain — policymakers and regulators implement and enforce solutions that target and often drive out of business small farms that have proven themselves more than capable of producing safe, healthy food, but buckle under the crushing weight of government regulations and excessive enforcement actions.
Farmageddon highlights the urgency of food freedom, encouraging farmers and consumers alike to take action to preserve individuals’ rights to access food of their choice and farmers’ rights to produce these foods safely and free from unreasona-bly burdensome regulations. The film serves to put policymakers and regulators on notice that there is a growing movement of people aware that their freedom to choose the foods they want is in danger, a movement that is taking action with its dollars and its voting power to protect and preserve the dwindling number of family farms that are struggling to survive.
$9 Members / $13 Public
Tickets can be purchased online, www.CinemaArtsCentre.org at the box office during theatre hours or by calling Brown Paper Tickets toll free at 1-800-838-3006
December 14, 2011
Let’s Eat! Films on Food
December 14, 7:30 at the Cinema Arts Centre
Guest Speaker Jon Stepanian of Long Island Food Not Bombs
December 12, 2011
Please join us as we take our chapter to a new level, in the setting up of by-laws and the election of Board Members. We will be forming a steering committee to work on the by-laws and looking for nominations of SFH members who would like to be on the Board. Be a part of the Change! Please consider coming down and getting more involved in our local Slow Food Chapter!
November 12, 2011
Author and Social Psychologist Dr. Melanie Joy
Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows:
An Introduction to Carnism
Saturday, November 12th, 2011, 10:00 a.m.
The Green Sanctuary Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock invites friends and neighbors throughout Long Island to this free presentation, with a light lunch to follow.
“The national UU Ethical Eating Core Team has commended Dr. Joy’s presentation as an excellent way to engage the topic of Ethical Eating. In her captivating slide show, Dr. Joy explains carnism, the invisible belief system that shapes our perception of the meat we eat, so that we love some animals and eat others without knowing why. Using powerful imagery, thought-provoking analyses, and a compelling narrative, Dr. Joy elucidates how, although unjust ideologies (racism, sexism, ableism, carnism, etc.) all are unique, the mentality that enables such interlocking systems is strikingly similar. When unnoticed, these ideologies can cause us to act against our core values, our own interests, and the interests of others.
Melanie Joy, Ph.D. Ed.M. is a Harvard-educated psychologist and professor of psychology and sociology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and is the leading researcher on carnism. Dr. Joy has written articles on psychology, animal protection, and social justice. She is a longtime activist for social and environmental justice and animal welfare, explains how carnism, like other unjust ideologies, is sustained by complex, hidden social and psychological mechanisms, and it is most harmful when unrecognized. Audiences appreciate Dr. Joy’s accessible, engaging and levelheaded approach, regardless of their dietary choices.
Age guidance for this presentation: 15 to adult.”
For more information, call Linda at 516.627.6560 ext. 141.
48 Shelter Rock Rd. Manhasset, NY 11030 (T) 516.627.6560 (F) 516.6276596 www.uucsr.org
November 10, 2011
The Sustainable Film Series at Molloy College
Thursday, November 10, Free admission
Part verité road trip, part exposé, part mystery and part showdown. GASLAND follows director Josh Fox on a 24-state investigation of the environmental effects of hydraulic fracturing. What he uncovers is mind-boggling: tap water so contaminated it can be set on fire right out of the tap; chronically ill residents with similar symptoms in drilling areas across the country; and huge pools of toxic waste that kill livestock and vegetation.
Vegan food and popcorn at 6:00.
Film starts at 7:00.
For directions: http://www.molloy.edu/about-molloy/visiting-molloy/suffolk-center.xml
November 8, 2011
Tuesday, November 8th, at 8pm
Please join us for our next Slow Food Huntington meeting. We are going to talk about organizing the next chapter events and about volunteer opportunities. Feel free to come and share your ideas. You don’t have to be a member to attend.
The Sky Room at the Cinema Arts Centre
423 Park Ave, Huntington
November 6, 2011
Sunday, November 6,1-5pm
Starflower Experiences Invites you
Northport Tasting Room & Wine Cellar
“Help us Honor a a few people who have made a difference for us: Lilith Jones & Mary Miller”
Proceeds to support Starflower Experiences, education for the future of our earth.
Complimentary appetizers & desserts; cash bar
Live Music with Kevin Goode & Chocolate courtesy of Azure Chocolate of Greenlawn
Suggested donation $10
70 Main Street, Northport
October 26, 2011
Chipotle Mexican Grill is offering a delicious way to support our local community garden and the programs that the garden offers. It’s as easy as bringing the attached coupon to the Chipotle Mexican Grill in Huntington Station next Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 5 to 8 PM, and 50% of what you spend will be donated to the garden. Chipotle is at Walt Whitman Rd. and Schwab Rd., just south of Walt Whitman shopping center and just off Route 110.
LI-CAN’s Gateway Community Garden is a garden in which community members grow their own organic food while creating a stronger community identity. The Long Island Community Agriculture Network is dedicated to increasing public awareness and knowledge of the art and science of sustainable food and agriculture and of its connection to individual, community and global health, well being and food security.
Chipotle’s mission is to serve foods with integrity. Their commitment to finding the best ingredients raised with respect for the environment and the farmers is their model. Chipotle believes in sourcing local and organic produce when practical and uses dairy from cows raised without the use of synthetic hormones. They want to provide consumers with great nutrition at a great value.