Calendar of Events

April 22, 2015

Celebrate Earth Day with a Screening of “Planetary”

Spirituality Through Film/International Earth Day
In celebration of Earth Day, the CAC joins theaters around the globe in screening “Planetary”, the provocative and breathtaking film that brings into focus our connection to all living things on planet Earth.

The Spirituality Through Film series is hosted by educator Fred Craden.

Tickets available online or at the door.


Start: April 22, 2015 7:30 PM
End: April 22, 2015 9:00 PM
Venue: Cinema Arts Centre
Phone: 631.423.7611
423 Park Ave, Huntington, NY, 11743, United States
Cost: $12 public, $7 members

Plating the Planet

Come to dinner for a memorable meeting of minds: scientists and poets, chefs and diners,
in support of the biodiversity work of The Crop Trust and Slow Food USA.

Meet three global leaders:
Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations
Marie Haga, Executive Director of the Global Crop Trust
Carlo Petrini, Founder and President, Slow Food

From a global menu prepared by a star-studded team of chefs: Evan Mallett of Black Trumptet Bistro in New Hampshire, Hugo Orozco of La Slowteria in Brooklyn, Paul Wetzel of Gramercy Tavern in Manhattan, and Monia Solighetto and Alessandro Trezza of L’Albero dei Gelati in Brooklyn.

Artisinal cocktails prepared by Allen Katz of the New York Distilling Company, Brooklyn.

Two very different organizations that both defend biodiversity in an increasingly fragile biosphere.

Purchase tickets here!

Start: April 22, 2015 6:00 PM
End: April 22, 2015 9:00 PM
Venue: The United Nations, West Terrace
Phone: 718-260-8000
E 46th St and First Avenue, New York, NY, United States
Cost: $300

A Conversation with Carlo Petrini at La Birreria

EE-CarloPetrini.zoom.bCelebrate Earth Day with Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini at sunny Birreria, Eataly’s rooftop restaurant. As guests sip complimentary Lavazza coffee, Carlo will discuss his newest book, “Loving the Earth: Dialogues on the Future of Our Planet.” After the conference, Carlo will sign copies of his book, which will be available for purchase. Register for the event here!

Start: April 22, 2015 8:45 AM
End: April 22, 2015 10:15 AM
Venue: Eataly
200 5th Ave, New York, NY, 10010, United States
Cost: FREE

April 18, 2015

The Seed: Marketplace Celebrating Earth Month


Celebrate Earth Month with The Seed. For their April Market they have curated a very special Earth Month program for you, see program below! Register here!

  • TASTE a vast market of yummy food & drinks.
  • DISCOVER new & amazing products and service from local businesses.
  • GET INSPIRED by incredible speakers & chefs sharing their expertise.
  • EXPERIENCE the ultimate plant-based, cruelty-free and eco-friendly lifestyle.
  • Furthermore, this month’s charity partner is GrowNYC.
Start: April 18, 2015 11:00 AM
End: April 18, 2015 6:00 PM
Venue: The Altman Building
135 W 18th St, New York, NY, United States
Cost: FREE (optional donation)

April 17, 2015

Agroecology: Putting Food Sovereignty into Action

On April 17th, the International Day of Peasant Struggles. Learn about “agroecology” and what it means for community gardeners and communities fighting for food and environmental justice. Organized by WhyHunger, the NYC Community Garden Coalition, and The Point, hear from special guests:

Blain Snipstal, Maryland, La Via Campesina International

Shalmali Guttal, Thailand, Focus on the Global South

Graça Samo, Mozambique, World March of Women

Refreshments will be served.

Sponsors to date: Food Chain Workers Alliance, More Gardens!, BUGS (Black Urban Growers)

Click here to register!

Start: April 17, 2015 5:30 PM
End: April 17, 2015 7:00 PM
Venue: The Point
940 Garrison Ave, Bronx, NY, United States
Cost: FREE

The 9th Annual Sustainability Conference

logoSustainable Long Island’s 9th Annual Sustainability Conference will focus on Long Islander’s Commitment to sustainable lifestyles, strategies, and responsibilities. The event will touch on how individuals, organizations and businesses can advance methods of measuring impact and delve into what we can do to make informed choices for the future. They keynote speaker will be Bernadette Castro of Castro Convertibles, a convertible furniture company based in Locust Valley, New York. Register here!

Start: April 17, 2015 8:00 AM
End: April 17, 2015 2:00 PM
Venue: Carlyle on the Green, Bethpage State Park
Phone: 516-873-0230
99 Quaker Meeting House Road, Farmingdale, NY, 11735, United States
Cost: $75

April 16, 2015

re-PLANTING: A Conversation through Art, Photography, & Film

re-PLANTING is a Glenwood Arts open community event featuring art, photography, film, music, dialogue and more being held on 
Wednesday, April 22nd 6:30 P.M. at Glenwood Church, 71 Grove St., Glenwood Landing. (doors open 6:00 pm)

re-PLANTING is inspired by the dismantling of the iconic Glenwood Landing Power plant, an historic and architecturally unique landmark that for nearly a century provided jobs and electrical power to the area. re-PLANTING will document and memorialize the role of the plant in the community and start a dialogue about what happens in its absence.

The modern environmental movement was born with the first EARTH DAY on April 22, 1970. Today, 45 years later, the official EARTH DAY website still challenges communities to, “Discover energy you didn’t even know you had. Feel it rumble through the grassroots under your feet and the technology at your fingertips. Channel it into building a clean, healthy, diverse world for generations to come.”

In this spirit they hope the evening at Glenwood Arts will germinate new ideas and fertilize existing ones about how to nurture creative and environmentally sound growth in Hempstead Harbor and the surrounding communities

If you would like to submit drawings, photographs, collages, paintings or sculpture, or perform music, show a video, tell a story about the power plant or Glenwood Landing, recite a poem or do an art performance, please contact: Greg Sturge, Glenwood Arts:  or Joan Harrison, LIU Post: Submissions art, photography or other archival material are due by Saturday 4/18. Film footage by April 10th. 

Glenwood Arts is an Opaloo community-supported open learning lab, fostering interaction and inter-connectivity among groups, local artists, and ideas since 2009. Learn more at

Food sponsors and volunteers are also needed.  Please contact Greg Sturge.

Start: April 16, 2015 8:00 AM
End: April 16, 2015 5:00 PM
Venue: Glenwood Church
71 Grove St, Glenwood Landing, NY, 11547, United States
Cost: FREE

March 29, 2015

LET’S EAT! Food on Film – The 2nd Annual Long Island Food and Film Feast

 Slow Food North Shore and the Cinema Arts Centre come together to bring you the Second Annual Long Island Food and Film Feast.

An enchanted evening, highlighting our local food, the people who produce it, and the difference it can make. Each film will be paired with the food featured in the film, prepared by iEat Green and Slow Food North Shore, along with a guest speaker, so that we can provide you with a glorious, local, seasonal and informative feast!


GotBeer: Brooklyn Brewery Tour (5:04)
Speaker: Joe Mollura (unconfirmed) from Brooklyn Brewery 
Served with: Beer, lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery 

Ferment (7:07)
Speaker: Michael Schwartz of Bad Ass Organics and Barry Schwartz from Barry’s Tempeh
Served with: Raw Slaw and Kombucha on tap donated by Bad Ass Organics, and BBQ Tempeh prepared by Barry himself!

Community Supported Fisheries: The Basics (4:24)
Speakers: Angela Andre of Dock to Dish and Brett Tolley from NAMA (Northeast Atlantic Marine Alliance)   
Served with: Seafood Chowder with locally caught fish, vegetarian option as well

Amber Waves Farm (3:58) 
Speakers: Amanda Merrow and Katie Baldwin of Amber Waves Farm
Served with: iEat Green’s Onion Rye Bread from Amber Wave grains

Dumpster Diver (5:06)
Speaker: Jon Stephanian of Food Not Bombs
Served with: Surprise Entrée made from dumpster diving!

Do We Need Industrial Agriculture to Feed the World? (6:30)
Speaker: Caroline Holmes from Restoration Farm
Served with: Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

There is Only Coffee (4:32)
Speaker: Mark Buccardo from Southdown Coffee Roasters
Served with: Ethiopian Coffee, donated by Southdown Coffee

Social Enterprise- Giving Back to the Community
Food + Data = Opportunity (5:00), about DC Central Kitchen
Grow to Give Gardens (3:21)
Speakers: Larry and Heather Foglia from Long Island Community Agriculture Network 
Served with: Carrot Cake (Gluten Free and Vegan option)

Cost: $50 SFNS and CAC Members | $60 Public
Click HERE for tickets

Start: March 29, 2015 6:30 PM
End: March 29, 2015 9:35 PM
Venue: Cinema Arts Centre
Phone: (631) 423-7611
423 Park Avenue, Huntington, NY, 11743, United States
Cost: $50 SFNS/CAC Members | $60 Public

March 21, 2015

Craft Beer Festival

Long Island Spring Craft Beer Festivalpints-of-beer

Nassau Coliseum – Uniondale, NY
Saturday, March 21st

Session I: 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm
(first pour at 12:30 pm)
Session II: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm
(first pour at 5:30 pm)

More than 50 craft brewers from around the country will be in attendance, pouring samples of over 100 of their finest brews—the 2015 brewery lineup will surpass all years past. It will include new and award-winning breweries from Long Island as well as stellar craft breweries from across the country. The 60,000 sq. ft. exhibit hall will once again include a beer garden with a great menu of craft beer infused faire, giveaways from beer garden sponsor, and a relaxing place for friends to meet and relax.

Online: $45 +tax/fee
Event Day (if available): $55 +tax/fee
Designated Driver: $12 +tax/fee

The pay-one-price admission includes a 5 oz. souvenir tasting glass and the freedom to enjoy 2 oz. samples from any exhibiting brewery. There will be plenty of water and food available for purchase, special demonstrations and entertaining programs. If you really love great beer, this is the festival for you. We will keep updating the list of expected beers on our site, so check back often.

Designated Driver tickets are available for $12+tax/fee. A DD ticket holder will get a bottle of water. Designated drivers do NOT receive a tasting glass and are NOT permitted to sample any beer. Any designated driver seen drinking will be removed from the festival immediately. Designated drivers must be 21+ and present valid photo ID for entry.

This is a 21+ event. All attendees must show valid photo I.D at the door. You must be 21 or older to attend this event—this includes designated drivers. No Exceptions!


Start: March 21, 2015 12:30 PM
End: March 21, 2015 9:00 PM
Venue: Nassau Veterans memorial Coliseum
1255 Hempstead Turnpike , Uniondale, NY, 11553, United States
Cost: $45 online/ $55 day of event (if available) / Designated Driver: $12 all tix+tax/fee

Free seed starting workshop in Stony Brook

 Join Heather Forest and Larry Foglia of Fox Hollow Farm and CSA
on March 14th and/or March 21st
to unravel the ‘mysteriously not-so-mysterious’ methods of seed starting
and basic organic vegetable garden planning.
Please sign up by March 6th for either class.

Start: March 21, 2015 9:00 AM
End: March 21, 2015 3:00 PM
Venue: Wang Center at Stony Brook University
Phone: 631-790-2483
100 Nichols Rd., Suite 302, Stony Brook, NY, 11794, United States
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