Calendar of Events

December 17, 2014

Food on Film: Cowspiracy

Food on Film: Cowspiracy

“COWSPIRACY: The Sustainability Secret” is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following an intrepid filmmaker as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. As eye-opening as “Blackfish” and as inspiring as “An Inconvenient Truth,” this shocking yet humorous documentary reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet.

Join Slow Food North Shore, Healthy Planet and the Sustainability Institute at Molloy College and learn more about our food industry.  Stay after the film for Question and Answer as well as delicious, healthy snacks.

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Start: December 17, 2014 7:30 PM
End: December 17, 2014 9:30 PM
Venue: Cinema Arts Centre
Phone: (631) 423-7611
Address:
423 Park Avenue, Huntington, NY, 11743, United States
Cost: $12.00

December 9, 2014

Slow Food East End – Screening of “Fed Up”

Slow Food East End – Screening of “Fed Up”

Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. FED UP is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (Oscar award winning producer of AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH) and director Stephanie Soechtig, FED UP will change the way you eat forever.

Discussion following the film moderated by Stefanie Sacks, MS, CNS, CDN
Culinary Nutritionist, Author and Host of WPPB 88.3 FM’s “Stirring the Pot”

RSVP as there’s limited space.

Start: December 9, 2014 9:00 PM
End: December 9, 2014 11:00 PM
Venue: Ross School, Senior Lecture Hall
Phone: 631 749-3489
Address:
Goodfriend Drive, East Hampton, NY, United States
Cost: $10.00

Celebrate Mother Earth

Slow Food International Terra Madre Day

International Terra Madre Day is December 10th, but Slow Food North Shore will be celebrating it on December 9th at our local cinema.  During our celebration we will share with you a short video about Terra Madre in Italy and the community that makes it so special, while enjoying some local foods prepared by Slow Food members.

Terra Madre Day is an opportunity to celebrate “Mother Earth” and highlight local foods that are at risk of disappearing.  One of Slow Food’s many programs is their Ark of Taste which identifies those foods along with the cultures and techniques related to their production and use, in an attempt to catalogue and preserve them.  We invite you to nominate an endangered product in your area into the Ark of Taste.

Start: December 9, 2014 7:30 PM
End: December 9, 2014 9:30 PM
Venue: Cinema Arts Centre
Phone: (631) 423-7611
Address:
423 Park Avenue, Huntington, NY, 11743, United States

November 22, 2014

Healthy Planet’s 21st Annual Healthy, Green & Turkey-Free Thanksgiving Dinner & Lecture Celebration!

Healthy Planet’s 21st Annual Healthy, Green & Turkey-Free Thanksgiving Dinner & Lecture Celebration!

One of Long Island’s Largest Thanksgiving Dinners!
(and yes, it’s Turkey-Free!)
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• This 21-year-new tradition includes a delicious feast made up of healthy, eco-friendly, sustainable fare lovingly created and brought by our attendees!

• So bring your family, friends, & YOUR BEST entirely plant-based dish, hear live music, and share an evening of fun, & growth.

• You’ll arrive to a delicious Fall Soup, (generously created by 7 Angelica Farms), live music and friends — old and new! After socializing comes the legendary Turkey-Free feast, made up of the delicious and creative, entirely-plant-based dishes brought by… YOU! Following dinner will be a talk designed to educate and enlighten…

• A Veritable Feast with friends & food galore! • Kids under 12 are free!

• This is the 21st year of this very meaningful new tradition, so we look forward to celebrating with many of our new and old friends!
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This event is being sponsored by the Sustainability Institute at Molloy College, and will be held in their Farmingdale meeting hall.

Start: November 22, 2014 5:00 PM
End: November 22, 2014 9:00 PM
Venue: Molloy College Suffolk Center
Address:
7180 Republic Airport, Farmingdale, NY, 11735, United States
Cost: $10 for HealthyPlanet members $15 for gen'l public

Prepping and Cooking for the 20th Annual “Thanksgiving Feast for the Homeless”

Prepping and Cooking for the 20th Annual “Thanksgiving Feast for the Homeless”



Once again, we are preparing for our huge community event, to bring a Thanksgiving Feast to the Homeless! Each year, we partner with the River Fund NY, a 501-c3 organization, and create a Thanksgiving Feast in Rufus King Park in Jamaica, Queens, for those in need. No one can do it alone, so we depend on the magic that happens when community comes together! If you would like to participate in this years event, please sign up for a time slot.

Also, we need help in gathering coats, boots, hats and other winter items, including blankets, sleeping bags and pillows. This year, we are also collecting books, so it’s a good time to go through those bookshelves!

Start: November 22, 2014 9:00 AM
End: November 24, 2014 5:00 PM
Venue: iEat Green Homestead
Phone: 516-238-3616
Address:
Old Westbury, NY, 11568, United States
Cost: $25.00 suggested donation

November 20, 2014

Grassroots Environmental Education Fall Fundraising Dinner

Grassroots Environmental Education Fall Fundraising Dinner

 

Grassroots promises delicious starters with a glass of organic wine, followed by a classic farm-to-table dinner, a short talk by our esteemed honoree Dr. John Wargoand unusual and fun auction items, all delivered in a beautiful setting at their Westchester home, Wainwright House!

There will be visual displays of some of their programs so that you can see GRASSROOTS in action!

And for you foodies, we are the lucky recipients of four very large blue hubbard squashes from Orient Organic Farm, which will be turned into something delicious for your dinner.

Please join us in honoring Dr. John Wargo, Yale Professor and Author of “Green Intelligence:  Creating Environments that Protect Human Health,” Thursday, November 20th at the Wainwright House.

Please RSVP here: 

Start: November 20, 2014 7:00 PM
End: November 20, 2014 9:30 PM
Venue: Wainright House
Phone: 914-422-3141
Address:
260 Stuyvesant Avenue, Rye, NY, United States
Cost: 100.00

Rain Garden Workshop – November 20

Rain Garden Workshop

at the Waterfront Center in Oyster Bay

Raingardening is catching on as something that everyone on Long Island can do to help with coastal resiliency and mitigating pollution to our waters post-Sandy. Join national raingarden expert Rusty Schmidt as he demonstrates how easy and fun it is to turn any ordinary garden into a raingarden that can also help the local environment.

Mr. Schmidt, a wildlife biologist and landscape ecologist who has built over 1,000 raingardens, trained numerous raingarden trainers, and co-authored the “Blue Thumb Guide to Raingardens,” will share design and installation recommendations for deep-rooted native plants and grasses which help slow runoff velocity.

Workshops are geared toward conservation professionals, homeowners, landscape professionals, gardeners, and anyone interested in growing beautiful plants and improving our streams and water-bodies. Presentation topics include sizing, modeling, and complete details for a simple raingarden.

Cost for the workshop is $10 for homeowners and residents, and $25 for landscape professionals. Payments will be accepted by check or money order. Light refreshments are included in the price. Space is limited, registration required one week prior to each session. To register email K.C. at nassauswcd2@optonline.net or call (516) 364-5860. Checks or money orders should be made out to NCSWCD or Nassau County Soil & Water Conservation District.

Start: November 20, 2014 2:00 PM
End: November 20, 2014 4:00 PM
Venue: Waterfront Center
Phone: 516-364-5860
Address:
West End Ave, Oyster Bay, NY, United States
Cost: $10 for homeowners and residents, and $25 for landscape professionals

November 19, 2014

Rain Garden Workshop – November 19th

Rain Garden Workshop

at the Waterfront Center in Oyster Bay

Raingardening is catching on as something that everyone on Long Island can do to help with coastal resiliency and mitigating pollution to our waters post-Sandy. Join national raingarden expert Rusty Schmidt as he demonstrates how easy and fun it is to turn any ordinary garden into a raingarden that can also help the local environment.

Mr. Schmidt, a wildlife biologist and landscape ecologist who has built over 1,000 raingardens, trained numerous raingarden trainers, and co-authored the “Blue Thumb Guide to Raingardens,” will share design and installation recommendations for deep-rooted native plants and grasses which help slow runoff velocity.

Workshops are geared toward conservation professionals, homeowners, landscape professionals, gardeners, and anyone interested in growing beautiful plants and improving our streams and water-bodies. Presentation topics include sizing, modeling, and complete details for a simple raingarden.

Cost for the workshop is $10 for homeowners and residents, and $25 for landscape professionals. Payments will be accepted by check or money order. Light refreshments are included in the price. Space is limited, registration required one week prior to each session. To register email K.C. at nassauswcd2@optonline.net or call (516) 364-5860. Checks or money orders should be made out to NCSWCD or Nassau County Soil & Water Conservation District.

Start: November 19, 2014 9:30 AM
End: November 19, 2014 11:30 AM
Venue: Waterfront Center
Address:
West End Avenue, Oyster Bay, NY, 11771, United States
Cost: $10 for homeowners and residents, and $25 for landscape professionals

November 18, 2014

Slow Food NYC’s 3rd Annual Spirits of NY Event

This event features Spirits exclusively made in New York.

Slow Food NYC and New York Distilling Company are pleased to collaborate on the third annual Spirits of New York Event featuring spirits made in New York, with most ingredients grown and produced in New York or, otherwise, fair/direct traded.

Selected regional producers’ beverages — vodka, gin, shine, white brandy, rye, Bourbon, and jack — will be served up neat and in tantalizing, season and place-inspired cocktails for truly local libation. This is your opportunity to taste some of the best booze in the state and also meet their makers.

Local, artisanal spirits producers are at the forefront of an exciting revolution: re-invigorating small scale, regional spirits production and helping build vibrant, local farm, and food economies by supporting local farmers and creating local jobs… and doing so deliciously.

Start: November 18, 2014 7:00 PM
End: November 18, 2014 9:00 PM
Venue: New York Distilling Company
Address:
79 Richardson Street, Brooklyn, NY, United States
Cost: $40 general/$30 member

November 14, 2014

Screening of “Grazers: A Cooperative Story”

Friday, November 14th and 16th; Screening of “Grazers: A Cooperative Story

New York State loses a farm every three days, and with it a way of life, generations of farming knowledge, small town infrastructure and a whole landscape. For two years Lisa F. Jackson and Sarah Teale filmed with a group of fiercely independent farmers in upstate New York as they attempt to form a cooperative to sell their grass fed beef. Grazers: A Cooperative Story is an intimate chronicle of the group’s struggle and illuminates timely issues regarding our food system: What is the true value of small farms? Can they realistically compete against an industrialized food system? Can the members survive their first year? At stake are their farms, the small communities around them, the health of the land and a way of life.

10:45 AM, Fri Nov 14 | IFC Center
4:45 PM, Sun Nov 16 | IFC Center

Filmmakers are expected to be in person for both screenings.

Start: November 14, 2014 10:45 AM
End: November 16, 2014 4:45 PM
Venue: IFC Center
Address:
323 Avenue of the Americas (@ West 3rd), , New York, NY, United States
Cost: 15.00
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