April 18, 2015
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.
April 17, 2015
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)
Sustainable 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!
April 16, 2015
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: email@example.com or Joan Harrison, LIU Post: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 www.opaloo.org
Food sponsors and volunteers are also needed. Please contact Greg Sturge.
March 29, 2015
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
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
March 21, 2015
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!
March 15, 2015
This annual event will attract over 700 organizers, community leaders, CSA members, local food advocates, urban and rural farmers, food professionals, entrepreneurs, and members of the press to participate in a full day of trainings, panels, policy discussions, and good food.
This year’s Just Food Conference will be held in partnership with the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy. The weekend will kick-off with a Pre-Conference Networking Reception the evening of Friday, March 13th, hosted by the Durst Organization.
Conference programming will cover over 40 different topics including farm and food policy issues, approaches to urban agriculture, culinary and food preservation techniques, and community-driven efforts to advance food justice throughout New York City. We are pleased to announce that Eric Holt-Giménez, Executive Director of Food First, will be delivering this year’s keynote speech.
Check out additional speakers, workshops, and agenda here.
March 14, 2015
March 7, 2015
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.
TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” will take place on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Times Center in New York City. It runs from 10:30 AM to 6:30 PM. To apply to attend, please fill out the online form. Please note: due to the overwhelming response to the event, applying does not guarantee admittance. We will respond to each application to let you know if we are able to accommodate you at the event. If we cannot accommodate you, we encourage you to host or attend a viewing party. TEDxManhattan viewing parties are a great way to bring people together to mingle, eat and learn.