Calendar of Events

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
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
323 Avenue of the Americas (@ West 3rd), , New York, NY, United States
Cost: 15.00

November 13, 2014

A Journey Through Tea with Slow Food North Shore


Join Slow Food North Shore and Sip Tea Lounge for a journey through Tea.

Enjoy a night of tea and conversation as we travel through four countries in four courses.  Each course will represent a particular region and the tea will be paired with a sweet or savory treat from the Sip Tea Lounge kitchen.  Reservations are limited and spaces fill quickly so please register in advance for this special event.  We look forward to sharing tea with you.
Please indicate if you are Gluten-Free upon registration.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Sip Tea Lounge
286C New York Avenue
Huntington NY 11743

Sip Tea Tasting Menu

Please purchase your tickets through Eventbrite:


Start: November 13, 2014 7:00 PM
End: November 13, 2014 10:00 PM
Venue: Sip Tea Lounge
286 New York Ave, Huntington, NY, United States
Cost: $25

November 2, 2014

2nd Annual NYC Sustainable Farm to Restaurant Producer Summit

Sunday, November 2, 2014 (10:00am to 5:00pm)

On November 2, 2014, local farmers, chefs, and distributors will convene at Hawthorne Valley Farm for the 2nd Annual Sustainable Farm to Restaurant Producer Summit to discuss challenges and celebrate successes of the current local food system.The day will focus on ways stakeholders can come together to strengthen and expand the supply chain of organic and sustainably-grown food to New York City restaurants.Through workshops, panel discussions, and structured networking attendees will have the opportunity to directly connect in an action oriented environment to address challenges in distribution, scalability, and communication. While last year’s Summit was focused mainly on understanding the local landscape (alternative distribution, Certified Organic vs. natural labeling, marketing ideas for independent restaurants), this year’s event is taking a closer look at the challenges of scalability for both restaurants and growers.Topics will include:

  • Using Technology to Manage Food Waste
  • Scalability in the Local Food Network
  • Developing Direct Distribution Channels
  • The Slow Food Producer Matrix: Leveraging the Slow Food Network

Transportation to and from the event from NYC, morning snacks, lunch, and afternoon refreshment are included in admission.

Location: Hawthorne Valley Farm (327 County Route 21C, Ghent, New York 12075)

Venue Information:


Start: November 2, 2014 10:00 AM
End: November 2, 2014 5:00 PM
Venue: Hawthorne Valley Farm
Phone: 518-672-4465
327 County Route 21C, Ghent, NY, 12075, United States
Cost: 30

September 28, 2014

Chefs Collaborative’s 6th Annual Sustainable Food Summit

Chefs Collaborative’s Sustainable Food Summit brings hundreds of chefs and food professionals together from across the country to share ideas and get inspired. It is a powerful opportunity to connect in-person with community members that share a commitment to help fix America’s broken food system. Continue reading

Start: September 28, 2014
End: September 30, 2014
Venue: Boulder Theater
Phone: (303) 786-7030
2032 14th St, Boulder, CO, 80302, United States
Cost: $325 for members // $475 for non-members

August 17, 2014

Members Only Poolside Potluck Dinner


A Members Only* – Poolside Potluck & BBQ 
Private Home, Old Westbury, NY

Please bring a homemade dish to share – preferably including one or more local ingredients.

If your membership lapsed, or you want to join for your first time, click here.
(*Membership must be current – members are welcome to bring a guest)

Stay tuned for more information.


Start: August 17, 2014 5:00 PM
End: August 17, 2014 8:00 PM
Venue: Private Home
TBA, United States
Cost: $10

August 7, 2014

Tea Tasting at Sip Tea Lounge

Join Slow Food North Shore for a tea tasting at Sip Tea Lounge in Huntington! Owner and Tea Expert Nicole Basson will navigate us through an exploration of various teas from around the world, each tea paired with an artisanal sweet or savory treat.

Start: August 7, 2014 8:00 AM
End: August 7, 2014 10:00 PM
Venue: Sip Tea Lounge
286 New York Ave, Huntington, NY, United States

July 27, 2014

Cancelled!! Slow Food North Shore Celebrates The Purple Elephant Restaurant

Unfortunately, this event had to be cancelled for medical reasons.
We will be planning a new date in the near future.

Join Slow Food North Shore as we celebrate our newest Snail of Approval restaurant, The Purple Elephant.

 The Purple Elephant is a full service restaurant offering tons of vegan and vegetarian options as well wild game, local and sustainable seafood, grass fed meats and D’artagnan poultry. They also have craft beer, biodynamic, sustainable and organic wines, eppa organic sangria, sake cocktails and mimosas.

Snail of Approval Celebration Fare:


Passed Hors d’oeuvres

Vegan Rainforest Burger Sliders

 Roasted Chipotle Chicken Flautas

 Crispy Falafel “Lollipops”

 Local Black Sea Bass Ceviche

 “The Farm’s” Summer Tomato Bruchetta

 Vegan Tropical Ceviche

 Grass Fed Beef Sirloin Satays

 Patacones with Pico de Gallo

Berkshire BBQ Pork “Pibil” Station

Corn tortillas, Orange Habanero Salsita

“The Farm’s” Garden Salad Station

KK’s Best Selection of Biodynamic Greens, Summer Vegetables,
The Kitchen’s Selections of Vinaigrettes and Dressings


Vegan Cannoli & Cupcakes

Live Music provided by David Berg

Click here for tickets.

Start: July 27, 2014 6:00 PM
End: July 27, 2014 10:00 PM
Venue: The Purple Elephant
81 W Fort Salonga Rd, Northport, NY, United States

June 11, 2014

June 11th, Dan Barber with Ira Glass: Beyond Farm-to-Table – A New Food Revolution

If you’ve ever eaten at Blue Hill or Blue Hill at Stone Barns, you’ll know that Dan Barber is one of the most innovative chefs on the planet.He’s also one of the most influential—which is why the publication of his new book, The Third Plate, is making waves that extend way beyond the “foodie” community. Join him and “This American Life” host Ira Glass as he proposes a new pattern of eating rooted in cooking with and celebrating the whole farm—a cuisine as sustainable as it is delicious. Dan Barber will be selling and signing copies of his new book, The Third Plate, following the event.

Click here to purchase tickets

Start: June 11, 2014 8:00 PM
End: June 11, 2014 10:00 PM
Venue: Kaufmann Concert Hall
Lexington Avenue at 92nd S, New York City, NY, United States

June 5, 2014

June 5th, Slow Food NYC’s 3rd Annual Fundraiser: The (S)low Down

The Best Party of the Season

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Special Hosts: Mary Cleaver (Cleaver Co & The Green Table), Bill Telepan (Telepan Restaurant & Wellness in the Schools), Claude Arpels and Winsome Brown, Karen Auster, Jimmy Carbone, Jennifer Grossman, David Hsia, Richard McCarthy, and Adam & Pamela Riess

Party proceeds will support Slow Food NYC’s Urban Harvest Program.
Educational Initiatives that teach NYC children about the effects of good food on their health and well-being, the health of their communities, and the health of the planet. The program reaches over 1,500 school children each year in 16 schools and at our summer farm program in East New York.

Enjoy cocktails, good eats, live music, and mingle
with some of the finest folks in town

Party Admission (includes after-party): $130
After-Party Only Admission: $25

Start: June 5, 2014 6:00 PM
End: June 5, 2014 9:00 PM
Venue: Astor Center
399 Lafayette St (btn. 4th & Astor Pl.), New York City, NY, United States
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