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Cinema Arts Centre
(631) 423-7611
423 Park Avenue, Huntington, NY, 11743, United States

Upcoming Events At This Venue

November 8, 2011

Next Meeting
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

Date: November 8, 2011 8:00 PM

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!

Date: December 12, 2011 8:00 PM

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


Date: December 14, 2011 7:30 PM

March 6, 2012

Follow American tea expert David Lee Hoffman into the fascinating and very tasty world of tea as he journeys to China in search of the world’s finest teas at a screening of ALL IN THIS TEA on Tuesday, March 6 at 7:30pm followed by tea-tasting at Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave, Huntington 631-423-7611

The latest film from distinguished documentarian Les Blank, in collaboration with co-director Gina Leibrecht, follows American tea importer David Lee Hoffman to some of the most remote regions of China in search of the world’s finest teas. Hoffman is obsessed; during his youth he spent four years with Tibetan monks in Nepal, which included a friendship with the Dalai Lama, and was introduced to some of the finest of teas. Unable to find anything but insipid tea bags in the U.S., Hoffman began traveling to China, the homeland of tea. There, he struggles against language barriers and Byzantine business codes to convince the Chinese that the farmers make better tea than the factories and that their craft should be honored and preserved. This craft cannot be learned from a book, but has been handed down through generations of tea makers for thousands of years. He drags the reluctant tea factory aficionados up a lush, terraced mountainside and brings them face to face with those “dirty” farmers. In an ironic twist, Hoffman reintroduces them to one of their country’s oldest traditions. But Hoffman is even a step ahead of his own country in that he is advocating “fair trade” and organics. Images of the farmers standing on urban street corners selling a week’s harvest for three dollars, in the shadow of China’s increasing number of high rises, illustrate the paradox that stepping into the modern world imposes. Tea experts James Norwood Pratt, Gaetano Kazuo Maida, and Winnie W. Yu provide the fundamentals of tea, lending weight to Hoffman’s endeavor.

$9 Members / $13 Public / includes reception and Tea-Tasting by The Tea Plant and Sacred Rose

Tickets can be purchased online, at the box office during theatre hours or by calling Brown Paper Tickets toll free at 1-800-838-3006

Date: March 6, 2012 7:30 PM
Cost: $9-$13

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, at the box office during theatre hours or by calling Brown Paper Tickets toll free at 1-800-838-3006


Date: April 3, 2012 7:30 PM
Cost: $9-$13

September 12, 2012

A lively new documentary about the benefits of a vegetarian diet for our bodies and the planet

Guest Speakers: Bob Dibenedetto of Healthy Planet, Chef Bhavani Jaroff of iEat Green, and Chef Okima Wilcox, from Live Island Cafe

Date: September 12, 2012 7:30 PM
Cost: $10.00 members, $15.00 public

February 16, 2013

 TEDx Manhattan; Changing the Way We Eat, is an all day conference in Manhattan on February 16th, 2013.

Join Slow Food Huntington for a FREE, big-screen viewing party, at The Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington.
Come early, come late, or make a day of it!  We will be screening the entire days event, from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. There will be live music, a time for socializing/networking, and of course there will be plenty of great food for sale in the Sky Cafe!  Organic Popcorn (with Organic Butter/Sea Salt), Organic drinks, and more!
This day-long conference features food and farming luminaries such as Annemarie Colbin (Natural Gourmet Institute), Ann Cooper (school food activist), Gary Hirschberg (Stonyfield Yogurt), Anna Lappe (Diet for a Hot Planet), Simran Sethi (one of the 10 eco-heroes of the planet!), Lindsey Lusher Shute (National Young Farmer’s Coalition, Bill Yosses (White House Pastry Chef), and more.
For more info:
TEDx is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spread­ing. Lead sponsor is The Glynwood Institute for Sustainable Food and Farming, along with Chipotle, Whole Foods and others.
Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave, Huntington, NY 11743 631-423-7610

Date: February 16, 2013 9:30 AM
Cost: FREE

July 11, 2013

Join Slow Food Huntington for an open meeting to discuss and help plan the future of our chapter. If you would like to add something to the agenda, please email Bhavani at Bring a dish to share. Hope to see you there.

Date: July 11, 2013 7:00 PM
Cost: FREE

June 1, 2014

Real-To-Reel Documentary Series sponsored by Ginger & Stewart Polisner

Take Back Your Power: Investigating the “Smart” Grid

In Person: Filmmaker Josh del Sol


“Take Back Your Power” investigates the erosion of rights in the name of “smart” and “green,” while navigating toward inspiring solutions.

Filmmaker and transparency advocate Josh del Sol will appear for q & a and reception following the screening.

$10 Members / $15 Public. Includes reception. Tickets can be purchased online,  at the box office during theater hours or by calling Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006

The 2013 NSA spying scandal exposed vast programs to monitor your personal communications.  Now, energy utilities and governments are reaching into your own home, through fast-tracked “smart” meters and data-harvesting technology.  But, what if you have a choice?  At stake is in-home surveillance, increased bills, emerging health risks and more hacking vulnerabilities.  With compelling insight from whistleblowers, researchers, government agents, lawyers, doctors and environmentalists, Josh del Sol’s award-winning documentary Take Back Your Power brings us on a journey — investigating the erosion of rights in the name
of “smart” and “green,” while navigating toward inspiring solutions.  What you’ll discover will surprise, unsettle and ultimately empower you.

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

Date: June 1, 2014 7:30 PM

December 9, 2014

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.

Date: December 9, 2014 7:30 PM
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