Other Community Events Round-up

by Jasmine Hibbitt

Slow Food NYC stands with and supports lots of other organizations that share our goal of moving towards a Good, Clean, and Fair food system. Each month we will post a round-up of events from other organizations that may be of interest. 


March 5, 2013 - 6pm to 9pm
City Harvest Presents: A Mid-Winter Escape

Location: Apella Event Space at Alexandria Center - 450 East 29th St. (btn 1st Ave & FDR); Manhattan

This evening will provide 300 guests with special tastings while supporting City Harvest and its programs that help feed New York’s hungry. This year’s event will feature a taste of Mexico, highlighting local restaurants including Hill Country Chicken, El Toro Blanco, Toloache, Gran Electrica, and Momofuku Milk Bar. Guests will also enjoy a performance from Nine Days, best known for the hit single Absolutely (Story of a Girl).

Participating Restaurants:

  • Delicatessen, Michael Ferraro
  • Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, John Stage
  • El Rey (Philadelphia), Dionicio Jimenez
  • Gran Electrica, David Goody
  • Hill Country Chicken, Elizabeth Karmel
  • Momofuku Milk Bar, Christina Tosi
  • Prohibition Bakery, Leslie Feinberg and Brooke Siem
  • Toloache, Julian Medina

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March 13, 2013 - 8pm to 10pm
How to...Sell: Presented by Edible Brooklyn and The Brooklyn Brewery

Location: Brooklyn Brewery - 79 North 11th St. (btn Berry & Wythe); Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Edible Brooklyn and The Brooklyn Brewery Present: How to...Sell

Get your dream food buisness going with help from experts of the industry who started small and made their vision a reality. For just $5, you have a chance to take part in this amazing opportunity to ask specific questions and gain insight about how to sell your edible food products.

Plus, there will be tasty samples from these companies and another $5 will get you some Brooklyn brews while you shmooze.

Panel speakers include:

  • Monika Luczak and Przemek Adolf of Saucy by Nature. The fresh-obsessed duo produces spreads and toppings using local farm-sourced ingredients. They also founded Fare Trade NYC, a Food Artisans Alliance, geared towards supporting new food entrepreneurs build and expand their own businesses.
  • Kelly Geary of Sweet Deliverance, a meal delivery service that picks up fresh produce from your CSA share then prepares and delivers ready-made dishes right to your doorstep.
  • Marisa Wu of The Salty Road, a Brooklyn-based confection company that sells homemade taffy treats
  • Nicole Chaszar, co-founder and owner of The Splendid Spoon, a company that focuses on making fresh and nutritious soups.

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March 13, 2013 - 8pm to 10pm
Wine to Fresh Water: Fundraiser for Freshwater Project International

Location: Tavern 29 - 47 East 29th St. (btn. Madison & Park); Manhattan

Wine into water?!?!  Wait... it's a good thing!

The Rotary Club of NYC is hosting a fundraiser to benefit the Freshwater Project International and they want you to take part in this miraculous night of drinks, music and fun!

Price of the ticket ($25) includes a tasty wine flight, live African music, Water Angels Awards and an art auction of beautiful water-themed photography that will go to benefit Freshwater Project International.

About the Fresh Water Project: An all volunteer non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded by Heidi Rickels and Amy Hart to support water and sanitation projects in Malawi Africa.

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Saturday mornings (on going)- 10am to 12:30pm (check for scheduled days)
Red Rabbit Saturdays

Location: Red Rabbit Kitchen - 1751 Park Ave. (btn 121 & 122); Manhattan

Hosted by Red Rabbit Education Department, Red Rabbit Saturdays are cooking experiences for parents and children.  The education team, including instructors and chefs, leads each Red Rabbit Saturday with a focus on seasonal, healthy and whole foods. Parents and children (age 8-13) learn age-appropriate kitchen skills and work together to make a delicious, healthy meal.

Afterwards, all participants sit together to eat an energizing lunch that will keep you feeling good throughout the day. Upon completion of eight Red Rabbit Saturdays, parents and children earn their Red Rabbit Chef’s Certificate.

Tickets: Children - $15.00 / Adult - $25.00
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Jasmine Hibbitt is an Assistant Food Editor at First For Women magazine and volunteers with Slow Food NYC.

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