by Jasmine Hibbitt
Slow Food NYC stands with and supports lots of other organizations that share our goal of moving towards aGood, Clean, and Fair food system. Each month we will post a round-up of events from other organizations that may be of interest.
July 17, 2013 - 4pm-8pm
Union Square Greenmarket Night Market and Birthday Party
Come celebrate the 37th birthday of the Union Square Greenmarket with the farmers and organizers who have kept this remarkable operation thriving for so many years. The grounds of this evening soiree will be bountiful with fresh produce, meat and dairy products sold by Wednesday's usual farm stands. Prepared food from thirteen different restaurants including Telepan, Rouge Tomate, Union Square Cafe, and 'Witch Craft will also be in the mix. Music from Brooklyn Blue Vipers will get the vibe going and Greenmarket beer will help wash down all the fun!
Location: Union Square Greenmarket - 17th St. and Union Square West; Manhattan
To register: unsqnightmarket.eventbrite.com
July 17th, 2013 - 6pm-8pm
Mayoral Candidate Forum on the Future of Food in NYC
Head to the New School for this amazing chance to hear some of NYC's 2013 mayoral candidates discuss our food system and how they plan to make improvements if elected. Best part: this will give you the opportunity to speak up and directly question the city's top political figures about what they envision for the future of our food network. The forum will be moderated by Marion Nestle, award-winning author and Paulette Goddard, professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University.
Invited candidates include: Sal Albanese; Adolfo Carrion Jr.; John Catsimatidis; Bill de Blasio; Joseph Lhota; John Liu; George McDonald; Christine Quinn; William Thompson Jr.; Anthony Weiner
Location: Tishman Auditorium at The New School - 66 West 12th St. (btn 5th and 6th Ave); Manhattan
To be added on to waiting list:
July 17th, 2013 - 6:30pm-8pm
Apertivo with the Brewmaster: The Craft Beer Revolution with Tom Acitelli
In his new book, The Audacity of Hops: The History of America's Craft Beer Revolution, journalist Tom Acitelli looks at the revolution of small batch beer in America and Italy and how the interest of these artisan brews have grown in harmony with the movement of slow food. Together with Peter Hepp, head brewer for La Birreria, the two beer masters will provide a classroom setting and talk guests through a tasting of 5 American and Italian beers, plus a short demo on the home-brewing process. The selected beers will be paired with complementary food and there will be recipes for these delicious nibbles to take home.
Location: La Scoula Grande at Eataly - 200 Fifth Ave. (btn 23nd and 24th St.); Manhattan
For more information and to register:
July 29, 2013 - 6:30pm-9pm
Summer Beer and Food Pairing
Jimmy's No. 43 will be hosting a summer beer and food pairing dinner to welcome Net Impact New York Professional Chapter Members, an organization that works to make changes in the world through business by "using the marketplace to positively impact economy, society, and the environment here in New York and across the globe." The four-course meal, sustainably grown by local farmers, is provided through Just Food and includes local beer, wine and cider. This is a great chance to learn about a unique organization and hang out with people who know what it means to eat, drink, think and be well.
Location: Jimmy's No. 43 - 43 East 7th St. (btn 2nd & 3rd Ave); Manhattan
For more information on Net Impact:
Tickets: Net Impact Member Price: $40/ Non-Member Price: $60
Jasmine Hibbitt is a freelance writer and volunteers with Slow Food NYC.