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. 


Wednesday August 14th, 2013 6pm to 8pm
The Net Zero Energy Greenhouse and Sustainable Local Food
Greenhouse technologies as a means of food production is a fast growing field, especially in the urban agriculture context. For anyone interested in this eco-friendly sector of technology, this evening's event will be the perfect way to join in a discussion with like-minded and progressive thinking individuals to talk over questions such as: What core technologies are required to create an appropriate enclosure with sustainable greenhouse design? How can building science principles enable effective sustainability strategies?

Leading the discussion is architect Michael McDonough, who is working under a grant from NYSERDA to research, develop, and commercialize new greenhouse types for a variety of sites and climates.

Project goals and talking points will include:

  • The facilitation of local and hyper-local agriculture with an emphasis on job creation and sustainability in the context of net-zero energy design
  • Energy conservation
  • Integrated building systems
  • Materials selection in net-zero energy greenhouse design
  • and more

Location: AIA Center for Architechture - 536 LaGuardia Place (btn Bleeker St. and W. 3rd St.); Manhattan

For more info and to register, go to: cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=calendar&evtid=6082




Sunday August 18th, 2013 6pm to 8pm
Tomato Fest 2013: FSNYC's Annual Celebration of the Tomato
Head on over to the Chelsea market to nosh, sip, and savor what can be considered summer's most treasured gem — the tomato! The event is put on by Food Systems NYC and will feature tomato themed cocktails and nibbles. The perfectly ripe tomato bounty will be provided by Greenmarket Co. and the tasty creations will be made by chefs and mixologists from The Green Table, Foragers Table, Suenos NYC, Runner & Stone and Parish Hall.

Location: The Green Table, Chelsea Market - 75 9th Avenue (btn 15th St. & 16th St.); Manhattan

Tickets: $50 FSNYC members / $55 non-FSNYC member / $75 ticket plus annual membership (includes $5 discount). All proceeds benefit FSNYC.

To purchase tickets: tomatofest2013.brownpapertickets.com

More info: www.foodsystemsnyc.org/tomatofest2013


Tuesday August 20th, 2013 6pm to 9pm
An Evening with the Meatball Shop: A Benefit for Just Food
Learn how to prepare the tastiest meatball in town with Meatball Shop Chef Daniel Holtzman. This evening will be a benefit for Just Foods, an organization that strives to connect locals with farms to make NYC not only the best place to eat, but the best place to eat well.

Menu includes: Beef Meatballs with Tomato Sauce; Spicy Pork Meatballs with Spicy Meat Sauce; Chicken Meatballs with Pesto Sauce; Braised Chard with Pesto and Lemon; Rigatoni; Roast Carrots with Honey, Prunes, Walnuts, and Mint. Fun and yum!

Location: Bowery Culinary Center at Whole Foods Market - 95 East Houston St (crnr of Bowery & E Houston); Manhattan

Tickets: $55

To purchase tickets: www.eventbrite.com/event/7067883229/es2/?rank=16

More Info: www.justfood.org/events/cooking-classes-0



Jasmine Hibbitt is a freelance writer and volunteers with Slow Food NYC.

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