Wouldn’t it be wonderful if
everyone, everywhere, had enough to eat?
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FOOD LOVERS - LIVE AND GIVE: SUPPORT THOSE WHO SUPPORT OUR FRIENDS IN NEED.
Meet the Woman Helping Change
the Way Brooklyn Eats: Reverend Melony Samuels, the founder of the largest food pantry
in the borough, is fighting poverty
and changing her neighborhood’s
relationship to healthy food.
CityMeals Dineout through September 2019: Since 1984,
some of the city’s most philanthropic foodies have indulged
the ultimate fine dining experience through the annual
CityMeals Dineout, knowing that every dollar they donate
to dine goes
directly to preparation and delivery of meals. Over the
program has raised over $17 million – enough to fund
2 million nutritious meals for homebound elderly New
Yorkers. To purchase a table or for more details please
visit CityMeals here..
Get Free Summer Meals from June 27th to August 30th for all children 18 years old and under. Available at Public Schools, Community Pool Centers, Public Parks, Libraries, New York City Housing Authority locations. No registration, documentation, or ID is required to receive a free breakfast or lunch meal. All details here..
Savor Pride: On Friday, June 28th, for ages 21+ Only:
After a wildly successful first year,
NYC Pride & God's Love We
Deliver is bringing back this one-of-a-kind immersive culinary
at 5:30 PM. Chefs will
of what New Yorkers throw away is yard
PARKS / GARDENS / KEEPIN' IT GREEN
The Lower East Side Ecology Center Opens
Make Music New York at Melrose New Generation Community Garden on Friday, June 21st from 12- 6 PM. A live, free musical celebration on the longest day of the year. Space is small, so please RSVP here...
Project WASTE (Water and Street Trash Elimination) Volunteer Event
on Saturday, June
Celebrate Summer Solstice Weekend at the
Rosy Sunday Wellness: Rose Water Spritz Station at Wave Hill on Sunday, June 30th from 11 AM - 1 PM. Sample scents from the Rosaceae (Rose) family and learn about the medicinal qualities of roses. Ages 8 and older welcome with an adult. Read more...
Nominate a Green Thumb Garden for the 4th Annual Recognition Awards. You can nominate a garden (including your own) for up to three (3) nominations. A single garden may be nominated for more than one award, but only three total nominations may be submitted. Note: In an effort to give everyone the opportunity to win, past years' winner will not be eligible. Please fill out nomination form by Friday, July 12, 2019 here...
Do you think you've harvested an award winner? GreenThumb 40th Annual Harvest Fair Saturday, September 21st from Noon – 4:00 PM. All members from a registered GreenThumb community garden in NYC are invited to enter the Harvest Contest to be held at Brooklyn Bears Pacific St. Garden. Categories for entries will be vegetables, flowers, art from nature, and culinary. All details here...
NEWS / INNOVATION:
"You want to tell people that their desire for clean air and clean water is elitist? Tell that to the kids in the south Bronx who are suffering from the highest rates of childhood asthma in the country. Tell that to the families of Flint."
-Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) Bonus Quote of the Day, March 27, 2019 Political Wire by Taegan Goddard
Local Food Carts and Trucks Will Soon Learn their ABCs: The NYC's letter grading program on restaurants is now being applied to food carts and trucks, according to the New York City Department
of Health and Mental Hygiene. Mobile food vendors will begin receiving grades in December 2018 and will be subjected to a similar scoring system as restaurants, receiving points for violations that will add up to a total inspection score corresponding to a grade of “A,” “B,” or “C.” Read more..
How the Son
of Immigrants Quit Wall Street
School Meals: All NYC public school students can enjoy free breakfast and lunch at school all year. You do not need to apply for your child to receive meals. However, we do ask families to complete a School Meals form so that schools can receive the right amount of funding for the program. Please complete the School Meals form here....