Queens Food Day

SATURDAY OCTOBER 15, 2016   |   11 AM – 3 PM rain or shine

In honor of World Food Day, Socrates Sculpture Park, GrowNYC Greenmarket, and City Harvest are hosting a fun and educational day of learning, cooking, eating, and wellness. 

Explore the landscape of food justice in Northwest Queens with a variety of community organizations sharing knowledge and resources on nutrition education, food affordability and accessibility, urban farming, planting and gardening, and healthy living. 

Visit our GrowNYC Greenmarket for fresh local food, pumpkin picking and painting; learn about composting with the NYC Compost Project at Big Reuse; share your opinions on food justice with Queens Action Council (QuAC); visit City Harvest for nutrition education, resources, and giveaways; check out Astoria locals Hellgate Farm for urban farming education, hot sauce taste-testing, and an earthy art activity; do a hands-on demo with Allergic To Salad kids cooking classes; get a free health screening from LIC’s The Floating Hospital, and more.

Featuring:

City Harvest
GrowNYC
Queens Action Council (QuAC)
Hellgate Farm
NYC Compost Project at Big Reuse
Queens Kickshaw
Capoeira Nago Queens
The Floating Hospital
Hour Children/LIC CSA
City Growers
Allergic To Salad
Queens Lyceum
Urban Upbound
Queens Dinner Club
Adventureland Fresh Food Box
Smiling Hogshead Ranch
Spice Tree Organics
Cienfuegos Food Pantry at Astoria Baptist Church
Partnership for Parks
Beautifully Natural Market
Re(f)use Me: From Found Object to Flower Garden – recycled art activity with The Blue Bus Project

11AM – 1PM – The Socrates GrowNYC Greenmarket is highlighted with music from George Braith (inventor of the Braithophone!) & his quartet, presented by the Jazz Foundation of America

12 – 2pM  Handmade recycled paper-making activity with The Center for Book Arts 

12PM & 2PM – Movements in Color performance- collaborative dance work by choreographer Caitlin Dutton and painter Amanda Millet-Sorsa

1PM & 2:30PM – Capoeira class and demonstrations from Capoeira Nago Queens and healthy treats from Spontaneous Chef Nika!

2PM – 3PM – Conversations with QuAC break-out session.

….and after Queens Food Day, stick around from 4-5PM as we host a Social Gathering for Friskin’ the Whiskers — a series of street-based social performances that draw upon New York jazz musicians’ rent parties designed to entertain and pay the rent. This Social Gathering invites the public to talk jazz, share thoughts, build community, and feel the performance vibe before the performers head to Cannonball Adderly’s home in Corona, Queens, for a battle of the Tenor Saxes!

FREE. NO RSVP REQUIRED.

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