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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.  Read more......
     - Civil Eats by Julia Devin March 21, 201934th Annual

CityMeals Dineout through September 2019: Since 1984, some of the city’s most philanthropic foodies have indulged in 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 years, the program  has raised over $17 million – enough to fund more than 2 million nutritious meals for homebound elderly New Yorkers. To purchase a table or for more details please visit CityMeals here..
 

Fundraising
for your organization?
 Jamba will deliver smoothies to your event, collect the money, promote the event, and donate a percentage of proceeds to the organization of your choice.

City Harvest presents Summer in the City 2019 on June 18th at The Lighthouse, Pier 61, Chelsea Piers. This year's premier waterfront event will be attended by over 700 young philanthropists and tastemakers and will feature music from one of NYC's top DJs.  Last year we
raised over $410,000...enough to help feed over 6,000
families for the entire summer.  Details 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 fundraiser at 5:30 PM. Chefs will
cook up varied menu items while providing in-depth
cooking demonstrations, discussions, and delightful tastings. Tickets are available here...

One-third of what New Yorkers throw away is yard
waste and food scraps, also known as organics.
The NYC Sanitation Department now provides organics collection services
so we can help rid of rats and roaches from your kitchens while creating soil or renewable energy.
Learn more about resident organics services including a curbside collection or drop-off
locations.

 


OPEN SPACES:
PARKS / GARDENS / KEEPIN' IT
GREEN

The Lower East Side Ecology Center Opens
Applications for the 2019 Master Composter Certificate Course.  Details here...


LES presents 2019 Catch and Release Fishing Clinics from June 9th through September 29, 2019. Join us at free fishing clinics where we provide bait, tackle, and instruction. Beginner and experienced anglers are welcome. Youth under 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.  Find the schedule and
register
here...

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
22nd
at 10 AM.  This project is one of Bronx Alliance's Citizen Science stewardship project focused on source-
reduction of trash pollution. Read more.

Celebrate Summer Solstice Weekend at the
New York Botanical Garden's Edible Academy
June 22-23rd
. Enjoy the first big harvest of the growing season with music, recipes, garden and craft activities.  Read more.
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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
to Feed the Hungry.
A small non-profit is saving high-quality leftover food before it gets thrown away and diverting it to needy New Yorkers: It's 10 minutes after closing time and kitchen workers are busy cleaning up an empty Tribeca restaurant. What remains of the day’s menu has been dropped into tin trays that are stacked and waiting for pickup. Just a few years ago, the food that didn’t make it into a $10 lunch bowl would have been thrown away, trucked out of town and left to rot in a landfill. Today, these leftovers are headed to a different location. Read more on Politico...

The new Edible Academy Now Open at NYBG:
 A state-of-the-art educational facility featuring hands-on activities and innovative programs that help children, families, teachers, and the general public learn about growing and preparing vegetables, fruit, and herbs while encouraging a lifelong interest in gardening, nutrition awareness, and more. Read more...

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....

 

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