Event Guide

Your Weekly Guide to Good Food: Sept 14- Sept 20th

September 14, 2015

Next Foodstand Spotlight + Livestream!

Monday, Sept 21st, 6PM
115 5th Avenue, 6th Fl | Manhattan

Join us for an evening of drinks and collaborative thinking, as we invite entrepreneurs, creators, and innovators in good food to showcase business and develop ways to help good food pioneers be the best they can be. Tickets are $15. Use the code: FOODSTANDFRIEND for free entry! 

*NEW* We’re launching office hours with experts to get any of your specific questions answered about fundraising, design, distribution, marketing, partnerships, logistics, and everything in between. Be sure to request your office hours slot during checkout. 

What we’re reading this week…

Current events in food + food for thought!

>7 Sustainable Restaurants Every Traveler Needs to Visit from Azula (linked up with Oceana- great articles on ocean conservation and sustainability!)

>Mark Bittman’s NYT Farewell as a regular opinion columnist+ his reflections

>ICYMI: Alice Waters receives a National Humanities medal  from President Obama for her work as a good food activist + 20 Questions with Alice Waters from TIME

National Event Pick: 

Wed, Sept 16th, 12PM ET
Online Webinar

Food Tank Exclusive Webinar Series: The Dollars and Cents of Soil Health
Ever wonder what happens to the cost of producing food when farmers build up, or degrade soil health? Dr. Chuck Benbrook, food and agriculture scientist, will talk about soil health and how it impacts plant health, and in turn on pesticide use, food safety, and dependence on off-farm sources of plant nutrients. Register in advance. 

NYC Events:

1.Tues, Sept 15th, 7PM
Jimmy’s No. 43| 43 East 7th St| Manhattan
Jolly Pumpkin Night & Beer Dinner

A night of special beer from Jolly Pumpkin and special food-pairing dinner from Tito King’s Kitchen at Jimmy’s No. 43.  Tickets are $45- should be a jolly old time!
2. Thurs, Sept 17th, 4PM-9PM
The Mall at Bay Plaza| 200 Baychester Ave | Bronx
Eat nYc The Bronx Food And Wine Festival to benefit the Food Bank Of New York

Hop on over to the Bronx for the first ever Eat nYc grand tasting. Eat nYc’s Bronx Food And Wine Festival will be taking over the mall,  occupying over 2 levels of its interior.  The evening will begin with a V.I.P. Runway show Kicking off Bronx Fashion Week, followed by food and wine samples from the Bronx’s finest chefs and local wineries.  The event will create awareness of hunger right here in our city- for every $1 donated, 5 meals will be given to those in need.  General admission is $50. 

3. Thurs, Sept 17th, 7PM-9PM
Union Square Park| 31 Union Square West | Manhattan
20th Anniversary of Harvest in the Square

Another great cause! From Union Square Partnership comes a celebration of cuisine and community to benefit Union Square Park.   Harvest has come a long way in 20 years, from becoming  Union Square’s premier food and wine tasting event to an important fundraiser to beautify, improve and program Union Square Park. Chefs from the most prestigious restaurants in the district will serve tastings of signature dishes using fresh produce from Union Square Greenmarket, paired with local wines and microbrews. General admission is $125.  

4. Sat, Sept 19th, 2PM-7PM
The Lot on 116th St| Beach 116th St| Queens
Rockway Oyster Festival

Come and get it! Part of NYC’s Oyster Week, Rockaway oyster festival is a day long Oyster, beer & music festival.  There will be Irish bands and local acts live, plus they are promising “the best oysters you’ve ever had in your life!”  General admission is $20, VIP tickets are $47. 

5. Sun, Sept 20th, 7PM- 9:30PM
61 Local| 61 Bergen St| Brooklyn
Vegetarian Indian-Chinese Seasonal Feast: Tangra Endless Summer

Savoring the last days of summer? Join Diana Kuan & Chitra Agrawal for a 7-course vegetarian, seasonal Indian-Chinese pop-up feast with local beers and ciders, taking place at 61 Local. There will be a multi-course meal served family-style that highlights the last of Summer flavors from local vegetables and fruits. Tickets are $75.

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