Mar
23
    
Posted (Steven) in Events

The following item comes from the Museum of the City of New York.  It promises to be a very interesting discussion of local agriculture issues.  Mention that you are with the Yorkville CSA and the Museum will extend the $6 member pricing for this event.  Reservations are required, call 917-492-3395 or e-mail programs@mcny.org.

Here is the description from the Museum:

When it comes to eating sustainably the question of locally sourced agriculture versus importing food is far from settled. Are New Yorkers willing to eat in season only and only what New York has the comparative advantage to produce? New Yorkers penchant for eating out adds for an additional complication. What does that mean for the city’s carbon footprint, given that restaurants are often more wasteful than home kitchens – even those committed to the new ideal of “farm-to-table” production? What are the real environmental costs associated with New York’s food system? Peter Hoffman, chef and owner of Savoy; Gabrielle Langholtz, editor, Edible Manhattan; James E. McWilliams, author of Just Food: Where Locavores Get It Wrong and How We Can Truly Eat Responsibly (Little, Brown, 2009); David Owen, author of Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less Are the Keys to Sustainability (Riverhead, 2009); and Jennifer Small, owner and farmer from Flying Pigs Farm evaluate the environmental and social costs and benefits of the city’s food infrastructure. Presented in conjunction with Moveable Feast: Fresh Produce and the NYC Green Cart Program.

The Mesuem’s link for this event is http://www.mcny.org/public-programs/all/Local-Agriculture.html.


 
Dec
31
    
Posted (Steven) in Events

Now that Santa has upgraded gadgets all over the city, make sure to dispose of your old items reponsibly.  Several events are planned around the city to collect unwanted electronics and mulch trees.   Please note that one of the recycling events will be at the Lenox Neighborhood House on E 70th on January 10.

Electronics Recycling
The Lower East Side Ecology Center will host five e-waste collections in January. Don’t miss your chance to keep old monitors, TVs, game consoles and more out of the landfill!

Sunday, January 3, 10am-4pm + Union Square (17th St. and Broadway)
Saturday, January 9, 10am-4pm + Riverside Drive at Dyckman St.
*** Sunday, January 10, 10am-4pm + 331 East 70th St. (b/t 1st and 2nd)
Saturday, January 16, 10am-4pm + Tekserve, 119 W 23rd St.
Sunday, January 17, 10am-4pm + Prospect Park West and 3rd St, Brooklyn

Visit www.lesecologycenter.org for more info.

Recycle Your Tree at MulchFest
Saturday and Sunday, January 9 & 10, 10am-2pm
Carl Shurz Park  - East 86th Street and East End Avenue

Holiday trees cleaned of ornaments and lights will be chipped into mulch at sites around the city. Bring your own bag if you would like to take home fresh mulch for your yard, garden or street tree.


 
Sep
11
    
Posted (Steven) in Bread, Events, News

Visit us at the New Amsterdam Market on Sunday, 9/13
 
Hot Bread Kitchen and the region’s finest farmers, purveyors, and producers will be selling their delicious wares this Sunday at the New Amsterdam Market in South Street Seaport.  If the food isn’t enough of a draw, it is also the celebration of the 400th anniversary of Hudson’s Voyage to the New World which will be marked with free boat rides and other activities. 

The market gathers on South Street, between Beekman Street and Peck Slip in Manhattan between 11:00am – 4:00pm.

To mark the event, Hot Bread Kitchen offering seasonal, delectable breads.
Here are some highlights:

Fresh Masa:  For the first time ever, Hot Bread Kitchen is offering our stone-ground corn masa– the dough that we use to make our famous tortillas.  Pick up some masa and make your own tortillas, gorditas, tamales, and even papusas.  We will have a limited quantity, so stop by early. Prepared tortillas will also be available.

Trio of Challahs:  Just in time for Rosh Hashana, Hot Bread Kitchen is offering three types of challahs shaped in the traditional year-end crown shape.  We’ll have a sephardic challah with sesame and caraway, a traditional egg challah made with local whole wheat flour from the Finger Lakes, and a honey-sweet raisin challah.  You can pick them up Sunday and eat them this week or they’ll freeze beautifully for Rosh Hashana celebrations next weekend.

We’ll also have asiago and cherry tomato focaccia and lavash for snacking.

To learn about Hot Bread Kitchen, visit www.HotBreadKitchen.org


 
Aug
25
    
Posted (Member2Member) in Events

Carnegie Hill member Pilar Maez dances with the highly acclaimed Calpulli Mexican Dance Company which has performances coming up on September 19 & 20 as part of Queens Theatre in the Park.  The performance will be on the main stage of the Claire Shulman Playhouse.  Here’s the description:

New York City’s own Calpulli Mexican Dance Co. returns to Queens Theatre
after a sold out run in 2008. With the flowing feathers of the
Aztecs, signature rhythms of the Mariachi, and elegant dresses from the
Gulf Coast, Calpulli brings vibrancy to these rich traditions in Queens.
For only two performances, the company will showcase its live music with
dance repertoire and new pieces developed for its recent spring tour.

Visit http://www.queenstheatre.org/web/frontends/event/1/0/77?CAKEPHP=f721666c4637c7200d216a5783769f36 for ticket information.


 
Aug
17
    
Posted (Member2Member) in Carnegie Hill CSA, Events

The Carnegie Hill CSA along with the Church of Heavenly Rest and the Lower East Side Ecology Center are sponsoring another Electronic Recycling Day on Tuesday, Sept 22, on the sidewalk in front of the Church during regular CSA hours (4:00 – 7:00 PM).

This has become a popular annual event, and we always collect a huge amount.  Please save your unwanted, unused or nonworking electronics, and get them to the church on time.  Businesses aren’t allowed to drop off electronics, but household items like TVs, cell phones, computers and computer components, printers, etc. are accepted.  Tell your friends and co-workers.

We’ll have flyers at the membership table soon.  You can also check the list of what’s accepted at www.lesecologycenter.org.