Save the Date
On July 11, Bronx Food & Farm Tours 2015 will hold a Youth Tour, featuring the inspiring work of young people who are gardening in The Bronx. First, pay a visit to the chickens and bees at Brook Park, a community garden serving countless youth
each year in activities ranging from gardening, environmental, and waterfront activism, to arts and cultural events. Next, enjoy lunch while visiting the children’s garden at historic Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum. Finally, we will close at the recently renovated New York Restoration Project’s Willis Avenue Community Garden. Tours continue monthly until October 24 with The Haunted Garden. Each tour (except September) includes a delicious, healthy lunch catered by Bronx-based B-Blossom. See the full brochure here.
Reduce, Reuse & Recycle at GrowNYC’s STOP ‘N’ SWAP® events. Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, house wares, games, books, & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. No furniture or large items, please. For everyone’s safety and enjoyment, we ask all attendees to abide by the following Rules of Conduct at Stop ‘N’ Swap®. Look here for upcoming SWAPS through July 26.
A Wave Hill Lavender Demo Sunday, June 28. Often associated with soaps and potpourri, lavender can be a delightfully unexpected ingredient when used in sweet dishes. Taste lavender-laced treats, then follow your nose to the lavender border to enjoy our diverse collection of lavender in full bloom. Free with admission to the grounds.
Cooking Demo: Bitter Melon—A Vengeful Vegetable? on Saturday, August 08 - 1:00PM. On the Grounds at Wave Hill. Bitter in taste and weird in appearance, the intriguing bitter melon (Momordica charantia) is a popular ingredient in Asian, African and Caribbean cuisine. Discover quick-cooking techniques for the tender young fruits with a creative chef from Great Performances, then join a walk to observe this warty fruit in the gardens. Be prepared—they are bit horrific-looking, especially when they burst open and drip gooey red seeds onto the ground! Sinful Weekend event. Free with admission to the grounds. More event information here…
While Yoko Ono at age 80, continues to make music and fight for causes like combating urban hunger and opposing fracking, one of her greatest legacies is her work to keep the memory of her late husband and the former Beattle, John Lennon, alive in New York City.
Timed to what would’ve been Lennon’s 73rd birthday on Oct. 9, Ono is opening an exhibit at 72 Greene Street in SoHo of 100 of the late singer’s drawings and songs that were created between 1964 and 1980. While the exhibit is free, a $3 donation at the door is suggested to benefit Citymeals-on-Wheels, a nonprofit organization that prepares food for the homebound elderly throughout the city. The exhibit closes on October 14.
Tickets for the NYC Wine & Food Festival go on sale June 8, 2015, using a MasterCard, and on June 22 for the general public. SAVE THE DATE for October 15-18. This year’s festival will once again bring together the greatest chefs, winemakers, spirit producers and your favorite culinary personalities. The full schedule will be online on May 27, so you can start planning the perfect foodie weekend with events, dinners, classes, brunches and our signature Grant Tasting event. Eat. Drink. End Hunger. ALL PROCEEDS will go to NoKidHungry and Food Bank for NYC.