Saturday, June 5, 2010

June Events

Check out veg foodie and health events in June!

Sunday, June 6th

Egg Rolls and Egg Creams- 12pm to 4pm at the Museum on Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street btwn. Canal and Division Streets, free. Bringing two cultures together, one tasty treat at a time. At this annual block party, which celebrates both the Chinese and Jewish roots of the neighborhood, you'll taste not only egg rolls and egg creams, but learn how to make challah too!

Tuesday, June 8th

Sustainable Planet Film Festival- noon to 6pm at Gabarron Foundation, 149 E. 38th Street, $100 for festival passes. A film festival promoting sustainable development, it's also a venue for filmmakers and non-profits to come together and discuss sustainable solutions.

Green Drinks NYC- 7pm to 9pm at Solar One, 2420 FDR Drive at E. 23rd Street, $20 at door. The monthly meetup for green minded individuals features a presentation by Green Mountain Energy as well organic snack, drinks, and speed networking!

Taste of LIC- 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Gantry Plaza State Park, $50 at door. This isn't an exclusively vegetarian or eco event, but with lots of restaurants, bakeries, and bars reppin' in LIC, there are bound to be plenty of goodies for vegetarians. Plus, as an LIC resident, this gantry spot with beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline is worth leaving Manhattan for!

Friday, June 11th through Sunday, June 13th

Yoga and Raw Food Expo- all day at the Hotel New Yorker, 481 8th Avenue, $35/weekend. A weekend of speakers, exhibits, and workshops devoted to all things yoga related and everything raw, including raw and organic products and cooking demos.

Through Saturday, June 19th

Jonathan Horowitz "Go Vegan" Art Exhibit- at Gavin Brown's Enterprise, 620 Greenwich Street, free. This exhibit is a restaging of the artist's widely acclaimed 2002 exhibition. Featuring video installations, celebrity and animal portraits and a "Minimalist tofu sculpture", this sounds like an exhibit that every veg should see and support!

Ongoing from Saturday, June 19th

Edible Garden at the New York Botanical Gardens- Bronx, NY.  The summer-long exhibition is back and runs through October 17th. Garden exhibitions, cooking demos, celebrity chef audio tours, and festival weekends featuring those celebrity chefs will leave you hungry for more...  and for some fresh veggies, of course.

Monday, June 21st through Sunday, June 27th

"What's Organic about Organic?" Screening- 7pm to 9pm at HERE, Dorothy B. Williams Theater, 145 6th Avenue, $10 online.What happens when a grassroots movement goes international? That's what this film seeks to answer. Each screening is followed with a Q&A and panel discussion. Sounds fascinating!

Tuesday, June 22nd

World's Largest Yoga Event- 6pm at the Great Lawn in Central Park, free- This needs no other explanation. Join thousands of other yogis and do your downward dog instead of walking your dog in Central Park.

Wednesday, June 23rd through Sunday, June 27th

4th Annual NYC Food Film Festival- various times and locations; check website for full lineup. The festival that not only brings you film, but the food that goes with the films! Lots of shorts are, of course, devoted to non-vegetarian things, but there's always something to snack on and it's always a good time.

Sunday, June 27th

New Amsterdam Market- 11am to 4pm on South Street between Beekman St and Peck Slip. The expansive New Amsterdam Market is back! Expect fruit, veggies, bread, and a variety of purveyors of imported and local food. Yum.

The Unfancy Food Show 2010- 12pm to 5pm at the Bell House, 147 7th Street, Brooklyn, $5. When your event logo mimics a can of PBR, you know you're in Brooklyn. Less gourmet but in no way less delicious, this event offers up goodies from Sullivan Street Bakery, McClure's Pickles, Liddabit Sweets, Anarchy in a Jar, and Rooftop Farms.

Sunday, June 27th through Tuesday, June 29th

New York Fancy Food Show- at the Jacob Javits Center, 655 W. 34th Street, $60 for 3 days. Foodgasms? You'll find them here. An expansive array of gourmet exhibitors along with tastings, cooking classes, and tours.

Ongoing Fridays

Free Bike Fridays on Governors Island- borrow a bike (for free!) for up to an hour to explore Governors Island. Bring a soccer ball, a picnic lunch, and some friends with you, and you've got a full day of activity!

Ongoing Sundays

Free Kayaking in Red Hook- 1pm to 5pm at Valentino Pier, Ferris & Coffey Street, BK- Foodie related? No. But are health and fun involved. Hells yes. Besides, you'll have an excuse to visit all those yummy Red Hook restos you've been meaning to... you have been meaning to, right?

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