Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 1.43.37 PMFood Enterprise Summit

02/27 to 03/01 @ Industry City

Are you involved in the sustainable food economy, or want to be? (I’m looking at you, organic cupcake maker.) This summit will give you the tools and contacts to make your business the best it can be. This mission-driven event is dedicated to promoting understanding and collaboration amongst multiple stakeholders – farmers, entrepreneurs, consultants, funders and investors – who aim to finance a better local food system. After two years hosted under the auspices of the Food Book Fair, the 2015 conference has grown to be a three-day event beginning with the popular Entrepreneurship Clinic and ending with the third annual Pitch Competition.

Register for $49 to $400. 

veganCook Vegan and Gluten-Free Soups with a Health Coach

Sat. 02/28 | 2 to 4 pm @ Long Island City

Samantha Elkrief has her own way to stay cozy during chilly months: homemade soups. During this two-hour, hands-on class, she’ll teach you how to stir up two satisfying recipes. Both the hearty moroccan stew and a creamy sweet potato soup are made with vegan, gluten-free, and overall healthy ingredients. You’ll also learn simple cooking tips and tricks, such as basic knife skills.

Reserve for $35

BreweryCrawl-e1424877144754Local Beer Crawl

Thru Sun. 03/01 @ Long Island City

A trio of breweries in Long Island City want you to visit for New York City Beer Week. Head to Big Alice Brewing, Rockaway Brewing Company or Transmitter Brewing to pick up a “beer passport,” which will include a map marked with their locations within a mile of one another. Visit all three spots in the brewery crawl this weekend and present your stamped passport for a chance to win prizes. Big Alice Brewing is at 8-08 43rd Road, where they make small-batch beers made with local ingredients. It’s open on Fridays from 5 to 9 p.m., Saturdays noon to 8 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. Rockaway Brewing Co. is at 46-01 5th St., and is open on Fridays from 3 to 10 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 10 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 8 p.m. Transmitter Brewing is a “nanobrewery” located at 53-02 11th St., under the Pulaski Bridge, which specializes in French and Belgian-style farmhouse ales. The brewery is open on Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

bny-farm-300x266Introduction To Green Roofing

Tues. 03/03 @ 6 to 8 pm @ Brooklyn Grange, Building 92 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard

Sure green roofs are gorgeous, but are there actual measurable benefits to the building, the city, the environment? Can you put one anywhere, any time? How much do those things cost? And what’s underneath those rooftop plants anyhow? Gwen Schantz, COO of Brooklyn Grange, heads up our Design and Installation department and will go through the ins and outs of green roofing in NYC and beyond. She’ll cover all the benefits, challenges, and options available for those rooftop oases and share Brooklyn Grange’s experience greenroofing our city.

Tickets are $35

PrintMercado #WomenForward Party

Wed. 03/04 | 8 to 11 pm @ Open House, 244 E Houston St., Manhattan

Celebrate International Women’s Day by supporting women’s economic empowerment at a special party hosted by Stoli Vodka and featuring D.J. Emma Phillips. The ethical fashion social enterprise will be celebrating the #WomenForward campaign, which is raising money to fund industrial sewing machine training for 20 Guatemalan women artisans, allowing them to work more efficiently and become agents of change in their communities. Mercado Global is a social enterprise fighting poverty and empowering women in Guatemala by leveraging the power of international market access to provide life-changing opportunities to rural indigenous women.

To snag an invitation to the party, donate to the campaign


dietThe 10 Day Detox: An Evening with Dr. Mark Hyman

Tues. 03/10 | Doors open at 6:30pm. Program begins at 7pm. @ Deepak Homebase, mezzanine level of ABC Home, 888 Broadway, Manhattan

Mark Hyman is revolutionizing our understanding of obesity, food addiction and the toxicity of sugar, as well as just how simple it can be to optimize our health and well-being. As an activist and a practictioner, he is at the forefront of the movement to change our food and medical systems. Attend this crucial conversation about how to reset your own health, and create a better medical system as a consequence of good nutrition. Mark will be joined by his counterpart in politics, Congressman Tim Ryan, author of The Real Food Revolution and A Mindful Nation.

Tickets are $35 and include a copy of 10 Day Detox Diet Cookbook.

unnamedDuck, Duck! Rye?

Sun. 03/22 | 1 to 3 pm @ Jimmy’s No. 43, 43 East 7th Street (btn 2nd and 3rd Ave) 

Join Slow Food NYC at this competitive, all-duck “quack” down, where dueling chefs will deliver delectable duck dishes for your delight. Sample spirits made in New York featuring ingredients grown in New York. Pouring beverages at the event are Breuckelen Distilling, Van Brunt Stillhouse, Kings County Distilling, with more to come. Proceeds from this event will benefit the non-profit Slow Food NYC Urban Harvest program supporting good food education for New York City kids at 16 schools around the city and on an educational, urban farm in East New York, Brooklyn.

Tickets are $20 for Slow Food Members and $20 for non-members. 

If there’s anything I forgot, let me know in the comments!