Snug Harbors Inaugural Food Day Celebration

Snug Harbors Inaugural Food Day Celebration

October 17, 2013, Staten Island, NY – Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden announces that Consolidated Edison Company of New York and Food Bank For New York City will join the first-ever FOOD DAY activities on the historic Snug Harbor campus at 1000 Richmond Terrace on October 24, 2013, from noon to 5 p.m..  Con Edison’s Power of Green Team will be on hand to provide information on the intelligent use and management of energy.  Food Bank For NewYork City the city’s hub for integrated food poverty assistance works to end hunger in all five boroughs. Food Bank will provide information on its nutrition education program, Cookshop, income tax services for the working poor, and food distribution services. Admission to FOOD DAY is free.   ”We are pleased that Con Edison and Food Bank For New York City are joining us as we host the third annual FOOD DAY celebration on behalf of Staten Island for the first-time,” said Snug Harbor CEO Lynn B. Kelly.  ”As the company that has been powering New York City for 180 years and the City’s major hunger-relief organization, they are perfect complements for our FOOD DAY program.”  As previously reported, other participants will include: *  City Harvest will have information on healthy eating and will showcase food advocacy videos *  Port Richmond High School’s Culinary Program will provide healthy cooking tips *  GrowNYC will offer recycling information and education activities *  Staten Island University Hospital will provide information for a more healthy lifestyle *  Snug Harbor’s Heritage Farm will sell its produce at its Farm Stand and offers tours of its two-acre urban farm *  Staten Island Partnership for Community Wellness plans to pickle some the farm’s fresh produce * NYC Compost Project on Staten Island will use red wiggler worms for a composting demonstration *  Staten Island Unitarian Church Social Justice Committee will provide information on advocacy programs for food workers *  Staten Island Community Supported Agriculture will provide information on farm shares and food co-ops on Staten Island  FOOD DAY is a year-round, nationwide movement toward healthy food that is produced with care for the environment, animals and the people who work in the food industry. It culminates each year on October 24 with a day of celebration and action with events all across the country. Staten Island’s FOOD DAY will take place on the Snug Harbor campus at 1000 Richmond Terrace. FOOD DAY was created by the nonprofit Center for Science in the Public Interest and is driven by a diverse coalition of food movement leaders and citizens. For more information about FOOD DAY, please visit www.foodday.org. For more details about Staten Island’s FOOD DAY, visit www.snug-harbor.org or call (718) 425-3504.  About Snug Harbor Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden is the largest ongoing adaptive reuse project in America. It consists of 23 historical buildings, nine distinctive botanical gardens and 10 acres of wetlands on a unique 83-acre campus in Staten Island. Formerly Sailors’ Snug Harbor, a home for retired sailors built in the 1800s, Snug Harbor is now a distinguished regional arts center where history, architecture, visual art, theater, dance, music, environmental science and botanical gardens provide dynamic experiences for all ages. Snug Harbor is also home to the Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Art Lab, the Noble Maritime Collection, Staten Island Children’s Museum, and the Staten Island Museum. Snug Harbor is a proud Smithsonian affiliate

 

Snug Harbors Inaugural Food Day Celebration
Event Category: Food
When: October 24, 2013
Time: 5:00pm
Where: Staten Island
Twitter: https://twitter.com/StatenIsland


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