Subject: [freegannyc-events] October freegan events
Date: Monday, October 4, 2010, 12:34 AM
If you come to an event & canâ€™t find us, call Janet: (347) 724-6954 unless another contact number is listed in the event details.
More info? ask@... * www.freegan.info
Monday, October 4th â€¢ Freegan Meeting, Freeganism 101 & Trash Trailblaze
Join us for an organizational meeting to report on working group activities and discuss and decide on policies and activities. Meetings are for freegan.info volunteers and people interested in volunteering. At 9pm, we will end our business meeting, and have a brief introductory discussion about freeganism. Newcomers are always welcome and encouraged to attend our full meeting, but if you just want an introduction to freeganism, you can come just for the Freeganism 101 discussion. After, we will explore the areaâ€™s wasted food and other goods. This tour is of a new area to us, and is for foragers interested in helping explore an area we are less familiar with to add to our list of locations to recommend to others. The meeting and tour are NOT open to media.
When & Where? Meet at 7:30pm at the public atrium at 590 Madison Avenue at 57th Street in Manhattan (formerly the IBM building). To come just for the tour, meet us at 9:30pm just outside the atrium.
Monday, October 18 â€¢ Freegan Meeting, Freeganism 101 & Trash Tour
Join us for an organizational meeting to report on working group activities and discuss and decide on policies and activities. Meetings are for freegan.info volunteers and people interested in volunteering. At 9pm, we will end our business meeting, and have a brief introductory discussion about freeganism. Newcomers are always welcome and encouraged to attend our full meeting, but if you just want an introduction to freeganism, you can come just for the Freeganism 101 discussion. After, we will explore the areaâ€™s wasted food and other goods. We give advice on how to salvage these goods and comment on the reasons for such waste. The meeting is NOT open to media, but the tour WILL be open to media that has scheduled in advance.
When & Where? Meet at 7:30pm at the Sakia public atrium, 160 Park Ave. at 42nd St., right across from Grand Central train station in Manhattan. To come just for the tour, meet us at 9:30pm at the northwest corner of 38th St. and 3rd Ave.
Tuesday, October 19 â€¢ Freegan Feast
A FREE and mostly vegan community meal made with love from the discards of our wasteful society. We share meal planning, cooking, and other food prep skills, tell stories and jokes, meet new people and reconnect with old friends, and generally unplug from the current world order as we build community. Media WILL be welcome with appointment.
When & Where? RSVP (at least a day ahead) to Janet at (347) 724-6954 for the location. Meet at 5pm to help cook and around 8pm to help eat (and cleanup!)
Sunday, October 24 â€¢ Wild Foraging Tour
Join freegan forager Zaac on a guided walk and learn to identify the common flora that surrounds us. Familiar with some of most local, gourmet, and healthy food in the city, Zaac will be sharing first hand experience, including a bicycle trip from the Florida tropics up to the Quebecan tundra on primarily found calories. Bring a bag and anticipations of collecting hickory nuts, roots for tea, small fruits, and mushrooms.
When & Where? 11am-2pm. Meet at 11, at the stone benches at the Grand Army Plaza entrance of Prospect Park in Brooklyn. (Take the 2 train to Grand Army Plaza or the Q train to 7th Ave.) If you have trouble finding us, call Zaac at (203) 571-8866.
Tuesday, October 26 â€¢ Media Working Group Meeting
Come to a meeting of the freegan.info media working group! We'll discuss upcoming media, pending stories, media tracking and media strategy. This meeting is open to everyone who is interested in working with the media, or in working behind the scenes to help with our media interactions. The working group could use some new energy, so please come!
When & Where? Meet at 7pm at the Sakia public atrium, 160 Park Ave. at 42nd St., right across from Grand Central train station in Manhattan.
Sunday, October 31 â€¢ Halloween Really Really Free Market
The Really Really Free Market is a bazaar & celebration, where we discard capitalist notions of interaction and have fun trying new models of exchange. Expect and share free food, skills, clothing, books and fun! For more information, contact getyourfreeon@... . If youâ€™d like to help freegan.info and others gather and prepare food, contact ask@...
When & Where? 3-7pm at Judson Memorial Church at 55 Washington Square South in Manhattan. They wonâ€™t be letting folks in early, unless you are signed up ahead of time to volunteer - so either show up at or after 3pm, or contact them at getyourfreeon@... to sign up to help set up!
Freegan Bike Workshop and Sewing Workshop temporarily on hold!
Sadly, because of a eviction of the 123 Community Space, the bike workshop and sewing workshop will not be regularly scheduled while they search for new locations. Check back to see future workshop plans! If you know of a cheap Bed-Stuy basement for rent, let us know!
Ongoing Sustainable and Freegan Events
Lower East Side Ecology Center accepts organic material for composting (fruit and vegetable peelings, cut flowers and similar organic material). LESEC has drop-off bins at the Union Square Greenmarket (Mon, Wed, Fri, & Sat. from 8am-5pm), or drop off at the center on E. 7th St. btwn. Aves. B & C on Sundays, 8am - 5pm. For more info (and summer composting workshops) see www.lesecologycenter.org
The W. 181st St. Beautification Project has compost drop-off at the garden at 880 W. 181st St. in Washington Heights.
The W. 124th St. Community Garden has compost drop-off at the garden on W. 124th St. between 5th and Lenox in Harlem. More info and hours: firstname.lastname@example.org
6/15 Green is a public compost site where the general public is invited and encouraged to add compostables during open hours: Tuesdays 3-5pm, Thursdays 6-8pm, Saturdays 10am-2pm, and Sundays 4-8pm, or whenever the gate is open. At the Green Community Garden at 6th Avenue & 15th Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
Computer and Electronics Recycling
Per Scholas is a recycling facility in Hunts Point that allows individuals to drop off residential computer & electronic equipment. They accept equipment Mon. to Fri. 9am-4pm at 1575 Bronx River Ave. in the Bronx. For more information, see www.perscholas.org
The Lower East Side Ecology Center will host e-waste recycling events this month:
10/2, 10am-4pm, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1, Furman Street between Old Fulton and Doughty St., Brooklyn;
10/2, 10am-4pm, The New New York, Bond Street between 3rd and 4th Streets, Brooklyn;
10/3, 10am-4pm, Delancey Street between Chrystie and Forsyth Street, Manhattan;
10/9, 10am-4pm, Tekserve, 119 W. 23rd Street, Manhattan.
Visit www.lesecologycenter.org for more info.
Park Slope Food Co-op accepts many plastics for recycling that are NOT collected by the city. They accept: #1 and #6 transparent plastics (but NOT bottles, which NYC recycles), #5 plastics (remove any paper labels), and clear plastic film only. All plastics must be CLEAN AND DRY. Theyâ€™re open every month on the 2nd Sat, 10am-2pm; the 3rd Thurs, 7pm-9pm; & the last Sun, 10am-2pm. The co-op is at 782 Union St. (btwn. 6th & 7th Aves.) in Park Slope. See: www.foodcoop.com/go.php?id=112
Whole Foods now accepts #5 plastics and Brita filters (bagged after being allowed to dry out for 3 days) at their stores at Union Square, Columbus Circle, Greenwhich St. Columbus Ave, 7th Ave, and Houston St.
Weekly Bike Repair Workshops by Times Up
Times Up! bike repair workshops in two locations! See www.times-up.org for more info.
MANHATTAN WORKSHOPS are at ABC No Rio, at 156 Rivington St. in the Lower East Side.
Tuesday: Bike Repair Workshops: 6:30pm. Learn to fix bikes, do simple maintenance & tune-ups.
Thursday: Fix Your Bike Workshop: Every Thurs, 6:30 p.m. Share skills and fix up your own bike.
BROOKLYN WORKSHOPS are at the Brooklyn space at 99 South 6th St, off Bedford Ave.
Monday: Women & Trans Bike Repair Workshop: 6:30pm. No previous experience required.
Wednesday: Fix Your Bike Workshop: 6:30 p.m. Share skills and fix up your own bike.
Sunday: Bike Repair Workshops: Lessons from 4-6 p.m., Open Workshop from 6-8 p.m.
The Monday, Tuesday and Sunday Bike Repair Workshops will all follow the same schedule for instruction:
1st Sunday- Basics for Beginners
2nd Sunday- Brakes and Gears
3rd Sunday- Cups, Cones, and Bearings
4th Sunday- Wheels and Spokes
Sunday, October 17 â€¢ Sewing Rebellion
The Sewing Rebellion is a protest in the form of a skill share, where participantsare invited to emancipate themselves from dependence on the global garmentindustry by learning (and sharing) the skills to produce, alter and mend their own garments.The Sewing Rebellion encourages the reuse, renovation and recycling of existing garments and textiles in the creation of unique clothing tailored to individualtastes and body shapes. For more info, see http://sewingrebellionnyc.wordpress.com
When and Where? From 4 to 6:30pm at Spacecraft, at 355 Bedford Avenue, between South 4th and South 5th Streets in Williamsburg, Brooklyn â€“ take the L to Bedford or the J train to Marcy.
Of course, the best thing to do with clothes and other textiles is to reuse them! BUT, if you have scraps that canâ€™t be used even one more time, there is textile recycling (see www.cenyc.org/clothing for more info):
Fridays: 8am-2pm at the 97th St. Greenmarket, 97th & Columbus in Manhattan
Saturdays: 8am-6pm at the Union Square Greenmarket in Manhattan;
8am-4pm at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket in Brooklyn;
8am-3pm at the Inwood Greenmarket on Isham St between Seaman & Cooper in Manhattan;
8am-3pm at the Fort Greene Greenmarket in Washington Park at DeKalb in Brooklyn; and
8am-2pm at the McCarren Park Greenmarket on Bedford & Lorimer in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Sundays: 8am-4pm at the Tompkins Square Greenmarket, E. 7th St. & Ave. A; and
8am-3pm at the Jackson Heights Greenmarket, 34th Ave. between 77th and 78th Streets.
Mondays: 8am-6pm at the Union Square Greenmarket in Manhattan
Food Not Bombs
Food Not Bombs in Manhattan offers a vegetarian meal share (using donated food that would otherwise be wasted) Sundays at 3:30pm in Tompkins Square Park. Help cook at ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington St. btwn. Clinton & Suffolk at 1pm. More info: fnb@... or (212) 254-3697 ext. 27
Bed-Stuy Food Not Bombs is currently looking for other cooking spaces after the eviction of the 123 Community Space but continues to serve food every Saturday at 3pm just outside Von King/Tompkins Park (NW corner of Lafayette Ave. & Marcy Ave.). For more info email bedstuyfnb@... or see bedstuyfnb.org
Bushwick Food Not Bombs prepares food Thursdays at 11am on the 2nd floor of 13 Thames St. (L to Morgan) and serves at 2pm at Maria Hernandez Park, formerly Bushwick Park, at Knickerbocker Ave. & Starr St. in Brooklyn. For more info email fnbbushwick@... or call (972) 743-5669. All are Welcome!
Wild Food Tours
â€œWildmanâ€ Steve Brill holds frequent tours where you can learn to find and harvest wild growing plants for food and medicine. Fee is $15 ($10 for children under 12), sliding scale. No one is ever turned away for lack of funds. Upcoming tours in the NYC area are: 10/2, Central Park, Manhattan; 10/9, Forest Park, Kew Gardens, Queens; 10/16, Central Park, Manhattan; 10/23, Prospect Park, Brooklyn; and 10/30, Central Park, Manhattan; plus walks in Connecticut and upstate. Get more info and sign up at www.wildmanstevebrill.com
Grub Community Building Meal
1st & 3rd Sunday every month. A mostly freegan dinner for strangers and co-conspirators in a relaxed environment. There is no charge but donations are requested. Doors at 6:30pm; dinner at 7. It has recently been hosted at 136 Lawrence St. 2nd floor, between Fulton & Willoughby in Brooklyn, NY, but double-check www.tinyurl.com/grubnyc to confirm the location!
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