House Drops Food Stamps from the Farm Bill

Earlier this month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a Farm Bill that did not include funds for Food Stamps.  Read more here (Missing: The Food Stamp Program, NY Times Editorial, 7/12/13).

Healthy Tip of the Week (HTW) - July 14-21, 2013

HTW # 116: Increasing the number and types of vegetables we eat every day is great for our bodies. If you choose to eat more vegetables, make sure they are not breaded or deep fried or else it cancels out the benefit of the vegetable.

Fresh Bulk Tofu linked to two reported cases of botulism

Non-refrigerated fresh bulk tofu purchased from any New York City market should be disposed of immediately.Botulism is a rare illness carried by food that can be fatal.

Every kid in NYC now gets a free lunch

In the News: NYC kids and families win in fight for universal free school lunch

Egg Rolls, Egg Creams and Empanadas Festival

Jun 18 2017 12:00 pm
Jun 18 2017 4:00 pm

Celebrate the diverse ethnic communities of the Museum at Eldridge Street’s Lower East Side/Chinatown neighborhood.


The 116th Street Festival

Jun 10 2017 11:00 am
Jun 10 2017 5:00 pm

Celebrate Latin music, food and culture! Join the 32nd Annual Latin festival influenced by Puerto Rican and Hispanic culture. There will be art, food, music and special guests.

For more information, visit the festival website.

Urban Food Policy Forum: How Will Technology Influence Food Workers

Jun 22 2017 5:30 pm
Jun 22 2017 7:00 pm

Curious about how advances in technology will impact those working in the food industry? This free forum will focus on current and future issues facing food workers, particularly those in cities.


Dinner at Babbalucci in support of Harlem Grown

Jun 8 2017

Join Harlem Grown and Babbalucci for a special night on Thursday, June 8th. Enjoy music and delicious food, including dinner specials made with Harlem Grown produce! 15% of the proceeds from dinner service will be donated to Harlem Grown in support of their 2017 summer camp. Don't miss this opportunity to eat local and give back to Harlem Grown's youth programming.

8th Annual NYC multicultural festival

Jun 3 2017 10:00 am
Jun 3 2017 7:00 pm

Celebrate our diverse cultures! Come out and experience spectacular mask and masquerade performances from around the world at the 8th Annual NYC Multicultural Festival!!!! Festival activities include:

Live music and dance performances

Free body painting for children and adults

Food from international vendors

Safety and wellness activities

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