Union Square Pavilion
North End of Union Square, along 17th Street btw Union Square West & Park
All activities and events free and open to the public
Youth Art & Food Activities
Greenmarkets Youth Education Project and its partners Studio in a School and Columbia Teachers College host freeArt & Healthy Livingfood, art and farming activities for children in the Union Square Pavilion on Saturdays from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Taste farm fresh produce, participate in interactive kid-friendly cooking demos, and take home seasonal recipes and activity sheets from the Greenmarket Education Station. Make art inspired by Greenmarket's bounty of beautiful fruits and vegetables with Studio in a School's teen art instructors. Columbia Teacher's College Center for Food and the Environment offers nutrition games and puzzles, cooking classes, and more. Visit often, new activities will take place each week.
Crown Prince of Denmark Visits Union Square for the New Nordic Cookout
Saturday, October 22nd
In partnership with GrowNYC, The Consulate General of Denmark will host the New Nordic Cookout in the north plaza of Union Square on Saturday October 22, 2011 with participation from the Danish Crown Prince Couple. The aim of the event called 'A Taste of Denmark' is to give a broad introduction to the philosophy behind the New Nordic Cuisine; cooking with the best ingredients from New York's own backyard. The audience will have the opportunity to see, smell and taste the ingredients as well as enter into a dialogue with the chefs. Ren Redzepi, founding chef of the world's best restaurant, Noma, will lead the cookout as keynote speaker, and will be accompanied by the three prominent Danish chefs; Claus Henriksen and Adam Aamann, who will be cooking New Nordic food using the best of local ingredients from New York's largest Greenmarket - thereby combining the finest of the Danish Cuisine with the best of New York's produce.
Greenmarket Food Day Health Fair
Monday, October 24th
Stop by for free tote bags, recipes, and health screenings.EBT pre-screenings with the Food Bank of New York City, a cooking demonstration with Stellar Farmers Market and cooking advice from Grill-A-Chef, Josh Stokes.
Food Dayis a national day of awareness asking Americans from all walks of lifeparents, teachers, and students; health professionals, community organizers, and local officials; chefs, school lunch providers, and eaters of all stripesto push for healthy, affordable food produced in a sustainable, humane way.
Halloween in Union Square
Saturday, October 29th
Join us for a special Halloween-themed cooking demonstration with the Natural Gourmet Institute.
Wednesday, November 2, 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m.
Joel Salatin, Farmer & Author Q & A and Book Signing
Union Square Greenmarket
Inside Pavilion (north end)
Free event, books for purchase
Joel Salatin, who you may well recognize from his profiles in Food Inc., Whats Organic About Organic, and The Omnivores Dilemma, pays a visit to the Union Square Greenmarket where hell be signing copies of his new book, Folks, This Aint Normal. Hailed by the New York Times as Virginia's most multifaceted agrarian since Thomas Jefferson [and] the high priest of the pasture," Salatin will take questions from fans, and offer his take on the new normal. This event is free and open to the public.
Saturday, November 5th
Come join us November 5th for our Homesteading Fair! An exposition of heirloom skills -- from canning to spinning wool to repairing a sweater -- come learn from a wonderful array of experts whose knowledge and skills are a perfect compliment to the season as we prepare for cooler months ahead.
Canning, quilting, mushroom cultivating, weaving, spinning, basketry, sandal making, sweater and leather repair, cheese making and more!
Learn how to pickle with Rick ofRick's Picks, perfect your canning expertise with Beth ofBeth's Farm Kitchen, learn about mushroom cultivating with Athena Kokoronis ofStratasporeand Gary Lincoff of theNew York Mycological Society,how to make your own leather sandals withChris Moffett, and how to spin wool withBrooklyn General.The Center for Food and Environment at Teacher's College Columbia University Reads Stone Soup and Serves Vegetable Soup