Hurricane Irene Benefits

Hurricane Irene Benefits

Friday, September 23, 2011, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Special Greenmarket Square Meal
2745 Broadway (at 105TH Street)
At HENRYs modern American bistro, a Square Meal is served daily for lunch. Owner Henry Rinehart and Chef Mark Barrett would like to invite you to share a special Square Meal for a great cause: $2 for every Square Meal served on Friday, September 23 will be donated to aid local farmers that have been hard hit by Hurricane Irene. The funds willgo directly to GrowNYC and Just Food, who will distribute them to area farms.

Saturday, September 24, 2011, 6-9 p.m.
Rogowski Farm BarnDance and BBQ!

Rogowski Farm
329 Glenwood Road
, in PineIsland New York 10969
Adults $10.00 / Children age 6 to 12 $5.00 Children age 5 and under - free
Join in on the fun at Rogowski Farm for a real good oldfashioned barn square dance & BBQ offering you a slice of Americana from years goneby for everyone toenjoy. Food fresh off the BBQ will be for sale beforeand during the dance.Music and dancing start at 7 p.m.

Sunday, September 25, 2011, 1-4 p.m.
Farm Aid
ValleyHigh School
89 Sanfordville Road

, NY10990
Warwick farmers were hit hard by hurricane Irene and we will be raising $25,000 by 9/25/2011 to benefit them. From 1:00 to 4:00 will be an open house with family events, music, story tellers, and more. The main concert is 4:00pm to 9:00pm. Please join us for a day of music, fun, and most importantly support for Warwick farmers.

Sunday, September 25, 2011
Dine Out Irene

Participating Restaurants in New York City
Dine Out Irene is a one-time event on September 25, 2011, benefiting NewYork-area farms that have been hard hit by the hurricane. Participatingrestaurants are asked donate up to 10% of the day's sales (brunch/dinner, or both) to aid local farms. The funds will go directly to GrowNYC and Just Food, who will distribute them to area farmers that need hurricane relief. Dine Out Irene is still recruiting restaurants tojoin the effort. If you are a restaurant and would like to participate,please contact Gabriella Gershenson at For a current list of participants, visit

Sunday, September 25, 2011, noon 6 p.m.
8th AnnualBradley Farm Party
Tickets, $20
317 Springtown Rd
New Paltz, NY 12561

Featuring great southern BBQ and pierogies made with Rays potatoes, livemusic, hayrides and a new petting zoo. This year, we may even get toplaychicken sh*t bingo!

Monday, September 26-October 2, 2011
Dine In Irene
Location: Your Home

Shop your neighborhood Greenmarket for the best of the harvest produce, then invite your friends over for dinner. Charge by the plate for your party, or host a potluck and ask guests to bring a market-sourced dish and a donation. All funds collected will be donated by the various Dine In hosts to the Greenmarket farmer relief fund. Register your Dine In

Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 7-10 p.m.
Brooklyn Green Drinks
147 Front Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Hurricane Irene may have spared NYC but its rain and flooding took aserious toll on the areas local farms. With many farmers pushed to thebrink, were going back to one of our favorite wells, reBar in Dumbo. Happy hour prices will be extended to all BK Green Drinkers, and we willbe collecting donations for Greenmarkets hurricane relief fund. Its the best of both worlds this month, a good cause, and good company. Hope to see you there.

Sunday, October 2, 2011, 4 p.m. 9 p.m.
Rain date: Sunday, October 9, 2011
Flood Aid Kick-off Potluck Event
New Paltz Water Street Market
$20 suggested donation
RSVP here
10 Main Street
New Paltz, NY 12561-1765

On August 24, 2011, the Village of New Paltz passed a resolution declaring the first week of October the inaugural "New Paltz Local Food Week". Less than a week later, Hurricane Irene hit our region. As a result, this first year's focus will be on helping the people in our community most impacted by the flooding. The kick off event on Sunday, October 2nd will be a potluck fundraiser. Local bands will be performing: The Love Taps, Ratboy, Seth Davis, SnowBear, The Sweet Clementines, & The Bubba Band. Local chefs will be preparing local food, there will be raffles contributed by local businesses, and sign ups for volunteer opportunities.

For general information about New Paltz FLOOD AID, e-mail or check for updates on Facebook, search "FLOOD Aid for New Paltz Farmers, Families, and First Responders". If you are a New Paltz family or farm in need, please call Judy Ness at 845-332-8432. For information about the 10/2 Kick Off event, contact Theresa Fall at Water Street Market, 845-401-4499; and for info about the 10/16 Benefit Concert call Judy Ness at 845-332-8432.

Sunday, October 16, 2011, 12 p.m. 6 p.m.
Flood Aid Benefit Concert
Hasbrouck Park, New Paltz rain or shine
Tickets sold: Lawn & VIP Tent
RSVP here
This all day benefit concert will raise money for the people in our community hit hardest by Hurricane Irene flooding. This big musical event on Sunday, October 16th will include both local bands and musicians from afar - plugged in and acoustic. There will be live auctions of items and gift certificates from local businesses. All proceeds will go to the farmers, families, and first responders in New Paltz who were most impacted by the floods.

Friday, October 21, 2011, 7 p.m.
Chamber Players International Concert to Benefit GrowNYC
The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space
44 Charlton Street, Manhattan

Tickets: $25 online and at the door

Chamber Players International present a benefit concert event for GrowNYCs Greenmarket farmers. The program features works by Beethoven and a world premier by guest artist Reinhard Seehafer, internationally renowned composer and symphony conductor. The ensemble consists of world class, award-winning performers including violinist Anna Rabinova, member of the New York Philharmonic and winner of the Leipzig and Belgrade International Violin Competitions. 100% of the proceeds generated by the concert will be donated to the recovery fund to help GrowNYCs Greenmarket farmers who were severely impacted by Tropical Storms Irene and Lee in early September.

Sunday, October 23, 2011, 7 p.m. 9 p.m.
Local Roots NYC Supper Club - benefit for Rogowski Farm
61 Local, Brooklyn, NY
$75, tickets available
On Sunday, July 31st, join chefs William Griffin and Jonathan Meyer of I8NY at Local Roots NYC's first supper club: a five course meal which will feature ingredients from the Local Roots CSA. Feel free to share a drink with the chefs afterwards and ask questions about the meal. Recipe cards on each dish will also be available to bring home so you can try them at home.

Sunday, October 30, 2011, 4 p.m. 8 p.m.
Farm-to-Table Dinner
Bard College - Multiple Purpose Room, Campus Center
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY
$5 students, $10 public
This dinner features local farm products from Rusty Plough Farm, Upstate Frams, Tivoli Bakery, Kinderhook Farm, Me-oh-My-oh-Pie, Taliaferro Farm, Wright Farm, Migliorelli Farm, RSK Farm, Kesicke Farm, Jennifer Phillips Farm, Mead Orchards, Ronny Brook Farm and is being cooked by Michael Bernardo of Cafe Mio, Kevin London of the Farmhouse Restaurant, CIA Chefs and local foodies. All funds raised are being donated to RSK and Taliaferro farms to help them in their recovery from Tropical Irene. There will also be live music and farmers on hand to join in on the celebration of what is growing and who grew it. Opening address is being given by Eric Steinman the editor of edible Hudson Valley.

Sunday, November 6, 2011, 3 8 p.m.
Blue Moon Bash
125 Fifth Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217
Tickets on-line or at the door: $20 Donation

This all-day event will feature live performances by local talent and clam chowder by Blue Moons own Alex Villani. Join the farmers from Evolutionary Organics, Bradley Farms and the Blue Moon fishmonger crew for a day of music and food to raise relief funds for farmers Kira Kinney and Ray Bradley.

GrowNYC’s New York State Regional Food Hub (The Hub) is entering the final stages of development and is expected to open in the Fall of 2024.