Art, Food and Drink, Weekend
Oct 12, 2016

Head To the Fourth Annual Queens Food Day This Weekend

Head to Socrates Sculpture Park this weekend for the fourth annual Queens Food Day.

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Now in its fourth year, Queens Food Day is a wonderful celebration of local food justice work in Northwest Queens. Join with all sorts of organizations dedicated to making the world a healthier, more fair, and more delicious place. It’s all happening this Saturday from 11am to 3pm—here is the list of participating organizations:

  • City Harvest
  • GrowNYC
  • Queens Action Council
  • Hellgate Farm
  • NYC Compost Project at Big Reuse
  • The Queens Kickshaw
  • Capoeira Nago Queens
  • The Floating Hospital
  • Hour Children/LIC CSA
  • City Growers
  • Allergic To Salad
  • Queens Lyceum
  • Urban Upbound
  • Queens Dinner Club
  • Adventureland Fresh Food Box
  • Smiling Hogshead Ranch
  • Spice Tree Organics

These folks will be doing everything from tabling, to teaching, to offering tasty treats for purchase. Concurrent events include:

8am-4pm—The Socrates Greenmarket operates, selling vegetables, fruit, baked goods, and honey. Compost collection is available, too.

11am-1pm—The Socrates Greenmarket will feature music from George Braith (inventor of the Braithophone!) and his quartet, presented by Jazz Foundation of America.

12-2pm—Participate in a handmade recycled paper-making workshop with The Center for Book Arts.

12pm and 2pm—Movements in Color performance involves a collaborative dance work by choreographer Caitlin+dancers and painter Amanda Millet-Sorsa.

1pm and 2:30pm—There will be a Capoeira class and demonstration from Capoeira NAGO. And Superfood & Healthy body with healthy treats from Spontaneous Chef Nika.

If you’d like to register for the day’s activities. You can do so here.

BTW, this is the same day as Open House NY and Socrates is one of the participating locations – at 1pm and 3pm you can take a tour of “Sticks,” the park’s brand new open air education studio.

About Meg Cotner

Meg Cotner was trained as a harpsichordist and now works as a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of "Food Lovers' Guide to Queens," and is a skilled and avid home cook, baker, and preserver.

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