Freegan Meeting, Freeganism 101, and Trash Tour
Tuesday, July 17 • Freegan Meeting, Freeganism 101, and Trash Tour
Help make freeganism happen in NYC at our general organizing meeting! At 9 p.m., we will end our business meeting and have a brief introduction to freeganism, followed by a tour of the area’s wasted food. Tour open to media with appointment.
When & Where? Meet at Highline Park. Enter on 16th St. at 10th Avenue; we meet above 15th St., opposite the porch café. Meeting at 7:30 p.m., the dive at 9:30 p.m.
Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2012 08:13:19 -0400 From:
Freegan events for July
< mailto:email@example.com?subject=subscribe%20freegannyc-events > Folks on this list have noted a delay in getting the July events out. To the 2000+ people on this list-- work on freeganism in NYC is being done by a shockingly small group. This ain't the way it's supposed to be-- freeganism is about mutual aid. So think about it. If you've been on this list for years, if you've come to events, even on and off, if you've benefitted by the work freegan folks in NYC do, PLEASE think about what you can do to help and then DO IT. And if you can't think of anything to do-- please ask (firstname.lastname@example.org). Our calendar is always posted at < http://freegan.info/what-is-a-freegan/freegan-events-in-new-york/ >
More info questions about freeganism? www.freegan.info has a wealth of info-- please visit! Or email email@example.com (response may be quite delayed) Can’t find us? Call Janet: (347) 724-6954
Wednesday, July 18 • 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, meet new people and reconnect with old friends, and generally unplug from the current world order as we build community. Open to media with appointment.
When & Where? Location to be announced to those who RSVP. Meet at 5:30pm to help cook and around 8pm to help eat (and clean-up!)
Sunday, July 29 • Really Really Free Market
A community event to freely gift and accept useful but unwanted household goods, clothes, and food, as well as share skills and build community. Freegan.info will be present with a sewing machine to give a clothes-repair workshop.
When & Where? Judson Memorial Church at Washington Square Park, 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Ongoing Sustainable & Freegan Events
**FIXERS COLLECTIVE** A social experiment in improvisational fixing and mending. Bring your broken thing and place it on the fixing table for collective consideration. The assembled group will share ideas and techniques for repairing, mending, enhancing or repurposing the objects before us. A $5 donation per object is requested. Check w ww.fixerscollective.org for dates and times
** FOOD NOT BOMBS ** Food Not Bombs chapters in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island & Long Island offer vegetarian meal shares and groceries using donated and dumpstered food. For more info see http://www.foodnotbombs.net/newyork.html
** 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 6:30 PM; dinner at 7:00. At 136 Lawrence St. on the 2nd floor, between Fulton & Willoughby in Brooklyn, NY. www.tinyurl.com/grubnyc
** COMPOSTING **
- 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. More info: see www.lesecologycenter.org.
- 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. 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: Tues. 3-5pm, Thurs. 6-8pm, Sat. 10am-2pm, Sun. 4-8pm, or whenever the gate is open. At the Green Community Garden at 6th Avenue & 15th Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn – see www.615green.org for details.
- Compost for Brooklyn has compost drop-off at Street in the Kensington/Flatbush neighborhood. See www.compostforbrooklyn.org
* WILD FOOD FORAGING * “Wildman” Steve Brill holds frequent tours where you can learn to find and harvest wild growing plants for food and medicine. Suggested donation is $20 ($10 for children under 12), sliding scale. No one is ever turned away for lack of funds. Ten events in NYC in July-- see http://www.wildmanstevebrill.com/
* TEXTILE REPAIR & RECYCLING *
The best thing to do with clothes and other textiles is to reuse them! BUT, if you have scraps that can’t be used even one more time, there is textile recycling (see www.cenyc.org/clothing for locations of the 17 Greenmarkets in NYC that accept clean textiles and bedding).
* WEEKLY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS *
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. Brooklyn workshops are at the Brooklyn space at 99 South 6th St, off Bedford.
* COMPUTER & ELECTRONICS RECYCLING * Per Scholas is a recycling facility in Hunts Point that allows individuals to drop off residential computer & electronic equipment from Mon. to Fri. 9:00am-4:00pm at 1575 Bronx River Ave. in the Bronx. See www.perscholas.org