Jamaica Harvest Festival
Oct
15
11:00 am11:00

Jamaica Harvest Festival

  • 160th Street (between Jamaica & 90th avenues) Jamaica, Queens

Greater Jamaica Development Corporation invites one and all to the 16th annual Harvest Festival. Come on out for a day of arts and crafts, food demos, pie contests, farm fresh produce, live music, and more free fun for the whole family. Stop by the With Food in Mind table between 11am–1pm to create fruit and veggie compositions inspired by West Africa masks!

The Fruity Pop Workshop
Aug
27
10:00 am10:00

The Fruity Pop Workshop

  • The Union for Contemporary Art

The Fruity Pop Workshop returns to The Union for Contemporary Art. In this end-of-summer celebration, we'll work with Art Club youth to make fruity ice cream floats inspired by artist Tattfoo Tan's Nature Matching System Placemat.

Art Club is a free weekly program open to children and youth ages 6–13 residing in north Omaha. Each Saturday, Art Club members work with artists and educators to explore different art mediums and histories. In addition to presenting exhibitions of their work throughout the year, Art Club members play an active role in maintaining The Union’s Abundance Garden Project, a free food resource in Nebraska's largest urban food desert.

 

The Fruity Pop Workshop
Jul
16
10:30 am10:30

The Fruity Pop Workshop

  • The Union for Contemporary Art

With Food in Mind visits Art Club at the The Union for Contemporary Art in Omaha, NE. 

Art Club is a free weekly program open to children and youth ages 6–13 residing in north Omaha. Each Saturday, Art Club members work with artists and educators to explore different art mediums and histories. In addition to presenting exhibitions of their work throughout the year, Art Club members play an active role in maintaining The Union’s Abundance Garden Project, a free food resource in Nebraska's largest urban food desert.

Food + Art: Growing the Whole Child
Nov
14
2:30 pm14:30

Food + Art: Growing the Whole Child

  • Boys and Girls High School

Attending this year's Creative Time Summit? Join us for the roundtable discussion "Food + Art: Growing the Whole Child," co-facilitated by Nicole J. Caruth, founder and director of With Food in Mind, and Petrushka Bazin Larsen, Vice President for Programs & Education at Brooklyn Children's Museum. We will discuss how to provide meaningful interdisciplinary and cross-cultural wellness experiences for students in formal and informal educational settings.

The Fruity Pop Workshop
Aug
1
12:00 pm12:00

The Fruity Pop Workshop

  • East New York Farmers Market

Join With Food in Mind at the East New York Farmers Market for our last public program of the season. Look for The Fruity Pop Workshop at the orange Children's Table where we'll be making a healthy fruit soda and fruit-inspired art. Geared toward ages 4–11.  

Since 1998, East New York Farms has provided fresh produce, handmade arts and crafts, and a safe public space for families in East New York—the neighborhood that boasts "more gardens, more families, and more resident artists than any other district in the five boroughs."

The Fruity Pop Workshop is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by  Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).

Hendrix Street Block Party
Jul
25
2:00 pm14:00

Hendrix Street Block Party

  • Hendrix Street Community Garden

Once used as a trash dump and parking lot, Hendrix Street Community Garden is a 988-square-foot space in East New York that now features shrubbery and perennial plantings, a wood-chip path, fencing, and more. 

With Food in Mind, in partnership with New York Restoration Project, joins Hendrix for a neighborhood block party. Brings the kiddos and let's recreate African masks in fresh vegetables and fruits!

The Fruity Pop Workshop
Jul
18
12:00 pm12:00

The Fruity Pop Workshop

  • East New York Farmers Market

Join us at the East New York Farmers Market, a community-run market including twenty-three local gardeners, three regional farmers, and eleven local vendors. You can find With Food in Mind at the Children's Table with our soda- and art-making pop-up, The Fruity Pop Workshop. Geared toward ages 4–11. 

Since 1998, East New York Farms has provided fresh produce, handmade arts and crafts, and a safe public space for families in East New York—the neighborhood that boasts "more gardens, more families, and more resident artists than any other district in the five boroughs."

The Fruity Pop Workshop is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by  Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).

With Food in Mind Runs 2015
Jul
11
9:00 am09:00

With Food in Mind Runs 2015

  • Aviator Sports and Event Center

Join With Food in Mind's second annual fundraising race! 

This year our team will join the LoziLu Women’s 5K Mud Run at the Aviator Sports and Event Center in Brooklyn. We'll get down and dirty, crawling through mud, climbings walls and nets, tire running, and tackling water slides. 

Our sweaty, muddy teamwork will not only raise funds for With Food in Mind’s 2015–2016 youth programs; 5% of our registration fees will go toward cancer research. By sponsoring one of our runners, you are making a contribution to two excellent causes!

To register for the race, email Skylar [at] withfoodinmind.org. To sponsor a member of our team, visit us on Indiegogo.

The Fruity Pop Workshop
Jun
27
12:00 pm12:00

The Fruity Pop Workshop

  • Bedford-Stuyvesant Community Garden

Join us for The Fruity Pop Workshop at The Bedford-Stuyvesant Community Garden.

Formerly the Lola Bryant Community Garden, the space had long been known for large quantities of fruits and vegetables cultivated there for many years by avid local gardeners, and shared with senior citizens and others in the community. In 2006, Dr. Leslie Dae Johnson, a forensic geneticist and New York Restoration Project patron, made a generous gift for the restoration and ongoing maintenance of the site.

The garden features raised planting beds for vegetables, herbs, and fruit trees; shallow terraces; a central lawn for social gatherings; an arbor made from metal scaffold tubing; a boardwalk constructed from recycled materials; picnic tables; a rainwater collection system sourced from the rooftop of a neighboring building, and more.

Free and open to the public, The Fruity Pop Workshop is geared toward ages 4–11. This program is organized in partnership with New York Restoration Project.

The Fruity Pop Workshop is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by  Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).

The Fruity Pop Workshop
Jun
20
12:00 pm12:00

The Fruity Pop Workshop

  • Bedford-Stuyvesant Community Garden

Join us for The Fruity Pop Workshop at The Bedford-Stuyvesant Community Garden. Free and open to the public, the program is geared toward ages 4–11. This program is organized in partnership with New York Restoration Project.

The Fruity Pop Workshop is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by  Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).

The Fruity Pop Workshop
Jun
13
12:00 pm12:00

The Fruity Pop Workshop

  • Weekville Heritage Center

With Food in Mind returns to Weeksville Heritage Center, a multidisciplinary museum dedicated to preserving the history of the nineteenth century African American community of Weeksville—one of America’s first free black communities. Children and families are invited to join us for "The Fruity Pop Workshop" as part of Weeksville Weekends. Geared toward ages 4–11. Free and open to the public. 

The Fruity Pop Workshop is sponsored, in part, by the Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, administered by  Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC).

Northwest Queens Food Day
Jun
6
11:00 am11:00

Northwest Queens Food Day

  • Socrates Sculpture Park

Join us for the third annual Northwest Queens Food Day at Socrates Sculpture Park, where you can participate in art-making, healthy food activities, and cooking demonstrations for the whole family! 

Try new recipes, plant a seed, learn all about composting, shop the Greenmarket, and make fruit stamped bike flags with WFiM teaching artist Tishawn Gonsalves and intern Annie Schwartz. This event will be followed by the annual Long Island City Bike Parade

Free and open to all.

Northwest Queens Food Day is presented by Queens Action Council (QuAC), a grassroots organization amplifying the voices of Western Queens to raise awareness, and collectively build a more just and sustainable food landscape from the ground up.

Harlem Healthy Soul Festival
Sep
13
12:00 pm12:00

Harlem Healthy Soul Festival

Join With Food in Mind at the second annual Harlem Healthy Soul Festival at the Apollo Theater on Saturday, September 13.

Building on the Apollo Theater’s role as a community resource and gathering place, the Harlem Healthy Soul Festival is designed to serve as a platform for Harlem families to learn about the numerous community health resources to live active and vibrant lives. This year’s Festival includes celebrity appearances, including health expert Dr. Ian Smith, R&B singer Faith Evans, Darian “Big Tigger” Morgan, and the NY Knicks.

With Food in Mind will be in the Children’s Pavilion fr, with a drop-in workshop focusing on Africa masks. Children will use fresh fruits and vegetables to recreate the Baule Kple Kple mask from Côte d’Ivoire — and then they'll eat them! 

The Harlem Healthy Soul Festival runs from 12pm to 6pm; WFiM is on site from 12pm–2pm. For information, visit the Apollo online.

Aug
21
11:00 am11:00

Heights Community Farmers’ Market

Bring the whole family for a fun day of kid-friendly activities at the Heights Community Farmers’ Market on Thursday, August 21. With Food in Mind will be there presenting The Fruity Pop Workshop—alongside a community bomba class, a youth-oriented nutrition workshop, cooking demos, and more.

The Heights Community Farmers Market—located at University Avenue and 181st Street in the Bronx—accepts food stamps and vouchers, and has information available about the programs. Weekly highlights include fresh produce, live music, and story time with the neighborhood librarian.

Aug
16
11:00 am11:00

Jamaica Farmers Market

Last weekend at the Jamaica Farmers Market in 2014.

As DNAinfo reportsThe Fruity Pop Workshop was “so popular" at the Jamaica Farmers Market last year “that the organizers decided to bring it back to the neighborhood and offer it for four weeks.” (July 26, August 2, 9, 16) In addition to soda-making, this summer Fruity Pop participants will engage in art-making activities, creating fruit stamped bookmarks, paper plate fans, and more. Geared toward ages 4–11.

Jul
16
10:00 am10:00

Union Square Greenmarket

The Fruity Pop Workshop makes its downtown Manhattan debut at GrowNYC’s Union Square Greenmarket—a bountiful, bustling food hub in New York City. School and summer camp groups will work collaboratively to prepare a berry fizzy drink, and make paper murals for their classrooms. Thanks to Grow NYC, this program will feature a colorful array of beets, okra, string beans, apples, raspberries, and peaches from surrounding farm stands. 

WFiM will be positioned next to the Education and EBT stations, a location that resonates with our mission to bring educational programs to New York City’s low-income residents. It’s a little-known fact that Union Square is the highest grossing EBT Greenmarket.

Jun
7
11:00 am11:00

NW Queens Food Day

Our summer 2014 season kicks off at NW Queens Food Day in Socrates Sculpture Park. Children aged 4–11 are invited to recreate the West African Kple Kple mask—historically associated with harvest celebrations—out of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Free and open to the public, NW Queens Food Day was organized by Queens Action Council (QuAC), a group of community residents and advocates, working together for a more just and equitable local food system.

May
11
8:00 am08:00

With Food in Mind Runs

"With Food in Mind Runs" is a 10K race to benefit With Food in Mind.

Regular movement and exercise are important to our well-being. By running the Mother's Day 10k race in Prospect Park, our team is setting an example for the children in our lives while also raising money for With Food in Mind's 2014 spring and summer youth programs. Additionally, our individual race registration fees will support Prospect Park, a natural wonderland located just across the street from With Food in Mind headquarters.

Our goal is to raise $3,000. Each runner on With Food in Mind's team is charged with raising a minimum of $300. Your generous and fully tax-deductible donations will help With Food in Mind pay its teaching artists and purchase program materials.

Read more on Indiegogo >>

Making Art With Food in Mind
Mar
30
10:30 am10:30

Making Art With Food in Mind

  • Food & Finance High School

Join us at the 2013 Just Food Conference for the session “Making Art with Food in Mind." Artists will offer practical advice on using food as medium or material when working to foster social change. Attendees will hear from Atom Cianfarani, sustainable designer and co-author of A Roof Grows in Brooklyn: The Do-It-Yourself Green Roof Workbook; Jason Gaspar, multimedia artist and artist-in-residence at Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum; Lisa Gross, artist and chairman/founder of The Boston Tree Party; Tattfoo Tan, artist; and Brooke Singer & Ricardo Miranda Zuniga, collaborating artists on Excess NYC.