Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Local Event: Food, Body, Planet

Play4Life, a cross-national children's food advocacy organization, is hosting a yummy NYC benefit event on Thursday, June 26, called Food, Body, Planet. If you can afford to snag a ticket, come out and support local food programs and the expansion of this awesome group, Powerful Lifestyles Advancing Youth, whose mission states that:

"Play 4 Life, Inc. is committed to transforming the lifestyles of America's youth by empowering school-age children to use their natural inclination toward play and creativity in the four areas of cooking, movement, conscientious eating and gardening. Our programming encourages community collaboration to advance today's youth in realizing their goals and dreams by teaching that a healthy body can produce and sustain a healthy mind."

Food, Body, Planet focuses on the importance of local, organic eating, and will feature all-star food sustainability scenesters such as prolific food writer Joan Gussow, Slow Food USA's formidable director Erika Lesser, and artist, activist, and outspoken locavore Leda Meredith. Your $95 (or $150 for two) also gets you a local, sustainable food tasting by ten chefs, including health activist and Top Chef Andrea Beaman, local wine and beer tasting (featuring the delightful Peak Organic Brewing Company), and a silent auction of wellness-related products and services, as well as student art. Sound like fun? See you there!

Event: Food, Body, Planet, hosted by Play 4 Life

When: 7-10 PM, Thursday, June 26

CUE Art Foundation
511 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10001

Tickets: NYCharities.org

I am affiliated with Food 4 Life via the NYC Food Systems Network, a "membership based organization designed to foster communication and cultivate community amongst various stake holders and professionals working across the food system." They're a wonderfully useful network - sign up!


Lazy Susan said...

Sounds like a great event. I work at the Food Bank of CNY, and we are always amazed at what they are doing down in NYC, especially with youth. As always, I'm glad I check your site today...
PS- the cakes look fab, and I think you SHOULD do your own cake if you want.

Kate said...

Thanks, Susan! If you're interested in food & sustainability, I strongly recommend you join the NYC Food Systems Network I liked to at the bottom of this post (membership is free). I have met so many great people through them!

If you do decide to go to the event, drop me a line and we'll link up! It's always nice to know somebody. :)

PS. Can I get in on your dream cafe?