food justice

NAG Gala. 10 Reasons to Attend…

#7 -You believe in building a stronger community through citizen participation. NAG devotes a lot of our resources to helping the residents of Greenpoint & Williamsburg plug into their local government and create (or call for) real change on their street… NAG’s Annual Neighborhood Gala & Benefit is such fun! We gather together a great bunch of neighborhood activists, advocates, and supporters in one room to celebrate NAG’s grassroot neighborhood activism. This year the Gala will take place on Saturday, November 3rd from 8 p.m. to midnight. The venue is […]

Get in on a North Brooklyn farm share!

It is that time of year again. Spring is busting out with a little warmth, blossoms are blooming, and pretty soon it will be Summer again… Yeah Summer — that time when our local farmer’s markets are bursting with produce and we no longer have to buy stuff shipped from Florida, California, or beyond… In a neighborhood plagued with high asthma rates and serious truck traffic, NAG loves the idea of reducing carbon footprints, reducing the amount of truck traffic in our food supply, and getting our environmental justice juices […]

What is the State of the Neighborhood?

Town Hall Meeting Thurs Feb 2, 2012. 7-9pm 160 N 5th — Holy Ghost Ukranian Church Neighborhood Forum Sat Feb 4, 2012. 12-4pm 110 Kent Ave [@N8th] Ground floor of NAG office bldg. If you could give the neighborhood a grade,what would it be? Join new and long-time community members as we discuss the crucial issues in Greenpoint and Williamsburg, things like affordable housing, tenant rights, homelessness, transportation, safe streets, public schools, development and city infrastructure, open space, parks, and environmental justice. NAG will be presenting a Community Report Card […]

South Williamsburg Greenmarket starts TODAY!

YEAH! It’s July and that means that one of our beloved local greenmarkets is finally underway. The South Williamsburg Greenmarket reopens for the 2011 harvest season today, Thursday July 7th, and will be rocking out the local vegetables and fruits every Thursday through November. Open since 1994, this staple weekday market located on the south side of Broadway on Havemeyer Street (right next to Echo Pharmacy, kinda below the JMZ) and is open from 8am – 4pm. This market is small but amazing, serving the Hasidic and Latino communities from […]

Community Supported Agriculture in North Brooklyn

Want to support local agriculture in North Brooklyn? Grab a slice of tiramisu from the bake sale at the first ever Gay Ole Opry tonight at Public Assembly. The proceeds from the desserts go to Just Food, the group that helps neighborhoods and farmers organize CSAs. Just Food helped El Puente start the first CSA in the neighborhood. Since 2000 the eat local movement has exploded, with our neighborhood now supporting seven CSA’s! If you love vegetables (or even just want to), joining a neighborhood CSA is a great way […]