November 19, 2013 • 9:06 pm
“Not only does SALAD IN A JAR save space in your fridge, it also reduces food waste and gets non-salad eaters to chow down daily.
THE ARRANGEMENT – From BOTTOM to TOP
Hard boiled eggs
Arrange ingredients in a large mason jar
Store in fridge for up to a week
When ready to eat: shake jar, place on a plate, and eat!
You can make any arrangement you want. You can add red onion, cucumbers, radishes or peppers. Always remember to put the dressing at the bottom and the lettuce at the top—a MUST.”
Leave out the dressing and add it when you are ready to eat. I like olive oil with a little salt, pepper and minced garlic.
If you are a “green” person you may have seen this before. This was such a great idea I “copied” it to Community Green. - Chuck
Filed under: Community Green, Food Tuesday, healthy eating, Recipes
November 18, 2013 • 6:29 pm
Join the Friends of Van Cortlandt Park as they celebrate this year’s accomplishments with friends and toast their dedicated volunteers.
Wednesday November 20th, 2013
6 to 8pm
Bronx Ale House
216 W. 238th St.
Bronx, NY 10463
Ticket prices in advance:
FVCP Members: $15
Non-Members: $25 (includes a 1 Year Membership to FVCP)
Advance tickets must be purchased by 4pm on Wednesday.
At the Door: $25 for all (no membership included)
Ticket includes: your first beer, finger foods, FVCP pint glass (for first 70 ticket purchasers) and Happy Hour Prices.
Filed under: Community Green, Bronx Parks, Friends of Van Cortlandt Park, FVCP, parks
November 12, 2013 • 11:42 am
Dereliction of duty on my lover’s lips
Cheap wine, marijuana and old sex
Saying softly commitment
Smells like pampers and bad plumbing.
Vietnam was brown with a Buddha face
Laugh quick ‘cause you’re dead already black.
Peace symbols and afro picks
among glassine glaze and apple wine.
War was well war until a bullet in the back
then it became one less lung
Sweet Jesus precious air.
How’d they know I lived there
What the f**k is a draft board
Lottery my a**
They sure did
All the way to Vietnam.
What agents are you smoking
Some known others unknown
Reagents on both sides
Lies and camouflage should sleep together
since they piss with the same penis.
Johnny got his gun
I got a dose and a case
Needles all around.
Oh say can you see
Sweet Land of Liberty
for thee I sing.
Originally posted as Vietnam Reblues on Fried Chicken & Philosophy from the book in progress Handstands & Other Feats.
Filed under: Community Green, Arts, Handstands & Other Feats, Poetry
November 5, 2013 • 1:49 pm
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) invites fifth graders to showcase their artistic talents and help to increase public awareness about trees in New York by participating in the annual National Arbor Day Poster Contest.
Posters must be submitted by December 17, 2013 to allow time for judging and printing of the artwork as part of the celebration of Arbor Day 2014. The contest is open to all students enrolled in the fifth grade. Arbor Day Poster Contest packets can be obtained by contacting Sally Kellogg, DEC’s poster contest coordinator, at (518) 402-9425, or by visiting DEC’s website. Packets include background information, hands-on educational activities and contest rules.
Filed under: Community Green
November 4, 2013 • 11:24 am
JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, a new production of the exciting adventures of Jack and the magic beans by Dante Albertie and the Children’s Theatre Company at Lehman, with musical arrangements for oboe, clarinet and bassoon by William Scribner.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2013
1 pm and 2:30 pm
3243 Ampere Avenue, Bronx, NY
(10% off 3 tickets • 20% off 4 tickets • 30% off 5 tickets for advance online sales)
Full Schedule available at http://bronxartsensemble.org
Filed under: Community Green, Arts, Bronx Arts Ensemble, Children's Theatre Company
October 28, 2013 • 9:28 pm
I had the very pleasant opportunity to meet Davalois Fearon when she attended the Bronx Council On The Arts Grant Awards and First Wednesday Trolley in June 2013 at the Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos College. Davalois, a Bronx resident, who dances for the STEPHEN PETRONIO COMPANY and teaches master classes, dropped in to lend support to Bronx Artists and the art community. And that was fresh off her write up in the May 2013 issue of Dance Magazine, wonderful reviews for her performance in Like Lazarus Did at the Joyce Theater and a feature photo in the NYT Week Ahead section. Here’s a peek at what she’s been up to!
It’s Still Warm: Solo contemporary modern dance performed and choreographed by Davalois Fearon to music by Mike McGinnis.
Filed under: Community Green, Arts, BCA, dance, Longwood Gallery
October 28, 2013 • 4:16 pm
Part 3: Utilizing New York City Parks Across the Disciplines
Date: Tuesday, November 5, 2013 (Election Day)
Time: 9:30AM – 3:30PM
Location: Lehman College, East Dining Room, Music Building
RSVP: David.Badillo@lehman.cuny.edu (pre-registration required)
This event is FREE!
Filed under: Community Green, Bronx Parks, environment
October 28, 2013 • 12:29 pm
And he is going to the Black Farmers & Urban Gardeners Conference on November 8-10, 2013!
Morgan Powell is one of many Black Urban Growers (BUGs), an alliance of Black urban farmers and gardeners, food activists and allies united in rebuilding our community wealth and health by reconnecting to the land and our traditional roles as agriculturalists and environmental stewards.
ARE YOU A BUG. Maybe you should be. JOIN US.
Filed under: Community Green, Black Farmers, BUGs, Community Gardens, environment
October 24, 2013 • 11:22 am
Juicing is a great way to add more fruits and vegetables to an already-healthy diet. You should eat five servings of whole food fruits and vegetables per day and then add juicing. Don’t use juicing to meet basic nutrition needs.
How to make the most of juicing:
- Focus on vegetables. For the healthiest juices, include one fruit to sweeten your blend, but make the other ingredients vegetables.
- Drink what you’d eat. Juice small quantities to avoid excess calories which can cause weight gain. Juice packs a lot of nutrition and calories in a small volume.
- PROtein. Balance the carbohydrates in juice with a serving of protein and a little fat. Scrambled or hard-boiled eggs or Greek yogurt with nuts or seeds will fill the bill.
- Diversify. Mix and change your ingredients to avoid overdoing it on just a few specific ones to get the greatest possible benefits.
- Eat crucifers. Broccoli, kale, chard, bok choy, kohlrabi, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, watercress, collard and mustard greens, turnips, radish, daikon root, arugula, et al, have terrific detoxifying properties but do not juice or eat multiple servings of these foods daily.
- Vary prep. Don’t always juice a particular food. Prepare it other ways to vary nutrition absorption.
Remember, food first. Once you are eating five-a-day whole fruits and vegetables, try juicing for an extra boost.
Community Green FOOD TUESDAY
Filed under: Community Green, Food Tuesday, healthy eating, Juicing, Nutrition
October 22, 2013 • 10:22 pm
2014 MARKS 25 YEARS OF BRONX COUNCIL ON THE ARTS BRIO FELLOWSHIPS SUPPORTING BRONX ARTISTS
Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) provides direct support to individual Bronx artists who create literary, media, visual, and performing works of art. 25 BRIO grants of $3,000 each are awarded to Bronx artists. BRIO award winners complete a one-time public service activity.
The awards are based solely on artistic excellence. Winners are selected by a panel of arts professionals representing the award disciplines.
BRIO Awards info
Filed under: Community Green, Arts, BCA, BRIO, Bronx Council On The Arts