Urban Harvest - National Food Day Celebration

6:00 p.m.

On National Food Day, The New School’s Food Studies program and the International Culinary Center (ICC) will co-host a celebration of New York City’s urban harvest. Panelists from the for-profit, non-profit and public sector will discuss efforts in urban agriculture in New York City, exploring the pros and cons and feasibilities of for-profit and non-profit enterprises, and discussing the role of community engagement, the power of economic development and the potential for local partnerships.

Best of all, guests will have the opportunity to taste the chef-prepared bounty of NYC’s urban harvest presented by Gregg Drusinsky, Chef Instructor at The International Culinary Center, and sample wine provided by Red Hook Winery!


  • Lisa Brochet, International Rescue Committee's New Roots Program
  • Sarita Daftary, Project Director at East New York Farms!
  • Representative from the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation's GreenThumb community gardening program
  • Sisha Ortúzar, Chef/Partner at Riverpark urban farm and restaurant
  • Heath Braunstein, Director of Dining Services at Chartwells, The New School's dining service

Moderated by Jessica Wurwarg, New School Faculty Member


Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang Building, 65 West 11th Street, 5th floor (enter at 66 West 12th Street)

$5; free to all students and New School faculty, staff, and alumni with ID at the door or at the Box Office.

Box Office Information:

Single event purchases can be made online at any time at the New School Box Office. Series and discounted tickets must still be made in person or over the phone at The New School Box Office at 66 West 12th Street, main floor, Monday-Thursday 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., and Friday 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. The box office opens the first day of classes and closes after the last paid event of each semester. Reservations and inquiries can be made by emailing boxoffice@newschool.edu or calling 212.229.5488.

For events scheduled during the summer term, the box office will open one hour before each event.

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