CUNY FoodFest 2011 at Macaulay on October 23

CUNY FoodFEST 2011 is the second annual food justice event put together by CUNY students.

Taking place on October 23rd and October 24th, it is a two-day event for CUNY students and the general public focused on educating and engaging participants in stimulating conversation about various topics in the food justice movements.

On Sunday the 23rd at Macaulay Honors College, students will attend workshops, cooking lessons, and meet with various food justice organizations from around the city. Workshops will be led by experienced members of the food community, including Mimi Sheraton, renowned food critic for The New York Times and Time magazine, and Joel Berg, author and leader in the fields of hunger and food justice.

Mimi Sheraton

There also will be cooking lessons, a highlight from last year’s FoodFEST, where three chefs will come and teach participants healthy and easy recipes to do at home for a nutritious and delicious meal. Other activities include preparing meals for homeless people, yoga, art, and a puppet show.

On Monday the 24th, National Food Day, there will be various campus events around New York City including Challah for Hunger at Queens College, agri-CULTURE, a Food Film Series at Medgar Evers College, and many others organized by on-campus food activists.

On Sunday the 23rd, CUNY FoodFEST will take place at:

35 West 67th Street
New York, NY 10023

Click here to RSVP.

Please check our website to find out more information about the events on Monday the 24th.

This event is funded by the William R. Kenan Leadership Scholars Program at CUNY. In 2002 the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust made a generous pledge that funded the Kenan Leadership Scholars Program. The overarching goal of the program has been to enhance honors education at CUNY by sponsoring a group of outstanding honors students who hold great academic and professional promise. The program provides a set of unique experiences aimed at preparing these young people to make substantial contributions after graduation as leaders in their chosen fields. The primary goals of the program are to incubate and foster social vision and courage; to build identity and intention as agents of change; and to draw meaningful lines of connection between scholarship and the communities in which we live.

About Macaulay Honors College

The Class of 2014 was the tenth Macaulay Honors College class, and their admission marked the beginning of the college’s tenth anniversary celebrations. Macaulay recently admitted its largest class to date–the Class of 2015 with over 500 students. Founded in 2001 by Chancellor Matthew Goldstein, Macaulay Honors College has already become one of the nation’s leading honors colleges, offering an exceptional academic and co-curricular environment for future leaders of New York City—and beyond. Macaulay students enroll in one of seven CUNY senior colleges (Baruch, Brooklyn, City, Hunter, Lehman, Queens, or Staten Island). Through the unique Macaulay advising program, each student develops a coordinated, individualized academic program that includes research, global learning, graduate and professional mentoring, community engagement, and close faculty-student collaboration. Selected for their top high school records and leadership potential, Macaulay students are awarded a full-tuition merit scholarship, giving them the freedom to pursue their academic goals without financial burdens. Macaulay further enriches students’ academic experience by providing a laptop and technology support, a $7,500 study grant to pursue global learning and service opportunities, and a Cultural Passport that provides access to more than 200 museums, libraries and other treasures around New York City. For more information about Macaulay Honors College, see


Rich Dikeman, Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, 212.729.2928