The week of April 18, The New School shows off its green thumb by hosting two events at the Union Square Greenmarket:
On Wednesday, April 20 at 11:00 a.m., NSGS Food Studies director Fabio Parasecoli led New York City’s first college pop-up class. With the Greenmarket as his classroom, Professor Parasecoli conducted a unique cultural, historical, and environmental lesson in food¬≠’with the farmers as participating experts’as collective thoughts turn to spring produce, Easter dinners, and Passover recipes. At the end of the pop-up class, he offered up a Greenmarket recipe and answered questions. The class started by the statue of Gandhi at the south-west corner of Union Square.
On Friday, April 22, in observance of Earth Day, the newly developed Milano Sustainability Club will host a raw cooking class, with a focus on how to eat locally and seasonally on a budget. The demonstration will be followed by a picnic. The demonstration and lunch will be held at the Greenmarket at 1:00 p.m.