Freegan.info May 2008 Events Calendar

From: Sowmya
Sent on: Friday, May 2, 2008 8:28 PM
If you come to an event and can't find us, call Janet @ (347)[masked]
www.freegan.info * [address removed]

What is Freeganism? Global industrial capitalism is responsible for vast
ecological abuse, human suffering, and animal exploitation. Freeganism is
a strategy for resistance to through nonparticipation as workers and
purchasing consumers in the capitalist economy.  Freegans employ
strategies for ecologically sustainable and socially responsible living
beyond the reach of capitalism, reclaiming resources and spaces for the
commons, harvesting the needless waste of an overconsumptive culture, and
relearning traditional, ecologically sustainable living practices while
building institutions to serve people?s real needs based on the principle
of mutual aid.

Freegan Bike Workshop - Every Wednesday & Saturday Learn how to turn found
bike parts into working bicycles & build your own bike. For more info call
Christian at (917) 582-9010. Workshops are Wed. from 6-9pm, and Sat.
2-7pm. To get more involved, come to open meetings at 5pm on Wed. At the
123 Community Space in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn at 123 Tompkins, G train to
Myrtle-Willoughby.  Media is welcome on Wed. with appointment, but not on
Saturdays.

Fri, May 2 - Trash Tour (not open to media) Join us as we collect the
quality products that stores throw out. We give advice on how to salvage
these goods and comment on the reasons for such waste.   9pm at the NW
corner of 14th St. & 8th Ave.

Sat, May 3 - Really Really Free Market  The Really Really Free Market,
organized by In Our Hearts Network, is an open-air bazaar and celebration,
where we discard capitalist notions of interaction and have fun trying new
models of exchange. Noon-6pm at St. Mark's Church, 131 E 10th St. bet 2nd
& 3rd Ave.

Mon, May 5 -Freegan Meeting & Trash Tour (open to media by appointment)
Join us for a freegan.info business meeting to plan upcoming events and
outreach. After, we will explore the area's wasted food and other goods.
The meeting is NOT open to media, but the tour WILL be open to media that
have scheduled in advance.
7:30pm in Susie' Kitchen, 30th St. & Park Ave. For just the tour, meet at
9:30pm, NW corner of 38th St. & 3rd Ave.

Thurs, May 8 ? Trash Tour (not open to media) 9:30pm, NE corner of 14th
St. & 6th Ave.

Mon, May 12 - Freegan Reading Group Join us to discuss Mutual Aid: A
Factor of Evolution by Peter Kropotkin, chapters 8, the appendix (both
online at http://snipurl.co...­) and the essay "Kroptkin Was No
Crackpot" by Richard Dawkins. (http://snipurl.co...­
[www_marxists_org] . Please  read these in advance of f the meeting.
7:30pm in Grand Central Terminal?s Dining Concourse, 42nd St. & Park Ave.
(Meet us at a table near Track 114.)

Fri, May 16 - Dorm Dumpster Dive @ NYU (open to media by appointment)
Every year, students discard enormous quantities of furniture, food,
books, computers, appliances, and all manner of consumer goods at the end
of the semester. Join us to harvest treasure from NYU's trash! SE corner
of 12th St & 3rd Ave @ 5 PM.

Mon, May 19 - Freegan Meeting & Trash Tour  (open to media by appointment)
Join us for a freegan.info business meeting to plan upcoming events and
outreach. After, we will explore the area's wasted food and other goods.
The meeting is NOT open to media, but the tour WILL be open to media that
have scheduled in advance.
7:30pm in Miss K's, 30th St. & Madison Ave. 9:30pm, w. side 3rd Ave. bet
38 & 39.

Thurs, May 22 - Trash Tour (open to media by appointment) Meet at 9pm at
the NW corner of 115th St. & B'dway.

Fri, May 23 - Freegan Feast (open to media by appointment) Share in the
food preparation and then in the good company of a group of people who
care about each other and about change. Media WILL be welcome with
appointment.RSVP for the location and directions. Help cook at 5:30pm &
eat at 8. Please call Janet at[masked] to RSVP.

Mon, May 26: Freegan Reading Room 7:30pm in Grand Central Terminal Dining
Concourse, 42nd St. & Park Ave. (Meet @ a table near Track 114.)

Ongoing Sustainability & Mutual Aid Resources and Events

Composting Lower East Side Ecology Center accepts organic material for
composting (fruit and vegetable peelings, cut flowers and similar organic
material). LESEC has drop-off bins at the Union Square Greenmarket (Mon,
Wed, Fri, & Sat. from 8am-5pm), or drop off at the center on E. 7th St.
btwn. Aves. B & C any time through the opening in the gate. For more info
see www.lesecologycenter­.org  Also, the W. 181st St. Beautification
Project has public compost drop-off at 880 W. 181st St. in the garden.
Computer and Electronics Recycling Per Scholas (www.perscholas.org)­ allows
individuals to drop off residential computer & electronic equipment. They
accept equipment Mon. to Fri. 9am-4pm at 1575 Bronx River Ave. in  Hunts
Point in the Bronx. There is also a community computer collection day
April 19th, 10am-2pm in front of Park Slope YMCA, 357 9th St. in Brooklyn
btwn. 5th & 6th Aves.

Lower East Side Ecology Center has e-waste recycling 4/19 & 20, 10am-4pm,
& 4/21, 4pm-7pm, Fulton St. btwn. S. Portland Ave. & Oxford St. in
Brooklyn; and also 4/26, 27 & 28 at W. 23rd St. btwn. 6th & 7th Aves. in
front of Tekserve. Build It Green! accepts electronics recycling at 3-17
26th Ave. in Astoria, Queens, Tues.-Fri. 10-6 or Sat. 10-5. See
www.lesecologycenter­.org for more info.

Plastics Recycling at Park Slope Food Co-op The Park Slope food co-op
accepts many plastics for recycling that are NOT collected by the city.
They accept: #1 & # 2 plastics (but NOT bottles, which NYC recycles), #4
plastics, #5 plastic tubs, cups & specifically marked lids and caps
(remove any paper labels), plastic film and bags. All plastics must be
CLEAN AND DRY. They accept these recyclables every month on the 2nd Sat,
10am-2pm; the 3rd Thurs, 7pm-9pm; & the last Sun, 10am-2pm. The co-op is
at 782 Union St. (btwn. 6th & 7th Aves.) in Park Slope, Brooklyn. For
details, see: www.foodcoop.com/go.­php?id=112

Weekly Bike Repair Workshops by Times Up Workshops held at The Hub @ 73
Morton St, west of Hudson St in Manhattan.   More info @ www.times-up.org.
Women &Trans Bike Repair Night: Every Mon, 6:30pm. No experience needed.
Bike Repair Workshops: Every Tuesday, 6:30pm. Come learn how to fix bikes,
do simple maintenance and tune-ups at the bike mechanic skill share.

Textile Recycling at Material Mondays Of course, the best thing to do with
clothes and other textiles is to reuse them! BUT, if you have scraps and
rags that can't be used even one more time, there is textile recycling
every Monday, 8am - 6pm at the Unions Square Greenmarket. Sponsored by
Goodwill; they also take usable clothes.

Food Not Bombs  Food Not Bombs offers a vegetarian meal share (using
donated food that would otherwise be wasted) Sundays at 3:30pm in Tompkins
Square Park. Help cook at ABC No Rio, 156 Rivington St. btwn. Clinton &
Suffolk beginning at 1pm. More info: [address removed] or (212)[masked]
ext.395

Wild Food Tours  Learn to find and harvest wild growing plants for food
and medicine. The fee is $12 ($6 for children under 12) sliding scale, but
no one is  turned away for lack of funds. Tours this month in NYC: 4/13 in
Central Park; 4/19 in Prospect Park, Bklyn; 4/26 in Central Park; and 4/27
in Forest Park,, Queens. Check the schedule and sign up at
www.wildmanstevebril­l.com or call (914) 835-2153.

Grub Community Building Meal 1st & 3rd Sunday of every month. A mostly
freegan dinner for strangers and co-conspirators in a relaxed environment.
There is no charge but donations are requested. At Rubulad, 338 Flushing
Ave. (btwn. Classon & Taaffe) in Brooklyn. Doors at 6:30pm; dinner around
7. www.suckapants.com/g­rub.html






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