Garrison Institute Offers Urban Earth Day Meal April 18

Dinner consists of local Hudson Valley and NYC foods by Fresh Company

The Garrison Institute will host An Urban Earth Day Meal, a dinner prepared by Fresh Company with hors d’oeuvres, dinner, beer and wine and featuring a talk by Jonathan F.P. Rose on the green urbanism movement for healthier cities, including a surprising hotspot of green resilience: the South Bronx. This is the fourth annual Earth Day event hosted by the Garrison Institute in collaboration with Fresh Company.

The menu is inspired by classic New York City dishes made with ingredients from the city and the Hudson Valley. Some of the vendors include Sfoglini Pasta, Bronx Brewery, Long Island wine, and eggs and honey from NYC; Hudson Valley vendors include Hudson Valley Fresh, Continental Organics, Blooming Hill Farm, Padgett Farm, Old Chatham Sheep Company, and many more.

Rose was recently profiled in the Wall Street Journal. A thought leader in the Smart Growth, national infrastructure, green building, and affordable housing movements, his business, public policy and not-for-profit work all focus on creating a more environmentally, socially and economically responsible world. In 1989 he founded Jonathan Rose Companies LLC, an award-winning multi-disciplinary real estate development, planning, consulting and investment firm, as a green urban solutions provider. He is a trustee and former chair of the Garrison Institute, which he co-founded with his wife, Diana Calthorpe Rose.

The dinner will take place Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. at the Garrison Institute, 14 Mary’s Way in Garrison. It is open to the public, but reservations required online at or by phone at 845-424-4800. The cost is $38 per person paid by credit card prior to the event or $40 cash or check at the door. A percentage of the dinner price will be donated to Chef’s Collaborative, an organization that promotes sustainable cuisine through education and supports local farmers. Organic Valley, a dairy co-op, will generously match the donations. 

An Urban Earth Day Meal

Reuben, house-cured beef, celery root slaw, apple aioli, Batch-35 cheese

Spicy falafel, Old Chatham yogurt, lemon, garlic

Soft pretzels, mustard

Pickled mackerel, sour cream, dill, horseradish

Sorrel soup, turnips, chives


Roasted local chicken, garlic, carrots, maple syrup, pine, white wine

Radiator pasta, maitake mushrooms, onions, ramps, chives, chard, buckwheat

Beets, coriander seed, honey, lemon, walnut oil

Market salad & early spring herbs, carrot juice, ginger, olive oil, NYC eggs


NYC Honey-cocoa cake / Cheesecake / Rhubarb

Bronx Brewery beer / Paumanok Vineyards

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