Monday, August 27, 2012

Welcome Back

We hope that everyone had a happy and healthy summer. We are very excited for the upcoming year. A new menu cycle will be in place as well. Please view the blog regulary for upcoming events, menus, recipes, cooking classes, etc..

Have a great year!

Friday, August 10, 2012

HCZ's Children's March for Peace

Our community came together on Wednesday for our annual Children's March for Peace. In the moving and highly visible walk through the streets of Harlem, children and their families along with HCZ staff from our different programs joined together to call for peace. Here's the full story from NY1 including a video of Geoffrey Canada speaking about why this issue is so important to us: Children's March for Peace on NY1

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

HCZ's Bold New Plan

We're getting so excited here in Harlem about tomorrow's Peace March that I wanted to share some inspiration with you too! Here's a great video that GoogleLabs helped put together for us about our bold new plan to build a school in the middle of the St. Nicholas housing projects. We hope to see you tomorrow at the Peace March!

School Garden Bounty

People often ask me what's in season right now? This picture is a great way to answer that question here in our school garden this summer. We have been having a great summer in the garden this year. Many of our students and staff who have worked hard to keep the garden looking beautiful--through weeding, watering, mulching, planting and general upkeep, are taking their much deserved summer break this week and so we wanted to share with everyone what our garden looks like and what we're enjoying from it right now. Clockwise from the top left you'll see: Italian Rose Beans, Radishes, Banana Peppers, Swiss Chard, Cherry Tomatoes, Purslane, Green Bell Peppers, New Yorker Tomatoes, and Eggplants. And what makes all this fresh produce even better? It was grown right here in Harlem on a humble little rooftop that used to just be our 5th floor terrace!

Monday, August 6, 2012

The delicious smell of Curry...

Today for lunch we are enjoying Curry Chicken with yellow rice, sauteed spinach with garlic sauce and fresh apples, pears and oranges. Our Soup of the day is Roasted Red Pepper with Creamy Ricotta. Please come dine with us!