McKenzies Recommenzies: Ioby Supper Club!

I may be stating the blatantly obvious but I am passionate about food. And for the past six months I’ve been volunteering my time planning the first of ioby’s Supper Club dinners.

ioby, if you didn’t already know, is a fantastic environmental nonprofit here in NYC that acts as an online fundraising platform for grassroots environmental initiatives. Since their creation, they have built a base of more than 2,000 micro-donors that have fully funded nearly 100 projects in all five boroughs, making improvements to community gardens, starting urban farms, making bike lanes safer, installing small-scale solar and wind, planting educational gardens, building community compost drop sites, tending chicken coops, and starting outdoor classrooms.

Ya pretty impressive right? The ioby founders, my friends Brandon, Erin, and Cassie,  are three of the most amazing people you will ever meet and when they asked me to be a part of this I jumped at the chance! One of the greatest things ioby does is fund projects whose sole goal is to increase access to fresh and healthy food in NYC so the Supper Club was a natural fit.

The Supper Club is simple…. guests will eat great food (prepared by NYC’S top chefs) in amazing outdoor locations, with specially crafted wine pairings while also supporting the Supper Club Fund! But before we launch the full supper club in the spring of 2012 (that will be invitation-only and super intimate), we are kicking off the program with  a first dinner on Thursday, September 15th at the historic St. Mark’s Church on-the-Bowery, the worship place of Peter Stuyvesant’s working farm in Lower Manhattan. The dinner will be prepared by Chef Dave Martin, of Bravo’s Top Chef, and feature wines carefully selected by Victor Owen Schwartz of VOS Selections.

The dinner will be a great time, the money raised goes to a great cause, and best of all, you get the opportunity to have an amazing meal in a spectacular setting. Tickets are $125, but if you buy before Aug 31, it’s only $100!!!! SCORE! So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets!

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