Spend your summer days with the Ger-Nis Summer Social Club, with the objective of hanging out with the local foodie community socializing and chewing the fat while the weather is prime for getting together and meeting new people, experiencing all that our city has to offer in terms of fun and flavor! What better way to enjoy the summer weather and food than with 4 little wheels beneath your feet, enabling you to glide through the beautiful scenery offered by New York City’s lush Central Park? Central Park is one of the few remaining, safe zones for hustling via roller skates through the urban landscape, providing the opportunity and space to enjoy ourselves physically, making fun out of our novice roller skating ways and commemorating the New York City landmark of Tavern on the Green the modern gourmet food truck way! With trucks such as Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream, Rickshaw Dumpling, Ladle of Love and Pera Turkish Tacos, we get to experience indulgence on a whole new level! We will chase them all down on this summer day as we work up an appetite rolling around in Central Park! Rent your skates from Blades, and let’s hit the road, Jack!
**Ger-Nis Summer Social Club will meet at Blades to rent skates at 3:00 PM
Recipes Inspired By this Event:Summer Berry Granola “Rolling” Trail Mix
Class Type: Ger-Nis Summer Social Club, Adults
Class Notes: Only 15 spots for this Ger-Nis Summer Social Club! Come roll away with us!
Cost: Cost of Skates & Snacks (You Pay Blades)
Whitney Richardson, Assistant of the Ger-Nis Culinary & Herb Center, is led by her curiosities. Mere years ago as a college student, she wouldn’t think twice about grabbing for some ready to go meal. Formerly a storm in the kitchen, she was inspired 3 years ago by an Environmental Justice course to take a closer look at what food had really come to mean in the past few decades, what was being offered in her grocery aisles and cafeterias, to evaluate each ingredient and their impact on the world around her as well as herself. Outside of the center, she volunteers weekly for WHY Hunger and whips up lattes and sundaes on Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream trucks around the city. She also works with SNAP Gardens to raise awareness in regards to the use of food stamps to purchase seeds and plants. When she is enjoying a rare moment of free time, you might find her struggling on bikes, practicing bikram yoga or wielding roller skates in her tote in the park rather than wearing them on her feetk. Contact Whitney