LI AgriCULTURE - FARMING THE FUTURE: FARM LIFE ON LONG ISLAND - FREE Farm Tour & Outdoor Film Screening at St. Joseph's Farms at CSJ Brentwood

Location: 1725 Brentwood Rd, Brentwood, NY 11717 **Must enter at 104 Second Avenue, Islip 11717
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St. Joseph's Farm at CSJ Brentwood Sat, Sep 18 5:00 PM
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Farming the Future: Farm Life on Long Island

LI AgriCULTURE: Celebrating Local Foods with the Power of Film

FREE farm tour and outdoor screening of FARMING THE FUTURE: FARM LIFE ON LONG ISLAND at St. Joseph’s Farms at CSJ Brentwood

Presented by Cinema Arts Centre and St. Joseph’s Farms at CSJ Brentwood in partnership with ChooseLI, made possible with support from the Long Island Community Foundation 

5:00 - 9:00 PM Saturday, Septermber 18th (Rain-date: September 19th)

Location: 1725 Brentwood Rd, Brentwood, NY 11717 **Must enter at 104 Second Avenue, Islip 11717

Admission is FREE

Please bring your own food/snacks/drinks/water - There will be NO FOOD sold on site.

Cinema Arts Centre and St. Joseph’s Farms at CSJ Brentwood are excited to present a Free and Fun family-friendly evening at the movies! Join us for an outdoor screening of the local documentary, FARMING THE FUTURE: FARM LIFE OF LONG ISLAND. The screening will feature a tour of St. Joseph’s Farms at CSJ Brentwood, a Q&A with local experts, live music, a playground for the kids, and more! Remember to bring picnic blankets and chairs!

Farming the Future: Farm Life on Long Island celebrates the enduring way of life, work ethic, and value system of Long Island family farmers, whose rural heritage spans more than three centuries, and chronicles their struggles with everything from weather and suburban sprawl to competition from abroad. Narrated by actor William Baldwin, a Long Island native, the film also features an interview with Farm Aid president and music legend Willie Nelson.

5:00 – Live performance from The Sound Cellar, tabling with Strong Youth and other local organizations, and playtime on the playground

7:00 – Introduction to the film and farm by the Sisters of St. Joseph

7:30 – Outdoor film screening of Farming the Future: Farm Life on Long Island (1 hr)

8:30 – A Q&A with local experts

Panel discussion will feature:

suzanne j. zoubeck
Green Thumb CSA - Huntington
https://www.greenthumborganicfarm.com/csa

Teddy Bolkas
Thera Farms
https://www.facebook.com/TheraFarms/

Dan Heston
Director of Agricultural programs
Peconic Land Trust
https://peconiclandtrust.org/

Kimberly Quarty
Director of Conservation Planning
Peconic Land Trust
https://peconiclandtrust.org/

Eugene Murphy
Suffolk County Farmland Committee

Make sure to stay tuned for more events in our new program series, LI agriCULTURE:

LI AgriCULTURE: Celebrating Local Foods with the Power of Film engages our community in Long Island’s rich landscape of sustainable food production through the power of documentary film, helping to foster pride in our shared agricultural and aquacultural heritage, and inspiring us to choose more local foods. Presenting dynamic documentary screening and discussion programs, virtually and in a variety of locations, our program will connect audiences to local food producers and encourage and empower our community to include more locally and sustainably produced foods in our daily diets. Learn more: https://cinemaartscentre.org/li_agriculture/