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Growing Heart Farms is holding their Farm to Table to Yoga Dinner!

June 29, 2013, 2:00 pm to 8:00 pm

The Moderns has enjoyed several weeks of CSA from Growing Heart Farms. Every Wednesday one of our team members runs down to receive this bountiful gift. When the produce gets to our studio, it is survival of the fittest, like a piñata of vegetables at a birthday party. We love Growing Heart Farms.

On June 29, 2013 Growing Heart Farms is holding their Farm to Table Yoga Dinner! Join them on Saturday, or follow them for the next scheduled dinner!

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Spend a relaxing day at the farm and indulge in the best of the harvest season. Stretch out in the sunshine with a yoga class lead by amazing teachers including Margi Young, Elena Brower, Liz Walker and Abby Paloma. Following yoga, nourish your body with an “ultra-ganic” meal grown in our field and prepared by our team of holistic chefs, including Anne Apparu, Joyce Monaco and Dylan Watson.

Sunshine, fresh air, heart centering yoga, a delicious meal, amazing people, supporting your local farmers.


June 10 at The Moderns, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM: Finance for Food Workshop facilitated by Elizabeth Ü.

Need dough to knead dough? Food entrepreneurs face persistent challenges accessing appropriate and adequate capital.Elizabeth Ü will present Finance for Food Workshop, outlining capital options available for sustainable food businesses — including pros, cons, criteria, and sources. Farmers, makers, investors and technologists welcome! This event is graciously hosted by The Moderns.



Elizabeth Ü is also the author of soon-to-be-released: Raising Dough: The Complete Guide to Financing a Socially Responsible Food Business. Ms. Ü was frustrated that no good resource existed for food entrepreneurs, so she decided to write one. Be among the first to Order the book!

Believe it or not, there are more types of capital than ever before to support food businesses… but they can be challenging to access and it’s hard to tell which type will be the best for each business.

In simple terms, Elizabeth Ü provides valuable insights into the world of finance, including descriptions of various capital options available (including traditional debt and equity, government grant and loan programs, cutting-edge social finance options such as crowdfunding, and community-based alternatives). She will suggest guidelines for choosing capital options are most appropriate given size, stage, entity type, growth plans, mission, and values of an enterprise.

This interactive session will afford participants at least an hour opportunity to ask questions at the end of the presentation.

Tickets = $15.00 in advance gives you a 30% discount on book purchase. Tickets $20 at the door.

Please RSVP ASAP as space is limited! Looking forward to seeing you there.
Questions? Contact Thanks

Paititi Institute


Learn more about permaculture, natural healing, and sustainable community living with Paititi Institute, a Peruvian non profit organization devoted to creating harmony and equilibrium through practices of indigenous wisdoms.

Event Information:

Location: The Moderns, 900 Broadway, Suite 202, NYC

Time: 7:30pm-10pm

Roman Hanis will discuss the origin and spiritual disciplines associated with the Amazonian and Andean indigenous traditions, as well as their practical benefit for our modern world and society. We will talk about ancient lineages and direct transmissions in many ancestral spiritual cultures both East and West that assist with eliminating obscurations of consciousness and guide us to the essence of our humanity. The discourse will include info on the practice of healing diseases through consciousness expansion with the support of a variety of methods. The different methods will include shamanic icaro singing incantations,  invocation of the spirits of sacred medicinal plants, and other vibrational tools that like keys unlock our inherent infinite potential for healing and evolution both on the individual and collective levels.

We will discuss different practices of universal attunement, and how Mother Nature can act as a perfect mirror to our inner cosmic true nature. The intercultural bridges we are creating together can help us see and utilize the thousands of years of accumulated wisdom that the ancestors of all of humanity left us. These gifts are more available to us today than in any previous time in history.


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The Moderns Hosts 3-Day Feng Shui Workshop

Feng Shui for Architecture, Design
and the Environment

When: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM, FEBRUARY 8, 9, 10th

Where: THE MODERNS, 900 Broadway, Suite #202

For more information, visit here.

Sponsored by: Feng Shui of the Present Time®

Organized by: Feng Shui of the Present Time®

Speakers: Jean François and Corine Mermillod. Designers, architects and consultants of Feng Shui of the Present Time®, co-authors of The Five Keys of Feng Shui and Feng Shui and the Garden of Lights.

Event Website

Cost per member: $450.00

Cost per non member: $500.00

Happening Near The Moderns: Union Square Farmer’s Market

We’re smack dab in the middle of summer and The Moderns is lucky enough to be located steps away from the ever-busy Union Square, where every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, it serves as home to New York City’s largest farmer’s market – The Union Square GreenMarket (   While the market has been around since 1976, it has grown exponentially over the past 35 years as New Yorkers have become more in tune to the need for organic, wholesome and local products.

Occasionally, you may bump into one of us on a Friday afternoon, browsing the fruits, vegetables, cheeses, breads, flowers, syrups, and more that the local farmers, bakers, and fishermen set up. Just walking through the market and mingling with the 60,000 fellow supporters of local agriculture gives a deep sense of community that can be hard to come by in a large city.

Additionally, we’re lucky to have such a close resource for other community needs so close, as there are drop-offs for both composting and textile recycling in the market. And of course, at the very least, we can always take a lunch break to enjoy the collection of local artists and musicians that gather around Union Square year-round. How lucky we are to have so much right outside our doors!