Mending the Food Chain

Saturday, October 2 @10a
Esperanza Garden, South Bethlehem Greenway

TICKETS: Free! Donations welcome.
*Reservations encouraged to help us plan; walk-ups welcome too!


Digital program book HERE!

Conversations by local BIPOC leaders about food, the environment, and sustainable practices. Art, music, and animated discussion will take us on a deep dive into local efforts to heal ourselves and our planet.

[Image description: Green leaves creep up a bamboo stake, as part of a raised garden bed in a public green space. A red marker in the foreground reads “garlic.” In the background are other flowers and vegetables in various stages of growth.]


Join us for a panel discussion about Bethlehem’s food chain, with a focus on the BIPOC community’s relationship with food sustainability. Learn about the challenges we face, and how we may work together to mend the local food chain. **See below for the rain plan** Anne Labovitz of the I Love You Institute invites audience members to participate in a collaborative community art project between 9:30-10am; plan to arrive early to take part. 

VENUE: Outdoors in the Esperanza Garden on the South Bethlehem Greenway, between Taylor & Webster streets and 4th & 3rd streets

RUN TIME: 2 hours

PARKING: Parking is available in Touchstone Theatre’s parking lot (321 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem, PA 18015), then head west along the greenway for a 3-minute walk to the venue.

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION: Those requiring an accessible entrance to the Greenway may be dropped off from an adjacent street between Third and Fourth Streets; we suggest Taylor Street. Please call us for more information and to reserve accessible seating.

**COVID-19 SAFETY** This event is outside and participants/audience will be able to physically distance. We require unvaccinated guests to wear a mask (CDC mask guidance here). We welcome vaccinated guests to mask up, as they wish, and encourage masking when in close proximity to guests outside your group. We’ll have extras masks and plenty of hand sanitizer on hand, in case you need them.

Please do not attend if you are not feeling well. Unsure if you should stay home? Take this questionnaire to help make an informed decision.

What happens if it rains?!

VENUE: In the case of rain, this event will take place at the Charles A. Brown Ice House, 56 River St., Bethlehem, PA 18018.

PARKING: Free parking is available immediately adjacent to the Ice House, with additional metered parking in the Lehigh Street Lot across from the Wooden Match (61 W. Lehigh Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018).

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION: Accessible seating is available; please contact Touchstone Theatre via phone at (610) 867-1689 or via email at to reserve accessible seating in advance. Accessible restrooms are also available. Parking is available in designated handicap spots next to the venue. 

**COVID-19 SAFETY** The Ice House is on city property; per City of Bethlehem guidelines, masks must be worn – regardless of vaccination status – by anyone visiting a government building. All performers, ushers, box office staff, etc. will be masked. As an audience member, please bring your own mask to wear; if you need one, we’ll have plenty of extras on hand. Seating will provide some physical distance “by pod”; ushers will place chairs out for you and your group.

Please do not attend if you are not feeling well. Unsure if you should stay home? Take this questionnaire to help make an informed decision.