[New York Ride] 2nd Participant Newsletter

The New York Ride is six months away! We hope you’ve been enjoying our early spring and getting on your bike a little bit more. This email has some important updates about the Ride, please read it carefully.

Kickstarting your Fundraising on Passover

[Image: Photo Alt]Passover is a time for visiting family… and for starting your fundraising! While you’re talking about journeys and the transformation of the Israelites as they left Egypt, why not bring up your own upcoming journey, and some of the transformations you expect to see as a result of your ride. Then, send a quick post-Passover email with a link to your kintera fundraising page and seal the deal.

Fundraising 101

If you’re in the New York Area… don’t miss our

Hazon Rides Launch Party with Mark Bittman and Ruth Reichl

Tuesday, April 10
92Y (Lexington and 92nd Street)

7pm—Cocktails & Kosher-for-Passover Treats
8pm—Conversation with Mark Bittman and Ruth Reichl

More Info & Buy Tickets

Please invite your friends! This is a great way to introduce new people to the Hazon community. Most of our riders hear about the Ride through word of mouth, so please spread the word and bring your friends!

Congratulations to Rachel Playe and Steven Rubinsky, the winners of our raffle prize of a free ticket to the Launch Party!

Introducing: the 2012 New York Ride Book Club

White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf

[Image: White Bread]by Aaron Bobrow-Strain

Sponsor yourself $180 and we’ll send you a copy for free—your choice of hardcover or e-reader version.

Here’s a little about the book:
How did white bread, once an icon of American progress, become “white trash?” In this lively history of bakers, dietary crusaders, and social reformers, Aaron Bobrow-Strain shows us that what we think about the humble, puffy loaf says a lot about who we are and what we want our society to look like.

White Bread teaches us that when Americans debate what one should eat, they are also wrestling with larger questions of race, class, immigration, and gender. As Bobrow-Strain traces the story of bread, from the first factory loaf to the latest gourmet pain au levain, he shows how efforts to champion “good food” reflect dreams of a better society—even as they reinforce stark social hierarchies. (Description via amazon.com)

As always if you have any questions, please be in touch. I hope to see you in a few weeks at the 92Y!

Anna Hanau, Associate Director of Programs
anna@hazon.org / 212-644-2332 x307

This is the second email for New York Ride participants. If you’ve just registered, previous participant newsletters can be viewed here.