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Fitz Talks #1: Fitz Arts and Sustainability

  • Fitzcarraldo Restaurant 195 Morgan Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11237 United States (map)

Fitz Talks is part of the new Fitz Arts and Sustainability Projects initiative

Monthly - 1st Sunday of every month
Upcoming 2015 dates
November 1
December 6

Starting in Fall 2015, Fitzcarraldo Restaurant in Bushwick is expanding its mission to become a platform for arts and sustainability. 

Friday and Saturday Fitzcarraldo will stay open for dinner, the other nights will be dedicated to talks, pop-ups, gallery events, and non-profit benefits, which will be discounted for registered charities. 

The central programming for this change will be the Fitz Talks series on the first Sunday of every month. At 5pm, the owner of Fitzcarraldo, Henry Rich, will introduce or interview a series of guests to discuss topics relating to environmental sustainability in the neighboring Livestream Public space. 

The talks are free and open to all. 
Following the talks, Fitzcarraldo will serve dinner for $10 per person, so that the conversations can continue over drinks and a meal. 

About Fitz Talks
Areas of focus will be cultural factors that underpin climate change denial, individual carbon footprint choices, changing global taste for high carbon foods, the politics of intra-governmental action, and the role of income inequality in climate change. Of particular interest is the relative condition of living standards in the first and developing world and their convergence. The goal of programming will be to provide individuals with information that empowers decisions and starts conversations among people who care but are not experts. Guests will not be environmental scientists or activists as much as journalists, politicians, and entrepreneurs. The final ten minutes of all talks will examine how our approach to these challenges reflects who we are as a culture in this moment. 

Inaugural Fitz Talk talk
Sunday Oct 4, 2015
Henry Rich invites co-founder and director of GOOD Max Schorr to discuss the UN’s new sustainable development goals over the next 15 years, with an eye toward the Paris summit on climate change. 

Max Schorr is a co-founder and director of GOOD, a media company focused on creative solutions for living well and doing good. As a 2014-15 affiliate of the Berkman Center, he explored the intersection of social action and mindfulness in the digital age. As founding editor and publisher of GOOD, he helped develop the editorial vision for GOOD Magazine, which began as part of a generational impulse to create positive change, and the Choose GOOD Campaign, which built a meaningful community while raising over $1 million for nonprofit partners from 50,000+ contributors. He also co-founded GOODcorps, a social innovation firm that partners with organizations, such as Google, Starbucks, and the Gates Foundation, to align success with social impact. Recognized as a Next Generation Leader by the American Cancer Society, a member of the Japan Society's Innovators Network, and a First Mover Fellow at the Aspen Institute, he is currently working on a new partnership with the United Nations Foundation around the new Sustainable Development Goals and the COP 21 Climate Summit in Paris this December.

Henry Rich is a writer and musician who opens neighborhood restaurants in New York and Brooklyn. Rich has opened Rucola in Boerum Hill,Fitzcarraldo in Bushwick, June Wine Bar in Cobble hill, Cassette in Greenpoint, and Purslane Catering in Gowanus. Their unified goal is to be are healthy, beautiful, and affordable enough that local residents can eat there every day. Henry also recently associate produced The Seventh Fire, a documentary about Native American gangs co-executive produced by Natalie Portman and Terrence Malick. Prior, Rich co-founded and managed Oral Fixation Mints, a specialty food manufacturing and distribution company with operations in 25 countries from 2002 to 2010 when it was acquired. Before beginning starting his first venture at 22, Rich toured the world 3 times as a singer and graduated with high honors in philosophy from Harvard University. His thesis was on relative ethical value learned through aesthetic experience. 

Fitz Arts and Sustainability Projects is a collection of talks, residencies, and educational programs. 5 nights a week, Fitzcarraldo will be hosting and curating conversations, performances, and dinner parties that attempt to create a more intimate connection with the people and world around us. All programs should increase education or immediacy, preferably both.

Later Event: October 8
Pop-Up Bar Benefitting Silent Barn
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