Reel and Meal at the New Deal

Reel and Meal is a monthly film series at the New Deal Cafe exploring vital environmental, animal rights, and social justice issues. Admission to the film is always free, sponsored by several Greenbelt community organizations. Contributions are gladly accepted to cover each month’s donation to a non-profit organization.

Reel and Meal events are in-person (limited seating) and online via Zoom.  Each month registration links will be posted here.  You can also reach out to Reel and Meal at

Date: Third Monday of every month
Time: The free film starts at 7pm.
Dinner: Dinners are available at the café after 4pm with several plant-based options.
Carryout: The Co-Op Supermarket Meatless Monday meals can be picked up from the “grab and go” for Zoom at-home viewing after 11am.
Location: Online or at the New Deal Cafe – 113 Centerway in historic Greenbelt, MD
Public transportation: The cafe is accessible by Metro Buses G12, 13, 14 and 16 from the Greenbelt Metro station.

April 20, 2020

Earth Day Special: A Focus on the Global Climate Crisis

Reel and Meal in partnership with the Greenbelt Climate Action Network presents an Earth Day Special: A Focus on the Global Climate Crisis. Lore Rosenthal has curated an evening of short films and guest speakers to be presented via ZOOM – details below.

  1. Reel and Meal Zoom event: RSVPs are Required: those who RSVP will receive an invite to the Zoom event. Send your RVSP to .
  2. Reel and Meal Picnic: In keeping with social distancing and the stay at home protocol we have arranged with DC Vegan of the New Deal Café to have a special contactless Reel and Meal Picnic prepared for our audience. The meal will be: Chickpea smash sandwich w/lettuce, tomato, onion + chips + lemon dill potato salad $12. Add peanut butter or chocolate chip cookie for $2. Plan ahead and order by Sunday, April 19th 12pm to have your Reel and Meal Picnic ready between 3pm – 5pm on Monday, April 20. Support your local New Deal Cafe! To order email: – please use Reel and Meal Picnic for subject. Contactless pick-up and delivery available.
  3. Donate to the New Deal Café: Greenbelt artists, Jean Newcomb and Graeme Simpson, have created an Earth Day poster for the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. It highlights Buddy Attick Park.Jean and Graeme are donating 10 posters to the NDC. Anyone who donates to the café can be included in a random drawing (timing of drawing is TBD) and 10 folks will be able to win the poster.

    Note: On the PayPal donation page, please click on the line that says “Add special instructions to the seller” and write “Earth Day Poster”.

Film clips will include: Greta Thunberg, The Sunrise Movement, Project Drawdown, and Young Voices for the Planet. Several guest speakers have been invited to join us, such as a representative from the Eleanor Roosevelt High School Sunrise Hub, McKayla Wilkes for Congress campaign, Joseph Jakuta to talk about the School Board Climate Action Plan, and Tom Dernoga to talk about our County Climate Action Plan. Audience participation is strongly encouraged.

For more about this program contact Lore Rosenthal at .