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: Greenbelt’s Co-op Grocery offers a vegan meal in support of Reel and Meal’s mission. Cost is $7.99 for participants. Phone in your pre-order to the deli at 301-474-0522 by 1:00pm on the day of the film for pick-up between 4:00pm and 7:00pm at the deli. Depending on demand, there may be dinners on a walk-in basis, if not pre-ordered.
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.


December 20, 2021

The Big Scary “S” Word

Yael Bridge’s The Big Scary “S” Word is about the long history of American socialism, which brought about beneficial changes to society. These include taxpayer-funded fire departments, rural electric cooperatives, the interstate highway system and Social Security. Socialism was conceived as a fairer society for ordinary people. Its policies helped lift the country out of the Great Depression of the 1930s.

The Peace and Justice Coalition and the DSA PG County Branch sponsor this month’s film. Kurt Stand, a member of DSA in the DC Metro area since 1983, will lead the discussion.

The film screens live in the cafe at 7 pm. The cafe’s new projector provides a quality, wide-screen experience. If you choose to attend virtually, Zoom registration is required at https://tinyurl.com/ReelnMealDec. In person, mask-wearing when not eating or drinking is required at this time (per P.G. County rules).

You may order a vegan meal for $7.99 at the Greenbelt Grocery Store. The selection is Macro Vegetarian Creamy Cashew Carbonara with Tofurky Sausage and a side salad. Phone in your pre-order to 301-474-0522 by 1 p.m. on Dec. 20, for pick-up between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the deli. Or you may purchase a meal in the cafe.

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