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.

Date: Third Monday of every month
Time: We offer a delicious vegan meal for $14 at 6:30pm. The free film starts at 7pm.
Location: 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.


July 19, 2010

Based on the critically acclaimed book by Charles Clover, The End of the Line charts the devastating ecological impact of overfishing by interweaving both local and global stories of sharply declining fish populations, including the imminent extinction of the blue fin tuna, and illuminates how our modern fishing capacities far outstrip the survival abilities of any ocean species. Scientists explain how this depletion has slipped under the public radar and outline the catastrophic future that awaits us — if we do not adjust our fishing and consumption practices. Beyond detailing the issues at hand, The End of the Line outlines the solutions, motivating supermarkets, restaurants and individuals to take the necessary steps to save the ocean.

Kevin Dowling will be our guest speaker. He is a graduate of the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry and currently works for Ocean Conservancy in Washington DC.

Chef Karim will be preparing recipes using just-harvested vegetables from the Three Sisters Demonstration Garden which can be found next to the Community Center.

Contact Steve Kane at for more information.