A few foodie events to attend this weekend:
Saturday, May 16th
Taste of Tribeca, 11:30am to 3pm on Duane & Greenwich Streets. A $45 ticket gives you a taste of some of Tribeca's top restos like Bouley, Chanterelle, and Blaue Gans. Hypothetically, there's usually something veg-friendly at these places, so it might be worth checking out!
Ninth Avenue International Food Festival, 9:30am to 6:30pm on 9th Ave between 37th and 57th Streets on Saturday and Sunday the 17th. Worth checking out even more so- you can't go wrong with a street fair of this size, much less the vegetarian selections offered up in Italian, Greek, Thai, Mexican, Moroccan, and Ethiopian cuisines.
Sunday, May 17th
2nd Annual Veggie Pride Parade- 11am lineup in the Olde Meat District, at the intersection of Gansevoort, Greenwich, and Little West 12th Street; parade marches to Union Square North for a rally and expo featuring vegan performer Cheryl Hill, keynote speaker Dada J.P. Vaswani, head of the Sadhu Vaswani Mission, Queens City Councilman Tony Avella, and founding director of the Viva Veggie Society, Pamela Rice. You're a loud and proud vegetarian/vegan, now go show it!