Tuesday, June 2, 2009

June Events in NYC

I'm doing my best to post things earlier in the month! As promised, here's a listing of veg-friendly food events throughout the city.

Thursday, June 4th

Food Inc.- 7:30pm at the Times Center, 242 W. 41st St. You know you love a premiere- Food Inc. is another expose on corporate control in the American food industry. With Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) and Alice Waters on hand, this will definitely be one of the more thought provoking events on the veggie calendar.

Saturday, June 6th

Worldwide Day of Protest Against Horse Drawn Carriages rally- 12pm at Columbus Circle. Join fellow animal activists and Councilmember Tony Avella in a rally against the inhuman horse-drawn carriage trade.

Tuesday, June 9th

GreenDrinks NYC Meetup- from 6 to 10pm at Solar One, 2420 FDR Drive. $25 at the door. Networking for people in the business of real green, and complimentary cocktails, food, and music.

Thursday, June 11th

"Craig Claiborne and the Invention of Food Journalism"- 6pm at the Theresa Lang Community and Student Center at The New School, 55 W. 13th St. A panel discussion on the New York Times' very first food columnist and pioneer in food journalism as we know it.

June 13th through 19th

NYC Food Film Festival- at the Water Taxi Beach, check the website for screenings. Aside from the fact that all the screenings are free, the third annual NYCFFF sweetens/sours/earthifies/etc. the deal with a food tastings, like a buttermilk tasting on 6/13 and a mushroom tasting menu on 6/14 , after the night's screenings.

Sunday, June 14th

Curry Takedown- 1pm at Loki Lounge, 305 Fifth Ave in BK. $10 at door. The dude that brings you the annual Chili Takedown has thankfully expanded the throwdown repertoire and is bringing you a curry version of this popular cooking contest. There's bound to be veggie options here. And you know you love the dirtiness of a takedown.

Wednesday, June 17th

The Elegant Vegan Table- 6pm to 9pm at Whole Foods Bowery Culinary Center, 95 East Houston St. $55. Now this sounds fun with the best veg catchphrase: "why label great food?" A hands-on cooking demo of delicious vegan fare that could certainly make a red carpet debut on the fanciest dinner party table!

June 20th through June 28th

Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale- Too good to be true? Check the website for participating places near you and how you can get involved!

Thursday, June 25th

Vegan Drinks- 7 to 9pm at Angels & Kings, 500 E. 11th Street. Hang out and get crunk with your fellow NYC vegans!

Tuesday, June 30th

Summer 2009 Restaurant Week- well, it doesn't officially start till July, but for a chance to score some choice tables, participating restaurants begin taking reservations on June 30th.

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