Here's this month's listing of veg-friendly events in NYC worth checking out!
Saturday, December 5th
South Bronx Food and Film Expo- 12pm at The Point, 940 Garrison Avenue, Bronx. A free event (with a free vegan lunch) with screenings of Bronx films about urban farming, seminars on growing your own food, and the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals. Donations of food or clothing are encouraged.
Tuesday, December 8th-
GreenDrinks Annual Holiday Party- 7pm to 11pm at the Prince George Ballroom, 15 E. 27th Street, $50 in advance. What gives, you might ask, with $50 tix? An open bar, that's what! Join fellow-green minded drinkers to network and raise money for Citizens Campaign for the Environment.
Wednesday, December 9th
Tastee Vegan Launch Party- 7pm at Angels and Kings, 500 E. 11th Street, free. Tastee Vegan Catering's kickoff party features free vegan munchies, drinks, music, and fun all-around.
The Green Salon- 5:30pm at Klavierhaus, 211 W. 58th Street, $20 tax deductible admission. A series of ongoing salon-style discussions on energy efficiency, this month's theme is climate change legislation and features opera singers with piano accompaniment.
Thursday, December 17th
Vegan Drinks- 7pm at Angels and Kings, 500 E. 11th Street. Connect and drink up with fellow vegans around the city at this monthly meetup.
Friday, December 18th
Raw Possibilities: Incorporating Raw Food Into Your Diet- 6pm to 9pm, Whole Foods Bowery Culinary Center, 95 E. Houston Street, $55. A demonstration and hands-on raw food class, where you'll take on cream of zucchini soup and chocolate mousse with strawberries.
Saturday, December 19th
Greenpoint Food Market- 12pm to 5pm at Church of the Messiah, 129 Russell Street. Support small, local vendors and pick up some yummy vegetarian goodies- they've got sandwiches, soups, vegan kimchee, jams, and vegan desserts as well!
Sunday, December 20th
New Amsterdam Market- 11am- 4pm on South Street between Beekman Street and Peck Slip. Find all the artisanal goodies you need to whip up a vegetarian feast!
Cookie Takedown- 6:30pm at The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Brooklyn, $10 admission. You know the drill- 30 cooks, 30 varieties of cookies for competition. Satisfy your sweet tooth and vote for your favorite, all while enjoying spiked egg nog!