Beware the Ides of March... mostly because it means that March is half over! But never fear, there are still a number of veggie-friendly events that are worth checking out for the last half of this month!
Monday, March 15th through Thursday, March 25th
Dine In Brooklyn- check website for participating restaurants. It's the Brooklyn answer to Restaurant Week! Three courses for $20 (lunch) or $25 (dinner) in a borough with one of the most diverse dining scenes. You know I'll be checking out some of these restos!
Saturday, March 20th
HSUS 24th Annual Genesis Awards- tune into the Humane Society's star studded annual fete in Beverly Hills to honor members of the news and entertainment media who raise public awareness of animal issues.
25th Annual Meatout- A day designated by FARM (Farm Animal Rights Movement) to kick the meat habit and educate others about the benefit of a vegetarian or vegan diet. Go veg!
Go Green Expo- 10am to 6pm at Pier 92, $10/day pass. With panels on the state of the environment, greening your business, green workforce initiatives, and living the eco-lifestyle, you'll network with lots of other green-minded individuals and participate in some interactive seminars!
Monday, March 22nd
3rd Annual Village Voice Choice Eats Tasting Event- 6:30pm to 9:30pm at the 69th Armory on Lexington Avenue (@26th St), $45. Over 50 restaurants reppin' cuisine from all over the globe, plus complimentary drinks- proceeds go to Slow Food NYC programs. Veggie participants include Dirt Candy and Counter!
Tuesday, March 23rd
Muzzling a Movement- 7pm at NYU Vanderbilt Hall, 214 Sullivan Street, room 220, free. Presented by the NYU Student Animal Legal Defense Fund and The Sparrow Fund, a discussion with the authors of the book "Muzzling a Movement," on the suppression of speech and the First Amendment protected protest within the animal defense movement. Fascinating!
Wednesday, March 24th
New York State Humane Lobby Day- Empire State Plaza Convention Center, Meeting Rooms 2 and 3, Albany, NY- Get on the bus and lobby your local reps to take a stand for animals! Buses leaving from NYC will bring potential lobbyists to our State Capitol- you'll get a crash course in lobbying and a briefing on current humane issues and legislation, and meet with state reps to discuss these issues. If you've never lobbied before, this a great opportunity!
Thursday, March 25th
Vegan Drinks- 7pm at Angels & Kings, 500 E. 11th Street, free. The monthly meetup where you can connect with- and drink with- fellow vegans and promote vegan activism.
Sunday, March 28th
The Brownie Crawl- 3pm at Jackson Square (Greenwich Avenue and 8th Avenue)- Spend the afternoon OD'ing on chocolate- this monthly food crawl ventures through Chelsea to find the best brownie!
The Brooklyn Brunch Experiment- 12pm to 4pm at The Bell House, 147 7th Street, BK, $20 in advance/$25 at the door. I love events at The Bell House, and I'm putting this one down with some caution- it's bound to be full of bacon and eggs and breakfast meat, but there's a potential to sample lots of veggie-friendly crepes, pancakes, and French toast. Call ahead to find out what can/cannot be consumed.
Time Out for Hunger- An annual partnership with Time Out New York and The Food Bank of New York. Dine at any of the participating restaurants and 10% of the proceeds go towards feeding hungry New Yorkers.
Ongoing in March
4 Course Vegan- location available to those who RSVP, $40. The concept is simple- bringing together both vegans and non-vegans for dinner and discussion at an underground dinner party in Williamsburg. Chef Matteo Silverman elevates the notion of vegan fine dining (check out the lush sounding menus!) and it sounds like a great way to meet other compassionate diners.
Dovetail's Meatless Mondays- 5:30pm to 11pm at Dovetail, 103 W. 77th, btwn. Columbus and Amsterdam. Now that's my kinda meal! A $38 prix-fixe menu delivers a delish four course meal, both vegan and vegetarian, without the usual "is this made with vegetable broth or chicken broth" worries.