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09/26/2014

Oats & Apples: a Comedy Benefit for NYCLASS! Tomorrow night!  »

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Pulling carriages in Central Park is no job for a horse. But the mean and nasty “tradition” is so entrenched, it’s going to take even more hard work to rid our fair city of the practice. Why not come to a fundraiser on Saturday night to help!

Oats & Apples: A Comedy Benefit for NYCLASS takes place tomorrow night at the Players Theatre Loft on MacDougal Street in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. For just $25 you can sit back, relax and laugh at the comedic stylings of funny folks like Subhah Agarwal (New York Comedy Festival, Women in Comedy Festival), Steve Walsh (Laughing Buddha), Lynn Bixenspan (Relationshit, UCB), Katherine Williams (New York Fringe Festival, New York Underground Comedy Festival), Phil Gable (Comedy Central) and Jake Vevera (Idiots on Parade).

Presented by Cynical Bastard Productions and hosted by Caitlin McKee, festivities get going at 7 p.m. and run until around 8:30 p.m. Short and sweet and hilarious, just the way you like it. And afterward, walk over to Sacred Chow or Blossom on Carmine to complete your animal-friendly evening..

One hundred percent of ticket sales go toward NYCLASS, a nonprofit animal advocacy organization committed to ending the inhumane NYC carriage horse industry by retiring the carriage horses to sanctuaries and replacing the carriage horse industry with the 21st Century Horseless Carriage.

Tickets here.

Oats & Apples: A Comedy Benefit for NYCLASS | Players Theatre Loft | 115 MacDougal Street | NYC 10012 | 7 PM – 8:30 PM | Saturday September 27, 2014

Nell Alk is a writer and editor based in New York City. If something #vegan is happening in the world, she is on it. Twitter with her hereInstagram with her here

02/17/2012

NYC: Mardi Gras party to support carriage horses on Feb. 24th!  »

NYCLASS is having a Mardi Gras masquerade ball for the carriage horses!

From Samantha at SuperVegan, because she’s funny and I’m lazy:

Do you ever stare at a long, rectangular fish tank, waiting for your one true love to appear on the other side? That one person for whom you’d die a historically tragic death? And also that the fish were swimming in the ocean? Just me, then? Well, this is what comes to mind when I hear “masquerade.” Basically, it’s Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes locking eyes for the first time, through the enchanting, refracted light of a fish tank.

I’m pretty sure that’s how things are going to roll at the Mardi Gras masquerade that Verite Catering is organizing for Friday, February 24.

Yeah, sounds good! Plus, there’s going to be vegan king cake! I don’t know what that is but I think I heard Laura say she likes it. That’s good enough for me. Plus, I hear they hide stuff in it? I like that because it reminds me of my favorite Amelia Bedelia book where they tell her to make a “date cake” and she makes a cake with calendar clippings in it. That Amelia Bedelia! There’s also a bunch of vegan-sounding food from Verite Catering including Cajun fried seitan and eggplant jambalaya! 

Masks are strongly encouraged; But while NYCLASS tells you to “find your feathers,” I’m telling you to leave the feathers on the birds! Let’s not celebrate horses by ripping the feathers off a bunch of birds. Also, I think you should make your own mask! Ever heard of paper mache?! It’s recycled and biodegradable! Here is a DIY tutorial for making a paper mache mask and then this Threadbanger video has great decorating instructions—she uses ribbons instead of feathers! Lovely! I happen to love paper mache and there are few times when it’s a legitimate activity sans kids, so take advantage of this opportunity. 

Final suggestion: DON’T SHOW UP IN A HORSE CARRIAGE. 

All in all, sounds like a great event! And it’ll be easy for you guys to remember the party date because it’s the day before my birthday. 

11/14/2011

Vegansaurus NYC: Happy Hour for the Horses tonight!  »

As the debate over horse-drawn carriages continues, let’s drink to free the horses! Come to Happy Hour for the Horses tonight and join the movement against this cruel industry!

Please join NYCLASS for a “Happy Hour for the Horses.”

Special guests will include NYC Councilmembers Danny Dromm and Jessica Lappin, and HSUS NY State Director Patrick Kwan

Meet fellow animal lovers and learn the latest on the campaign to end horse drawn carriages and replace them with electric, emission-free replicas of vintage cars. Learn how you can help!

The event is free and open to all animal lovers.

Drink specials: $3.50 “Horseless Carriage Cocktail,” and two-for-one beer, wine, wells. Catering courtesy of Sweet Cheeks Vegan Bakery.

Questions/comments: AllieF@ny-class.org, (212) 626.6991

Where: The Stonewall Inn, 53 Christopher Street, New York
When
: Monday, Nov. 14, 7 to 9 p.m.
Why
: For the horses, I said that!

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