NYC: The Whalentine’s Day Bake Sale is Feb. 12! »
You can still sign up to bring baked goods, all the info regarding that is on their Facebook page. If you are just coming to shop, they ask that you bring your own containers to take your yums home, so we keep the environmental impact to a minimum! Good thinking.
From what I hear, there will be chocolate lollipops, Rice Krispies treats, carrot cake, croissants—not to mention mini cupcakes, mini donuts, and mini pies! I love a mini treat. You know what else I love? SHOES*. So be there or be, etc.
*UPDATE: I hear Mooshoes will be donating 10% of all in-store sales that day to Sea Shepherd! Go Mooshoes!
New York Area: Sweet Roscoe is having a rough time at the shelter, needs a home! »
This handsome fellow is Roscoe! He’s at the Shandaken shelter, which seems to be about 2.5 hours from NYC. I got an email about this guy because, though he’s at a no-kill shelter and not endanger of euthanasia, he’s having a hard time:
Roscoe has been at the Shandaken shelter for a long time. His life is not in danger, since it’s a no-kill shelter, but his sanity is. He’s lonely, and he’s been kenneled so long he’s starting to get a little “cage crazy.” The Shandaken shelter doesn’t get the kind of foot-traffic that they get in NYC or other busy places. And Roscoe is a bit aloof when people first meet him (can you blame him?), so he doesn’t immediately win them over, and they move on. But I’m told that he’s a real sweetheart once you spend time with him. He just needs a chance to show it!
Aw, poor guy! Do you know anyone who could help Roscoe? Homeboy needs to spread his wings and fly! His profile says he loves to play and that the volunteers play hide and seek, fetch, and catch with him! It also says he’s very smart. And look at that pretty coat!
If you or anyone you know can help Roscoe, please call the shelter at (845) 688-5004. Roscoe deserves a home!
NYC: Vegan Drinks is tonight! Come party! »
Hey pals! Tonight is NYC’s Vegan Drinks! Deets:
And there’s going to be a DJ playing punk and hip hop! Who isn’t me! So s/he will probably be competent with the sound system! That’s always nice in a DJ. I will be there too, ready to party. Make sure you say hi to me! I don’t know that many NYC vegans and I’m bashful.
Good things coming your way, NYC! The Green Holiday Festival happens on Sunday, Dec. 11, with all kinds of good stuff. Our pal Louzilla (love you, girl!) sent us this flyer for the event, and says that it is “organized by the same people that brought us the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival last year. I got an inside look at the list of vendors, and it looks like it’s really going to be an amazing event to fulfill all your vegan holiday gift needs in one place. The best part? a portion of the proceeds are going to benefit For the Animals, which is in dire need of funds!”
Sounds great, right? Be at the Altman Building at 135 W. 18th St. in Manhattan on Sunday, Dec. 11. It’s open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and you can shop, learn, donate, eat, and be entertained. Get more information at the event’s Facebook page. Thanks for the tip, Ms. Louzilla!
But wait, there’s more: Sarah of Rescue Chocolate, one of the Festival’s organizers, has offered free tickets for our readers who want to go! She has 50 tickets for you East Coast Vegansaurs, so if you can attend, email Sarah no later than Friday at 5 p.m. EST with the subject line: “Vegansaurus wants to send me to the Green Holiday Festival!” Please include your name, and please only enter if you can go. I can’t! But you could! And it’s going to be great!
Vegansaurus NYC: Vegan winter shop-up this Sunday! »
Check it out, NYC friends! We should all go to this and buy shit and drink stuff and have a gay old time!:
WELL. Here we are. It’s practically Christmas! Hope you’re rested up from last month’s Shop-Up, because the Vegan Holiday Shop-Up is just weeks away! On Sunday December 4th, from 12-5pm, shake a leg down to Pine Box Rock Shop, Brooklyn’s only all vegan bar (we love that place!). You’re in for a hot afternoon of NYC’s best vegan goods all in one rad spot. Why not get all your holiday shopping done early, and while munching on some mad tasty treats. PLUS, it’ll be happy hour at the ol’ Pine Box! You can warm up with a triple-spicy Bloody Mary and cozy down with your new friends at the bar.
There you have it! Get to shopping and supporting local, vegan, and most importantly SEXY businesses! Oh, and it looks like Gone Pie is selling all sorts of deliciousness there. Delicious.
Vegan doughnuts in Brooklyn: Dun-Well Doughnuts is getting a store front! »
Hello world! I bring you happy news! Williamsburg, Brooklyn is getting its own vegan donut shop (I can’t decide how to spell doughnuts so just bear with me)! Dun-Well Doughnuts has been supplying local coffee shops and stuff but now they will have their own storefront and I couldn’t be more excited!
Dun-Well was started by Christopher Hollowell and Dan Dunbar after watching a donut-laden Simpsons episode. And the vegans of New York have been grateful ever since! We think they’re pretty great.
The storefront is having a soft opening late November and will be at 222 Montrose Ave in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Hopefully Christopher and Dan will be there like every day because I’ve seen them at Vegan Drinks and they are adorbs. They dress so cool. And how much do you want a French Toast Doughnut? Pro tip: so much!
Make sure you visit their Indie GoGo page and throw down for some donuts. If you give $1000, you get to invent a donut!! I just sprung for a few coupons. But one day there will be a Megan Rascal donut. Or a dino-shaped pink Vegansaurus donut! What? We’ve already got a sandwich. That’s right!
Vegansaurus NYC: You got Vegan Drinks tonight too! »
Don’t forget NYCers, it’s Vegan Drinks tonight here, too!
This month, a portion of the bar proceeds will be donated to Community Solidarity, Inc., and we encourage you to bring along additional monetary contributions as well. Community Solidarity helps to collect and share veg*n groceries with groups like Long Island Food Not Bombs. Since becoming a nonprofit in May 2011, they have shared nearly a million pounds of food with tens of thousands of people!
Let’s get our swerve on! In the name of community and solidarity! I know it’s raining but it’s not like you’re going to melt. Or ARE you?! Bwahahahaha! Halloween! Fun times!
Vegansaurus NYC: Veg-O-Ween vegan Halloween party! »
Veg friendly foodies: put on your Halloween best! Veg-O-Ween, New York’s vegan Halloween dance party, returns for a second year on Saturday, Oct. 29 at Crema, an upscale Mexican restaurant happily taking on the vegan challenge for the event. Adding hand-passed gourmet tapas and a happy hour to the delicious mix, this year’s party promises to be bigger, better, and a bit fancier than the last.
The party will be emceed by vegan comedienne Kate Wolff and DJed by vegan DJ Lil Ray. Guests are encouraged enter both the costume contest and raffle to compete for prizes from local and national vegan vendors. Happy Hour is from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. (early arrival is a must!). Tasty vegan desserts will be provided by the amazing Vèritè Catering.
Where: Crema, 111 West 17th St. (between 6th and 7th avenues)
When: Saturday, Oct. 29 at 9:30 p.m.
Tickets: $35 in advance, $40 at the door (21 and over). Advance tickets are on sale now.
I don’t have a Halloween costume yet! OMG. Usually I am a super-scary zombie-something—zombie-flapper, zombie-housewife, etc. As it turns out, I’m totally great at zombie makeup! Who knew. Like, I scare chicks at parties because my wounds look so icky. But the makeup gets all over my stuff! So I’m thinking of switching it up and being a mod-vampire. Or a something-vampire. I’ll still look scary but I think there’s less chance I’ll get fake blood and spirit glue on my shit. What is everyone else being?
Vegansaurus NYC: Farm Funding Tuesday! TONIGHT! »
Party time! Some great people have organized an event to raise money for Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, NY: Farm Funding Tuesday! I love Farm Sanctuary! They have the best little animal stories of triumph. And I love bars! That’s where they keep all the booze.
It’s at Halyards in Park Slope/Gowanus, Brooklyn. Check out their donors and sponsors:
Sweet list, man. There will be lots of vegan food and you get a free drink with admission. You can also win prizes! I love prizes. So everybody come out and party for a good cause!
Healthy Food in Fashion included a fashion show, silent auction, and vegan food and drinks, and was a fundraiser for the New York Coalition for Healthy Food, which works to get “healthier, delicious, plant-based foods” into New York public schools. We love healthy school lunches! Further, and possibly more importantly, that sushi looks delectable. Go read about the whole thing on Ecouterre, already!
[photo by Amanda Coen]