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A Year End 2018

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And I almost forgot about this blog for a second, as it has been a while since I signed in to this blog in an attempt to post something to maintain web 2.0 user generated content for this blagh and my other blagh whenever blaghers block possible. And what else is there that I can say about year ends and new years in all of the years that I have been blogging on this blog that has not already been said in the bloggers time that I have posted about new years day times before. Well, another Gregorian calendar year has come to pass here on planet earth. And in between being consumed with those holiday markets in that New York City area, reading the headline news of the day and being consumed with what seems like a Facebook, Twitter, social media and internet addiction, I find myself reflecting on the ghosts of the past, present and future to realize that even though life can be a struggle and that my New Years resolutions sometimes seem to wind up being one of those Realistic New Year’s Resolutions that finds itself in one of those photos posted above, that there are some people with seemingly no New Years Resolutions at all who have taken their lives and who are no longer with us here on planet earth, as there seems to have been an epidemic of suicides, particularly in the squatter community here in New York City the past year or so of squatters and their kids and the stories of other squatter related suicides as well as hollywood and other suicides in the headline news in the past year or so of people ending their lives for whatever reason. Now I am no mental health professional but I do know that psychiatry kills and to abolish forced psych cia treatment and that psychiatry has its roots in nazi Germany and that for all things alternative to the mental death system, mindfreedom.org is a good website to visit, as I have blaghed about psychiatry and the mental death system on this blagh times before.  And as I ramble those other thoughts that come to mind on this New Years Eve 2018 day amidst all of the wishes of peace, love, prosperity, creative energy, good health and great happiness in the new year and beyond, those overpriced New Years Eve events are going on again this year in the New York City area and come to mind.  There’s that annual Times Square New Years Eve event where one goes to see the ball drop that looks like one will be descending into a war zone police state with all of the polizei and drones that will be surrounding that event this year. And then there’s Jeff Stark’s nonsense nyc list again, with a list of those really cool independent New Year’s Eve culture events in New York City that reads as follows:

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Time’s Up New Year’s Eve Bike Ride

This year the bike ride is reversing direction. It is going downtown instead of uptown, ending up at an indoor dance party. Both rides will end up at time’s up’s Musical After-Party at the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space in the legendary C-Squat.
Meet in front of the Plaza Hotel
59th Street and 5th Avenue, Manhattan
9:30p; $free
Meet at Madison Square Park
23rd Street and Broadway, Manhattan
10p; $free
Meet at at the Brooklyn-side entrance to the Williamsburg Bridge, Brooklyn
9:30p; $free
facebook.com/events/258896011485796/

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Future Positive New Year’s Eve Party

This Future Positive New Year’s celebration is brought to you by two amazing all volunteer nonprofit groups that have been partnering for five years and we are celebrating together. The Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space is celebrating its sixth anniversary. Time’s Up environmental organization, which has made so many sustainable positive changes in NYC, is celebrating its 31st year.
The New Year’s Eve bash will be held at the museum in the legendary C-Squat, so put on your best dancing shoes and join us for this Future Positive start to 2019. There will be performances by Seth Tobocman, Rude Mechanical Orchestra marching band, and Banji.
You can join one of our free feeder New Year’s Eve bike rides, equipped with the latest sound bike technology.
Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) / C-Squat
155 Avenue C, Manhattan
8p-1a; $5-25 sliding scale
eventbrite.com/e/future-positive-new-years-eve-party-tickets-52286938641
facebook.com/events/266324983949207/

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Rinsed presents:
Gusto NYE 2019

The private, low-key house party is the family vibe New Year’s Eve we’ve all been craving. No $100 tickets or bottle service foolery, legit taking over a legendary theater — turned someone’s crib (one of the last few around in this fair city …), and celebrating NYE the right way, with all our loves and zero fuckery.
No hyperbole on the venue, Steve Buscemi used to crack jokes here. A few feminist mud wrestling matches hosted by Andy Kaufman. Casual. These days the spot is actually an apartment, a relic of the old New York where you may just happen to stumble into a hidden blood diamond. He’s been generous enough to let us invite a hundred or so unruly friends and family members in and celebrate the New Year the only way we want to.
Including: an intoxicating 1-hour long open bar (11:30p-12:30a); dynamic music by some well-known DJs (we’re not telling you who); lights by Ocular Presence; and a giant head sculpture DJ booth (yes there’s a giant head inside, and it vapes).
East Village Loft
RSVP for address, Manhattan
10p; $25
restlessnites.com/gusto

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NYE LES Art Party

Come party with artist from Con Artist Collective and make some art of your own. We’ll transform our gallery into a mini studio with supplies and equipment while we dance and celebrate the ball drop in the back of the shop.
Con Artist
119 Ludlow Street, Manhattan
8p-2a; $free
21 and over
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NYE Dance Party for Community Solidarity

DJ Thadeaus will be spinning your fave pop, hip hop, and dance hits all night, also featuring: prosecco at midnight, the party light, and groovy projections.
136 Lawrence Street 2A, Brooklyn
10p; $10 suggested donation at the door for Community Solidarity
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Hot Rabbit Resolutions

LGBTQ events for the whole community. With DJ TRX, DJ Monstar, and DJ Boston Chery. Special midnight performance by TRX featuring Neil Schwartz, José Rivera, and Samoncé. Performance by Scarlett Snow of Honey Queer Burlesque. Drag and dance performance by VanityQ, vogue-go magic by the House of Olympus, featuring Legendary Omari Mizrahi and Monster LaBeija. Complimentary champagne toast at midnight. Special door prizes for best dressed.
Industry City’s Filament Bar
274 36th Street, Brooklyn
10p-4a; $15 presale, $30 door
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eventbrite.com/e/hot-rabbits-resolutions-lgbtq-new-years-eve-tickets-52075328710
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Spectrum NYE: Diamonds Are Forever

We present Diamonds Are Forever, the final NYE spectacular of the Spectrum at the Dreamhouse. From the first party back in 2011 where all we had were two blown out speakers and 100 rough diamonds in that secret mirrored infinity room. Fast forward to 2018 its final metamorphosis and the project’s final physical resting place. We will be starting early and inevitably going until late. Come celebrate one last time in our sanctuary with Mazurbate, aCeb00mbaP, Mister Wallace, Gooddroid, Dicap, and A Village Raid.
Dreamhouse
10-22 Wyckoff Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens
$10 before midnight, $20 before 2a, $25 before 3a, $30 after, and $5 off door price in Diamonds Looks
thespectrum6]at]gmail.com
facebook.com/events/290266458293094/

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The Roast of 2018

Say goodbye to 2018 in style with a lovingly irreverent comedy show where all the celebrities who died this year come back from the grave for one night only to roast each other senseless. If you’re easily offended, stay home. But if you want to see what kind of acerbic one-liners Stan Lee would aim at Stephen Hawking, then this is the show for you.
Hosted by Sam Evans as John McCain and Eli Sairs as Anthony Bourdain. Featuring J.P. McDade as Avicii, Maddy Smith as Kate Spade, Jacob Williams as Stephen Hawking, Chloe McGovern as Mac Miller, Carmen Lagala as Women’s Rights, Maria Wojciechowski as Romaine Lettuce, and Raanan Hershberg as Rosanne.
The Creek and the Cave
10-93 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, Queens
7p; $5
creekcavecomedy]at]gmail.com
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Mister Sunday Holiday Party

Theo Parrish will kick off the daytime part of this marathon club session, which stretches for over 24 hours starting at 6p on New Year’s Eve. With Physical Therapy, Nina BC, Matt Werth, Justin Carter, Hypnotic Spa, Eamon Harkin, Duane Harriott, DJ Voices, D. Tiffany, Christy Love, Beta Librae, and Anthony Naples.
We’ve had lots and lots and lots of fun times down this way in 2018, but we’re kissing them goodbye and rolling in the New Year with a fresh batch of those nice, heavy, heady party vibes that you’ve come to expect inside (and outside) these walls.
We’ve enlisted a big crew of our always incredible resident DJs and a few gifted guest selectors to set the pace for one major party that’ll kick off at 6pm on New Year’s Eve and go into New Year’s Day and likely beyond — no stopping at the bar, no stopping in the booth and no stopping on the dance floor. We’ll start the festivities with a special, communal-dinner-inclusive Planetarium session featuring RVNG boss Matt Werth, Nina BC of Working Women and Planetarium mastermind Justin Carter.
At 10pm we’ll switch gears with residents Beta Librae, Duane Harriott, Eamon Harkin, Anthony Naples and Physical Therapy joined by special guests Christy Love, Theo Parrish (who’ll be playing for six hours on New Year’s morning) and D. Tiffany for one massive session between the hi-fi stacks.
We’ll have tasty snacks from the kitchen to keep you nourished throughout, and there’ll be plenty of action out in the back yard, too – the fire pits will be roaring, the outdoor bar will have the hot drinks on lock, the sauna will be in full swing and there’ll be an ambient sunrise session in the the yurt from DJ Voices and Hypnotic Spa (that’s DJ Sofiia and Milo McBride for this occasion).
Tickets will be timed for this one, and there’s a full explanation below on how that will work. Nothing too complicated, but do have a read if you’re coming. Just remember that you must arrive between the hours listed on your ticket. Once you’ve come in during the designated window time on your ticket, you can come and go as you please. If you don’t enter during the time designated window of time, you’ll lose your spot and need to buy a new ticket (assuming there’s space inside). Once you’re inside, can also stay as long as you’d like as long as you abide by our safer space policy (more on that below).
Nowadays
56-06 Cooper Avenue, Ridgewood, Queens
6-10p Planetarium (communal dinner included), 10p to 5a New Year’s Eve, 5a to 2p entry New Year’s Day Morning, 2p onward New Year’s Day; $15
residentadvisor.net/events/1185168

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Gemini and Scorpio present:

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2018 needs a “fuck you” sendoff. Be bold, be wild, as you enter 2019. A hedonistic masquerade to activate your senses with pulsating beats, swirling visuals, sensory games and activities, and many kisses. Tickets are limited to keep the event comfortable and welcoming.
Music by DJ Ceremony and Poodlecannon, masters of eclectic dance floor surprises. 2018 passion predictions with our tarot experts. Custom projections by CJ. Free champagne 9-10p and 3-4a. Strict formal or lingerie dress code. Masks required (some will be available for sale).
This is not a play party. It’s a night to let go and let your senses guide your way: dance party meets makeout party. As always, we will have zero creeper tolerance, and please no photos without explicit consent from your subjects.
Gemini and Scorpio Loft
RSVP for address, Gowanus, Brooklyn
9p-4a, $40-60, $30 after 12:30, including afterparty with continental breakfast
21 and over with ID
geminiandscorpio.com/events.html
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New Year’s Masquerade

It’s the best party we’ve ever thrown. Ring in the New Year with aerialists, an open bar, live music, hors d’oeuvres, a midnight champagne toast, dancing, and great DJs. Broadcast ball drop on the projector, aerialist human disco ball drop, and a MASSIVE midnight balloon drop. Live hip-hop and jazz: OJ in the Yams. Aerialists: Ariel Iasevoli, Elena Delgado. DJs : Remniqe, DJ Karen, the Crvz, and No Burden.
Secret Loft
RSVP for address, Manhattan
L train to 6th Avenue station
9p-4a; $50-70
21 and over
secretloft2019.eventbrite.com

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2019 NYE Warehouse Fundraver by Melting Point

Melting Point is happy to announce 2019 NYE Warehouse fundraver. Uniting several New York based collectives, this is a cross collective event, bringing you diverse sounds and scenes in a celebration of the best of NY’s underground and electronic music. We are coming together under one massive warehouse roof, as we continue to stand in solidarity for deportees and asylum seekers. Featuring 70-plus artists, performing across five stages presented by the following collectives: Melting Point, Dae Dham, Cipher, Fight Club, Unseelie, re:nü, Sermon 3, and Nevermind.
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
8p-10a; $50, a portion of proceeds will be donated to Al Otro Lado.
facebook.com/events/1921959661446496/

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Rubulad Proudly Presents 2019 Blast Off

A veritable explosion of joy. With live music by Preachermann and the Revival, Funkrust Brass Band, Van Goose, and Les Sans Culottes, with your MC Tanya Solomon Magic. Plus DJs $mall ¢hange and Baby K. And visuals by the Sperm Whale, Mike Flaherty’s Art Hole, Blue June Tarot, Adornments by Prince Peacock, and Midnight Champagne Bunny Toast. Dress to sparkle and shine.
RSVP for Bushwick address, Brooklyn
8:30p doors; 9p show; $20 in advance, before 10p, or way late; $30 otherwise
rubulad]at]outlook.com
artery.is/showcases/blast-off
facebook.com/events/284017769137544/

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NYE in the Forever Basement

Itsforever.xyz presents an underground art party in the Forever Basement, in Crown Heights. Live music all night, and performance artists in the backyard. Cash bar and free champagne toast at midnight. The future is impossible, why not enjoy your time?
RSVP for address, Brooklyn
10p; $5 door
itsforever.xyz]at]gmail.com

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JunXion

JunXion has always been a place where different roads converge, a place for diversity, a place to play, a place to explore and a space to transform. Our celebrations and Xperiences are a direct expression of the richness of who we are. From parking lots, to renegade parades, to mansions and beaches, to secret bus rides and endless sunrise. To the djays, and musicians, the performers and the artists. To the lovers and the dancers and the friendships that have been fostered. We see you. We love you.
We are all the co-creators in this grand play. That is why we are committed more than ever to creating safer more transformative spaces. And now the next Act is upon us. This NYE we plant the seeds for what’s to come and give rise to A New Dawn.
We have assembled some of our dearest collaborators to give life to this night and now all we need is you. Tickets for A New Dawn will move up Wednesday. As a token of gratitude for those on this list, use this special discount from now till Wednesday.
Brooklyn Bazaar
150 Greenpoint Avenue, Brooklyn
9p-6a; $60
anewdawnnye.eventbrite.com

And I cannot think of anymore photos or words to post with this blog post except to say the only thing constant is change and some stories do not end as you expect. Happy Holy Days. Happy New Year 2019.
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A Tompkins Square Halloween Concert

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Well it’s that time of year again where another one of those Halloween’s have rolled around. And in between reading those headline news of the day, where every headline reads more horrifying than the next, I found myself at another one of those The Shadow concerts in that New York City area at Tompkins Square Park this past weekend.  And this concert was a Tompkins Square Halloween concert.  And the Facebook event invite for that concert read something like:

Come celebrate the spirits of Halloween in our beloved TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK!!

PERFORMERS:
2:00 Public Serpents (featuring Skwert of Choking Victim)
2:35 Baby Machine
3:10 SoulCake
3:45 GLOB – GORGEOUS LADIES OF BLOODWRESTLING!
4:20 Night Gallery (featuring Kitty Hawk)
5:00 Skull Caster (doomsday punk prophets, featuring Joey Steele)
5:40: Seth Tobocman political slide show (with Jenny Gonzalez + Eric Blitz)

ARTISTS:
Our Lady of Perpetual PMS from GLOB
No Police State Girl
jackiehatesyou
UltraFresca
Michael Sean O’Leary

Costumes encouraged!


And there was merchandise, merchandise and more merchandise to be sold, and music, music and more music to be heard, and costumes, costumes and more costumes to be seen.  And every picture tells a story, I think, as in those somewhat blurry photos that find themselves posted above. And in other headline news of the day….. we are all immigrants. No one is free when others are oppressed.  Have a great Halloween day and more.

 

 

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When Will Kali Yuga End

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And every time I turn on the world news, not the entertainment news, but the world news, each headline seems more horrific than the next, and whether it be due to war, famine, plague or wild beasts, people are dying in ways unimaginable and more horrific than the next, so much that that Kali Yuga demon comes to mind, that has something to do with death, sin, evil, the collapse of morality, strife and discord and that we are living in the age of Kali Yuga, the last of the four Yuga ages. And I don”t really know much about that Kali Yuga Hindu God but Wikipedia describes it as something like:

Kali Yuga (Sanskritकलियुगtranslit. kaliyugalit. ‘age of Kali‘) is the last of the four stages (or ages or yugas) the world goes through as part of a ‘cycle of yugas’ (i.e. Mahayuga) described in the Sanskrit scriptures.[1] The other ages are called Satya YugaTreta Yuga, and Dvapara Yuga.
Kali Yuga is associated with the demon Kali (not to be confused with the goddess Kālī). The “Kali” of Kali Yuga means “strife”, “discord”, “quarrel” or “contention”.
According to Puranic sources,[2] Krishna’s departure marks the end of Dvapara Yuga and the start of Kali Yuga, which is dated to 17/18 February 3102 BCE.[3]
And this other website describes Kali Yuga as:
The Hindus believe that we’re living in the Kali Yuga, an apocalyptic Dark Age ruled by the demon Kali, the source of all evil and destruction. The Kali Yuga, also known as the “Age of Vice,” is a period of warfare, chaos, social decline and spiritual decadence brought about by Man’s separation from the gods. Kali himself is frequently pictured as a deranged figure dancing on corpses and wearing human heads as jewelry. I don’t believe in demons, but this bloodthirsty lunatic with ten arms is the perfect symbol of human history.
Some writers use the term Kali Yuga to mean “end times” or the “last days,” but that isn’t accurate. The Hindus see Time as a cycle of four ages or Yugas known as the Yuga Cycle. The other three periods are called the Satya Yuga, the Treta Yuga and the Dvapara Yuga, and they all go spinning around like a cosmic ferris wheel. So the Kali Yuga isn’t the end of the world. It’s just the end of one cycle and the beginning of the next……….

When will Kali Yuga end?
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The World Is On Fire

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The world is on fire. Climate change is here. It is real and it is catastrophic. And I have blaghed about climate change on this blagh before, though after reading all of these global heatwave articles that have been in the headline news the past few months, those global heat wave, fire, flooding, red tide and blue green algae bloom photos that find themselves posted above, all appeared recently and all of these articles are saying something about all time heat records are being set worldwide across the majority of the northern hemisphere, from Japan, to Africa, to Greece, to Europe, to London, to Britain, to California, to Spain, to India, to the Arctic Circle, to Canada, to Sweden and a host of other places that are passing me by.  And even though the immediate world around me in the New York City area has had a couple of heatwaves the past couple of months, there are images of people losing their homes to fires and flooding elsewhere around the world and places are becoming uninhabitable due to climate change.  Marine life and sea creatures are washing up to shore along the coastline of Florida and Caribbean beaches and it seems as if extreme weather has become the norm. And scientists have warned that the earth is at risk of becoming a hothouse if a tipping point is reached. Globally, this is shaping up to be the fourth-hottest year on record. The only years hotter were the three previous ones. From what I read the the earth is 4.5 billion years old. Is this climate change and global warming natural or is it man made?  Is everything fine and just ignore the scientists?  Is another world possible?

 

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Occupy The Statue Of Liberty

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And the date on that Gregorian calendar was July 4, 2018 when, her name is Therese Patricia Okoumou, an Abolish ICE  protester, decided to scale the Statue of Liberty, also known as Babylon, in I think a feat that no man has seen before that does not seem humanly possible, during those July 4th celebrations and that Rise and Resist Abolish I.C.E  protest for all the world to see. And she said she would not come down until all the children are released. And those Occupy ICE and Occupy ICE NYC protests have taken place in many states recently and have been in the headline news ever since ICE started separating families when removing them from America. And if those photos that find themselves posted above of  Therese Patricia Okoumou occupying the Statue of Liberty do not seem symbolic of freedom, than what does. And what about that passport again?
And in other thoughts about that passport, for what reason is the number of that passport immigration law that prohibits freedom of travel amongst humanity anywhere on planet earth, and that Section 666 Social Security Act, cashless society, national I.D., the number of your name to receive any state services and everything else in between thing, 666? Is this that save no man that he may buy or sell except that he have the mark of the beast thing in the book of Revelations.

And then there’s Reverend Billy And The Stop Shopping Gospel Choir FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE variation of that pastor Martin.Niemöller passage that would be funny if it weren’t so true.

FIRST THEY CAME FOR THE druggies who tried to make their fantasy economy away from the bigger killers, but I did not speak out, because I’m white with powder cocaine.

Then they came for the immigrants,  flooded by Clinton’s subsidized corn and dragged screaming by ICE from their homes, and I did not speak out, because I’m sitting here waiting for my Mexican cook to bring me my pasta special.
 
Then they came for the poverty-dizzied young from zip codes like Bed-Stuy and the Bronx, fed into the for-profit prison pipeline, and I did not speak out, because where do you start? It’s a national operation run by Wall Street. 
Then one day the Earth came for me, the ocean turned to acid sweeping through the streets, and I cannot protect my family, because America is declared a permanent emergency, and the cops and soldiers are the same guy, jailing us in our upstairs apartment, and no-one is left to speak for me because permits to speak in public are rationed by Chase Bank. 

And on this day finds itself as Occupy Wall Street day two thousand and something, I think. And Occupy Wall Street is still moving fast. And what else is there that I can say that has not already been said in occupy ice time. No one is free when others are oppressed. Occupy Wall Street. Occupy Wall Street Worldwide. And what does this have to do with a No Police State?

 

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A Vegan Food Fest Fundraiser Party

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And being that I have found myself blogging about events, events and more events on this blog lately, I guess I’ll post yet another event on this blog that I found myself attempting to vend those DecorForU #blacklivesmatter, #notmypresident, #occupywallstreet, #berniesanders, #nopolicestate, #yoga, #brooklyn, #bushwick & #iloveny necklaces, magnets, key chains and pins at for $2 each this past weekend and attempting to post this blagh post solely for the purpose of posting those photos and video from that event that find themselves posted above. And that event was a Vegan Food Fest Fundraiser Party! that Stacie Vegan-Peirce helped put together at Mayday Space, this really cool all things revolution and beyond space in Bushwick, Brooklyn to be found in that state of New York.  And if I must blogger say, there was plant based food, food and more food to be found at this event that I found myself sharing a table with Qusic – Wildlife Music and his dj music at.  And what more can I say about this all things vegan and beyond event that this Vegan Food Fest Fundraiser Party! facebook event invite does not already say.  And that Vegan Food Fest Fundraiser Party! facebook event invite reads like:

Have you wondered why so many sports stars and celebrities are making the shift to plant-based nutrition?

Ricky Williams – Jahil Okafor – Adrian Foster – Mike Tyson – Erik Horne – Kyle Irving – Venus & Serena Williams – Ellen DeGeneres – Jermaine Dupri – Chaka Khan – Alicia Silverstone – Russell Simmons – Erykah Badu – Rza

Are you aware that heart disease/obesity/diabetes can all be prevented, and even reversed, with a plant-based diet?

Are you prepared to get pro-active about your health and begin to thrive through plant-based living?

Come join us on Sunday, May 6th, from 12:30-4:30pm, for a fun, educational and inspiring event that will take you to another level of self-improvement – the next level – to improve your health and overall wellness! Let us show you that diets and self-restriction don’t work, but that lifestyle changes can and do.

Whole Food Plant-Based Coach Marc Wood and Health & Wellness Coach/ISSA Certified Personal Trainer Jamie Robinson will share the importance of whole foods on our mind, body and spirit.

They are living proof that opening your heart to a compassionate, mindful life (before choosing to open it to a surgeon’s knife) can make all the difference – for everyone, including me … and including YOU!

What is VFFF?

A (Plant-Powered) Vegan Food Fest Fundraiser!

You’re in for a deliciously fun educational experience featuring vegan athlete Marc Wood and a host of other plant-based enthusiasts! You’ll sample specialties from NYC’s finest restaurateurs, chocolatiers, pastry chefs, home cooks, and shops. There’ll be face painting, plant-based recipe demonstrations, live dj – dance music, a vegan cupcake contest, cruelty-free shopping (20+ vendors!), a raffle (BIG $ PRIZES) & silent auction! And.. all net proceeds go to Catskill Animal Sanctuary– so it’s a helluva good time for a helluva good cause!

Who is Marc S Wood and why do we love him?

Marc is a Sexy Scottish Success Story! He ‘s helping hundreds of humans improve their health (while simultaneously helping animals AND the environment) by demonstrating the endless benefits of a whole food plant-based diet. He sprints; he bikes; he swims – all to raise money for animals! He’s making compassion sexy.

Why Catskill Animal Sanctuary?

We are doing this all (ok, mostly) for Travis, the rooster – Winner of Stacie’s 2017 Cocktober Contest!

Travis is a celebrity chicken who has been warming the hearts of humans since he came from a Philadelphia school hatching project, back in 2013. He and his brothers are known for their dancing performance on Jasmine the pig’s belly, followed by a delicate grooming session.

Why come to VFFF?

Hell. Why not?! Why not spend a Sunday with Salty Stacie, Jovial Jessica, Transcendental Tracey, and a herd of inspiring folks?!? Enjoy complimentary fresh pizza from Screamer’s!, hot bread & vegan cakes courtesy of Bread Alone!, tasty homemade potluck dishes and vegan cupcakes [made by VFFF cupcake competitors]! (speaking of which, we need more vegan cupcake competitors….! why not throw your ‘chef hat’ in the ring!?)

…the line-up…

We kick off at 1230 with Pastry Chef “Emily Cakeboss” who will demonstrate how to make her favorite jack fruit “pulled pork” recipe, in the kitchen. Sampling to follow!

at 12:45pm, Certified Holistic Health Coach and Certified Plant Based Nutritionist Leah Negrin, along with Jaclyn Kiernan [Registered Dietitian Nutritionist], Rechelle Abalos [Holistic Health and Lifestyle Coach] & Lupe Colangelo [Holistic Health and Life Coach] demo a delicious no-bake cheesecake. They’ll also be bringing along cupcakes with essential oils baked into them! Demo of icing included!

at 1:10pm, Award winning Chef Rootsie will demonstrate how to make summer rolls w/peanut sauce. Yum!

at 1:30pm, Don Dilillo of SproutBox: Grow Your Own whill show us how we can grow our own sprouts at home!

at 1:45, Whole Food Plant-Based Coach Marc S Wood + Health & Wellness Coach / ISSA certified Personal Trainer Jamie Robinson will share with us the importance of whole foods for our mind, body and spirit. Q&A to follow.

at 245, VFFF will hold its first ever” VFFF Vegan Cupcake Contest”! Join us as Tere Fox (pastry chef, owner of Rockin’ Raw restaurant), our star Marc Wood, and pastry chef Emily Cakeboss judge the cakes and award a winner! Winner of the V cake contest gets first pick of the raffle pot of prizes!

at 3, Dr. (and comedian) Russ L’HommeDieu, DPT! …”I am a Doctor of physical therapy, vegan for 12 years, weight loss expert and co-founder of a vegan meal-kit company on Long Island. At 36 years old, I was over 400 pounds, and really sick. I lost over 200 pounds and literally cured myself with a whole-food plant-based diet. I am so excited to talk to you all about my journey from a state of disease to one of complete ease as well as my experiences as a vegan business owner. We will also answer some of these age-old questions like.. Why are there overweight vegans? Is there a difference between a vegan diet and eating a whole food plant-based diet? How do I talk about my food choices with my meat-eating friends? What is it like to start a vegan business?”

at 340, Stacie Vegan-Peirce will walk us through her heart warming experience at Catskill Animal Sanctuary.

at 4, The first ever VFFF Raffle Winners will be drawn + Silent Auction winners announced!

Big Raffle prizes from: peacefood cafeChickpea & OliveMarty’s V Burger,MooshoesLittle Choc ApothecaryThe Whole Food Plant Based Cooking ShowMNM natural productsLoving Hut WilliamsburgI Heart Keenwah,GUNAS New YorkVan Leeuwen Artisan Ice CreamPeaceful Provisionsdonuts ,Brittle and Beyond , ocka treats & Gristle Tattoo+Art Gallery !!

Silent Auction Items: A Gift Pack from Catskill Animals Sanctuary [books, tote bag, hat, mug, skull cap], Luxury Vegan Muffs by Jessica Pezzlo [House of Churchill], X-Ray Vision Reading by Goldy Handler, Chicken Art fromEllen Carranza & Shark art from Zofia Bogusz Art!

Special Guests

Whole Food Plant-Based Coach Marc S Wood

Health & Wellness Coach / ISSA certified Personal Trainer Jamie Robinson

Dr. Russ L’Hommedieu of Harvest Food Box

Tere Fox, Vegan ROCKIN’ RAW Chef (bearing treats!)

Jessica Pezzlo (House of Churchill)

Christopher Jaie of Save The Animals Rescue (STAR) Foundation & Long Island Vegan Extravaganza

Hadara Slok , Executive Vegan Chef & Owner of RAWCLATES (also bearing treats!)

Emily Cakeboss, Chef (French Culinary Institute)

Leah Negrin, Plant Based Nutritionist & Holistic Health Coach (also bearing treats and essential oils!)

Jaclyn Kiernan, Dietitian Nutritionist

Lupe Colangelo, Life Coach

Rechelle Abalos, Holistic Health and Lifestyle Coach, Certified Behavior Change Specialist

Ravi of IHEART KEENWAH (co-founder, bearing even more treats!)

Lilith Jones (long-time mural painter and illustrator who specializes in depicting animals and nature)

Lisa Clemett (artist, face painter)

Sweet Soul Bakery

Compassionate Cookery (in the kitchen)

Chef Rootsie (Caribbean style cuisine)

Sprout Box (grow your own)

V-Rolls (Bombay inspired wraps)

Culiraw (raw desserts)

Krystal of Gunas New York (carrying premium crafted vegan fashion)

GT’s Kombucha, CoCoYo and other Living Foods!

MNM Natural Products (specializing in skin conditions)

Green Brooklyn Brand, LLC

Beth Litt (Brittle & Beyond)

Christine’s Garden (Pure Pups Pet Care & Cruelty-Free Skin Care)

Leslie Viviana (Berrylicious Delights: Vegan Cheesecake)

Andrea Young (Sweet Vegan)

Vegans of Queens

DxE (Direct Action Everywhere)

Anonymous for the Voiceless

Coalition for Healthy School Food (will test how well you know your beans!!)

The Veggie Republic (veg bracelets)

ASPCA

Shannon Corley of Arbonne (100% VEGAN since the company started in Switzerland, 1975)

Carranzart (Chicken Art)

Jamie Diamond (animal prints and jewelry)

Jeanine Boubli (animal photography and shirts)

Carla Jean (freedom pins)

Lisa’s Mighty Balls (vegan energy bites)

Green Bites (sprouted and raw snacks)

D.J. Greene Ayala

The Owl & The Pussycat Apothecary & Sundries

Ocka Treats

Kazani

Lisa of Loving Hut (more treats!)

Tickets are $10 now or $15 at the door! Kids age 16 and under are free! Get your tickets now, before this event sells out! Questions or comments? email Stacie @StaciePeirce@gmail.com !

Interested in volunteering for this event? ..entering the vegan cupcake contest? Rewards include free admission and raffle prizes! email Stacie @StaciePeirce@gmail.com !

Interested in vegan vendoring for this event? email Stacie @StaciePeirce@gmail.com !

I look fwd. to meeting you all! Please share this event FAR and WIDE!

#animallivesmatter Have a great all things vegan and beyond day.

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A Tompkins Square Park May Day Concert

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Well it’s that spring time of year again when another one of The Shadow squatter May Day concerts happened again this past weekend in that neighborhood of the Lower East  Side or East Village you can call it for real estate marketing purposes maybe, as well as a host of other outdoor events happening in that ever changing babylon city of New York.  Only this concert seemed to be all punk rock and beyond.  And that May Day w/ Haram, Rubber, Olor a muerte, Headsplitters & Junta facebook event invite read something like:

Sunday April 29, 2pm -7pm
Tompkins Square Park
500 East 9th Street, New York, New York 10014

Celebrate the first big show of the new year in the park.

w/ HARAM. RUBBER, OLOR A MUERTE, HEADSPLITTERS & JUNTA.

– Speakers TBA.

and also….


“ANARCHIST INVASION with PUNK BANDS + FOOD NOT BOMBS IN TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK FOR MAYDAY!! This Sunday (April 29), from 1:00pm on. BE there!! [See SHOWS IN TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK for more]”

And there seemed to be an anarchist picnic going also in that park on this may day event day as well.

And what else is there that I can say about these Tompkins Square Park concerts that has not already been said in Tompkins Square Park concerts time except that every picture tells a story as in those photos and video that finds themselves posted above. Have a great music, music and more music day.

 

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