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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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Occupy Art Went To Figment NYC

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And if I must blogger say, FIGMENT NYC was awesome. And that ferry boat ride that one takes across the water to get to Governors Island and all of its art, art and more art, well that was even more awesome to see New York City and all of its harbor views. And those one hundred and more art projects and art installations, performances and more that found themselves on Governors Island on this Figment NYC day, well they were even more awesome. And so this Figmentevent seems as if it wants photos, photos and more photos and colors, colors and more colors to be added to this post. And so Occupy Art Show was at Figment on this day and some of those photos from this Occupy Art Show find themselves posted above. And even more photos from that Occupy Art Show and FIGMENT NYC on this day find themselves posted in my Occupy Art Show @ Figment NYC Facebook event invite. And the Occupy Wall Street People’s Puppets were there on this day also. And if I would have known that, I would have Occupy Wall Street People’s Puppets went over there to see their show also. And so Figment NYC has come to an end this past weekend. And with that, that Occupy Art Show @ Figment NYC has came to an end as well. And so Figment is off to San Diego, Boston, Toronto, Washington D.C. and even more cities as well in all its Figmentness. And on this day finds itself as Occupy Wall Street Day 997. And Occupy Wall Street is still moving fast, well sort of. Occupy Wall Street, Occupy Art Worldwide.

 

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And so I just happen to have one of those 1st Annual FEVA, Federation of East Village Artists, HOWL! Festival of East Village Arts The HOWL! Souvenir Books lying around that I must have gotten from Tompkins Square Park years ago, that park that finds itself somewhat infamous for that 1988 Tompkins Square Park Riot that had squatters, the homeless and everyone in between running to and/or from the police that had something to do with a curfew in that park that finds itself in the Lower East Side now called the East Village for real estate marketing purposes maybe, in that city of New York.  And so this souvenir book is really cool with its East Village culture of life and history in that neighborhood during those times. And along with that Long Live The Lower East Side poem that finds itself in this book, here is another one of the many poems and photos that finds themselves in this book also that I thought interesting to post on this blog. Free the land. Squat the world.

1966/2003

the Lower East Side/ the East Village
ethnic neighborhood/style magnet
Ukrainians, Poles, Puerto Ricans and Blacks/ -, -, – and – 
flocks of babushkas/clouds of green ringlets
strung our junkies/tranced out tourists

burned out buildings/luxury ghetto
shoebox apt $217 a month/shoebox apt. $2175 a month
there goes the neighborhood/ there goes the planet
obvious potheads/invisible alcoholics
serious yippies/secret yuppies 
the Peace Eye Bookstore/Barnes and Noble
pierogis/ raw food
xerox magazines/online entities

“US out of Vietnam!”/”US out of Iraq!”
age of innocence/age of experience
embrace the beautiful stranger/embrace the ghostly clone
acid dreams/health club mornings
who was I then?/what am I now?
(the view from the tarry roof goes on and on)

dancers in the streets/students in the dorms
danger and mystery/crowding and noise
Filmore East and the Dom/great choice of multiplexes
Leshko’s/Leshko’s
angel-headed hipsters/angel headed hipsters
free love/free anytime minutes
many little mom and pop stores/one big NYU

BUT STILL: 
the Lower East Side/ the East Village
one and the same poets and painters and musicians/musicians and painters
and poets
free to be me/free to be you

 FREE TO BE ME BEING YOU

-Michael Brownstein’s latest book is World on fire. Open City Books 

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