We can’t wait for Fall, if only to attend these tremendous events! Join us, please, let’s make our partying for good a group effort;
WHAT? ThanksLiving–now in it’s 6th year- at Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary! This unique celebration features 250 people enjoying an elegant meal in a heated tent in the goat pasture, and the rescued turkeys are the guests of honor instead of the main course. Holding the event a month early in October is the perfect time to take full advantage of the gorgeous leaves and fall weather.
WHY? Funds raised from this benefit are critical for animal rescue and placement operations, the daily care of the furry residents, and WFAS important advocacy work on behalf of farmed animals everywhere.
WHO? Terry Hope Romero is the master chef for the evening and the top-selling vegan cookbook authors in the country and the girl knows how to cook! She’ll be selling and signing her cookbooks at the farm that day. Regal Vegan and Blossom are providing the hors d’eourves and Vegan Treats is providing the scrumptious, ok-now-I-can-die-happy desserts again this year. Frey Wine is the wine donor. Celebrity fans of WFAS include Sean Lennon, Tracy Bonham, Moby, and Olivia Munn. You may see any of them under the stars this evening.
WHEN? October 16th, 2011
WHERE? Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary in Woodstock, NY.
RSVP? Don’t have a car? Please contact us about a chartered bus from NYC. Tickets range from $100 for standard seating to $150 for VIP seating, which includes reserved tables and special goodies. Buy them here. The farm opens at noon to walk around and see the animals, and the tent opens at 1pm. Guests who would like to take a tour of the farm can do so after the banquet. There will be a fabulous silent auction, raffle and merchandise for sale so bring your checkbook! This event raises important operating funds for their shelter so please go nuts buying your holiday gifts! If you have something you’d like to donate to the Silent Auction this year or if you’d like to volunteer at the event, please contact Elena. (NOTE: GGA Founder Chloé Jo Davis will be celebrating her Birthday at this event, and surely hopes to see you all there too. She requests instead of gifts or cards that everyone donate something to the auction- services, items, art, experiences, etc.- pretty please.)
WHAT? Born Free USA’s fur free fashion show “fffashion L.A.”
WHY? To showcase and celebrate cutting-edge fashions that are friendly to animals and the environment.
WHEN? Thursday September 22nd, 2011. Doors Open 6:30PM.
WHERE? Wonderland, 1835 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Hollywood, CA
WHO? Hosted by Amy Paffrath (TV Guide Network, MSN, E!) Special Guest & Acoustic performance by 8mm
RSVP? Members of the media only to Kristi Blicharski, Bliss Media: Kristi@blissmediaLA.com
WHAT? Fly Me To The Moon: A Fundraiser for Animals Asia at Frank Sinatra’s stunning Twin Palms estate in Palm Springs, CA. The event will feature a presentation by Animals Asia Founder and CEO, Jill Robinson, vegan hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction.
WHY? Because Animals Asia rescues moon bears from barbaric bile farms in China, giving them new homes in two placid Moon Bear Rescue Centres. The organization’s work also includes media, education and lobbying campaigns throughout Asia on a number of animal welfare issues including cat and dog consumption, and the treatment of captive wildlife (such as in zoos and safari parks).
WHO? Animals Asia Founder and CEO, Dr. Jill Robinson, MBE.
WHEN? Thursday, September 29; 6-9pm
WHERE? Frank Sinatra’s Twin Palms Estate – Palm Springs, CA.
RSVP? Tickets are $100 and may be purchased online here.
WHAT: World Peace & Yoga Jubilee
WHY: 1. The World Peace Diet Facilitator Training with Will & Madeleine Tuttle. 2. Four days of non-stop music headed by David Newman, Donna de Lory & Trevor Hall. 3. Spend four days with cutting edge speakers on healthy & compassionate living. 4. A four day yoga intensive with some of the most FAB teachers on the planet. 5. A full weekend of labyrinth walking & hiking trails while enjoying the rainbow colors of autumn. 6. Four days of delicious vegan food for everyone. 7. Focus on one or more activities or dabble in the oneness of them all. Your life will never be the same!
WHO: Gene Baur, Jenny Brown, Gabriel Cousens, MD, Chloe Jo Davis, Donna De Lory, Trevor Hall, Julia “Butterfly” Hill, David Newman, Doug Swenson, Will Tuttle, Joshua Canter, Shelli Carpenter, Shanti Golds-Cousens, Jeffrey Cohen, Jutta Daeschlein, Elizabeth Farians, PhD, Jules Febre, Amy Ferguson, Anna Ferguson, Sandhi Ferreira, Ayinde Howell, Alexandra Jamieson, Dan Korman, Doug Kreitzer, Lila Lolling, Ruth Lauer-Manenti, Patrick Murphy Welage, Kristin Luna Ray, Rachel Catherine Roberts, Ruby Roth, Ximena Savitch, Katy Stahl, Mark Stroud, Marni Task, Madeleine Tuttle & Yogeswari
WHEN: October 20-23, 2011
WHERE: Grailville Retreat Center in Loveland, OH (just outside of Cincinnati)
WHAT? Join former MTV News correspondent John Norris and Mercy For Animals for an inspiring evening in New York City, as we raise vital funds to support the launch of our powerful new television advertisement campaign designed to raise awareness about the plights of farmed animals, who suffer out of sight, out of mind, at the hands of the meat, dairy and egg industries.\
WHY? Be the first to see the groundbreaking ads when they are debuted at the party – before being viewed by millions of young adults on MTV from coast to coast. The event will feature complimentary wine and spirits from Pine Box Rock Shop, coupled with savory vegan hors d’oeuvres from world famous Blossom Restaurant, and delectable desserts from Vegan Treats.
WHO? Hosted by Michael Schwarz and John Bradham at his elegant loft in SoHo, this dynamic event will be an uplifting combination of music, top-notch vegan treats, and unmatched guests.
WHEN? October 6, 2011 8 p.m. – midnight
WHERE? Private Loft in SoHo, NYC
RSVP? Tickets are $150, and each ticket sold will allow the advertisements to reach nearly 15,000 viewers with our message of compassion and empathy for farmed animals, who are every bit as unique, intelligent and friendly as the dogs and cats we all know and love. Space is limited, so order your tickets here asap.
WHAT? Healthy Food in Fashion
WHY? Fall Gala to raise funds to expand plant-based entrees in NYC schools
WHO? New York Coalition for Healthy School Food; Fashion show Creative Director – Joshua Katcher (aka The Discerning Brute), Robin Quivers, Mary & Peter Max, Majora Carter, Annabella Asvik, Jayni Chase, Indigo Clarke, Chloé Jo Davis, Alex Jamieson, Joshua Katcher, Victoria Moran, Russell Simmons. Honoring: Mary & Peter Max, staff of the Max Studio, Rebecca Johnson. With Designers: AngelRox, John Bartlett, VPL by Victoria Bartlett, Cri De Coeur, DLC (Dirty Librarian Chains), Tommy Hilfiger, Le Labo Fragrances, Heather Mills, Novacas for Brave, Gentle Man by Joshua Katcher, OlsenHaus-Pure Vegan, Russell Simmons Argyleculture, Study by Tara St James, Thieves by Sonja Den Elzen, Vaute Couture. And Models: Karolina Babczynska, Jessica Sjoo, Adam Wallace, Emily Wilson. And Music: by Bob Miles Trio, DJ Louie XIV. And Restaurants/Caterers: 4 Course Vegan, Candle Cafe, Candle 79, Franchia, Fran Costigan, Luxurious Vegan Desserts, Chef Laura Dardi, EcoChef Love Catering, Henry’s, I Eat Green, Live Jolly Foods, Natural Kitchen Cooking School, Pure Food and Wine, Rama Sushi, Sacred Chow, Slice, The Perfect Food, The Regal Vegan, Vegan Treats, Veggiecation, V Spot, Yoli’s Green Living And Beverages: Ayala’s Herbal Water, Lakewood Organic Juices, PEAK Organic Beer, Pure Food and Wine. And Event Planner: Celebreventes – Rebecca Johnson
WHEN? Wednesday, October 12, 6:30 – 9:30 PM
WHERE? New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue (corner of 103rd) in Manhattan
WHAT: 2011 DC VegFest
WHY: The celebrate the many benefits of vegetarian eating—for our health, the planet and animals—and to explore delicious meat-free cuisine.
WHO: Organized by Compassion Over Killing and the Vegetarian Society of DC; featuring 11 speakers including Isa Chandra Moskowitz, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, and Wayne Pacelle, plus over 75 vendors (including 19 restaurants)
WHEN: Sat., Sept. 24 from 11am to 6pm
WHERE: George Washington Univ. – Univ. Yard at 2000 H St. in NW, DC
RSVP: not required. Visit www.DCVegFest.com for more details.
WHAT? Paris Vegan Day
WHY? Pas quoi? All things veggie in the city of lights.
WHO? Monsieur Poulet, NEA, Chez Ortie, VeganWiz, Jivamukti Yoga, AVES France, The Vegetarian Guides, Fran Costigan & Mark Reinfeld, The Vegan Society, Village Enfance Vegan, Josh Katcher, and more.
WHEN? October 1 & 2, 10am-7pm.
WHERE? 19-21, rue Boyer 75020 – Paris