Our Dinner and a Movie event Friday night was a huge success! Fifty-five people came out for Greek spreads and bread dip (thanks for the donation, Voula!), Buddha Bowls from Red Fern, and cupcakes from Happy Cakes, followed by a showing of Speciesism: The Movie, and then a talk by its director Mark Devries. Thank you to everyone who attended, everyone who bid in the silent auction, and to the item donors. Thank you to Cam F. Awesome for MC-ing and Mark Devries for bringing his film and speaking. We were glad other VegFest speakers Mike Stura, Kerry Graff, Ted Barnett, and Jo-Anne MacArthur could attend.
Thank you to Jack & Meg for donating two tickets. Thank you to organizers and everyone who helped out or brought stuff either to use, eat, or donate: Mary, Bubbie, Deb, Kim, Darren, Mike, Leanne, Robyn, Varun, Andy, Michael, Rosemary, and Ted. People helped in so many big and little ways I can’t possibly list everything everyone did.
Thank you to Natural Oasis for the $25 gift card for our raffle!
Natural Oasis is a vegan restaurant at 288 Monroe Avenue. They have daily buffets, and a la carte items most evenings.
Buy raffle tickets until about 3 pm and put them in the bags of the items you’d like to win – drawings are at 3:30 in the lodge. You do not need to be present to win – be sure to write legibly! If we can’t read your writing, we have to pick another ticket!
Thank you to Jean Longchamps, PMA-®-CPT, for donating gift certificates for her Pilates classes. Jean is vegan and her Pilates studio is in the Neighborhood of the Arts on Beacon Street. She donated two certificates for $25 private intro and two certificates for $80 a la carte. Thanks, Jean!
Thank you to Niblack Foods for donating a gift basket to our raffle!
Niblack is a bulk food supplier open to the public in the Genesee Regional Market off Jefferson Road, and offers many vegan items.
Thank you to Behind it All Warehouse for donating gift certificates to our raffle!
This clothing store has locations on Edmund Street in the city and Clay Road in Henrietta, and also has a presence at the Public Market.
Thanks to Scratch Bakeshop for donating a gift basket of vegan treats for our raffle lineup!
Scratch is located on Park Ave and has many amazing vegan offerings. That gift basket is going to get a lot of raffle tickets, and at least one will be mine!
Thanks, Sol Burrito, for donating a gift certificate for our raffle!
Sol Burrito, on Monroe Avenue, has many vegan options. They offer marinated tofu in many dishes!
Thanks to our sponsor Meatless Millennial for donating T-shirts to our huge raffle lineup!
Their site is dedicated to helping people go and stay vegan with recipes, open dialogue, informative articles, and tips on the vegan lifestyle. They also have vegan message-wear so you can continue to spread the word without even saying one.
Thanks to our sponsor Coobie for donating 25 yoga bras!
Our VegFest will have a strong yoga component. Some of the bras will be given out as part of our first yoga class of the day. And you’ll have a shot at some in our huge raffle!
Thank you to Artisan Works for donating a framed Ramone Santiago print for our silent auction!
Did you know? Artisan Works is:
- Self-funded 501(c)3 not-for profit art space that exists without government aid
- Exists within a 40,000 square foot renovated factory building
- Supports regional artists through the art incubator program
- Roughly 500,000 items in the collection
- The owners are vegan!
You can visit Artisan Works’ collection for a tour, buy or lease art, host an event large or small in their enormous, eclectic building-of-many-rooms, or work with them to art-ify a sad, ugly space.