(Though some, or all of these events may be past, we leave them in for historical reference)
Saturday, September 7:
Diet For A New America author John Robbins speaks in Long Island, NY. Sponsored by EarthSave, Long Island. For more info, call 516/421-3791.
Friday, September 20:
Former cattle rancher turned vegetarian Howard Lyman speaks on mad cow disease, factory farming and sustainable agriculture at SUNY Purchase (NY). (Howard was recently elected the President of the International Vegetarian Union.) Sponsored by EarthSave Hudson Valley. For more info, call 914/472-7392.
Sunday, October 1:
Vegetarian Awareness Month kicks off with World Vegetarian Day. It's not too late to plan a simple observance in your town. For more info, send an SASE to the North American Vegetarian Society, P.O. Box 72, Dolgeville, NY 13329.
Wednesday, October 2:
14th annual observance of World Farm Animals Day, in conjunction with Gandhi's birthday. For help in planning a local event, call Scott Williams at 301/530-1737. Sponsored by Farm Animal Reform Movement.
September 28-October 6:
Walk-a-thons in many cities to benefit Farm Sanctuary's shelter projects. For more info and walkers' packets, call 607/583-2225 or 916/865-4617.
VivaVegie Activist Actions
To join any of the following VivaVegie street actions, call 212/966-2060
Saturday, September 21
street fair in Greenwich village. From Noon to 5 p.m. Here's a place veg-evangelists feel right at home.
Wednesday, October 16
World Day of Action Against McDonald's. Target the McDonald's across the street from the Empire State Building. Their statue of Ronald is great for photo opts. We'll also get the benefit of the huge Fifth Avenue crowds.
Thursday, October 31
Greenwich Village Halloween Parade. Join VivaVegie in this incredibly effective venue to spread the veg word: slogan? "Respect the Dead. Don't eat them."
Big Apple Vegetarians
Social events for big city veggies
Join Big Apple coordinator Jean Thaler for restaurant of the month club; for yoga nights; for veg-extravaganzas of every sort. Watch for a Thanksgiving talent show this year. Call 718-438-1523 for more information.