The Viva Vine: vol #6, no #2: March / April, 1997

cluster of grapes


(Though some, or all of these events
may be past, we leave them in
for historical reference)

Tuesday, March 11

Friends of Animals activist meeting. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Source of Life Center, fifth floor of 22 W. 34th St., between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, New York City. Information: (212) 757-2166.

Thursday, March 20

Great American Meatout, sponsored by Farm Animal Reform Movement. To get an action kit for staging an event, call (800)MEATOUT. Events:

Leafleting and dinner in New York City with the VivaVegie Society, Big Apple Vegetarians, the Vegetarian Outings Committee of the Sierra Club's New York City Group, Vegetarian Vision and VegOut. Guest speakers and music. Leaflet with the VivaVegie Society at 5 p.m. Dinner at Vegetarian Heaven, 7 p.m., at 58th St. and Eighth Ave., $20. RSVP to Jean at (718) 855-6030.

Vegan dinner in South Jersey. Three seatings, 5:30 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., at Evergreen Health Gourmet at the Pathmark Shopping Center, 1450 Clements Bridge Rd., Rt. 544, Deptford. Experts and literature will be on hand. Nonvegetarians welcome. Dinner is $16 per person, including tax and tip. Reservations required. Information: (609) 216-9095.

Saturday, March 22

Continue your Meatout festivities with an EarthSave potluck in Westchester County. Pamela Rice of the VivaVegie Society will speak on vegetarian activism. 6 p.m., Pleasantville, N.Y. Information: 914-472-7392

Early-afternoon "steak out" protest at the Post House in New York City with Friends of Animals. Information: (212) 757-2166.

Sunday, March 23

VegOut potluck lunch (fourth Sunday of every month). 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Lesbian and Gay Community Services Center, 208 W. 13th St., New York City. Bring vegan dish to share. $3 donation. Information: (212) 802-8655.

Beginning of Third International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition, in Loma Linda, Calif. Continues Monday. Information: (909) 478-8621.

Sunday, March 30 Easter Sunday. Don't miss the VivaVegie Society and Penelo Pea Pod at the Easter Parade at Fifth Ave. and 50th St. in New York City. Information: (212) 966-2060.

Wednesday, April 9

Beginning of the Humane Society of the United States' Large Animal Cruelty course, in Morristown, N.J. Information: (301) 258-3030.

Sunday, April 27

VegOut potluck lunch (see March 23).

Tuesday, April 29

Tentative date for Boston Vegetarian Food Festival at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Information: (617) 424-8846.

Sunday, May 11

Mother's Day is Veal Ban Day. To get an action kit for staging an event yourself, call the Farm Animal Reform Movement at (800) ASKFARM.

The VivaVegie Society will be out in New York City with its veal crate, as always. Information: (212) 966-2060.

Wednesday, July 9

NAVS Vegetarian Summerfest, until Sun., July 13, at the University of Pittsburgh branch in Johnstown, Pa. Nutrition tips, activist seminars, medical help, award-winning food. Information: (518) 568-7970.

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