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Vegfest!

Don’t forget to head over to VegFest today at Delaware Park. From 10am to 6pm, hundreds of people will be attending the event, which celebrates”A plant based diet and its benefits in an age of climate change”. If you’ve been thinking about changing the way that you eat, or you’ve already made important decisions that revolve around cutting more meat from your diet, then this festival is right up your alley. You will meet others in the community who are dedicated to growing sustainable, healthy food, while impacting climate change. During the day, there will be speakers, entertainers, rescue animals, children’s activities, and of course plenty of delicious and healthy food to eat. There’s even a wildly successful 5K run called The Tofurky Trot. In 2014, over 5000 people attended the event, making its inaugural year a huge success.

www.wnyvegfest.com | Sunday, August 2, 2015 | 10am to 6pm | Marcy Casino |Delaware Park | Free | Facebook

2015 WNY VegFest Schedule of Events

Lower Marcy Presentation Room

11:15 am Lee Hall- No Such Thing as an Animal-Eating Environmentalist
Attorney Lee Hall holds a Master of Laws in Environmental Law with a Focus on Climate Change. Lee teaches Environmental Law for Widener University, and raises awareness of the food-climate connection through media.

1:00 pm Karen Ranzi- Exploring The Health and Environmental Benefits of A Raw Vegan Lifestyle.
What the new generation of children will need to do to move us into positive global environmental changes.

2:45 pm Kristin Lajeunesse- Will Travel For Vegan Food:
Highlights & Lessons From a 2-Year-Long Road Trip of a Lifetime

4:30 pm Victoria Moran- THE GOOD KARMA DIET: Eat Gently, Feel Amazing, Age in Slow Motion
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Upper Marcy Presentation Room

11:15 am Paul Fehringer- Your Diet and the Environment.
We will take a look at how our decisions about what we eat can harm the environment. Simple changes and smarter consumerism can make a big difference in environmental degradation.

12:45 pm Vlad Chituc- Moral Rebels: The Science of Why Vegans Are So Annoying and What We Can Do About It.

2:30 pm Jane Esselstyn- Benefits of Plant- based Eating Above and Below the Belt.

3:15 pm Elizabeth Kovacs- Is Your Cookware Working For You? Or Against You?
Have you considered the cooking surfaces of your cookware? The effects upon our bodies? Does it matter what cookware we use to maximize nutrition, save energy, time, and promote wellness?

4:30 pm Jessica Altman- Food Demo & Talk, Live foods: Fermentation and the Art of Sprouting:
Come learn how easy and inexpensive it is to make your own kimchi and grow your own sprouts. Demo of how to make kimchi, benefits of eating raw & fermented foods, as well as samples of kimchi and sprouts will be a part of this workshop.

Rose Garden Stage

11:00 am Lenny Revell! Local Rockin Musician

Noon My Rap Name Is Alex! Local Conscious Hip Hop

1 pm 5K Tofurky Trot Awards Presentation

2 pm Gaiaisi! Conscious Hip Hop from Toronto

3:00 pm The Sleepy HaHas! Local Popular Rock Band

4:45 pm Laura Aiisha with Critt’s Juke Joint! Local Soul & Funk Band

Lakeside Performance Area

11:00 am Gold Summit Martial Arts Dragon Dance!

Noon Master Chong’s World Class Tae Kwon Do Demonstration!

12:30 pm Dance Flash Mob and then Rockin Body Class with Kara Mann, Free Soul Dance and the Foxy Diamondz

1 pm Master Chong’s World Class Tae Kwon Do Demonstration!

1:20 pm The Sister Act with Mary & Tory Local Musicians

1:45 pm Gold Summit Tai Chi and Internal Kung Fu Demonstration!

2:00 pm Gold Summit Martial Arts Dragon Dance!

2:30 pm Dance Flash Mob and then Rockin Body Class with Kara Mann, Free Soul Dance and the Foxy Diamondz!

3:00 pm Deja Cherese Modern Dance Performance!

3:30 pm Dance Flash Mob! and then Rockin Body Class with Kara Mann, Free Soul Dance and the Foxy Diamondz!

4:00 pm Nadia Ibrahim’s Middle Eastern Dancers

4:30 pm KatieBird Sunshine Local Folk Singer

5:00 pm Aerial Verde presents “Neverland” – Aerial Dance improvisation that will make you never want to grow up

5:30pm Organica All Stars with Scantron and Casey Local Musicians

Children’s Marcy Room

All Day Children’s Veggie Land Zone with Face Painting, Duck Pond, Build A Farm Animal, Water Color Painting, Scratch Off Animals

11:00 am Sit & Stay Dog Gone Safe

Noon Joni Russ: Singing Children’s Music

12:30 pm Wild Spirit Live Birds of Prey

1:00 pm Sit & Stay Dog Gone Safe

1:45 pm Wild Spirit Live Birds of Prey

2:30 pm Wild Spirit Live Birds of Prey

3:30 pm US Foods Vegan Cooking Classes for Kids: Pasta and Veggie!
Parents Must Attend No Drop Offs, Space Is Limited Please Only One Class Per Child, All Are Welcome

4:30 pm US Foods Vegan Cooking Classes for Kids: Pasta and Veggie!
Parents Must Attend No Drop Offs, Space Is Limited Please Only One Class Per Child, All Are Welcome

5:30 pm US Foods Vegan Cooking Classes for Kids: Pasta and Veggie!
Parents Must Attend No Drop Offs, Space Is Limited Please Only One Class Per Child, All Are Welcome

*FREE Parking for WNY VegFest* Designated lots for our event on Sunday at Buffalo State College in
Lots R1, R5, R12, R13, and R14.

Please carpool and use this FREE parking to avoid congestion near the festival

 

Written by queenseyes

queenseyes

Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

Contact Newell Nussbaumer | Newell@BuffaloRising.com

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