We are excited to return to Governors Island on September 13th, 2014 to celebrate 10 years of street food with the 10th Annual Vendy Awards! The Vendys are:
- NYC’s premier street food showcase, and an intense cook-off between the best sidewalk chefs, that has become one of the city’s most beloved and widely anticipated food events!
- A festival of respect and gratitude for all vendors and everything they provide us–from your morning coffee (half-and-half, two sugars) to the $2 umbrella when you get caught in the thunderstorm.
- A fundraiser for the Street Vendor Project, a membership-based non-profit organization that stands up for vendors’ rights.
The Vendy Awards is a competition that identifies and celebrates street food vendors, and a fundraiser to support the Street Vendor Project of the Urban Justice Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Street Vendor Project is a membership-based project with more than 1300 active vendor members who are working together to create a vendors’ movement for permanent change. We reach out to vendors in the streets and storage garages and teach them about their legal rights and responsibilities. We publish reports and file lawsuits to raise public awareness about vendors and the enormous contribution they make to our city.
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