Venturing Out: Vendy Awards

The Vendy Awards, the Urban Justice Center’s Street Vendor Project’s (whew) annual prize fest for the city’s purveyors of sidewalk cuisine, are happening this weekend, Saturday at Tompkins Square Park. Not Harlem, I know, but one of uptown’s food guys is a finalist — Super Tacos of 96th and Broadway! The tickets are pricey, but the proceeds benefit the Street Vendor Project.

The Vendies are… an intense cook-off between the best sidewalks chefs in the city, 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
Saturday, September 29
Tompkins Square Park
3:00 – 8:00 p.m.
$60 advance/$75 door