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Moroccan Buffet - Vegan Dinner to Support Catskill Animal Sanctuary

Sponsored by The Seed Vegan Expo, May 18-19, NYC

Thanks to The Seed for your generous donation to CAS!

Catskill Animal Sanctuary (CAS) is a 110-acre haven for horses and farm animals rescued from cruelty and neglect. In addition to emergency rescue, CAS provides innovative programs that educate the public about the sentience of farm animals, and the devastating impacts of agribusiness and institutionalized cruelty on animals, people, and the planet.

CAS offers weekend and special group tours, vegan cooking classes, speaking engagements, a summer day camp for kids, and a host of compassionate programming year round at its primarily solar-powered Sanctuary. Lodging and meeting space are available on site at The Homestead, a beautifully-renovated pre-Revolutionary farmhouse.

Since 2001, CAS has rescued over 2,000 animals, and has worked in tandem with law enforcement to bring animal abusers to justice. Founder/Director Kathy Stevens blogs for the Huffington Post and is the author of the highly-acclaimed book Where the Blind Horse Sings and the just-published Animal Camp.


On Wednesday, May 29th, we are having a dinner in support of this heroic, life-saving organization.

How will the dinner benefit CAS?

1. We'll be asking attendees to make a $5 donation to CAS.

2. People will have an opportunity to become a member of CAS right at the dinner if they wish. (This is an option, not a requirement.)

3. The Founder/Director of CAS, Kathy Stevens, will give a talk and make a multi-media presentation about CAS to educate us on the great work that they are doing.

In summary, when you pay for dinner, you'll additionally give a $5 donation to CAS. That's it, and it is hugely appreciated! Anything else is up to you.

Our Magnificent All-Vegan Buffet Dinner

Dinner will be an all-vegan Moroccan buffet at the downtown Horus Cafe. Last year we had this same, magnificent all-vegan buffet, and it was one of our most popular events ever. As before, Horus wants our vegan business and is specially creating this all-vegan buffet just for us. Last May's buffet was a huge hit with our members - people have been raving about it ever since. With a huge variety of sixteen delectable all-vegan Moroccan dishes, and the gourmet selection and preparation of dishes, I have never had anything like it, never had anything that delicious (with such variety), anywhere, anytime in my life! Plus, it is all in support of a heroic cause!

Thankfully, Horus has been able to hold the line on the buffet pricing for us, it is still only $25, including tax and tip!!

Also Kathy will talk about her new book, just published two weeks ago, Animal Camp.

Animal Camp: Reflections on a Decade of Love, Hope, and Veganism at Catskill Animal Sanctuary by sanctuary founder Kathy Stevens is the perfect introduction for those interested in exploring the meat-free lifestyle. The stories of beloved Catskill Animal Sanctuary (CAS) residents have the ability to touch the hearts of a diverse audience by giving faces to the creatures that the industrialized and abusive American food system treats as nothing more than products. Animal Camp highlights CAS inhabitants such as Barbie, a hen found under a car in Brooklyn, and her unlikely love interest, the commanding and uncanny sheep Rambo. And then there is the terrific trio of Franklin the hypersensitive pig, Tucker the steer who thinks he's a puppy and Hope the horse with low self-esteem. These brave and funny animals were the first to attend the "Animal Camp," a satellite farm where CAS residents with social difficulties get the space they need to heal.

Animal Camp is more than the heartwarming, provocative, devastating and hilarious stories of the CAS residents. Kathy also delves into the ethics and dangers of factory farming. As readers fall in love with animals they may have previously seen as food, Animal Camp invites all to consider a vegan lifestyle, to give voice to the voiceless creatures and to potentially save the world from itself.


Apart from the GOURMET ALL-VEGAN BUFFET DINNER, this is a wonderful opportunity to support a hugely worthy cause, the heroic Catskill Animal Sanctuary. Come join us.


Subway Directions: Take the F Train to 2nd Avenue.  Exit the station via the 1st Avenue exit (corner 1st Avenue & Houston St). Then walk six short blocks north to East 6th St. and two blocks east to Ave. B. Horus Cafe is on the corner of Ave. B and East 6th St.

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  • Desire'e B

    went last year and it was awesome...can't wait!

    1 · May 24, 2013

    • Nancy K.

      was there hookah smoke coming into the eating area?

      May 28, 2013

    • Jason S.

      not really since we basically took over the entire space. there weren't any hookah smokers there.

      June 1, 2013

  • Raffaella C.

    I forgot to mention. Thank you all for coming and I feel blessed to e surrounded by support and such great job CAS does!!

    May 31, 2013

  • Tali w.

    I had such a lovely time at this event! The slide show was wonderful and I feel grateful to be a part of such an amazing group of kind, caring people!

    May 30, 2013

  • Svetla

    I had such a great time! Wonderful people! Thank you David for having this event !

    1 · May 30, 2013

  • David G.

    Fantastic presentation on the noble and heroic work of Catskill Animal Sanctuary. Vegan buffet dinner was outstanding and tremendously delicious. Our wonderful members are always the best. And it was a delight to welcome all the new members who attended tonight. Huge thanks to Michelle and Jennifer of CAS, and Ashraf at the restaurant, for making this an amazing evening!

    1 · May 30, 2013

  • Dan

    very good fresh food, many choices, all very good

    May 30, 2013

  • richpontone

    Excellent. David Greene was fantastic

    May 29, 2013

  • Rosie

    Catskill is an amazing organisation! I really want a vegan Meetup to visit there!!!

    May 29, 2013

  • richpontone

    It was my first meetup with your group and it was great. The food was great and the company was very good. David, the organizer, should be commended for making a sincere effort to talk to all of the participants, individually. Two complaints-the dinner should start at 6 to accommodate all of us bridge and tunnel people who have a hour or so commute home, and the restaurant's cocktail waitresses--all dressed in short black skirts, were kind of pissed when asked for a free glass of water. They had to send a young man from the kitchen to bring glasses of water to the many participants and to refill their glasses. The people from the Animal Sanctuary should be commended for their spirit and commitment.

    1 · May 29, 2013

  • Amanda

    Running late,on the way there

    May 29, 2013

  • Natalie

    I'm doing a cleasne. sorry.

    May 29, 2013

  • Adrienne

    so sorry...stuck at work. hope to make the next one.

    May 29, 2013

  • Lynn M.

    I apologize for the late cancellation

    May 29, 2013

  • Anna M.

    :( something came up.. so sorry I will miss this! :(

    May 29, 2013

  • Jade

    Working extra late today! Enjoy!

    May 29, 2013

  • John R.

    Sorry-I'm not feeling well.

    May 29, 2013

  • Monica

    Do we pay in cash when we get there, or can we somehow pay in advance? Just wondering-very excited to meet fellow vegans and EAT!

    May 29, 2013

  • Estee

    Hope to make the next one

    May 29, 2013

  • Helaine W.

    i'm bringing my friend Joe - a vegetarian for 40 yrs - and his friend. they're excited to meet the group.

    May 29, 2013

  • Nancy K.

    hi lilly,
    i wasn't aware there were hookahs there. if there are, i'd imagine they'd be in a totally different section, where no smoke could reach food consumers. i too am very sensitive to any kind of smoke, even candles. perhaps we'll both get more feedback from others who've been before

    May 28, 2013

  • Bibhas

    I would join for outings on weekends as work keeps me unavailable on weekdays.

    May 26, 2013

  • gloria k.

    Thank you Look forward to meeting you all. Gloria

    May 21, 2013

  • Adrienne

    Saw Kathy at The Seed festival over the weekend. She is an amazing and inspirational human being. Can't wait for the dinner and meeting all of you as well!

    May 20, 2013

  • Francesca

    Looks great, but already committed 'til 8:30 that evening. How late will you be there?

    May 19, 2013

  • Vasu

    Sorry something came up. Will not be able to attend.

    May 18, 2013

  • Nancy K.

    excited to finally eat here (w/a friend) as i lived so close for many years and never went in. happy also to support the catskill animal sanctuary. in addition, this will be a way to celebrate my 65th birthday which happens the next day may 30. c u !

    May 15, 2013

  • Laura

    Ask attendees

    May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will be out of town that week. Am bummed as I so wanna try Moroccan food and I haven't gotten to a meetup with this group yet!

    May 14, 2013

  • Robert M.

    great worthy cause

    May 14, 2013

  • Jree Gold C.

    Can a five year old child attend this event?

    May 13, 2013

  • Audria

    So sorry, I will not be able to attend

    May 11, 2013

  • Sandra Regina C.

    I will be there

    May 11, 2013

  • Raffaella C.

    This event seems fantastic!! Can't wait

    May 11, 2013

  • Anna M.

    I can't wait!! ;) <3

    May 11, 2013

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