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Labor Day Early Supper Potluck!

  • Sep 1, 2014 · 4:30 PM
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The United States Department of Labor states: "Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country."  The U.S. Dept. of Labor mentions nothing about the person in the cubicle next to you.  Sigh.

So let's eat.  We're having an end of Summer with an S and a beginning of Fall with an F potluck in Long Island City Queens.  Bring a vegan dish to share (no meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy or honey).  If you're not feeling inspired or culinarily challenged then hit the grocery store in the building for a terrific selection of vegan takeaway.

Labor Day is just one of those holidays, you know?  Whaddaya do?  Reorganize that closet?  Focus on the tile surrounding the bathtub?  Buzz kill!

So if you're lucky enough not to be on the L.I.E. or any other major transportation conveyance, then join us for a farewell kiss to Summer and a welcome embrace to Fall, the real New Year.

Our Plan: We'll assemble between 4:30-5:00pm.  We'll eat at 5:00pm.  There is a microwave oven available, if needed.  The roof deck also has two bathrooms, and fridge/freezer (bring sorbet!, please?).  If it's infernally hot, we'll bring the potluck indoors.  All plates, glasses, and utensils will be provided.  Our Preserveware will carry us through.

Our venue is one stop from Manhattan on the 7 train (Vernon/Jackson) and then an 8 minute walk to the roof deck.  Be at the back of the 7 and exit onto Vernon Blvd.  Walk north (parallel to Manhattan) to 47th Ave.  Go left for one and a half blocks.  Building entrance is on your left opposite sports field.

All trains are scheduled to be operational albeit on a holiday schedule.  The G train is a whole other story.  Check for anything specific to your line.

Accessibility:  The Court Square 7 stop is wheel chair accessible as is the Queens Plaza E, M, R stop.  Check on Labor Day for status.  The venue is entirely accessible.

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  • Jim

    The weather prevented us from enjoying the roof deck so we all crammed into my teensy studio. Whatever, it's about good company and good food. We had those two in abundance. It was lovely to catch up with people and to meet new friends, too! Welcome Rachelle, Ben and Maria to our merry band of VegOuters.

    September 2, 2014

  • Demetrius

    NO DESSERT from me. The wrong cake was boxed and I don't know if it's vegan to boot

    September 1, 2014

  • Jim

    I just sent everyone a private message re meeting. Please check your email. Thx!

    September 1, 2014

  • David

    I'm gonna hook us up with Senegalese black-eyed pea salad and jerk seasoned pineapple with coconut cream.

    2 · September 1, 2014

    • Jim


      1 · September 1, 2014

  • Neil D.

    I plan to bring a pasta dish. There are several difference possibilities I could select from, including multi-flavored/colored pasta in which vegetables (carrots, spinach etc) are baked into the pasta in the package. This sort of product is available in health food and gourmet food stores.

    1 · August 30, 2014

  • Demetrius

    BBQ soy curls, plus one or more desserts

    1 · August 30, 2014

  • Mark

    Asian cabbage salad; specific recipe TBD.

    1 · August 30, 2014

  • Lonnie

    I'm bringing vegan dumplings.

    1 · August 30, 2014

  • Dave

    I'm bringing an Asian Vegetable Soba Noodle dish.

    1 · August 30, 2014

  • Rachelle

    I'm bringing gluten-free cherry scones.

    1 · August 29, 2014

  • Jim

    I'm bringing lasagna and a huge tossed salad.

    August 29, 2014

  • Jazmine

    Unfortunately, I have work that day.

    August 25, 2014

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