Past Meetup

Vegan Dinner at Caravan of Dreams AND Sea Shepherd Talk!

This Meetup is past

100 people went

Caravan of Dreams

405 E 6th St · New York, NY

How to find us

Just walk to the back of the restaurant. We have reserved the entire back room for our group.

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Details

**There is one seating only for this meetup event, at 7:00pm. Please arrive promptly at 7:00pm. You will get your own check, with tax and tip included.**

We are delighted to be going back to one of our group's favorite restaurants, and to be hearing a talk from heroic Sea Shepherd activists! Our own meetup group member Kelly Ann has traveled the world as a Sea Shepherd. We're honored to have Kelly Ann and her fellow Sea Shepherd activists talk about their experiences, and to learn more about their continuing, heroic work. Kelly Ann will be speaking about her experience working with endangered Sea Turtles on land. Both Kelly Ann & Dayna will be talking about ship life in Sea Shepherd.

There's a reason why Caravan of Dreams is such a favorite of our group and restaurant reviewers. The food is not only 100% vegan, and 100% organic, but in a world of increasingly processed vegan options, they seem to really care about pushing the frontier in nutritional innovation as well as taste. They have numerous live dishes, and WHOLE ingredients!

According to New York Magazine, "the kitchen has a knack for making simple flavors work in unexpected ways -- so the burrito doesn’t taste like the stir-fry with a whole-wheat tortilla around it. Mexican dishes, like the tempeh burrito, marinated-tofu quesadilla, and the addictive nacho starter are made with vegan sour cream; the lack of dairy grease makes the sweetness and tang of homemade guacamole and salsa pop. Salads are huge, and range from standard greens to sea vegetables to tropical fruits and nuts."

Caravan is widely recognized as one of the most varied, most beautiful, and most delicious of all the vegan restaurants in New York, and it is the personal favorite of many of our members. Why? Again from New York Magazine: "The long, low room has brick walls, pressed-tin ceilings, and ancient wooden floors. Mismatched floor and table lamps cast a rosy, romantic glow over the red brocade-covered tables and banquettes. The menu, vegan interpretations of Italian, Asian, and Mexican dishes, also includes Spanish and Middle Eastern specialties." With such varied and delicious food in such a beautiful space, no wonder our members love it so much!

The New York Times rates Caravan of Dreams a Top Pick on their $25 & Under restaurant list, and writes "Caravan of Dreams is a health-food restaurant with brick walls, colorful hangings, a low ceiling and a jazz pianist. Local organic products prevail on the menu, and what comes out of the kitchen is a colorful array of flavorful preparations. Nachos, made with fresh, organic cron chips, spicy salsa and black beans are wonderful, better than at most Mexican restaurants. And hummus is rich, moist and flavorful, served with warm triangles of flat bread."

See the Caravan of Dreams (http://caravanofdreams.net) site.

So join us for a night of healthy, flavorful food, and great conversation with friendly people. For those of you who have never attended one of our Meetup events, this is an incredibly friendly & welcoming group. It will be easy to find our group: just walk to the back of the restaurant, we will have the entire back room. Everyone gets individual checks, with tax and tip included. Easy!

Sea Shepherd's Mission Statement:

Established in 1977, Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS) is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. Our mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species.

Sea Shepherd uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas. By safeguarding the biodiversity of our delicately balanced ocean ecosystems, Sea Shepherd works to ensure their survival for future generations.

Sea Shepherd's Site: http://www.seashepherd.org

Our Speakers:

Dayna Rozental

Dayna is a founding member of Sea Shepherd Conservation Society’s New York City Chapter. Since 2010, she has steered the chapter in its fundraising and outreach efforts. She has also participated in Sea Shepherd's Cove Guardian and Dam Guardian campaigns. As a Cove Guardian, she has documented the dolphin drive hunt in Taiji, Japan. As a Dam Guardian, she has observed the harassment and murder of sea lions on the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest.

Kelly Ann Sharman

Kelly Ann has a long history of social, environmental and animal rights activism. With Sea Shepherd she has traveled twice to Japan as a Cove Guardian, helped protect endangered sea turtles on Operation Pacuare in Costa Rica, and spent 5 months as a crew member aboard Sea Shepherd's ship the Steve Irwin.

Kelly Ann and the heroic Cove Guardians in Taiji, Japan

**There is one seating only for this meetup event, at 7:00pm. Please arrive promptly at 7:00pm. You will get your own check, with tax and tip included.**

Train Directions: Take the F Train to 2nd Avenue (exit the station via the 1st Avenue exit), or the 6 Train to Astor Place.

Join us for a delicious dinner at Caravan of Dreams, plus a talk with heroic Sea Shepherd activists, including our own Kelly Ann!

David