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Memorial Day Potluck at Bryant Park Paris Style Encore!

Bonjour Mes Amis! Paris in New York can only mean Bryant Park.  I've always seen the park as a little bit of Paris in the heart of Midtown Manhattan.  Perhaps it's those bistro chairs, the ballustrades, the immense plantings and the lawn.  It could just be the sound of gravel under everyone's feet.  The Beaux Arts pile that is the New York Public Library is the perfect backdrop for the scene at hand.  Last year's potluck was a lot of fun and a terrific way to kick off the summer season.

Bryant Park is served directly by the B, D, F, V & 7 trains and is within two blocks of East Side and West Side trains, too.  In addition, there are decent restroom facilities at the park as well as the Pret and Chipotle across the park on 42nd St.

How to meet us: We will meet on the 40th Street side of the park.  If you look at the map above we will be just off the Great Lawn in the lower right portion green space.  Our bistro tables will be clearly marked with VegOut cards.

Bring a vegan dish to share (no meat, poultry, fish, eggs, dairy or honey).

À bientôt, j'espère!

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  • Jim

    I had a lovely time with everyone. The conversation was, as always, lively and illuminating. I hope to see everyone again soon. More to come this week!

    May 29, 2013

  • Motti

    It was wonderful meeting you all! See you at the next event!
    Motti
    MichelleLeonVegan.com

    May 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really lovely! Wonderful new vegan friends and fantastic food :) x x x

    May 27, 2013

  • Kaaron

    I got there way too late, at 2:45, hoping I'd find a few people hanging, but alas, I ate watermelon alone and went home. Serves me right for being so late. [sigh]

    May 27, 2013

  • Raffaella C.

    My mom is there she said she can't find anyone?

    May 27, 2013

  • Raffaella C.

    Unfortunately I won't be able to go anymore :(

    May 26, 2013

    • Jim

      Hopefully another time. Have a good holiday!

      May 26, 2013

    • Raffaella C.

      Thanks Jim! The L train is also down this weekend and holiday. Bummer :(

      May 27, 2013

  • Michelle C.

    Can't find you. Super oblivious? Perhaps

    May 27, 2013

  • Kaaron

    I'm saying "yes" but I really mean "maybe" --
    I WANT to be there but I'm not sure I'll be able to. Since I will have to make a last minute decision, I will bring something like a watermelon (and a Knife) or some other type of fruit that I can buy in the area at the last minute. Normally I'd make something at home, but I'll aim to do that for the next picinic. :)

    May 27, 2013

    • Jim

      Kaaron, it would be lovely to see you. I hope you can make it!

      May 27, 2013

  • Vishnu

    Hey, it will be my first time for this kind of event. Any suggestions for me on what I should bring?

    May 26, 2013

    • Jim

      Hi Vishnu! You can bring just about anything vegan you'd like. if food prep/cooking isn't your thing you can bring prepared food items from Whole Foods or Integral Yoga or Lifethyme. You could bring fresh fruit - a bag of oranges or a bowl of mixed strawberries and blueberries. There's a Chipotle across the street from Bryant Park. You could bring sides or brown rice, black beans. Grand Central Terminal is close by and their downstairs food court is great - veg sushi or vegan pizza from Two Boots. I hope this helps. Let me know if you need further guidance. Looking forward to meeting you!

      May 26, 2013

  • Michelle C.

    I'm bringing Rice Krispies (with Dandies, of course)! Nom nom

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am the designated water boy, like last year!

    1 · May 26, 2013

  • Jim

    I'm bringing the All Hale the Kale Salad from Victoria Moran's Main Street Vegan book!

    May 25, 2013

  • Raffaella C.

    Nice! I can't wait to meet everyone :)

    1 · May 25, 2013

  • Robin

    I'm excited for this!!!

    2 · May 21, 2013

  • Dave

    Nice to have a Memorial Day celebration, with Out meat burgers, hotdogs, etc on the grill!

    2 · May 21, 2013

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