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It’s that time of year. The leaves are changing, there’s a crispness to the evening air, and we’re going crazy getting ready for our biggest, swankest, most talked-about event of the year: THANKSLIVING. Our fifth annual banquet is set to land on Sunday, October 10th, 2010 — 10/10/10, cool huh? At 1pm, of course! This is our most important fundraiser of the year as it raises essential cash to get us through the long, hard Catskill winter.


Second HelpingsVegan TreatsVegan TreatsAccomodations by Kate's Lazy Meadow
Wine by Frey Wine

Arbonne Skincare
Donated Coat by Vaute Couture
Desserts by Cocoa V
Retreat at Kripalu Center

This always sold-out celebration features 250 people enjoying an elegant meal in a heated tent in our goat pasture. It’s held more than a month before the actual holiday to take full advantage of the gorgeous leaves and warmer weather. And to give you ideas to take back to family and friends for your own meatless celebration. For the car-challenged NYC-types we’re timing it so you can take a bus!

Bruce Friedrich

You can expect world-class vegan chow (see menu), with main meal by chef David Silver of Second Helpings

Speaker Bruce Friedrich, well-known for his eloquence speaking on effective activism, will be joined  by our own director Jenny Brown and hilarious emcee Dan Piraro…

Devon Warren

Warren Defever

Music by Warren Defever/His Name Is Alive, who will be deejaying and playing all the old classics as well as songs from the new album “Midnight Bell Jams”…

Plus an extensive silent auction and raffle, very cool animal-friendly goods and services that had the whole crowd abuzz last year. A sampling includes Olsen Haus Shoes, a weekend at the Waterfall House, a retreat at Kripalu Center, LUSH gift bag, Arbonne Cosmetics, a private airplane ride over the Catskills, a Vaute Couture coat… and more! Get all your holiday shopping done while stuffing yourself!

Tickets are $100 for adults, $150 for reserved VIP seating and include our legendary goodie bags.  See the order form for child/toddler details.  Event starts at 1pm and you can arrive as early as noon but please not before that as we’ll still be in our bathrobes and hair curlers!

Gluten free? We got your back — but we need to know as far as possible in advance, please make a note on the order form when you pay for the tickets.

Would you trust this man to take you soaring above the Catskill Mountains after winning this very unique prize? Don't worry, we know the pilot personally. He's NPR's resident astronomer Bob Berman, licensed for a quarter century, a conservative pilot with 1800 flight hours, and according to an email from him, it's "been a while" since he's killed anyone.