the New York Vendy Awards! Though the main cup finalists haven't been announced yet--I have it on good word that those names are coming out next week--finalists for Rookie, Market, Dessert, and New Jersey have been. And the best part is tickets are still available!
The full list of finalists and their stats can be found here. I've been fortunate to visit a few of these vendors recently, a way to whet my appetite for the big show and it has. The day is always fun with plenty of food and drink--everyone leaves full and happy--plus your ticket is tax deductible since this is the main fundraiser for Street Vendor Project! And yes, this year the Vendys have moved off Governors Island and into a spot in south Brooklyn. Don't worry, it's not hard to get to, just take the D/N/R to 36th Street and it's a quick walk from there. Afterwards, you can mosey on over to Melody Lanes--glow bowling starts at 7pm on Saturdays!
There are still early entry VIP and General Admission tickets available, but don't expect them to last until the day of! The Vendys sells out!