NYC LIFE: Fleet Week, Veggie Festival, Jazz on the Lawn
Fleet Week starts next Tuesday and celebrations and opportunities to thank those who serve abound. Vegans Rejoice, there’s a festival for you this weekend. And the Jazz Age is back at Governors Island.
Fleet Week New York
Now in its 30th year, Fleet Week is the city’s time-honored celebration of the sea services. It is an unparalleled opportunity for the citizens of New York and the surrounding tri-state area to meet Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen, as well as witness firsthand the latest capabilities of today’s maritime services. There are wonderful entertainment events and opportunities to board the ships.
May 19-20. The NY Vegetarian Festival
Vegans rejoice. Head to the Metropolitan Pavilion for one of the largest Vegetarian Festivals in the country. More than 100 vendors, speakers, and charities will be on hand to celebrate a plant-based and cruelty-free lifestyle. You will find the biggest names (Daiya, Upton’s, Harmless Harvest), cult favorite local brands (GUNAS NY, Cinnamon Snail) and undiscovered indie gems alike, all under one roof. Being green has never been so delicious – or so fun! Get the details.
June 16. Jazz Age Lawn Party
We’re giving you up a heads up because this sells out fast. Now celebrating its 13th year, the Jazz Age Lawn Party at Governors Island is the largest prohibition era inspired gathering. This historically sold out event attracts thousands of time travelers each year, who come together to discover the music and zeitgeist of the 1920s. Consistently selected by the New York Times as one of the year’s most memorable events, Jazz Age Lawn Party offers a unique, interactive opportunity to relive one of the most colorful and formative epochs in American history. Get the details.