Black Vegetarian Society of New York (BVSNY) is back! Executive Director Melissa D. Haile has made it her mission to breathe life into the organization that pretty much went comatose when its founder, Tracye McQuirter, moved to DC a few years ago.
So far Melissa has launched Brooklyn’s first very own Vegetarian Restaurant Week, a project I’ve often fantasied about, with the support of several veg companies and restaurants. But Melissa’s plans for the organization don’t stop there. She hopes to offer veg dining outings, holistic health counseling, trips, and other fun socializing opportunities to vegan, vegetarian, and veg-curious members.
You can support Melissa’s efforts by joining BVSNY for only $25. Member orientations will take place at various Brooklyn resturants this week. (Visit the BVSNY Meet-up page for details.) Also, show up to the Brooklyn restaurants that are participating in veg restaurant week. I’m trying to get a bunch of people to come out for the great pre-fixe dinner special at Red Bamboo Brooklyn on Saturday around 9pm. Who’s with me?