Known as the “Oscars of Street Food”, the Vendy Awards will return to Governors Island Saturday, September 16th from 12:30-5pm EDT. Tickets are already on sale now at http://www.vendyawards.org
The NYC Vendy Awards is definitely one of the most beloved food events of the year, giving attendees the opportunity to sample bites from the cream of the crop of NYC’s thousands of street food vendors – all in one spectacular venue, and without breaking the bank or busting a gut. Lots of famous food trucks got their first big boost at the Vendys, and this year will probably be no exception. Over 25 vendors are selected by public nomination, and the winners are chosen by attendees and a few celebrity judges.
Nominations for vendors are still being accepted but time is running out, so nominate your favorites online today at http://www.vendyawards.streetvendor.org/nominate/. A limited number of Early Bird tickets are available at $90 for General Admission and $140 for VIP. Once Early Bird tickets are sold out, General Admission tickets will be available for $100 and $150 for VIP. General admission for kids 8-12 is $60 and under 8 are free.
By the way, the Vendy Awards also raise crucial funds for the Street Vendor Project at the Urban Justice Center to help street vendors by providing legal representation and advocacy. With more than 1,800 active vendor members, The Street Vendor Project is working to create a vendors’ movement for permanent change. They publish reports and file lawsuits to raise public awareness about vendors and the enormous contribution they make to our city.
You can follow the Vendy Awards on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest announcements at @VendyAwards and use #vendys and #vendyawards.