We hope you can join us for the Street Vendor Project's annual community gala, and celebration of SVP's recent, historic victory when our bill to cut the $1,000 vendor fines in half passed the New York City Council by a vote of 44-3!
Tickets purchased before March 29 will be automatically entered in a raffle to win a large format chicken and rice meal at Ma Peche! Enormous thanks to Momofuku Ma Peche for donating this raffle prize.
Your ticket will get you:
- An assortment of delicious food provided by some of New York City's best vendors, including -- Solber Pupusas (2011 Vendy Award Winner), The Cinnamon Snail (2012 Vendy Awards Peoples' Choice winner), Melt Bakery (2012 Dessert Vendy Award Winner), Treats Truck (2008 Dessert Vendy Award Winner) and others!
- Food representing the diverse cultures of New York City's street vendor community! And bread, courtesy of the Hot Bread Kitchen!
- Open bar featuring Brooklyn Brewery Beer and other drinks.
- The chance to meet your favorite vendors, and join the community of vendor advocates, and celebrate this important victory!
Ticket sales will end at 1PM on April 2. However, a limited number of tickets will be available for purchase at the door.
Want to win tickets to the Street Meet? Tweet a picture of yourself and your favor vendor, with the tag #greatstreetmeet. The author of the most re-tweeted picture will win 2 tickets to the Street Meet, as well as a ticket for their favorite vendor!
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Street Vendor Project
Yet, in recent years, vendors have been victims of New York’s aggressive “quality of life” crackdown. They have been denied access to vending licenses. They have been swept from the streets by powerful business groups. They have been unjustly harassed, and their property has been illegally seized.
The Street Vendor Project works to correct the social and economic injustice faced by these hardworking entrepreneurs. Reaching out to vendors on the street, we hold clinics to educate vendors about their legal rights. Working to support a local vendors’ rights movement, we organize vendors to participate in the political process that determines their fate. Finally, we engage in systemic advocacy to help policy makers and the public understand the important role street vendors play in the life of our city.
The Urban Justice Center serves low-income and marginalized New Yorkers through a unique combination of direct legal services, systemic advocacy, community education, and political organizing. The Street Vendor Project, one of the UJC's programs, maintains this website to provide additional resources and information specifically about and for our vending community.