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13th Annual Vendy Awards
September 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm$100 - $150
On Saturday, September 16th, the 13th Annual Vendy Awards returns to Governors Island, where over 25 of the city’s best food trucks will be competing for the most highly coveted honor of the food truck world: The Vendy Cup. The event also serves as a fundraiser for the Street Vendor Project, a membership-based non-profit organization that stands up for vendors’ rights.
At the event, a team of distinguished judges score the finalists and decide who will be awarded the Vendy Cup and title of Vendy Award winner. Attendees choose the People’s Choice Award winner, as well as winners in the other categories including the Dessert Category winner, Rookie Vendor of the Year, Market Vendor Award.
General Admission tickets are $100 (kids ages 8-12 are $60; under 8 are free) and includes:
• All-you-can-eat street food from 25+ vendors
• All-you-can-drink beer, wines and a variety of non-alcoholic beverages.
• Live entertainment
• A vote to determine this year’s winners!
• Bonus: Your ticket is also a tax deductible donation!
VIP (Early Entry) tickets are $150 and includes:
• Everything listed in General Admission PLUS
• One hour additional (11:30am entry) for shorter lines and a chance to talk to the vendors
• Access to additional seating under the covered VIP tent
• Unlimited access to a VIP liquor bar
• A Thank You Vendy tote filled with goodies!
Governors Island is only accessible via ferry. Ferries run from Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 6. Weekend afternoon ferries from Brooklyn and Manhattan are $2 round trip for adults. Passengers ride free on weekends until 11:30am. Children under 12 ride for free at all times and senior citizens’ fares are half price.
Visitors will be able to purchase ferry tickets at the Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan or at Pier 6 in Brooklyn. to purchase ferry tickets in advance online, click: www.nywaterway.com. To view full schedule, click: govisland.com/info/ferry
For more details and to purchase tickets to the 13th annual Vendy Awards, click: www.vendyawards.streetvendor.org