The Great Street Meet Is Happening, And You Could Get In For Free


There are a couple of events put on every year by the Street Vendor Project that help out the people providing us with lunch (or other non-edible items) from carts or trucks on a daily basis, without a PR machine behind them. The Vendy Awards are one, but there’s another coming up on April 2 called The Great Street Meet that you can buy tickets to. This one celebrates the SVP community, as well as the recent City Council bill that cut the cost of the tickets that vendors get for certain violations in half. And if you buy a ticket before Friday, you’ll be entered in a drawing that could net you a tasty-sounding dinner at Ma Peche

The Great Street Meet is taking place at Judson Memorial Church on Washington Square Park south from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on April 2. Tickets start at $40 (or $25 if you’re a student, teacher or employee of a non-profit), and get you an open bar, food from vendors including Solber Pupusas, Cinnamon Snail, Melt Bakery and Treats Truck, along with music. You can buy a ticket online until 5 p.m. on April 1, and there may also be some available at the door.

But how do you get yourself into a large format meal of chicken over rice at Ma Peche? Buy your ticket prior to Friday! There’s also a contest that could net you two tickets to the event, along with one for your favorite vendor. You have to take a picture of yourself with your favorite vendor, and tweet it with the hashtag #greatstreetmeet. Whoever gets the most re-tweets by March 29 will win.


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