Free Slurpee day has been celebrated on July 11 (7/11) for years, but this year 7-Eleven has added another day for Slurpee giveaways. Tomorrow, on May 23rd, everyone is welcome to enjoy 7.11-ounces of Slurpee on the house between 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at participating 7-Eleven stores across the U.S.
The extra SlurpFree Day is to celebrate 7-Eleven's first Slurpee branded, sugar-free frozen drink, Slurpee Lite. Slurpee™ Lite Fanta Sugar-Free Mango, has been available since the beginning of May. The 8-ounce slurpee is sweetened with Splenda and flavored by Fanta, making it a low of 20 calories!
With the past two weekends flooded with rain weather, celebrate this coming weekend’s springtime weather with Loreley’s 8th Annual MayDay Party at Loreley Williamsburg on Saturday, April 30th.
Admission is free and the party officially starts at 3pm with a variety of different German sausages and 12 imported German beers including Maibock specials. At 7pm, a free keg of Gaffel Koelsch will be tapped and DJ Volkaracho will kick off “Tanz in den Mai” (which means “dance in to May”). Come and check out Williamsburg’s Loreley branch and enjoy sitting at long wooden tables with friends and perhaps, even making new friends.
Williamsburg tapas bar and restaurant Cadaquès will be honoring Earth Day April 22 by turning out the lights during dinner. Tthe entire restaurant will be lit by candlelight for the night and a special vegetarian menu will be offered.
Owner Mathieu Reboul is turning out the lights to highlight the need to conserve energy. Take part in the conservation by bringing your own candles and votives.
In addition, Executive Chef Guillaume Thivet will be crafting a three-course vegetarian feast, along with the regular menu, served with a glass of white or red wine for $35 to complement Cadaqués’ modern Spanish tapas menu.
Earth Day is celebrated globally by 175 countries every year on April 22nd. It's no surprise that many restaurants and bars in the nation's capital are joining in the effort to bring awareness to the need to preserve and appreciate Earth and its natural environment.
To help save the planet and eat well at the same time, you don't have to wait until April 22nd. Many of the following restaurants and bars are beginning their Earth Day celebrations as early as April 15th. Get yourself some Earth-friendly transportation and head on over to the following locations:
The basics of being environmentally-conscientious are easy: reduce, reuse, recycle. But if you're looking to do more than the basics, how about listening to chart-topping bands and enjoying delicious farm fresh food?
Head to the Sweetlife Festival in Columbia, Maryland on May 1st, 2011. Hosted by Sweetgreen, DC's go-to organic salad and frozen yogurt restaurant's and the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation, the festival will feature great musical acts, such as The Strokes, Girl Talk, Lupe Fiasco, Ra-Ra Riot, and Cold War Kids and will include delicious food from local organic farmers.The festival's aim is to celebrate music, healthy food, and thoughtful living.
On April 18th at precisely sundown, the first night of Passover will commence. At exactly this moment, there will be millions of Jewish people all over the world doing the same thing they’ve been doing for thousands of years!: celebrating with their families at the Seder table.
The Haggadah (a blow-by-blow instruction booklet on how to run your seder ) will be read; it's a text that tells the 2,500-year-old story of the Jewish people escaping slavery, led by Moses, the plagues and being in such a rush to get out of Egypt that they weren't able to wait until their bread rose (hence, why we eat Matzoh — “the bread of affliction”).
Learn how to nourish yourself and your planet for free at Nourishing NYC's Earth Day 2011, East Harlem's largest Earth Day festival, on April 23rd at 12pm. The celebration will be held at Carver Community Garden on 124th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue, and in smaller gardens around the Bronx and Manhattan.
Festival-goers will be offered free fresh produce giveaways, edible art, free seeds and planters, and healthy food demonstrations. Additional highlights include exhibits by local arts, a Kids' Zone for youngsters, educational booths, and on-site recycling demonstrations.
Sponsors of the festival include Whole Foods, Trader Joes, Earthbound Farm and more.
For further information about the celebration, visit NourishingNYC.org.
Mardi Gras, widely regarded as Fat Tuesday, has had a long-standing history of being quite the party, especially in San Francisco, no matter what neighborhood you're in.
In the Fillmore district, Fat Tuesday started early on Saturday, March 5th;this four-day celebration teems with music, fun, and food and ends today with a bang: the Fifth Annual Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball at the Fillmore Bay Conference Center.
If you are looking for something with a less strict dress code, head up to Amoeba Music for their annual parade and live performance from Vaud and the Villains. The fun begins at 3 p.m. on Tuesday with the Villains performance starting at 6 p.m.
Oktoberfest isn't all about beer, lederhosen, drunken debates about philosophy, art, and culture and this partnership will prove it to you. The bohemian watering hole in Boston's South End, The Beehive, is pairing up with the epicenter of German culture in Boston, the Goethe Institut to celebrate this Bavarian holiday.
On Tuesday, October 5th, "Oktoberfest Der Beehive" will be pumped with music and entertainment from the Bavarian Hofbrau Band. Coming from Executive Chef Rebecca Newell's kitchen will waft the smells of German Sausages, House Roast Pork Knuckle, Sauerkraut and potatoes. If you can't make it for dinner, don't worry about it. The band starts up at 8:00 p.m., which is the perfect time to raise a glass of cold beer and nibble on some oven fresh pretzels with your freunde. As always, there is no cover charge, but reservations for dinner are recommended because Oktoberfest comes but once a year!