Russell Simmons Hosts ‘Celebration for Turkeys’ During Holiday Season

Hip-Hop mogul Russell Simmons has hosted A-list parties in his 30 plus years in the entertainment industry, but this Thanksgiving, the mogul will host a party for turkeys.

 

Simmons and Jonathan Safran Foer (“Everything is Illuminated” and “Eating Animals”) will join Farm Sanctuary’s “Celebration For the Turkeys” fundraising gala, to benefit the sanctuary’s rescued animals.

 

According to a press release, guests “will enjoy an intimate, family-style vegan Thanksgiving brunch in the enchanting “Crystal Room” at New York City’s landmark Tavern on the Green in Central Park, featuring a decadent cruelty-free menu designed by the critically-acclaimed chefs at renowned vegan restaurant Candle 79, in a first-ever all-vegan collaboration with the chefs at Tavern on the Green.”

 

Farm Sanctuary sponsors The Adopt-A-Turkey Project, which seeks to end the suffering of commercially-raised turkeys, by offering a compassionate alternative for Thanksgiving.

 

The organization has rescued over 1,000 turkeys since 1986 and “placed hundreds into loving homes” through the annual Turkey Express adoption event.

 

During the evening, Jonathan Safran Foer will read from his new book “Eating Animals,” while a silent auction will take place to benefit the Adopt-A-Turkey Project.

 

Simmons will host the event on November 22 from 12:00pm – 5:00 PM at Tavern on the Green, Central Park at West 67th Street. Cost is $150 per person.

 

Space is limited.

 

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