Thursday, October 31, 2019

Macy's on State Street Presents 112th Annual Great Tree Lighting, 52nd Holiday Window Display (Chicago, IL.)


                                        
 
 
WHAT:              Macy’s Great Tree Lighting with Jeff Gennette and Brian King Joseph (12 p.m.)
Macy’s invites customers to Believe in the Wonder that makes the holidays everyone’s favorite time of year during the 112th lighting of the Great Tree at Macy’s on State Street. Macy’s CEO Jeff Gennette will join “America's Got Talent” electric violinist Brian King Joseph and a very special Make-A-Wish® child to kick-off Macy’s Believe campaign and the holiday season.
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Below are fun facts about the Great Tree at Macy’s on State Street:
·         This year, the world-famous Great Tree emulates the Believe in the Wonder theme through the wonder of giving. It features large gifts and festive silver, gold and red colors.
·         The centerpiece of the holiday season in downtown Chicago features more than 2,000 ornaments and 6,600 sparkling lights.
·         The Great Tree is 45-feet tall and hangs from the ceiling of the Walnut Room, the very first restaurant in a department store and the nation’s longest continuously-running restaurant. Since it hangs from the ceiling, the very first piece to be installed is the star that sits on top. Section by section, the Great Tree is steadily lifted, constructed and decorated from the top down until completed.
·         A time lapse video of last year’s Great Tree installation is available at this link.
 
Macy’s Holiday Windows: viewing begins at store opening (10 a.m.)
The 52nd Annual Holiday Windows at Macy’s on State Street will be on display Saturday, November 2, 2019, through January 5, 2020. Macy’s will inspire Chicagoans Believe in the Wonder through the animated story of Sunny the Snowpal and her dedication to making sure Santa’s sleigh travels safely on Christmas Eve.
 
Macy’s SantaLand®
Guests of all ages are invited to visit and get their picture taken with Santa Claus daily through December 24. Santaland hours and details are available at macys.com/Santaland.
 
WHEN:             Noon on Saturday, November 2

 
WHERE:           Macy’s State Street
                        111 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60602
 

SNOW FREE Day of the Dead Celebration at Maxwell Street Market on Sunday, November 3 (Chicago, IL.)

 

 


WHAT:         Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration at Maxwell Street Market 

WHEN:         Sunday, November 3
                    10 a.m.–2 p.m. - Free Admission
                    (Market Hours are 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

WHERE:       Maxwell Street Market
                    800 S. Desplaines St.

Día de los Muertos Celebration
The Day of the Dead commemoration is FREE family fun featuring traditional arts and crafts, pumpkin decorating, live music and more! The event will celebrate the Day of the Dead, a traditional Mexican holiday combining ancient Aztec customs of remembering ancestors during “All Soul’s Day.” For a complete schedule, visit maxwellstreetmarket.us.

Arts Activities (while supplies last)
10 a.m.–2 p.m.          
  • Create your own Altars / Ofrendas to design and take home! Local artist Patricia Dominguez will provide altars and have decorative elements for purchase.
  • Sugar Skulls - Local artist Araceli Carrillo will guide participants in decorating sugar skulls or calaveras. These colorful skulls have become one of the most popular signifiers of Day of the Dead.
  • Free pumpkins to decorate and take home.

Live Music
12:30–1:45 p.m.
  • Son Monarcas a Latin Folk Fusion ensemble led by Mercedes Inez Martinez and Irekani Ferreyra.

For over a century, the historic Maxwell Street Market has been offering an eclectic mix of foods and finds—including fresh produce, furniture, clothing, tools, garden plants, collectibles and rare items. The market is also renowned for the best, authentic Mexican- and Latin-style street food in Chicago, including tamales, banana leaf-wrapped tamales, tacos, quesadillas with fresh handmade corn tortillas, elotes and corn cakes.

Programming at Maxwell Street Market is supported by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information, visit maxwellstreetmarket.us or on facebook @MaxwellStreetMarket.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Awesome Vegans >> Billionaires, Microbes, TV, Food & a Shock Jock

 
To know him is to love him.  Billionaire John Paul Dejoria gives a life-affirming interview with me on the Awesome Vegans Podcast and Video Series. Inspirational and down-to-earth, hear John's rags to self-made riches story with John Paul Mitchell Systems and Patron, his participation in the Billionaire's Giving Pledge and his belief that each one of us can make a difference. John Paul was instrumental in getting the anti-animal testing bill passed in CA. I promise you will leave this interview feeling renewed and filled with hope.

And SUBSCRIBE to and share the Awesome Vegans podcast on iTunes (click below!) and the video series on YouTube (click below!) so you never miss a ground-breaking and inspirational interview! This interview originally aired on #JaneUnChained and WGN Radio. 
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It was great to be back on Good Morning LALALand...and this time, I brought the goods! The Dairy-Free Baked Goods!  Yep, I had them eating out of my hands when I offered up a breakfast that is always a hit: Carrot, Raisin, Pumpkin, Coconut, Banana, Oat Muffns. No oil, milk, eggs, flour or highly processed sugar. Tasting is believing! For this recipe and more, click here. 
 
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Get your Eggplant Soba Noodles!  Delicious and easy...check out this recipe and others here!
 
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Jumpstart Your Plant-based Life: Join me for a small, on-line class intended for those who VegCurious and interested in starting a part-time or full-time plant-based diet and life. Get all your questions answered and learn tips for successfully establishing and reaching your goals! Register here!
 
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Speaking and Cooking at
California Vegetarian Food Festival

I dished up my Breakfast Power Bowl and emcee'd the incredible California Vegetarian Food Festival! For future cooking demonstrations or to have me speak at your upcoming event, click here.

For more tasty recipes, visit ElysabethAlfano.com. 
 
 
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I cooked for almost 200 at my food demo for Veggie Fest Presents.  Who can resist my King Pao Chick'n?!?  For more tasty recipes, visit ElysabethAlfano.com. 
 
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In the once slaughterhouse capital of the world, a new kind of food discovery is being made!  CEO of Sustainable Bioproducts, Thomas Jonas, talks to me from the Good Food Conference to explain how microbes, which are neither a plant nor an animal, could be our best future reliable food source. Check this fascinating episode of my Awesome Vegans podcast. 

And SUBSCRIBE to and share the Awesome Vegans podcast on iTunes (click below!) and the video series on YouTube (click below!) so you never miss a ground-breaking and inspirational interview! This interview originally aired on #JaneUnChained and WGN Radio. 
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Speaking at the National Vegetarian Museum
 
Thank you to founder Kay Stepkin for inviting me to speak at the National Vegetarian Museum. I gave my talk on "The State of the Plant-based Union" outlining the progress being made in the areas of health, tech, innovation, evironment, animal welfare, culture and politics in the plant-based space.
 
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I'm always happy to be back on radio talking about the latest developments in plant-based news, food, business and more.  I am thrilled to now have a monthly segment on WCPT with media legend, Joan Esposito, called FOOD AND POLITICS.   To listen live, tune in again to WCPT 820 on Thursday, October 3 at 3:30p CST.

Of course, I also love being on my home-away-from-home WGN Radio. Live from the After-Party of Hollywood Game Changers movie premiere, I reported for Mark Carman on the athletic stars that graced the red carpet.  So much fun to be back on with "The Carm!"

And a huge thank you and shout out to Valerie Smaldone of Bagels and Broadway for having me on again to explain the surge in plant-based options at fast food restaurants. Valerie is happening and NYC is lucky to have her!

I take on radio Shock-Jock, Mancow!

I was a guest expert on two new stations this month: KGO in San Francisco with Mark Thompson and WLS in Chicago with Shock-Jock Mancow.  Mancow and I had The Great Meat Debate and got into it!  Spoiler alert: he coudn't resist Beyond Meat Sausage!
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