Dining 08.19.21

Glendora Vegetarian Club

#6 H Jay Dinshah: International Influences

The International Vegetarian Union held World Vegetarian Congresses every two or three years from 1908 (Dresden Germany) to 2010 (Jakarta/Bali Indonesia.).  In 1965 the congress was held in Swanick, England and H Jay Dinshah made plans to attend. On September 3 he addressed the delegates on the topic of Ahimsa: A Bridge Between East and West.

If the British gave India a common language, English, to use, Indian influence on the empire builders was more profound.  The ancient traditions of vegetarianism were taken up by a significant number of westerners who spent time on the subcontinent.  Vegetarianism is an expression of Ahimsa– an ancient Indian principle of nonviolence. Ahimsa is a key virtue of Jainism and other dharmic religions: Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism. It is akin to The Golden Rule.

In the mid-19th century, in the United States, nonviolent action–the refusal to pay taxes in support of war and slavery– had put Henry David Thoreau in a New England jail. His ideas of civil disobedience were read in Russia by Count Leo Tolstoy who would in turn write fervently in opposition to war and flesh-eating. Tolstoy’s writings were an influence on Mahatma Gandhi when he was developing a system to gain redress of grievances for Indians in South Africa. Later Gandhi used civil disobedience to free India from foreign rule. In 1965 Martin Luther King was employing Gandhian methods in the United States civil rights movement.

Following his talk, Jay was invited to speak in many countries. Indians were particularly sad to see their youth abandoning vegetarian traditions. Thus, it was that Jay Dinshah planned a ‘Round the World Tour from mid-1967 into 1968 which took him to Europe, the Middle East, India, the Far East, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, and back to New Jersey.

Freya Dinshah, American Vegan Society, August 13 2021 – For more information, visit americanvegan.org.  Contact Glendora’s Vegetarian Club at 518 931-0266 in Albany NY.

The Veterans Of Sand Lake Chicken BBQ

AVERILL PARK – The Veterans of Sand Lake in Averill Park will be holding our Chicken BBQ on Saturday, August 21st, 2021. Call the Post at (518) 674-2309 to pre-order chicken halves only (no full dinners) from 8:00 am the day of the BBQ. Price of the BBQ is $7.00. The most succulent BBQ Chicken you will ever eat. Pick up your order between 11:00 AM — 4:00 PM. The next BBQ will be Saturday October 16th.

Chicken BBQ at Center Brunswick Fire Company

TROY – The Volunteer Fire Company of Center Brunswick, Inc. is hosting a Chicken BBQ on Saturday, August 21, 2021 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm. Dinner includes half chicken, baked potato, corn on the cob, roll/butter and cookie. Cost is $15.00/dinner. Curbside pickup only. For more information or for tickets call Renie at 518-810-2438. Come in person Monday nights to the firehouse between 7:00-8:00pm or all members have tickets to sell. Tickets also available through our Facebook page. Firehouse is located at 1045 Hoosick Road, Troy, NY 12180.

Tuesday Night Food Truck Night

NORTH GREENBUSH -From the Desk of Janice Hannigan Kerwin, North Greenbush Town Clerk – Our Tuesday Night Food Truck Event has been a HUGE success. THANK YOU!!!! We will continue having our Tuesday night event through August with it being on the 2nd & 4th Tuesdays. (August 24th). All the vendors will be happy to serve you between the hours of 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Stop by and enjoy all of the great choices of food that they are serving. You may contact my office at 518-283-4306 or email me at townclerk@nullnorthgreenbush.org with any question you may have pertaining to the event. Stay safe and enjoy your summer!

West Sand Lake Fire Company BBQ

WEST SAND LAKE – The West Sand Lake Fire Company will be hosting an Iron Works BBQ on Thursday, August 26th at the Fire Hall. Dinners will be 1/2 Chicken for $13 or Half Rack of Ribs for $14. Dinners will come with baked potato and cole slaw. Reservations are preferred and can be made by calling (518)674-5757 ext 300. There will be a limited number of dinners available for drive up. Dinners can be picked up at the fire house (3695 Rt 43) from 4-6pm on the 26th.

Chicken Barbeque

CENTER BRUNSWICK – Gilead Lutheran Church will be holding their annual chicken BBQ on Saturday, September 11th from 4:00-6:00 p.m. – prepared by our own cooks.

Dinner will consist of half chicken, baked potato, whole ear of corn, coleslaw, roll and dessert (brownies and cookies). Cost is $12 and will be take-out only.

Please call Jen Blair, 518-248-1295 to reserve a dinner. Gilead is located at Routes 7 east and Route 278 in Center Brunswick. Our web site is gileadlutheran.org and our phone is 518-279-9270.

St. Michael’s Chicken Barbeque

TROY – St. Michael the Archangel Church, located at 175 Williams Rd will hold their annual Chicken BBQ on September 17, 2021 from 4-6 p.m. The BBQ is being prepared by Guiliano’s. Cost is $12 per meal. Please pre-order dinners. Take Out Only/Drive Thru. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Ann (518) 573-3951 (annmarie.kowalczyk@nullverizon.net) or Teresa (518) 283-3604 (teagarden4@nullverizon.com).

Nassau Hose Company Chicken Barbeque 

NASSAU – Save the Date – September 18, 2021 at the Fire House 26 Chatham Street, Nassau, NY More information will come as we get closer to the event. We are asking you to save that date. Thank you to the community for helping us during our Tag Day in June.

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