May Day


Wednesday, May 5th, 2010

6:00 p.m.
Downstairs @ the Cornelia Street Cafe, NYC
$7 cover, includes one drink
Mira Ptacin, host

We’ll be featuring the magnificent Meakin Armstrong, as well as three very talented readers.

Meakin is a freelance writer, an adjunct professor of English, a former employee at The New Yorker, and the fiction editor at Guernica Magazine. His work has appeared in Noö Journal, elimae, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, Our Stories Literary Journal, InDigest, Sweeeeet, and three fiction anthologies. His nonfiction has been featured in,, Time Out New York, USAir Magazine, and in the books, New York Calling: From Blackout to Bloomberg and Museyon Guides Film + Travel North America. In 2007, Meakin received a Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference scholarship.


Good News, Freerangers! We are now a part of the Farm Sanctuary’s “Adopt-A-Pig” and the “Adopt-a-Cow” projects! Thanks to your compassion and generosity, Freerange is now the proud sponsor of Stacey the pig, as well as Casey the cow. A big hug goes out to those of you who purchased a ticket at last month’s raffle: you are helping  suffering animals get the love they deserve by supporting the Farm Sanctuary’s efforts to directly rescue suffering animals, as well as continue investigative and legal action campaigns to protect all animals from inhumane treatment.


Stacey the Pig

Rescued on June 4, 2006 from a university project (ie: animal testing).

Personality: Curious and playful

Favorite foods: Rice cakes

Stacey the Pig

Casey the Cow

Casey the Cow

Rescued as an injured dairy calf on January 18, 2007

Personality: Sweet and playful

Favorite foods: Grass and hay

The Animal Farm Sanctuary is driven by the simple philosophy that kindness and respect to animals is our moral duty and that all the creatures that share this earth are here with us and not for us. Like our faithful dogs and lap-sitting cats, farm animals are feeling individuals who deserve to be treated with compassion and to live free of fear and suffering. And thanks to your donations, both Casey and Stacey are being given lifelong care in a big, open, green farm in Orland, California, where they are being ambassadors for farm animals everywhere by educating visitors about the realities of factory farming. Freerange is happy to help spread their love!