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Pleased To Introduce, Mark Braunstein!

on Tue, 03/03/2015 - 20:51

Mark Mathew Braunstein, a high raw vegan since 1970, is the author of Microgreen Garden, of Sprout Garden, and of Radical Vegetarianism, the first book of our generation to advocate veganism. His articles about veganism have appeared in Natural Health, Vegetarian Times, Vegetarian VoiceHealing Our World, and elsewhere. Many of his magazine articles can be found at: www.MarkBraunstein.Org

Pleased To Announce Our Next Musical Guest, Idiosynchronicity!

on Sun, 03/01/2015 - 19:37

From the sonic depths of the Earth and far beyond, Idiosynchronicity conjures sounds both soothing and aggressive to get you moving, feeling, and just get you. Prepare yourself for an experience of electronic music created with all the good intentions of the natural world to release a tribal-like healing state in which chakras vibrate, sweat pours, and the beat only stops when we're all exhausted. Surrounded by black lights and covered in psychedelic neon shamanic paint sometimes donning masks representing animal spirits, let's take music to new places together.

A vegan producer and

Pleased To Introduce, Zoo Front!

on Tue, 02/24/2015 - 15:20

Zoo Front has been part of the CT music scene since 1991. Currently a trio, their original music is a mix of quirky little pop songs and playful rock. If it doesn't make you think, it'll make you dance - or both!

Welcome Miette! Ethereal Folk Music.

on Sat, 02/21/2015 - 17:35

Pleased to introduce Miette! Miette is a vegan singer/songwriter from Long Island, and has resided in CT for the past few years. Her unique style of music, self-coined as "ethereal folk", has a very cinematic quality which been compared to artists such as Tori Amos, Emiliana Torrini, and Regina Spektor. Her self-produced album, "Something Tidal" was first released in 2012, and features a more traditional folk sound.

Welcome Our Secret Treehouse!

on Thu, 02/19/2015 - 20:06

What Is Our Secret Treehouse? All of our items are created from original, hand-drawn artwork using as many eco-friendly components as possible. Scientifically whimsical! Our prints, cards, buttons, and tees feature cartoons based on original sketches inked by hand. Prints are featured on high quality paper mounted on acid-free mats; tees and cards are hand silk-screened on organic cotton shirts and 100% recycled paper. Perfect for kids of all ages!
Who Is Our Secret Treehouse?
I'm a paleontologist, author, and artist. A life-long love of dinosaurs and all things prehistoric led me

Welcome Sweet Life Threads! (Giving Un-Loved, Discarded Clothing A Sweet New Life)

on Thu, 02/19/2015 - 19:49

What Is Sweet Life Threads? Sweet Life Threads began several years ago long before it even had a name. Back then it was just something fun for me to do on the side, selling upcycled headbands and accessories from my campsite at hippie festivals, and making custom clothes for myself and close friends. Who Is Sweet Life Threads? My name is Cher and I am the owner, designer, creator, shopper, website writer, photographer, etc., etc. My fiance helps take pictures when I model, but besides that I am a ONE woman operation. I put all my effort into this business because what could be more

Welcome Compassion Co!

on Fri, 02/13/2015 - 22:24

So excited to have Compassion Co at this event! What is Compassion Co?
Animal rights activist owned and operated, Compassion Co. provides shirts that allow people to announce their cruelty free lifestyle to the world. We believe that the best way to affect social change is to lead by setting a positive example and creating opportunities for conversations with others. We want everyone to feel proud about where their clothing came from at every point during production. To achieve this, all our designs feature original hand drawn art that you won’t find anywhere else.

Vegan Spirituality Group!

on Sun, 02/01/2015 - 02:18

The Vegan Spirituality group of New Haven, CT are on board with Compassion Fest 2015! What is Vegan Spirituality?

This group is intended specifically for vegans interested in exploring or deepening the connections between their veganism and their existing or developing spiritual paths. Our monthly gatherings include readings and discussion of spiritual/ethical topics, mindful eating of delicious vegan food, guided meditations, and support for one another’s spiritual paths.

Compassion, empathy, and reverence for all living beings are essential aspects of vegan spirituality, as is a

First Vendor To Sign Up For Compassion Fest 2015!

on Sat, 01/17/2015 - 19:52

Hipponotic Candle is very excited to be a part Compassionfest 2015! What is Hipponotic Candle? Starting in 2011.These candles are hand-poured with only the finest natural ingredients. Made with vegan soybean wax, they burn clean, with almost no residue -- unlike paraffin candles, which release toxic and sooty petro-carbons. We also use 100% pure essential oil scents, as opposed to the artificial chemicals used in mass production candles. We now offer a line of mixed fragrance oil that is skin safe.

Festival Friends!

on Fri, 01/16/2015 - 23:47

Katie Jones (on left) So happy that Compassionfest will have the support from those in the community making a positive difference in our everyday life. Who is Katie Jones? Katie does work with a local youth organization teaching our youth to identify environmental issues that could be a threat to our natural environment. She is just the kind of caring person we need more of in this world. <3