Announcing Chef Velvet & The Vegan Experience at THE BLOCK off biltmore!
We wanted to give you a chance to get to know Chef Velvet “Chef V” as we gear up for her formal welcoming party – the Official Pride Event on September 30th. Don’t miss this exciting event with recording artists Monifah and Ayanna Gregory, plus live art with Gemynii, and surprise guests. Read on to learn about Chef V….. in her own words….
Musicians Come Together to Help Louisiana Flood Victims – Aug 23
“The current flooding in Louisiana is the worst natural disaster to strike the United States since Superstorm Sandy,” the American Red Cross reported. 40,000 homes have been damaged, and over 4,000 people are in shelters, many of them children, the elderly, and disabled.
Jason DeCristofaro has enlisted the help of Cam MacQueen of THE BLOCK off biltmore and several musicians who are volunteering their time to help put together a benefit Tuesday night (August 23, from 8 PM to 11 PM), to raise funds for the Red Cross Flood Relief Program. Read on to learn more about the musicians who will be performing throughout the evening…..(UPDATE: $800 raised at the benefit! Thank you, Asheville. Check out WLOS coverage noted in this post)
Free Film Screenings – “Trapped” & “School’s Out: Lessons from a Forest Kindergarten”
THE BLOCK off biltmore is proud to host a variety of events and to raise awareness about a wide range of important issues. Coming up we’ve got two exceptional film screenings – both free. On Sunday, August 21st attend a screening of the film, “School’s Out: Lessons from a Forest Kindergarten,” with discussion to follow about the new Asheville Forest School, and then come back Monday, August 22nd to see “Trapped,” followed by a panel presentation with representatives from the ACLU of NC and NARAL Pro-Choice of North Carolina. Read on to learn more about the films….