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Russell Simmons Headlines NYC Thanksgiving Animal Benefit

Nov. 10 2009, Published 5:41 a.m. ET

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Hip-hop icon Russell Simmons and author Jonathan Safran Foer will be the many in attendance at Celebration FOR the Turkeys, a Big Apple Thanksgiving benefit for Farm Sanctuary, America's top farm animal protection organization.

Celebration FOR the Turkeys will be highlighted by a family-style, all-vegan Thanksgiving brunch, a silent auction to benefit the sanctuary’s rescued animals, and a reading by Safran Foer from his new book, Eating Animals.

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Celebration FOR the Turkeys will be held Nov. 22 from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m. at New York's iconic Tavern on the Green, located at Central Park at West 67th Street. Admission is open to the public and costs $150 per person.

Reservations can be made online at adoptaturkey.org or by calling 607-583-2225 ext. 221; the deadline to resister for this event is Nov. 13.

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