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The sixth annual Vendy Awards may not be until September, but you better believe we've already got it on our calendar. A whole day of noshing in a neat outdoor setting with fellow street foodoholics? Yes, please. (It's really the only day of the year when waiting in lines isn't so bad.) We are especially pumped for this year's venue: Governors Island. Starting today, you can order tickets for the event, which will be on Saturday, September 25, from noon to 5 p.m. Heads up: these sell out fast.

If you buy a ticket before May 31, you'll automatically be entered in a lottery to become the super elite "Citizen Judge," which means you get to join the judging crew—Leslie Koch (president of the Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation), Molly O'Neill (best-selling cookbook author and New York Times food columnist), and chef Aaron Sanchez—and eat at a special table and feel cool the whole day.

Whether or not you're hitting up the event, you should nominate your favorite NYC vendor.

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