NYU Alumni & Friends Connect

October 15, 2021

NYU Alumni and Parents Weekend is the largest alumni event of the year. October 21–24, attendees from across the globe will join together online to explore the future of education, technology, work, healthcare, and life after COVID-19; learn more about how NYU is impacting the world at large; connect to university resources and each other; and celebrate the largest private university network in the US!

To help make the event truly special, several of our alumni-owned businesses are offering special discounts to fellow Violets to keep your bellies, bodies, and best (pet) buds in tip top shape throughout the weekend.

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The Vegan Cheese Shoppe

Aloha! Founded by Erin Olivari (STEINHARDT ’12), the Vegan Cheese Shoppe is based in Honolulu, Hawaii and specializes in simple and satisfying vegan cheese featuring locally grown macadamia nuts. Macadamia nuts are highly nutritious and produce rich, creamy, and delicious cheese alternatives. The Shoppe also offer macadamia nut rice crispy treats and vegan cheese sets, which are great for snacking on during NYU Alumni and Parents Weekend, entertaining during the holidays, or for a truly unique gift.

Special Discount: 10% off all of our products. Please enter the discount code NYU10 at checkout.  

Gift Fairy

Looking to send something to a former professor or classmate? ​Dhara Vyas’ (GAL ’14) Gift Fairy streamlines thoughtful gift-giving and orders are always beautifully wrapped and paired with a handwritten card.

Special Discount: NYU alumni received 15% off with promo code VIOLET15.

Annie's Pooch Pops

Founded by Matt McInerney (STERN ’09), Annie's Pooch Pops bakes all-natural dog treats made from 100% USDA, restaurant-quality ingredients in a Pennsylvania Department of Health certified human-grade bakery. The Annie's Pooch Pops brand is known for its fun, hand-made treats such as the Happy Dog Meal, Hot Doggie, and Doggie Fries, guaranteed to keep your best pup sustained to keep you company throughout the weekend.

Special Discount: NYU alumni receive 15% of their first order with code NYU15.

Love, Indus

One of the benefits of a virtual event is you can nourish your body while you nourish your mind! Love, Indus, founded by Surbhee Grover (STERN ’04), offers clean, safe, and high-performance products that combine cutting-edge technology with the best of ancient wisdom, rich minerals, and rare botanicals from the Indian subcontinent.

Special Discount: The NYU community will receive 20% off on all full-sized items or collections with code VIOLET20 and receive a complimentary travel kit (valued at $17) with every full-sized purchase.

Booze Scoops

In case the intellectual stimulation doesn’t give you enough of a buzz, Krystal Gittens (WAG ’16) is the Chief Creative Officer and mastermind behind Booze Scoops’s frozen treats menu, which transports you to the soft beaches and the clear blue waters of the islands (the next best thing to Washington Square!). Inspired by the rich and exotic culture of the Caribbean, Booze Scoop’s sorbet and ice cream flavors are built on familiar island ingredients coupled with common liquor offerings. The menu offers a boozy mix of sorbet and ice cream.

Special Discount: "Booze Scoops" for 10% OFF, which can be used at boozescoops.com for local pickup or on DoorDash for local delivery.