New Jersey Vegan Events and Festival Info

Everyone is welcome at NJveg events:  vegan, vegetarian, or veg-curious!  Our events are open to the public, except when noted as members only.

Please check your email on the day of the event for the possibility of cancellation.  If you’re not on our mailing list, you can sign up here.  If you use Google Calendars, add NJveg.org@gmail.com to see our events.

NJveg upcoming events:


Outreach – Bound Brook Street Fair
Saturday September 14, 11am-5pm
Bound Brook, NJ 08805

NJveg will answer questions and provide free literature on the benefits of a plant-based diet.  We need volunteers for this and other outreach.  Come out for an hour, or the entire event.  Help spread the word that a plant-based diet saves animals, protects the environment, and improves your health!  No experience is necessary.  We particularly need help setting up (at about 10am) and packing up (to about 5:30pm).

If you’re interested in joining NJveg’s outreach team, please contact us at NJveg.org@gmail.com or 609-557-7077 (text/voice).


Outreach – Berkeley Heights Vegan Fest

Friday September 20 – Sunday September 22
Lower Columbia Park, 411 Plainfield Ave, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

  • 9/20, 6pm-8pm:  Evening Yoga
  • 9/21, 10am-noon:  Health- & Climate-Focused Educational Panels (NJveg president Steve Fenster will be participating on the climate panel at 11am!) and Children’s Dance Session
  • 9/22, 1pm-3pm:  Vegan Cookoff
More event info here

 
Outreach – Trenton Pop-up Vegan Market

Saturday September 21, 11am-5pm
The Conservatory Mansion, 540 East State St, Trenton, NJ 08609

Trenton’s first vegan pop-up shop, with music, food, and cocktails!  Rain or shine.  Event info and tickets:  EarthwaysMarket.com or https://www.facebook.com/events/364730964236853

NJveg will answer questions and provide free literature on the benefits of a plant-based diet.  We need volunteers for this and other outreach.  Come out for an hour, or the entire event.  Help spread the word that a plant-based diet saves animals, protects the environment, and improves your health!  No experience is necessary.  We particularly need help setting up (at about 10am) and packing up (to about 5:30pm).

If you’re interested in joining NJveg’s outreach team, please contact us at NJveg.org@gmail.com or 609-557-7077 (text/voice).


Outreach – Arts in the Park
Sunday September 22, 11:30am-4:30pm
Highland Park, NJ 08904

NJveg will answer questions and provide free literature on the benefits of a plant-based diet.  We need volunteers for this and other outreach.  Come out for an hour, or the entire event.  Help spread the word that a plant-based diet saves animals, protects the environment, and improves your health!  No experience is necessary.  We particularly need help setting up (at about 10:30am) and packing up (to about 5pm).

If you’re interested in joining NJveg’s outreach team, please contact us at NJveg.org@gmail.com or 609-557-7077 (text/voice).


Outreach – Franklin Day
Saturday September 28, noon-5pm
Somerset, NJ 08873

NJveg will answer questions and provide free literature on the benefits of a plant-based diet.  We need volunteers for this and other outreach.  Come out for an hour, or the entire event.  Help spread the word that a plant-based diet saves animals, protects the environment, and improves your health!  No experience is necessary.  We particularly need help setting up (at about 11am) and packing up (to about 5:30pm).

If you’re interested in joining NJveg’s outreach team, please contact us at NJveg.org@gmail.com or 609-557-7077 (text/voice).


5-course Gourmet Vegan Meal Catered by Lady and the Shallot

Sunday October 6, 1pm
Trenton Farmers Market, 960 Spruce St, Trenton, NJ  08648

Lady and the Shallot is a completely vegan, gluten free, and nut free restaurant located inside the Trenton Farmers Market.  A 5-course gourmet meal has been put together by owners Francesca Avitto and Kate Wnek.  Menu:

  1. Appetizer:  Handcrafted Hummus Platters, served Family Style with Grilled Pita, Fresh Vegetables
  2. Soup:  Creamy Cauliflower
  3. Salad:  Roasted Butternut Squash, Red Onion, Leafy Greens with Lemon Tahini
  4. Main:  Braised Portobello Mushrooms, Sautéed Greens, Garlic Mash, Roasted Vegetable Sides
  5. Dessert:  Baked Apple and Pear, Vanilla Ice Cream

Our dinner here in March was one of the highlights of the year, and drew raves.  One of our members called it the best meal he’s ever had!

NJveg members $40, non-members $45, plus service fee.  Get tickets here.
*** Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be sold at the door. ***

$5 from each ticket purchased will be donated to Goats of Anarchy (additional donations are welcome).  GoA is an award-winning, vegan sanctuary for special needs baby goats (along with other animal friends) in Hampton, NJ.   GoA is a registered charity (501c3) and all tax-deductible donations go toward vet fees, food, shelter, and prosthetics for the baby goats.

For more info, please contact us at NJveg.org@gmail.com or 609-557-7077 (text/voice).


Outreach – Hightstown Harvest Fair

Saturday October 12, 10am-4pm
N Main St (Rt 33), Hightstown, NJ 08520

NJveg will answer questions and provide free literature on the benefits of a plant-based diet.  We need volunteers for this and other outreach.  Come out for an hour, or the entire event.  Help spread the word that a plant-based diet saves animals, protects the environment, and improves your health!  No experience is necessary.  We particularly need help setting up (at about 9am) and packing up (to about 4:30pm).

If you’re interested in joining NJveg’s outreach team, please contact us at NJveg.org@gmail.com or 609-557-7077 (text/voice).


Outreach – Cranford Street Fair
Sunday October 13, 11am-5pm
Cranford, NJ 07016

NJveg will answer questions and provide free literature on the benefits of a plant-based diet.  We need volunteers for this and other outreach.  Come out for an hour, or the entire event.  Help spread the word that a plant-based diet saves animals, protects the environment, and improves your health!  No experience is necessary.  We particularly need help setting up (at about 10am) and packing up (to about 5:30pm).

If you’re interested in joining NJveg’s outreach team, please contact us at NJveg.org@gmail.com or 609-557-7077 (text/voice).


Outreach – A Vegan Weekend with Avenue: Sunday Market
Sunday October 20, noon-5pm
Avenue Le Club, 23 Ocean Ave, Long Branch, NJ 07740

Hosted by Vegan in NJ.  Event info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/2351470438428495

NJveg will answer questions and provide free literature on the benefits of a plant-based diet.  We need volunteers for this and other outreach.  Come out for an hour, or the entire event.  Help spread the word that a plant-based diet saves animals, protects the environment, and improves your health!  No experience is necessary.  We particularly need help setting up (at about 11am) and packing up (to about 5:30pm).

If you’re interested in joining NJveg’s outreach team, please contact us at NJveg.org@gmail.com or 609-557-7077 (text/voice).


(tentative) Lunch at TBD

Sunday October 27, time TBD
TBD, Monmouth County, NJ

Join NJveg for a lunch at TBD
Menu:  TBD

Please RSVP by 10/25 to NJveg.org/rsvp, NJveg.org@gmail.com, or 609-557-7077 (text/voice).


Volunteer Work Days at Goats of Anarchy

Saturday November 9 & 16, 10:30am-12:30pm
Hampton NJ 08827

NJveg has scheduled a volunteer work day at Goats of Anarchy (followed by a lunch outing – see below)!
 
See below for details.  Space is limited to 10 people.  Because of the overwhelming response to our volunteer days at GoA in the spring, we’re opening this to NJveg members only until 9/23.  If interested in either day, please contact us at NJveg.org/rsvp, NJveg.org@gmail.com, or 609-557-7077 (text/voice).  As the sanctuary relies on volunteers and has a set work time, please be ready to commit to this, rain or shine!
 

GOA is an award-winning, vegan sanctuary for special-needs baby goats (along with other animal friends that we just have to help).  We are a registered charity (501c3) and all tax deductible donations go towards vet fees, food, shelter and prosthetics for the baby goats.  https://goatsofanarchy.com/

Volunteer time begins at 10:30am and ends at 12:30pm sharp on Saturdays only.  The farm closes promptly at 1pm.  Make sure you take all your belongings and get all your ‘selfies’ taken with the goats by that time.  Limit of 10 people.  We fully rely on the time you are willing to volunteer for GOA.  If you need to cancel, please give us ample time to fill your spot for that day.

There are lots of different tasks like cleaning and refilling water buckets, ‘mucking’ the goat pools and stalls, cleaning out the pigs, horses, donkey, pony stalls and the chicken coups.  And of course, a little fun sprinkled in there when the goats try to play with you!  From time to time there are other projects that you may be asked to accomplish as well.  Our resident caretakers will assist with cleaning assignments upon your arrival and you will be asked to complete and sign a Waiver Agreement.  This is a dirty job!  Prepare to work hard!  Please keep in mind that all volunteers are required to be 18 or older.  We do not provide visits or tours to GOA.

GOA is also looking for long-term, weekly, midweek volunteers.


Lunch at Eureka Plant Based Foods

Saturday November 9 & 16, 1pm
2396 S Main St, 1st Floor, Philipsburg NJ 08865

Join NJveg for a post-volunteer work day take-out lunch (you’re welcome to join us even if you were not able to volunteer!) from this vegan deli!

Please RSVP by 11/8 (for 11/9) or 11/15 (for 11/16) to NJveg.org/rsvp, NJveg.org@gmail.com, or 609-557-7077 (text/voice).

Review our restaurant trip guidelines


(tentative) Lunch at TBD and Hike

Sunday November 10, time TBD
TBD, Somerset County, NJ

Join NJveg for a lunch at TBD and an optional hike
Menu:  TBD

Please RSVP by 11/8 to NJveg.org/rsvp, NJveg.org@gmail.com, or 609-557-7077 (text/voice).


Members-only Thanksgiving Vegan Potluck and Game Party in Flemington

Saturday November 30, 3pm
Arnie’s house (address to be provided), Flemington, NJ 08822

Enjoy a Thanksgiving weekend potluck and games!

Space is limited.  Please RSVP by 11/24 to NJveg.org/rsvp, NJveg.org@gmail.com, or 609-557-7077 (text/voice).  After 11/24, please contact us to see if space is still available.

Review our potluck guidelines


Gourmet Vegan Dinner

Rowan College at Burlington County Culinary Arts Center
Wednesday December 11, 6:45pm Vaulted Cuisine
1 High St, Mt Holly NJ 08060

Join NJveg for a special 4-course vegan dinner, prepared by RCBCCAC students!  We’ve had very enjoyable meals here the last 9 semesters and are continuing our tradition this semester!  These dinners assure the students – future chefs – that providing vegan options is essential.  A gift of a vegan cookbook is made to each student as additional encouragement!

All-vegan menu TBD.  Here’s last semester’s menu for reference (view photos here.):

  • Appetizer – Falafel Pita, Israeli salad, eggplant humus, lemon tehina, serrano coulis, minted yogurt, crispy za’tar chick peas
  • Soup – Carrot Ginger Bisque, Agro Dulce carrots
  • Entrée – Bean and Lentil Tagine with Persian Rice
  • Dessert -Raspberry Caramel Tapioca

The last 3 semesters sold out, so purchase your tickets early!
*** Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be sold at the door. ***

NJveg members:  $27; Non-members:  $32; RCBC students:  $30  [Tickets on sale soon!]
(includes tax and soft drinks; an optional gratuity toward a student scholarship fund is extra)


Additional events planned (venue suggestions needed):

  • Member meeting
  • Restaurant outings
  • Educational outreach
  • Volunteer work days
  • Potlucks (and game parties)
  • Speakers
  • Vegan bake sale to benefit an animal rescue or sanctuary
  • Gourmet vegan meals
  • Historic tour/hike or walk/other activity and lunch/dinner
  • Coming in 2020 – the first Trenton Vegan Fest!

Please let us know what you’re interested in.  Contact us at NJveg.org@gmail.com  or  609-557-7077 (text/voice).


View our previous events here.

Below you will find our Facebook events calendar.

You may click on the events to RSVP.  We are sharing events all around the state of New Jersey.