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 – Hunterdon County Earth Day Festival

Saturday April 27, 10:30am-4:30pm
Echo Hill Park, 42 Lilac Dr, Flemington NJ 08822 (Clinton Township)

NJveg will answer questions and provide free literature on the benefits of a plant-based diet.  If you’re interested in joining NJveg’s outreach team, please contact us at NJveg.org@gmail.com or 609-557-7077.


Lunch at Cafe Diem and Walk/Hike
Sunday April 28, 1pm
Wallach’s Farm Market, 1425 Rt 9, Toms River NJ 08753

Join NJveg for lunch at this all-vegan restaurant!  (Seating is outdoors, so we’ll grab-and-go if raining.)  Followed by an optional hike or walk at Cattus Island Park in Toms River, weather permitting.

Menu:  http://www.cafediemnj.com/deliverymenu

Please RSVP (required) by April 27 to NJveg.org@gmail.com or 609-557-7077.
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Gourmet Vegan Dinner

Rowan College at Burlington County Culinary Arts Center
Wednesday May 8, 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 8 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!

View the menu and photos from the December 2018 dinner here.

All-vegan menu TBD.

Sold out!
Space is limited to 30 as there is a small culinary class this semester.  Registration is available at https://njveg.org/rcbccac-dinner-registration/.

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


2nd Volunteer Work Day at Goats of Anarchy

Saturday May 11, 10:30am-12:30pm
Hampton NJ 08827

Due to overwhelming demand, NJveg has scheduled a 2nd volunteer work day at Goats of Anarchy (followed by a lunch outing – see below)!
 
See below for details.  If interested, please contact us at NJveg.org@gmail.com or 609-557-7077.  All spots are filled!  We will take names for a wait list.  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 from Eureka Plant Based Foods

Saturday May 11, 1:30pm
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!

Menu:  https://eurekaplantbasedfoods.com/

Please RSVP (required) by May 10 to NJveg.org@gmail.com or 609-557-7077.
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Outreach – Pennington Day (tentative)
Saturday May 18, 10am-4pm
S Main St & E Curlis Ave, Pennington NJ 08534

NJveg will answer questions and provide free literature on the benefits of a plant-based diet.  If you’re interested in joining NJveg’s outreach team, please contact us at NJveg.org@gmail.com or 609-557-7077.


Members-only Potluck and Game Party

Saturday May 18, 5:30pm
Alex’s house (address to be provided), Pemberton Borough NJ 08068

Join NJveg for a potluck, followed by a game party!

Please RSVP (required) by May 12 to NJveg.org@gmail.com or 609-557-7077.  After 5/12, please contact us to see if space is available.


Grounds for Sculpture and Late Lunch

Saturday May 25, Noon
80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton Township NJ 08619

Join NJveg for a tour of this popular outdoor museum (https://www.groundsforsculpture.org), followed by a late lunch (tentatively at vegan-friendly Brothers Pizza, 871 Rt 33, Hamilton, NJ 08619)!  Note that advanced ticket purchase is recommended.  A special benefit for NJveg members:  we have 12 free passes (an $18 – $20 value per person), so we will split the total cost of admission.  Become an NJveg member here.  This event alone could cover your membership dues!

Please RSVP (required) by May 23 to NJveg.org@gmail.com or 609-557-7077.

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Outreach – Somerville Street Fair

Sunday June 2, 11am-5pm
Main St, Somerville NJ 08876

NJveg will answer questions and provide free literature on the benefits of a plant-based diet.  If you’re interested in joining NJveg’s outreach team, please contact us at NJveg.org@gmail.com or 609-557-7077.


Outreach – Piscataway Street Fair  (pending confirmation)

Saturday June 8, 10am-4pm
455 Hoes Ln, Piscataway NJ 08854

NJveg will answer questions and provide free literature on the benefits of a plant-based diet.  If you’re interested in joining NJveg’s outreach team, please contact us at NJveg.org@gmail.com or 609-557-7077.


Outreach – Dunellen Street Fair  (pending confirmation)

Sunday June 23, 11am-5pm
Dunellen NJ 08812

NJveg will answer questions and provide free literature on the benefits of a plant-based diet.  If you’re interested in joining NJveg’s outreach team, please contact us at NJveg.org@gmail.com or 609-557-7077.


Lunch at Frenchtown Fresh and Hike/Walk

Sunday June 30, 1pm (time tentative)
2 Race St, Frenchtown NJ 08825

Join NJveg for lunch at this vegan restaurant, followed by a hike on the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail or a stroll around town!

Menu:  https://www.facebook.com/frenchtownfresh

Please RSVP (required) by June 27 to NJveg.org@gmail.com or 609-557-7077.

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Additional events planned (venue suggestions needed):

  • Outreach opportunities
  • Restaurant outings, including Veganized (New Brunswick), Ocean Organics (Jackson), Cafe Con Leche (Newtown, PA).
  • Potlucks
  • Speakers
  • Vegan bake sale to benefit an animal rescue or sanctuary
  • Volunteer work day
  • Gourmet vegan meals
  • Hike and lunch/picnic
  • Historic tour/other activity and lunch/dinner

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


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.