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:


LOCATION CHANGE – Members-only Potluck and Game Party

Saturday February 23, 4pm
Kendall Park (South Brunswick), NJ 08824

Unfortunately our original host has been hospitalized.  Best wishes from the NJveg community for a speedy recovery!

Address to be provided upon RSVP.  If you already RSVP’d, let us know if you can attend at the new location

Warm up with NJveg at a mid-winter potluck, followed by a game party!  The hosts are respectfully requesting that children under 12 not be included in this event,.  Space is limited.  Please RSVP by February 17 to NJveg.org@gmail.com or 609-557-7077.  After 2/17, please contact us to check if space is still available.  (snow date Sunday 2/24)

Review our potluck guidelines


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

Sunday March 3, 1pm
Lady and the Shallot, Trenton Farmers Market, 960 Spruce St, Trenton, NJ  08648

Lady and the Shallot is a restaurant located inside the Trenton Farmers Market.  The restaurant is a completely vegan, gluten free, and nut free space.  A 5-course gourmet meal is being put together by owners Francesca Avitto and Kate Wnek.  Menu includes: Crostini, Carrot Ginger Soup, Salad, Acorn Squash + Rice + Sides, Lemon Cake.

NJveg members $37, Non-members $40.
Tickets:  https://eventbrite.com/e/5-course-gourmet-lunch-at-lady-and-the-shallot-tickets-54233351414
This is a joint event with Vegan in NJ.  (snow date Sunday 3/10)
Space is limited and the tickets are about 2/3 sold out, so purchase yours soon!

$5 from each ticket purchased will be donated to The Chicken Refuge, a 501(c)(3) tax exempt non-profit charity in Whitehouse Station NJ, whose mission is to give chickens that need refuge a place to live out their natural lives happily and with dignity in a safe and loving environment.


Lunch at TBD

Sunday March 10, 1pm
Location TBD (Monmouth or Ocean County)

Save the date!  As long as we don’t have to use the snow date for our March 3 meal, we’ll be heading down the shore.  Details coming no later than 3/2.

Please RSVP by March 8 to NJveg.org@gmail.com or 609-557-7077.

Review our restaurant trip guidelines


Outreach – Mercer Green Fest
Saturday March 16, 11am-4pm

Rider University Alumni Gymnasium, Lawrenceville Rd, Lawrence, NJ 08701

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 10am) 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.


Outreach – Georgian Court University Wellness Expo
Saturday March 23, 11am-4pm

Casino Auditorium, 900 Lakewood Ave, Lakewood, NJ 08701

NJveg will answer questions and provide free literature on the benefits of a plant-based diet.  We have enough volunteers to cover this event, but more are always welcome!

We need volunteers for outreach at other events.  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.  If you’re interested in joining NJveg’s outreach team, please contact us at NJveg.org@gmail.com or 609-557-7077.


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.

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
(includes tax and soft drinks; an optional gratuity toward a student scholarship fund is extra)


 

Additional events planned:

  • Outreach opportunities – possible spring venues include:
    • March:  see above
    • April:  Red Bank Street Fair * (Sunday 4/7), Flemington Earth Day Festival (Saturday 4/27), Monmouth County SPCA Dog Walk and Pet Fair (Lincroft) (Saturday 4/27), Northern Valley Earth Fair (Tenafly) (Saturday 4/27), Cranford Street Fair * (Sunday 4/28)
    • May: Bridgewater Eco-Blast Fair (Saturday 5/4), Edison Earth Day Celebration (Sunday 5/5), Highland Park Street Fair * (Sunday 5/5), Westfield Spring Fling (Sunday 5/5), Pennington Day, Woodbridge Street Fair * (Saturday 5/18), Metuchen Street Fair * (Sunday 5/19), Princeton Green Fair
    • June:  Somerville Street Fair * (Sunday 6/2), Bordentown Green Fair, Piscataway Street Fair (Saturday 6/8), Westfield Street Fair * (Saturday 6/8), Dunellen Street Fair * (Sunday 6/23)
    • * The price for a non-profit table has been raised 50% to $90; donations are needed for NJveg to participate.
  • Restaurant outings, including Seed Burger (New Brunswick), Veganized (New Brunswick), Ocean Organics (Jackson), Cafe Con Leche (Newtown, PA)
  • Potlucks, locations TBD
  • Speakers
  • Vegan bake sale to benefit an animal rescue or sanctuary
  • Volunteer work day
  • Additional gourmet vegan meals
  • Grounds for Sculpture and lunch at Brothers Pizza (Hamilton)
  • A hike and lunch or picnic

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.