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:


 

Vegan Potluck in Kendall Park
Saturday August 24, 4-10pm (rain date 8/25)

Jonathan’s house (address to be provided), Kendall Park (South Brunswick), NJ 08824

Enjoy an outdoor potluck and games!  This event is co-hosted by Vegan in NJ!  

Please RSVP at https://www.facebook.com/events/709367496184715, or to NJveg.org/rsvp, NJveg.org@gmail.com, or 609-557-7077 (text/voice).

Review our potluck guidelines


 

Tabling Prep Workday
Monday September 2, 2pm
Lorraine & Steve’s house (address to be provided), Pemberton Borough, NJ 08068

Help NJveg prepare for the autumn outreach season.  We’ll be putting labels on and organizing literature, and more.  Dinner will be provided to volunteers!

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


 

Dinner at Cafe Con Leche
Friday September 6, 7pm
16 S State St, Newtown, PA 18940

Join NJveg for a journey across state lines for dinner at this restaurant with a large vegan menu!
Menu:  http://cafeconlechenewtown.com/

Please RSVP (required) by September 5 to NJveg.org/rsvp, NJveg.org@gmail.com, or 609-557-7077 (text/voice).
Review our restaurant trip guidelines


 

Outreach – Red Bank Street Fair
Sunday September 8, 11am-5pm
Red Bank, NJ 07709

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 – 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 (we’ll register pending enough volunteers)
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 is being put together by owners Francesca Avitto and Kate Wnek.  Menu TBD.

Our dinner here in March was one of the highlights of the year, and drew raves.  One of the attendees called it the best meal he’s ever had!  The amazing menu included Crostini, Carrot Ginger Soup, Salad, Acorn Squash + Rice + Sides, and Lemon Cake + Sorbet.

NJveg members $40, non-members $45, plus service fee.  Get tickets here.

$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).


 

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


 

Additional events planned (venue suggestions needed):

  • Restaurant outings, including Cava (Bridgewater), Cafe Diem (Toms River).
  • Additional educational outreach opportunities
  • Potlucks (and game parties)
  • Speakers
  • Vegan bake sale to benefit an animal rescue or sanctuary
  • Volunteer work day
  • 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.