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 – 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).


Early Dinner at Turf Surf & Earth + Hike/Walk at Duke Farms
Sunday November 3, Hike/Walk – 1pm; Early Dinner – 4pm
Duke Farms:  1112 Dukes Pkwy W Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Turf Surf & Earth:  46 East Main St, Somerville, NJ 08876

 

Join NJveg for an early dinner at this vegan-friendly restaurant, preceded by an optional walk/hike at nearby Duke Farms.  Menu:  http://www.turfsurfandearth.com/menu.html; Duke Farms info:  https://www.dukefarms.org/

Please RSVP (required) by 11/1 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 2 volunteer work days at Goats of Anarchy (followed by a lunch outing – see below)!
 
See below for details.  All spots for 11/9 have been filled!  We will take names for a wait list.  If interested in 11/16, reserve your spot soon, as we expect it to fill!  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


Lunch at Kaya’s Kitchen and Boardwalk Stroll (or other activity)
Saturday November 23, time TBD
1000 Main St (@ 10th Ave), Belmar, NJ 07719

 

Join NJveg for a lunch at this venerable vegan restaurant and an optional stroll on the boardwalk (or another activity)!
Menu:  http://kayaskitchenbelmar.com/vegan_cuisine_menu/

Please RSVP (required) by 11/21 to NJveg.org/rsvp, NJveg.org@gmail.com, or 609-557-7077 (text/voice).


Members-only Thanksliving 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!

The host is respectfully requesting that children under 12 not be included in this event, and that no shoes be worn in the house (ladies’ slippers are available).  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


Catered Gourmet Vegan Dinner
Wednesday December 11, 6:45pm
Vaulted Cuisine, Rowan College at Burlington County Culinary Arts Center
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. ***

Get tickets here.  NJveg members:  $27; Non-members:  $32; RCBC students:  $30, plus service fee.
(includes tax and soft drinks; an optional gratuity toward a student scholarship fund is extra)


[tentative] Holiday Potluck and Vegan Bake Sale
Saturday 12/21 or Sunday 12/22.  Let us know your preference!
Location TBD

 

Join NJveg for a holiday potluck and a vegan bake sale to raise finds for a central NJ animal rescue or sanctuary TBD!

Please RSVP by 12/19 to NJveg.org/rsvp, NJveg.org@gmail.com, or 609-557-7077 (text/voice).

Review our potluck guidelines


Member Meeting
Sunday 1/12, 1/19, or 1/26, Noon-2:30pm.  Let us know which date(s) work for you!
The Moth Coffeehouse, 42 S Main St, Allentown, NJ 08501

NJveg’s first member meeting, along with a vegan buffet, and more!  $25 (non-members $30), plus service fee.  Details coming soon.

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

Review our potluck guidelines


 

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.