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:


 
 
 
 
Lunch at Inn of the Hawke

Saturday February 1, 1pm
74 S Union St (@ Mt Hope St), Lambertville, NJ, 08530

 

Join NJveg for lunch at this vegan-friendly restaurant!  They have a separate vegan menu that includes a tofu buffalo wing appetizer, buffalo tofu wrap, house-made veggie burger, portobello sandwich, Impossible Burger, black bean & guacamole wrap, white bean ravioli, and they’ll swap out any of the meats on salads for tofu.  Their vegan chef will have a special soup and entree for us!

Please RSVP (required) by 1/25 to NJveg.org/rsvp, NJveg.org@gmail.com, or 609-557-7077 (text/voice).

Review our restaurant trip guidelines


 

Vegan Potluck in Princeton

Sunday February 16, 1:30pm
St Paul’s Roman Catholic Church, 216 Nassau St (@ Moore St), Princeton, NJ 08540

 

Join NJveg for our first Princeton potluck!  We’ll be meeting in the basement Spiritual Center.  Parking lot and entrance (green “Spiritual Center” sign is next to the entrance; avoid side doors) are in rear of building.  A microwave and freezer are available.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for cleanup.  Please RSVP by 2/13 to NJveg.org/rsvp, NJveg.org@gmail.com, or 609-557-7077 (text/voice).

Review our potluck guidelines


Vegan Buffet, Meeting, and Fundraiser

Sunday March 1, Noon-2:30pm.
The Moth Coffeehouse, 42 S Main St, Allentown, NJ 08501

 

Join NJveg for our first member meeting.  This will be a chance for us to share our ideas and visions for NJveg’s continued success in promoting a vegan lifestyle.  The Moth Coffeehouse (a vegetarian, vegan-friendly cafe) will be providing a vegan buffet!  Non-members are welcome, but cannot vote.

For each ticket sold, $5 will be donated to Skylands Animal Sanctuary & Rescue!

We’re working on the agenda, but some of the things we’re planning are:

  • free vegetarian cookbooks (not completely vegan but with many vegan recipes) for at least the first 20 members purchasing tickets
  • door prizes
  • a contest (TBD)
  • an opportunity for you to participate in determining future NJveg activities
  • a vote on NJveg trustees and officers
  • a vote on which animal sanctuaries or rescues for which to raise money
Don’t worry, this won’t be one of those long, boring meetings!  And did we mention a vegan buffet?
 
*** Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be sold at the door. ***

Get tickets here.  $25 (non-members $30), plus service fee.


Educational Outreach – Georgian Court University Wellness Expo

Saturday March 14, 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 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 (text/voice).


Educational Outreach – Mercer Green Fest (pending confirmation)
Saturday March 21, 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 (text/voice).


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

Sunday April 19, 1pm
Trenton Farmers Market, 960 Spruce St, Trenton, NJ  08648


This event is co-sponsored by NJveg and Vegan in NJ.  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 2 prior meals here in March & October 2019 were amazing and among the highlights of the year, and drew raves – including from one of our members, “The best meal I’ve ever had!”

Get tickets here.  NJveg members $40, non-members $48, plus service fee.

*** Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be sold at the door.
This will sell out (we’ve had to turn people away), so buy yours soon! ***

$5 from each ticket purchased will be donated to an animal rescue or sanctuary TBD.


 

Additional events planned or in the works (venue suggestions needed):

  • Vegan Potluck (with Vegan in NJ) in Neptune
  • Vegan Thali in East Windsor – late February/March
  • Lunch at The Baklava Lady, Englishtown – late March
  • Educational outreach – possibilities for spring 2020 are:
    • Red Bank Street Fair (Sunday 4/5, 11-5)
    • Hunterdon County Earth Day Festival (Saturday 4/18, 10:30-4)
    • Raritan Street Fair (Saturday 5/9, 11-5)
    • Asbury Park Alive! (Saturday 5/16, 11-5)
    • Woodbridge Street Fair (Saturday 5/16, 1-5)
    • Metuchen Street Fair (Sunday 5/17, 11-5)
    • Somerville Street Fair (Sunday 6/7, 11-5)
    • Westfield Street Fair (Saturday 6/13, 11-5)
    • More, as dates are announced
  • Volunteer work days
  • Potlucks (and game parties)
  • Speakers
  • Vegan bake sale to benefit an animal rescue or sanctuary
  • Catered gourmet vegan meals
  • Historic tour/hike or walk/other activity and lunch/dinner
  • 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.