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:


 

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!  Menu:  https://eurekaplantbasedfoods.com/

 
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).

Lunch at Kaya’s Kitchen and Boardwalk Stroll
Saturday November 23, 1pm
1000 Main St (@ 10th Ave), Belmar, NJ 07719

 

Join NJveg for a lunch at this venerable vegan restaurant, followed by an optional stroll on the boardwalk!  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).

Review our restaurant trip guidelines


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).  Only a few spots are left, so reserve yours soon!  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)


Holiday Potluck and Vegan Bake Sale
Sunday December 22, 2pm
Piscataway, NJ 08854

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

Contributions for the bake sale are welcome!  Please note that a bake sale contribution is in addition to your potluck contribution.  Please bring a non-dessert contribution for this potluck.

NJveg members: $3 ($8 family); Non-members: $6 ($15 family) (to cover venue rental).  Be green: get $1 off ($3 family) if you bring reusable place settings!  (We will have extras.)

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for setup and cleanup.  Please RSVP by 12/21 to NJveg.org/rsvp, NJveg.org@gmail.com, or 609-557-7077 (text/voice).

Review our potluck guidelines


 

Potluck in Princeton
TBD, early February
Princeton, NJ

 

Details coming soon!

Review our potluck guidelines


Member Meeting & Vegan Buffet
Sunday March TBD, Noon-2:30pm.
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.


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

Sunday April TBD, 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 2 prior meals here in March & October 2019 were among the highlights of the year, and drew raves – including from one of our members, “The best meal I’ve ever had!”

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

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


 

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.