Events-2019

NJveg Prior Events – 2019

Everyone is welcome at NJveg events:  vegan, vegetarian, or veg-curious!  Our events are open to the public, except when noted as members only.

The following is a listing of our previous events from 2019, for reference.


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 – 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).


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 has been put together by owners Francesca Avitto and Kate Wnek.  Menu:

  1. Appetizer:  Housemade Hummus; Toasted Flatbread; Garden Vegetable Variety
  2. Soup:  Cauliflower & Dill; Seasonal Apple
  3. Salad:  Roasted Beets; Lemon Tahini; Sweet Pickled Shallot
  4. Main:  Braised Portobello Mushrooms; Sautéed Greens, Garlic, Butter, and Herb Mash; Roasted Vegetable Sides
  5. Dessert:  Baked Seasonal Apples and Pears; Vanilla Ice Cream

Our dinner here in March was one of the highlights of the year, and drew raves.  One of our members called it the best meal he’s ever had!

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

$5 from each ticket purchased will be donated to Goats of Anarchy (additional donations are welcome).  We raised a total of $225!  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 – 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).


Outreach – Arts in the Park

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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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).


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/

Review our restaurant trip 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.  A home-made dinner will be provided to volunteers!


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!  

Review our potluck guidelines


Early Dinner at Ocean Organics

Saturday August 3, 4pm
21 S Hope Chapel Rd, Jackson NJ 08527

Join NJveg for an early dinner at this vegan restaurant!  Any ideas for a nearby activity either before or after?  Please let us know what you’d be interested in!

Menu:  https://oceanorganicscafe.com/jackson.html

Review our restaurant trip guidelines


Early Dinner at Veganized and Walk

Sunday July 21, 4pm
1 Elm Row, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Join NJveg for an early dinner at New Jersey’s top-rated vegan restaurant, at their new and much larger location, followed by an optional walk in a local park!

Menu:  http://veganizedfoods.com/our-menu

Review our restaurant trip guidelines


Lunch at Frenchtown Fresh and Hike/Walk

Sunday June 30, Noon
2 Race St, Frenchtown NJ 08825

Join NJveg for lunch at this vegetarian (mostly vegan) restaurant, followed by a hike on the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail or a stroll around town!

Menu:  https://www.facebook.com/frenchtownfresh

Review our restaurant trip guidelines


Outreach – Dunellen Street Fair

Sunday June 23, 11am-5pm
Dunellen NJ 08812

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 5:30pm).

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


Outreach – Piscataway Street Fair

Saturday June 8, 10am-4pm
455 Hoes Ln, Piscataway NJ 08854

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 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.


Outreach – Somerville Street Fair

Sunday June 2, 11am-5pm
Main St, Somerville NJ 08876

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 5:30pm).

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


Grounds for Sculpture Visit

Saturday May 25, Noon
80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton Township NJ 08619

Join NJveg for a tour of this popular outdoor museum (https://www.groundsforsculpture.org), followed by a late lunch (see below)!  Note that advanced ticket purchase is recommended.  A special benefit for NJveg members:  we have 16 free passes (an $18 – $20 value per person), so we will split the total cost of admission.  Become an NJveg member here.  This event alone could cover your membership dues!


Late Lunch at Brothers Pizza

Saturday May 25, 3:15pm
871 Rt 33, Hamilton NJ 08619

Join NJveg for a late lunch at vegan-friendly Brothers Pizza after our visit to Grounds for Sculpture (see above)!

Review our restaurant trip guidelines


Outreach – Pennington Day

Saturday May 18, 10am-4pm
S Main St & E Curlis Ave, Pennington NJ 08534

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 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.


Members-only Potluck and Game Party

Saturday May 18, 5:30pm
Alex’s house (address to be provided), Pemberton Borough NJ 08068

Join NJveg for a potluck, followed by a game party!


2nd Volunteer Work Day at Goats of Anarchy

Saturday May 11, 10:30am-12:30pm
Hampton NJ 08827

Due to overwhelming demand, NJveg has scheduled a 2nd volunteer work day at Goats of Anarchy (followed by a lunch outing – see below)!
See below for details.  If interested, please contact us at NJveg.org@gmail.com or 609-557-7077.  All spots are filled!  We will take names for a wait list.  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 from Eureka Plant Based Foods

Saturday May 11, 1:30pm
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!


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 here.

All-vegan menu:

  • 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

Sold out!
Space is limited to 30 as there is a small culinary class this semester.

NJveg members:  $27; Non-members:  $32; RCBC students:  $30
(includes tax and soft drinks; an optional gratuity toward a student scholarship fund is extra)


Lunch at Cafe Diem and Walk/Hike

Sunday April 28, 1pm
Wallach’s Farm Market, 1425 Rt 9, Toms River NJ 08753

Join NJveg for lunch at this all-vegan restaurant!  (Seating is outdoors, so we’ll grab-and-go if raining.)  Followed by an optional hike or walk at Cattus Island Park in Toms River, weather permitting.

Menu:  http://www.cafediemnj.com/deliverymenu

Review our restaurant trip guidelines


Outreach – Hunterdon County Earth Day Festival

Saturday April 27, 10:30am-4:30pm
Echo Hill Park, 42 Lilac Dr, Flemington NJ 08822 (Clinton Township)

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 4pm).

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


Volunteer Work Day at Goats of Anarchy

Saturday April 20, 10:30am-12:30pm
Hampton, NJ 08827

NJveg has scheduled a volunteer work day at Goats of Anarchy (followed by a lunch outing – see below).  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/.  GOA is also looking for long-term, weekly, midweek volunteers.

Lunch at Grounded for Life Cafe

Saturday April 20, 1:30pm
20 Leigh St (Rear Building), Clinton, NJ 08809

Join NJveg for a post-volunteer work day lunch (you’re welcome to join us even if you were not able to volunteer!) at this vegetarian restaurant with vegan options.


Lunch at Seed Burger and Walk

Saturday April 13, 1pm
176 Easton Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Join NJveg for lunch at this all-vegan restaurant!  Followed by an optional walk (or indoor activity if raining).

Menu:  https://www.seedburger.com/menu

Review our restaurant trip guidelines


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 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 – Organic Produce – Affordable and Right Next Door (Literally!)
Sunday March 17, 9am
Unitarian Universalist Church of Monmouth County, 1475 W Front St, Lincroft, NJ 07738

Please note this is an information session and not an organic market.  Join us afterward for a walk in Holmdel Park and lunch.

NJveg will answer questions and provide free literature on the benefits of a plant-based diet.  If you’re interested in joining NJveg’s outreach team, please contact us at NJveg.org@gmail.com or 609-557-7077.


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.


Lunch at Vegan Tree

Sunday March 10, 1pm
952 Rt 34, Suite 4, Matawan, NJ 07747

Join us at this all-vegan northern Monmouth County restaurant.
Menu:  https://www.vegantreematawan.com/menu.aspx

Review our restaurant trip guidelines


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

Sunday March 3, 1pm
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 + Sorbet.

NJveg members $37, Non-members $40.  This is a joint event with Vegan in NJ.

$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.


Members-only New Year’s Day Potluck and Game Party

Saturday February 23, 4pm
Jonathan’s house (Address to be provided), Kendall Park (South Brunswick) NJ 08824

Unfortunately our original host was hospitalized.  Best wishes from the NJveg community for a speedy recovery!  [Update – he’s doing much better!]

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, and that no shoes be worn in the house (slippers are available).  Space is limited.


Lunch at Cafe Nune

Saturday February 16, 1pm

14 S Washington Ave, Dunellen, NJ 08812

Join us at this all-vegetarian, vegan-friendly restaurant!  An optional walk follows (if the weather cooperates).
Menu:  https://cafenune.com/menu/

Review our restaurant trip guidelines


Lunch at The Moth Coffeehouse

Saturday February 2, 1:30pm
42 S Main St, Allentown, NJ 08501

Join us at this all-vegetarian, vegan-friendly restaurant!  An optional walk in the adjacent Heritage Park follows (if the weather cooperates).
Menu:  http://mothcoffeehouse.com/packages/.

Review our restaurant trip guidelines


Space Escapes Activity

January 20, 12:15pm
Space Escapes, 361 Rt 31, Flemington, NJ 08822

Join NJveg for an hour of fun at this escape room, followed by lunch at a vegan-friendly restaurant (see below)!
If you would like to participate in a similar future event, please let us know.

SOLD OUT!  Special NJveg member price of $21 (regularly $35).  Advance ticket purchase required.


Late Lunch at Freshii

January 20, 2pm
Freshii, 100 Reaville Ave. Unit 24, Flemington, NJ 08822

Join NJveg for lunch at a vegan-friendly restaurant!
Review our restaurant trip guidelines


Lunch at Crust & Crumble

January 6, 1pm
633 Lake Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712

Join us at this vegan-friendly gourmet pizzeria!
Menu:  http://crustandcrumble.com/menu/vegan-1/.

Review our restaurant trip guidelines


Members-only New Year’s Day Potluck and Game Party

Tuesday January 1, Potluck 3pm-5pm, Game Party 5pm-9pm
Lorraine & Steve’s house (Address to be provided upon RSVP), Pemberton Borough, NJ 08068

Bring in 2019 with a vegan potluck, followed by a game party!  Stop by for either or both!

The hosts are 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.

Review our potluck guidelines


Please let us know what events you would be interested in.  Contact us at  NJveg.org@gmail.com  or  609-557-7077 (text/voice)