NJveg Prior Events – 2020

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 2020, for reference.

Online Meetup #3
Sunday September 20, 7:30pm

Another opportunity just to say hello, or chat for a while.

Socially Distanced, Masked Walk + Takeout #5
Saturday September 12, 10am
Howell NJ

The fifth in this series will be around Manasquan Reservoir in Howell, a loop of ~5 miles.  We’ll plan on meeting at the visitor center west parking lot, near the starting point of the perimeter trail.  See the park brochure here.  Afterward we’ll get takeout from Alternative Plate in Lake Como.

Socially Distanced, Masked Walk + Takeout #4
Sunday August 30, 1pm
Piscataway & New Brunswick NJ

The fourth in this series was at Johnson Park in Piscataway.  It’s approx. 4.5 miles roundtrip.  Afterward we’ll get takeout from Veganized in New Brunswick.

Online Meetup
Sunday August 16, 7pm

Another opportunity just to say hello, or chat for a while.

Socially Distanced, Masked Walk + Takeout #3
Saturday August 8, 10am
Lawrence Township & Ewing NJ

Per request, the third in this series was on the Johnson Trolley Line Trail (south segment) that runs from Rider University in Lawrence Township to Ewing.  It’s approx. 2.4 miles one way but we’ll skip the southernmost 1/2 mile, which is in poor shape.  Afterward we’ll get takeout from the vegan restaurants at the Trenton Farmer’s Market — Lady and the Shallot & Savory Leaf Cafe!  We’ll meet at the market and then drive a few minutes to a trail head (1001 Whitehead Rd Ext, Ewing Township, NJ 08638).

NJveg’s First Online Meetup
Tuesday July 14, 7pm

We had requests to give this a try – just to say hello, or chat for a while.

Socially Distanced, Masked Walk #2
Sunday July 12, 11am
Mansfield Community Park, E Main St, Columbus NJ 08022

Join NJveg for a hike/walk.  Appropriate social distancing and mask are required.  Walk the paved, approx. 3 mile roundtrip Kinkora Trail in Columbus (just 2 blocks from NJveg’s PO Box).  We’ll meet at the far (east) end of the parking lot.

Socially Distanced, Masked Hike/Walk & Takeout #1
Sunday June 7, noon
2 Race St, Frenchtown NJ 08825

Join NJveg for a hike/walk.  Appropriate social distancing and mask are required.  We’ll meet outside Frenchtown Fresh, which has a 100% plant-based menu.  Call in advance to order takeout (only 1 person at a time is permitted inside).  We’ll figure out where to eat (or perhaps get food afterward), then walk a couple blocks to the Delaware River towpath for a stroll.

Vegan Buffet, Meeting, and Skylands Fundraiser
Sunday March 1, Noon-2:30pm.
The Moth Coffeehouse, 42 S Main St, Allentown, NJ 08501

Join NJveg for our first (and brief!) annual 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 raised$200!

  • menu includes dips, bruschetta, salad, mac & cheese (gf), beet burger sliders, Italian wedding cake, peanut butter fudge, coffee, and iced tea
  • free cookbook for at least the first 20 members purchasing tickets
  • contest (TBD) and door prizes
  • an opportunity for you to participate in determining future NJveg activities
  • a vote on NJveg trustees & officers, and 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?

Vegan Potluck in Princeton
Sunday February 16, 1:30pm
St Paul 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 refrigerator are available.

Review our potluck guidelines

Lunch at Inn of the Hawke & Dessert at Caffe Galleria
Saturday February 1, 1pm
Inn of the Hawke:  74 S Union St (@ Mt Hope St); Caffe Galleria:  23 N Union 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!  Afterward (optional), we’ll walk a few blocks to Caffe Galleria for vegan dessert (from Vegan Treats), coffee, and tea.

Review our restaurant trip guidelines

Lunch at Properly Fueled
Saturday January 4, 1pm
1-1/2 Crosswicks St, Bordentown, NJ, 07753

Join NJveg for our first Burlington County restaurant outing, at this vegan-friendly restaurant!  Menu:

Review our restaurant trip guidelines

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