Events-2022

NJveg Prior Events – 2022

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 2022, for reference.  Outreach, volunteer days, and dining events were restricted during the pandemic, but we still managed to have a lot of fun and safe activities!


Volunteer Work Day
Saturday November 19, 10am-2pm
Fluffy Butt Rescue, Milford, NJ 08848

Join NJveg for a volunteer work day!  We’ll be helping out the vegan non-profit micro-sanctuary Fluffy Butt Rescue.  Bringing a water bottle, work gloves, work/rain boots, bug spray, and sunblock are highly recommended.  A vegan lunch will be provided!  If you’d like to donate to Fluffy Butt Rescue, you can do so at the sanctuary or online.


Hiking + Vegan Market – Monmouth County
Saturday November 6, 10am
Allaire State Park, Farmingdale, NJ 07727
American Legion Post 346, 21 Gully Rd, Neptune City, NJ 07753

The 51st in our series will start with a hike at Allaire State Park (map).  Meet at the Allaire Village parking lot.  We’ll then head over to the Vegan in NJ Monthly Market in Neptune City for lunch, snacks, and shopping.


Volunteer Work Day
Saturday November 5, 10am-2pm
Udder Chaos Farm Sanctuary, Wrightstown, NJ 08562

Join NJveg for a volunteer work day!  This is a joint event with Vegan in NJ.  We’ll be helping out the vegan non-profit Udder Chaos Farm Sanctuary.  Bringing a water bottle, work gloves, work/rain boots, bug spray, and sunblock are highly recommended.  If you’d like to donate, you can do so at the sanctuary or online.


Educational Outreach – New Providence Street Fair
Sunday October 30, 11am-5pm
New Providence NJ 07974

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 going vegan 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).


Volunteer Work Day
Saturday October 29, 10am-2pm
Skylands Animal Sanctuary & Rescue, Wantage, NJ 07461

Join NJveg for a volunteer work day!  This is a joint event with Vegan in NJ.  We’ll be helping out the vegan non-profit Skylands Animal Sanctuary & Rescue.  Details TBD.  Bringing a water bottle, work gloves, work/rain boots, bug spray, and sunblock are highly recommended.  If you’d like to donate, you can do so at the sanctuary or online.


Educational Outreach – Millburn – Short Hills Street Fair
Sunday October 23, 11am-5pm
Millburn NJ 07041

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 going vegan 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).


Educational Outreach – Grayrock N Roll Fall Festival
Saturday October 22, 9am-4pm
Clinton NJ 08809

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 going vegan saves animals, protects the environment, and improves your health!  No experience is necessary.  We particularly need help setting up (at 8am) and packing up (to about 4:30pm).


Educational Outreach – Hamilton Oktoberfest
Sunday October 16, 11am-5:30pm
Hamilton, NJ 08690

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 going vegan 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 6pm).


Volunteer Work Day
Saturday October 15, 11am-3pm
Uncle Neil’s Home, Bridgeton, NJ 08302

Join NJveg for a volunteer work day!  We’ll be helping out the vegan nonprofit sanctuary Uncle Neil’s Home.  Bringing a water bottle, work gloves, work/rain boots, bug spray, and sunblock are highly recommended.  If you’d like to donate to Uncle Neil‘s Home, you can do so at the sanctuary or online.


Educational Outreach – Paw Prints Pet Fest
Sunday October 9, 10am-3pm
Eastampton NJ 08060

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 going vegan saves animals, protects the environment, and improves your health!  No experience is necessary.  We particularly need help setting up (at 8:30am) and packing up (to about 3:30pm).


Potluck Picnic + (optional) Hike
Saturday October 8, Noon
Arney’s Mount Park, 150 Juliustown Rd, Springfield (Burlington County), NJ 08022

Join NJveg for a potluck picnic, followed by an optional (easy) hike at Burlington County’s newest park!  This will be a special 50th in our hiking/walking + dining series!  NJveg members: $2 ($5 family); Non-members: $5 ($15 family).  Be green: get $2 off ($5 family) if you bring reusable place settings!  (We will have extras.)  Review our potluck guidelines.   Volunteers needed for setup (at 11:30am) and cleanup.


Volunteer Work Day + Potluck
Sunday September 25, 10am-2pm
Leesburg, NJ 08327

Join NJveg for a volunteer work day and potluck!  This is a joint event with Vegan in NJ, celebrating its 6th anniversary.  We’ll be traveling to Cumberland County to help out at the vegan non-profit Marley Meadows Animal Sanctuary.  If you’d like to donate, you can do so at the sanctuary or online.


Educational Outreach – Woofstock Festival
Saturday September 24, 11am-4pm
Voorhees NJ 08043

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 going vegan saves animals, protects the environment, and improves your health!  No experience is necessary.  We particularly need help setting up (at 9:45am) and packing up (to about 4:30pm).


Hiking + Dining – Monmouth County
Saturday September 17, 10am
Huber Woods Park, Middletown, NJ 07760

The 49th in our series will start at Huber Woods Park (brochure & map), 25 Brown’s Dock Rd, Locust (Middletown), NJ 07760.  There are ~8 miles of trails, with shorter options available.  Let us know what you’re interested in for dining!


Members-Only Potluck Pool Party
Saturday September 10, 1pm
Address to be provided, Hillsborough, NJ

Join NJveg for a vegan potluck pool party!  This event will be outdoors at a private home.  NJveg members only; children welcome.  There’s a pool and a river, so bring bathing suits, towel, and sturdy water shoes to walk in river (not flip flops).


Hiking + Dining – Morris County
Saturday September 3, 10am
Jockey Hollow, Morristown National Historical Park, Harding Township, NJ 07960

The 48th in our series will start at the Jockey Hollow unit of Morristown National Historical Park (info, trail map).  We’ll meet at the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center, 586 Tempe Wick Road, Morristown NJ 07960.  We’ll hike the 6.5 mile Grand Loop Trail, about 2.5 hours.  Let us know what restaurant you’re interested in!


Volunteer Work Day
Sunday August 28, 11am-3pm
Uncle Neil’s Home, Bridgeton, NJ 08302

Join NJveg for a volunteer work day!  We’ll be helping out the vegan nonprofit sanctuary Uncle Neil’s Home.  Bringing a water bottle, work gloves, work/rain boots, bug spray, and sunblock are highly recommended.  If you’d like to donate to Uncle Neil‘s Home, you can do so at the sanctuary or online.


Educational Outreach – Canal Day
Saturday August 20, 10am-5pm
Wharton NJ 07885

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 going vegan 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 5:30pm).


Hiking + Dining
Saturday August 13, 10am
Ramapo Valley County Reservation, 610 Ramapo Valley Rd, Mahwah NJ 07430
Simply Green Cafe, 25 N Spruce St, Ramsey, NJ 07446

The 47th in our series will start with a hike at Ramapo Valley County Reservation in Mahwah (info, trail info, trail map).  There are 21 miles of trails, though we won’t do them all on this hike.  Lunch afterward at Simply Green Cafe in Ramsey.


Hiking + Dining – Middlesex County
Sunday July 31, 10am
Rutgers Ecological Preserve, Piscataway

The 46th in our series will be at the Rutgers Ecological Preserve (map) on Livingston Campus.  There are ~8 miles of trails, with shorter options available.  Lunch at all-veg (almost entirely vegan) restaurant Thai Basil and dessert at vegan-friendly 16 Handles, both in Piscataway.


Educational Outreach – Udder Chaos Farm Sanctuary Benefit
Sunday July 17, 10am-3pm
Pemberton Township NJ 08068

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 going vegan 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 3:30pm).


NJveg/Vegan in NJ Potluck Picnic
Saturday July 9, 3:30pm
(address to be provided), Kendall Park (South Brunswick), NJ  08824

Enjoy an outdoor potluck at Jonathan’s house!  This event is co-hosted by Vegan in NJ.  NJveg members & Vegan in NJ Meetup members only.  Review NJveg’s potluck guidelines.


Hiking/Walking + Dining – Burlington County
Monday July 4, 10am
Whitesbog, Browns Mills, NJ 08015

The 45th in our series will be at Whitesbog (trail info), 120 W Whites Bog Road, Browns Mills, NJ 08015.  Followed by optional takeout from Red Lion Diner in Southampton.


Educational Outreach – Burlington County Earth Fair
Sunday June 26, 10am-5pm
Eastampton NJ 08060

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 going vegan 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 5:30pm).


Volunteer Work Day
Saturday June 25, 10am-2pm
Udder Chaos Farm Sanctuary, Wrightstown, NJ 08562

Join NJveg for a volunteer work day!  This is a joint event with Vegan in NJ.  We’ll be helping out the new vegan non-profit Udder Chaos Farm Sanctuary.  Bringing a water bottle, work gloves, work/rain boots, bug spray, and sunblock are highly recommended.  Lunch will be provided, so please bring a donation, or you can donate online.


Hiking/Walking + Dining – Mercer County
Friday June 24, 6:30pm
Lawrence-Hopewell Trail, Carter Rd, Hopewell NJ 08540

The 44th in our series will be our first evening hike, at the Mount Rose Preserve (info, GPS coordinates 40°21’45.1″N 74°44’16.0″W).  There are ~3 miles of trails.  As the trails were quite overgrown, we walked several miles on the adjacent segment of the Lawrence-Hopewell Trail instead.


Educational Outreach – Burlington Freedom Day
Sunday June 19, 3:30pm-7pm
Riverfront Promenade, High St & Pearl St, Burlington City NJ 08016

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 going vegan saves animals, protects the environment, and improves your health!  No experience is necessary.  We particularly need help setting up (at 2pm) and packing up (to about 7:30pm).


Members-Only Potluck Lawn Party
Saturday June 11, 3pm
Address to be provided, Princeton, NJ 08540

Join NJveg for a vegan potluck lawn party.  This event will be outdoors at a private home.  The bathroom will be available, along with the kitchen for heating food (masks, but no shoes when in the house).  NJveg members only; please contact us if you would like to bring your child; no pets.

Please bring your plate and utensils, and most importantly, a chair or blanket.  An extra chair would be appreciated as well.  We can go for a short hike along Lake Carnegie and the D&R Canal before or after eating.  Space is limited.  Review NJveg’s potluck guidelines.


Educational Outreach – NJ Annual LGBTQ+ Pride Festival
Sunday June 5, 11am-6pm
5th Ave & Kingsley St, Asbury Park NJ 07712

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 going vegan 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 6:30pm).


American Vegan Center – Veg History Walking Tour + Dining
Saturday June 4, 1pm
17 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

Join us for a stop at AVS’s American Vegan Center, including a veg history walking tour!  An optional late lunch/early dinner at Soy Cafe, or grab-and-go from the center, follows.  Individual tickets normally cost $23, but we’ll get a significant group discount ($12 for NJveg members, $14 for non-members).


Maurice River Cruise + Dining
Saturday May 28, 5pm
Millville, NJ 08332

Join us for a scenic boat trip with Maurice River Cruises (29 Ware Ave, Millville, NJ 08332).  Captain Dave guarantees eagle sightings, and we’ll see osprey as well.  Optional pre-cruise dinner at Wildflower Earthly Vegan Fare (501 N High St, Village on High, Millville, NJ 08332).


Hiking/Walking + Dining – Essex County
Sunday May 22, 10am
South Mountain Reservation, Millburn NJ 07041

The 43rd in our series started with a hike in South Mountain Reservation.  We met at the southern end in Fairy Trail/Locust Grove Parking Area and took a ~6 mile loop to Hemlock Falls (info).  We finished up with takeout from all-vegan restaurant How Delish in West Orange.


Educational Outreach – Pennington Day
Saturday May 21, 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 going vegan 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).


Educational Outreach – Metuchen Street Fair
Sunday May 15, 11am-5pm
Metuchen NJ 08840

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 going vegan 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).


Volunteer Work Day – Fluffy Butt Rescue
Saturday May 14, 11am-2pm
Milford, NJ 08848

Join NJveg for a volunteer work day!  We’ll be helping out the new vegan non-profit Fluffy Butt Rescue.  A late lunch will be provided after we finish working, so please bring a donation, or you can donate online.


Volunteer Work Day – Freedom Farm Animal Rescue
Sunday May 1, 10am-2pm
Cedarville, NJ 08311

Join NJveg a volunteer work day!  This is a joint event with Vegan in NJ.  We’ll be traveling to Cumberland County to help out at the non-profit Freedom Farm Animal Rescue.  If you’d like to make a donation to Freedom Farm, you can do so in person or online.


Educational Outreach – Rutgers Day/Ag Field Day
Saturday April 30, 10am-4pm
14 College Farm Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-8551

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 going vegan saves animals, protects the environment, and improves your health!  No experience is necessary.  We particularly need help setting up (at 8:15am) 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 preferred).


Volunteer Work Day – Marley Meadows Animal Sanctuary
Sunday April 17, 10am-2pm
20 Newell Rd, Leesburg, NJ 08327

Join NJveg for a volunteer work day!  This is a joint event with Vegan in NJ.  We’ll be traveling to Cumberland County to help out at the vegan non-profit Marley Meadows Animal Sanctuary.  If you’d like to donate to Marley Meadows Sanctuary, you can do so at the sanctuary or online.


Hiking + Dining – Burlington County
Saturday April 16, 1pm
Hainesport, NJ 08036

The 42nd in our series started with a picnic at Long Bridge Park (info) in Hainesport.  We then hiked ~2.5 miles.


Hiking + Vegan Market – Monmouth County
Sunday April 10, 11am
Wall Township, NJ 07753 / Neptune, NJ 07753

The 41st in our series started at Shark River Park (brochure) in Wall Township, which has 6 miles of trails.  We then headed over to Vegan in NJ’s Vegan Market (at American Legion Post #346, 21 Gully Rd) in Neptune.


Hiking/Walking + Dining – Union County
Saturday March 26, 2pm
Park Drive, Mountainside, NJ 07101; 243 W St Georges Ave Linden, NJ 07036

The 40th in our series started at Echo Lake Park (map) in Mountainside, which has ~3 miles of trails.  We then headed over to Vegans of Seitan in Linden for dinner (some ate at the restaurant, others got takeout).


MeatOut Hiking + Dining – Burlington County
Sunday March 20, 1pm
Smithville Rd, Eastampton NJ 08060

The 39th in our series started at the newly-opened vegan takeout restaurant The Fabulous Fig in Medford!  We then headed over to Historic Smithville Park (info) in Eastampton for a picnic lunch and ~4 miles of hiking.


Hiking + Dining – Somerset & Morris Counties
Saturday March 5, 1pm
190 Lord Stirling Rd, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920

The 38th in our series started with a free, self-guided tour at The Raptor Trust (1390 White Bridge Rd, Millington, NJ 07946).  We then hiked ~5 miles at Lord Stirling Park Environmental Education Center (info, map) in Basking Ridge, and finished up with takeout from vegan, organic Fresh Press Juice Co. (Bernardsville Centre, 80 Morristown Rd, Bernardsville, NJ 07924).


Walking + Dining Ocean County
Saturday February 12, 1pm
Barnegat, Waretown, Manahawkin

The 37th in our series started with a walk on the Barnegat Branch Trail from Barnegat to Waretown (7 miles roundtrip), followed by takeout from all-vegan Living on The Veg (657 E Bay Ave. #3, Manahawkin, NJ 08050).


Hiking + Dining Middlesex County
Sunday January 16, 1pm
Thompson County Park & Conservation Area, Fir Dr, Monroe Township, NJ 08831

The 36th in our series started with a hike of ~4 miles at the Thompson County Park in Monroe Township (info, more trail info here, here, and here), followed by takeout from Taco Rito in Hightstown.


Hiking + Dining Burlington County
Sunday January 2, 1pm
Rancocas Nature Center, 794 Rancocas Rd, Westampton, NJ 08060

The 35th in our series (our 2nd annual New Year’s Day hike, postponed a day due to rain) started with a pre-hike picnic, with takeout from vegan-friendly Red Lion Diner in Southampton, or from home.  20 of us hiked ~2.5 miles each at the Rancocas Nature Center (info) and trails of the adjacent Rancocas State Park – north section.


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