This Week in NJ

First and foremost, we would like to thank each and every one of you who took the time out this past weekend to attend our Vegan Dinner, Brunch, and Market at Avenue le Club. We hope you had as much as an amazing time as we did and we are definitely looking forward to working with Avenue in the future!

As for this weeks events, we start across the Hudson with Monday evening's The Burger Supremacy 2019. VSpot Organic will be hosting this event. New York City's fiercest plant-based burger competition includes 8+ plant-based burgers, in styles both gourmet and everyday. Come try them all and vote on your favorite.

Are you an entrepreneur? Interested in launching/running a restaurant? Tuesday brings us Conversations with Vegan Restaurateurs. Join VEGPRENEUR for an evening of networking and a panel with vegan restaurateurs running some of the hottest vegan spots in NYC. Networking begins at 6:30 and the panel will start at 7:00.

Wrapping up our trio of mid-week NYC events, Archstratus Books & Foods will be hosting a Sicilian Vegan Dinner on Thursday, March 28th. An evening of family-style food inspired by Nonna consisting of three courses. This event is NOT BYOB, but alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Advanced tickets can be purchased here.

We then head into the weekend with some help from Anonymous for the Voiceless. They will be hosting a Cube of Truth on Friday, March 29th. The event will be taking place at Veterans Memorial Park in Nyack, NY. The Cube of Truth is a peaceful static demonstration akin to an art performance. This demonstration operates in a structured manner that triggers curiosity and interest from the public; we attempt to lead bystanders to a vegan conclusion through a combination of local standard-practice animal exploitation footage and conversations with a value-based sales approach. Black upper clothing appropriate for the weather is essential, and please bring a fully charged laptop or tablet if you have one. Links for downloading materials can be found on the Facebook Event page. You can also see Tom Wramage's (organizer for New Brunswick and Jersey City chapters) guest blog about his experience with Anonymous for the Voiceless here.

Homemade Betty will have a Zero Waste Eco Friendly Class on Friday as well. In this class, you will learn how to make household products and learn more about living a Zero Waste life! Lessons include: dishwasher detergent, laundry detergent, cleaning sprays and so much more. Rebecca has been on a zero waste journey for over 10 years. With a family of 5 she is self taught in creating easy and healthy options for the whole household. Space is limited and tickets can be purchased here.

The Rutgers Veg Society will have a 7:00pm showing of Cowspiracy on Friday night in the Cook Student Center of the New Brunswick campus. Demosthenes Maratos, who is featured in the film, will also be in attendance.

A Positive Potluck will also take place Friday night. This event is presented by the George Street Co-Op in New Brunswick. The Co-op is a vegetarian space, so please bring only vegetarian or vegan foods that are pre-made. You may use the cafe oven to heat up your dish If needed. Please RSVP at least a day or two in advance if possible and bring something to serve at least 5-10 people.