This Week in NJ

A huge congratulations is going out to from us here at Vegan in NJ to Lady and the Shallot in Lawrenceville, who are celebrating their first anniversary! They will be celebrating in style and more information can be found on their Facebook event page.

Our own monthly volunteer day at Skylands Animal Sanctuary will take place on Saturday. We are full with volunteers, but be sure to join our private Facebook group, Instagram, and this blog so you get a heads up at the next one!

The 9th Annual NYC Vegetarian Food Festival will take place Saturday and Sunday the 18th and 19th. Scheduled are speakers, cooking demos, kids activities and more. The festival will be a showcase of 100% vegan innovation, with revolutionary plant-based food, products and fun for kids and adults alike. Attendees will enjoy free food samples as well as meals for sale.

Anonymous for the Voiceless's Cube of Truth is a peaceful static demonstration akin to an art performance. Two demonstrations will be held Saturday. There will be one in Bucks County, PA and another in Jersey City. These demonstrations operate 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. Masks, signs, and outreach literature are provided. Black upper clothing appropriate for the weather is essential, and please bring a fully charged laptop or tablet if you have one. Interested volunteers should join this Facebook group.

NJveg will answer questions and provide free literature on the benefits of a plant-based diet at Pennington Day on Saturday. They 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. They 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 them at njveg.org@gmail.com or 609-557-7077.

If you missed the last VGN MKT in Brooklyn, another one will happen this Sunday. Vegan Market At Market Hotel is a monthly indoor pop up market with some of the area's best vegan vendors. There is plenty of food but also apparel, bath & body products, and cosmetics. All of the vendors are 100% vegan all of the time. They are an all ages event with a full bar for those 21+. As always, admission is free.

On Sunday, May 19th, Chilis on Wheels will be providing plant based meals to those in need in the New Brunswick area. These meals are provided every third Sunday of the month. They are also looking for volunteers to help and can be contacted at newbrunswick@chilisonwheels.org.

God's Creatures Ministry will be hosting a Spring for Life Dinner on Sunday evening. More info can be found on their event page and also here.