This Week in NJ

'Tis the season to be vegan! Edision Veganfest will take place this Saturday, the 15th. This 3rd Annual event celebrates plant-based living, with food samples, cruelty-free vendors, speakers, and chef demonstrations. There will be 100+ vendors, food trucks, cooking demos, free samples, and more! You can look forward to seeing vendors like CornKrush, CORN + RIND, Caribreeze Vegan Delight, Untamed Hearts Jewelry, Freakin Vegan (of course!), Vegan Shawarma and more! Parking is free and tickets are available here or at the door.

After the VeganFest, put your party hat on for the After Party with Honey LaBronx, the Vegan Drag Queen! The afterparty stars at 7:00 at the Court Tavern in New Brunswick. There is a $20 suggested donation at the door, but they will take whatever you can spare! Proceeds will benefit Triangle Vegfest.

Anonymous for the Voiceless's Cube of Truth is a peaceful static demonstration akin to an art performance. A demonstration will be held Saturday in Montclair, as a one off from the Jersey City chapter. 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. 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.

On Sunday, June 16th, 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.

Finally, the Jersey Shore chapter of Food Not Bombs will be feeding those in need at the Asbury Park Train Station between 5:00 and 6:00. If you want to donate something, contact them via their Facebook page or by emailing them at jerseyshorefoodnotbombs@yahoo.com. The Jersey City chapter meets at the Journal Square plaza at noon every Sunday. For donations, contact them via their Facebook page or at foodnotbombsjc@gmail.com.

Vegan in NJ events scheduled (*must be a member of the Facebook group to view private events):

6/26 Volunteer Day at Skylands*

7/7 Tacoria Meetup in New Brunswick*

7/13 Atlantic City Vegan Food Festival - we'll be at the Skylands table!

7/20