This Week in NJ
We here at Vegan in NJ will be hosting a meet up at Tacoria in New Brunswick on Sunday. This is a private event limited to members of the Vegan in NJ Facebook group. Please consider joining our group (if you haven't already!) for more info on this and more meet up events.
On Tuesday, please keep Animals First on the Second in mind. This is not an event to attend; rather a monthly day of reflection and remembrance. Each day, millions of farm animals are starved on their way to slaughter. On the second day of every month, fasting is encouraged in protest of the treatment of these sentient beings. Join us as we amplify the voices of the billions of farmed animals suffering around the world. You can find more information about this campaign here.
There will be a protest against geese being killed in Washington Township on Saturday. Last week, fifteen Canada geese, including growing adolescents, were rounded up and gassed by the Meadows at Washington Township condominiums. Join local residents in protest of this practice. More information can be found here.
For those in, or headed to New York this weekend, a Vegan Shop-Up will be taking place at Brooklyn’s vegan bar, Pine Box Rock Shop. Discover the best locally made, vegan foods, goods, and more at NYC’s all vegan pop-up market! Don't forget to BYO to-go containers and shopping bags to cut the waste! Scheduled vendors include The Baklava Lady, Freakin' Vegan, Fanciful Fox, and Seitan's Helper!
Meanwhile, across the western border of Jersey, there will be a Block Party for the Planet in Philadelphia. Hosted by the vegan duo, Meet the Dockett's, the event will feature many vendors, speakers, music and fun! The Dockett's will be giving away free food for children for as long as supplies last and vendors are encouraged to feed children for free.
The Tiny Greenhouse Pop-Up Market will take place Saturday and Sunday in Brick from 10am to 2pm.
This is a weekly, eco-friendly market featuring local artisans. More information can be found here.
Anonymous for the Voiceless's Cube of Truth is a peaceful static demonstration akin to an art performance. A demonstration will be taking place on Sunday 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 for the Jersey City chapter.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The Jersey City chapter meets at the Journal Square plaza at noon every Sunday. For donations, contact them via their Facebook page or at email@example.com.
Vegan in NJ events scheduled (*must be a member of the Facebook group to view private events):
7/13 Atlantic City Vegan Food Festival - we'll be at the Skylands table!
7/20 Volunteer Day at Skylands*
7/28 The Baklava Lady, a Brunch Party
8/10 Volunteer Day at Skylands*
Vegan in NJ is raising money through Crowdrise for Skylands Animal Sanctuary. We also have some new team members that can be found on our Crowdrise. If you are interested in signing up for the NJ VegFest Atlantic City Vegan Food Festival 5k and donating/joining our team to fundraise, please send me an email for your discount code for the race and proof of donation/team sign up! Proceeds from our apparel, which are available with our official design (thanks Lisette!) are available on Teechip!
If you are hosting an event or know of an event happening that you do not see on our events page, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll add it to the page ASAP and include it in my weekly breakdown.
We have started a Patreon page and we would love it if you could donate any amount you could. We will be working on setting up the tiers with more as time goes on, but for right now, you will get access to our feed, where we will be working through ideas and events we plan to host in the future, early blog posts, discount codes for events, and random merch an whatever we've got that we can send you! This will be a great place for you to have your voice heard about how we can make NJ the most vegan friendly place it can be. Proceeds from our Patreon will be going to maintain the website, brand, and afford us to be able to hire on more awesome vegans to help us on our journey to make NJ a vegan wonderland!
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