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 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.