This Week in NJ

Y'all.

It's hot.

Here are some activities to cool you down.

Our Turkish brunch, prepared by The Baklava Lady will happen Sunday. For more information, or to purchase tickets, please see our Facebook Page. Ticket sales end on Friday.

The 2019 Animal Rights National Confrence will take place this week in Alexandria, VA. With more than 100 speakers on 80+ panels, representing more than 100 vegan companies and organizations, #AR2019 is the place to be whether you are new to the scene or looking to supersize your activism! The conference offers a variety of educational and networking opportunities including activist support workshops, group discussions, 100+ exhibits, film screenings, and so much more. Tickets can be obtained here.

Newark's first annual Urban VegFest will happen on Saturday, the 27th. Come and experience the#TheBeautyOfNewark from 12 pm - 5 pm, at Military Park, 51 Park Place, in downtown Newark. Join them as they bridge the gap on the information being shared on Food/ Health Education, Whole-Body Wellness, Prevention Awareness and Environmental Sustainability in the city.This free vegan food festival is a celebration of urban culture and healthy living by way of a plant based lifestyle. It will have the very best of everything vegan, wfpb & raw from in and around the city. Newark Urban VegFest will have something for everyone to enjoy: craft & food vendors, medical, health + wellness professionals, and a children’s area with carousel and fun activities planned throughout the day. Bring your family and friends, vegan & vegan-curious to enjoy music, guided meditation, yoga & fitness workouts, live panels with Q&A and so much more!! You can RSVP 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 Saturday on Long Island. 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 Long Island chapter.

Urban Veg Summer comes after the huge success of Urban Veg Philly. Join them July 28, 2019 at the Historic Belmont mansion 2000 Belmont Mansion Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19131. Urban Veg Summer (a vegan food + juice event) will be feature a bigger vegan market place, the biggest variety of vegan food and dessert vendors, more speakers, cooking demos and live music. Free food samples will be available to all attendees. All attendees will be able to vote for their favorite vegan food vendor (People choice winner) and a panel of judges will award best of show winner. This will be the second of three Urban Veg events slated for 2019.

On Sunday, there will also be a protest against the SeaQuest Woodbridge facility slated to open in the fall. More information on the protest can be found here.

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