This Week in NJ

****Our next volunteer day at Skylands will take place this Saturday. While this volunteer list is full, keep an eye out for future dates, including one on 11/30! Must be a member of our Facebook group to view.****

Vegan Tours NY will be hosting a Thanksliving Dinner Tuesday in Brooklyn. Join us for a family style dinner featuring veganized versions of Thanksgiving favorites such as green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, and pie. Tickets are available here.

Join Brooklyn-Queens Animal Save and Long Island Animal Save as they join forces the Saturday before Thanksgiving, for a vigil/peaceful protest at Miloski’s Poultry Farm in Calverton, NY. The goals is to gather to offer a compassionate presence for the victims killed on site at the farm, for the customers and for the community. Thanksgiving is a time of year where upwards of 45 million turkeys are needlessly killed in the name of tradition. They will conduct outreach and help to educate everyone about the plight of these social and loving beings who are commodified. They would like to take the opportunity to help enlighten others how Thanksgiving should and can be celebrated with compassion and peace.

Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary has two wonderful reasons to celebrate this year! In addition to their exciting annual Thanksgiving Celebration for their Turkeys, they are debuting their new location! They would love it if you could join them in celebrating and honoring their special turkeys with their very own scrumptious feast. You will also be able to enjoy a tour of the new sanctuary and complimentary delicious vegan food. The event is free! Donations are always appreciated and will help SHFS continue to provide a better future for abused and neglected farmed animals. If you happen to have any leftover un-carved pumpkins our residents would love to take them off your hands, pumpkins are one of their favorite treats!

Join NJveg for Saturday lunch at Kaya's Kitchen, and an optional stroll on the boardwalk! An RSVP is required by 11/21 to,, or 609-557-7077 (text/voice).

Catskill Animal Sanctuary will be hosting a class in preparing a vegan Thanksgiving feast that will fill your bellies and warm your hearts. In this special 3-hour class, taught by Chef Sara, you’ll learn how to prepare some of Sara’s favorite classic holiday dishes, all of them delicious, compassionate, and a joy to make. At the end of class, we’ll enjoy a beautiful meal together - complete with local vegan wine - in the Homestead dining room. As a bonus, arrive at 12:00 for a private visit with some of the Sanctuary’s friendly, curious turkeys. Join us for a wonderful class you’ll never forget! Tickets are available here.

Party Animals Catering will be hosting a Thanksliving Dinner on Saturday night. More information can be found here.