This Week in NJ

On Thursday, 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.

Newark Animal Save will be holding a peaceful protest this Thursday at American Halal Meats in Newark. More information can be found here.

NJVeg will be hosting a lunch meetup at Properly Fueled on Saturday. Space is very limited. An RSVP is required by January 2 to,, or 609. 557.7077 (text or vmail).

Free All Captive Elephants (FACE) will hold a Saturday vigil at the statue of Lucy the Elephant located in Margate. Join them in solidarity with organizations and individuals around the world to remember the Elephants who suffered and died in captivity during 2019. Senator Raymond Lesniak will be speaking on behalf of Lesniak Institute for American Leadership.

On Saturday, a local grassroots group of caring animal rights activists will be protesting to stop SeaQuest from continuing to operate at Woodbridge Mall Center in Woodbridge. Signups and more info can be found on the event page.

Finally, the Jersey Shore chapter of Food Not Bombs will be feeding those in need at the Asbury Park Train Station between 3:00 and 4:00. If you want to donate something, contact them via their Facebook page or by emailing them at The Jersey City chapter meets at the Journal Square plaza at noon every Sunday. For donations, contact them via their Facebook page or at

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

1/18 Vegan in NJ volunteer day at Skylands*

1/19 An Ethical Artisan Market

1/25 The Roman Gourmet Meetup in Maplewood

3/29 A Vegan Weekend With Avenue: Sunday Market