** Our next Volunteer Day at Skylands Animal Sanctuary will take place this Saturday. While the Volunteer list is full, please feel free to join the waitlist (must be in Facebook group to view) and keep and eye on this blog and the Facebook Group for more dates! **
** Our first ever Ethical Artisan Market will take place this Sunday at The Downtown in Red Bank! here will be artists, photographers, and other creatives displaying their art for purchase. ALL vendors are vegan! **
Anonymous for the Voiceless's Cube of Truth is a peaceful static demonstration akin to an art performance. This demonstration operates in a structured manner that triggers curiosity and interest from the public; AV attempts 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. Two cubes will take place this week. The first cube is Wednesday in Rutherford and the second will be Friday in NYC. 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 Rutherford and this group for NYC.
Lakewood NJ Chicken Save will be holding their second meeting this Thursday. The goal is to bring awareness to the cruel practices of the Kapros season and have the town step up and enfore the laws that are already in place.
A Prayer for Compassion is the beautiful and powerful new film about the intersection of compassionate living and spirituality. Directed by Student Academy Award winner Thomas Jackson and produced by longtime vegan author and Main Street Vegan podcaster, Victoria Moran, this film asks people who identify as religious or spiritual, "Does what we eat matter to God?" There will be a free showing of this movie with an optional dinner (tickets required). Doors are at 6:15 and dinner will start at 6:30pm. Enjoy a delicious catered vegan and gluten-free dinner featuring crispy thin cut eggplant topped with homemade marinara sauce, vegan parmesan, homemade mozzarella and fresh parsley served over gluten free spaghetti pasta. Following dinner (7:15pm) there will be a guest speaker-Jeffrey Spitz Cohan from Jewish Veg and then the movie will begin at 8:00pm. There is a small kids play area upstairs for families who want to bring a caregiver and their young children. For more information and to purchase dinner tickets, click here.
The 4th Annual Party 4 Peace: A benefit for Jersey City Anti-Violence Coalition Movement, will take place on Satruday. More information can be found here.
Vegan Market At Market Hotel is a monthly indoor pop up market with some of the area's best vegan vendors. The next pop-up will be this Sunday. There is plenty of food but also apparel, bath & body products, and cosmetics. All vendors are 100% vegan all of the time not just vegan for the day.
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 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):
4/19 Gourmet Vegan Lunch at Lady and the Shallot (with NJveg)
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 Cherise at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll add it to the page ASAP and include it in our weekly breakdown.
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