This Week in NJ

Hey! It's Valentine's Week! So jump on in to these LOVELY events!

The Old Bridge Town Council will meet this Monday and there will be speakers against the opening of Safari Stan's Per Center. Please attend the town council meeting and show your support for an ordinance banning the retail sale of dogs and cats. If you wish to speak, you must sign your name on the list at the front table before the public comments portion. You are allowed 5 minutes and can say something as simple as, "I support an ordinance banning the retail sale of dogs and cats." If you don't wish to speak, you can show your support by applauding for those who do.

On Tuesday, join PETA outside the Westminster Dog Show daytime judging event to remind attendees that breeders kill shelter dogs chances to find a loving home. Posters and pamphlets will be provided. There will nalson be signs showing the painful physical deformities like that many purebred dogs are forced to live with because of breeders and the AKC.

New Jersey Climate Save Movement will be hosting a free screening of "A Plastic Ocean" Thursday. The screening is open to the public, but registration will be required because seating is limited. Please arrive by 5:45pm; movie will start at 6:00pm. Light refreshments and snacks will be provided. Bring a reusable bottle and bowl for snacks if you have one. We will try to be as zero waste and plastic free as possible.

Viva Vegan with Evangelina's Vegan Desserts will host their Galentine's Day on Thursday . Bring your best girlfriends and learn how to bake a vegan dark chocolate and red wine cupcake. Then you will decorate your cupcakes for your bestie, trade off and enjoy!

On Friday, join NYC Animal Save Movement at their second Valentine's Day Vigil at New Lees Poultry Market. This is a day to bring love and peace to those trapped at New Lees, and not look away from their suffering.

Thank Goodness It's Vegan will host a Valentine's Buffet on Friday. The menu will include 100% plant-based comfort food from appetizers to desserts. BYOB. More infomation can be found here.

There will be a silent demonstration/vigil on Friday evening at Grand Central Station hosted by New York Climate Save and V For Veganism. Participants will silently demonstrate in solidarity with silenced voices around the globe with a message of love for non-humans and humans alike as well as love for Mother Earth.

Tivoni Kitchen & Bakery is planning a romantic Valentine's Day dinner special menu this year. Price is $23/person and meal will include all vegan soup, salad, entree and dessert.

Looking for a healthy choice for Valentine’s Day? Join Arnold’s Way Cafe for a spectacular Raw Vegan Gourmet Dinner! Tickets and info are available here.

On Friday, gather for Chef Nana Amma’s Valentine dinner event serving a 3 course vegan Ghanaian menu featuring award winning Peanut Butter Soup. The location is private and revealed to attendees on the morning of the event day. A pass is required and seating is limited to 20