This Week in NJ
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll add it to the page ASAP and include it in my weekly breakdown.
This entire week is Vegan Restaurant Week in Philly! Many restaurants across the city will have a pre fixe vegan menus. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Peace Advocacy Network, "a Philadelphia-based organization that supports people in their journey toward a peaceful, vegan lifestyle." (from the PVRW website) In addition, there is a launch party (and bake sale) on Monday at Tattooed Mom and Miss Rachel's Pantry is hosting a BBQ Night on Tuesday.
Wednesday, Seed to Sprout is hosting an "Endless Summer" cooking class in Avon. If you can't make this one, next Wednesday (the 26th), there will be another in Fair Haven. You must register to attend!
Thursday morning, Newark Animal Save is hosting another vigil/outreach at American Halal slaughterhouse. In addition to bearing witness, they will continue their outreach in the community surrounding American Halal in Newark.
Farm Critter Haven is hosting a gentle yoga flow on Saturday at their sanctuary location in Egg Harbor Township. If you cannot attend, please consider making a donation via their Facebook page. If you can attend, they recommend bringing a vegan lunch for after, where they will have a picnic on the grounds!
The BEAR Group, a NJ organization with a mission to protect the bears and educate residents, is hosting a protest for the bear hunt in Princeton on Saturday. As of right now, Governor Murphy has prevented hunters from going on state lands to hunt bears, but that does not prevent hunting on private, county, and federal land, which is where the majority of it all happens. Learn more by liking The BEAR Group's Facebook page.
College is back in session and that means that the New Brunswick chapter of Anonymous for the Voiceless is back in action! They will be on Rutgers' College Ave Campus for a Cube of Truth on Saturday night. Join the Facebook group, read the rules, download the footage, wear all black, and show up to make your voice heard!
NJveg has a few events on Saturday. They will be in Somerset at Colonial Park for the Franklin Day Festival to provide literature and educate on the benefits of a plant based diet and how it can save lives, protect the environment, and improve health. They will also be at the Annual Family Health Fair in Ewing at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, where the will be holding a workshop at noon for those interested in plant based eating. In Jackson, there is a members only potluck happening as well! Keep tabs by signing up for their mailing list or checking out their events page. If you’re interested in joining NJveg’s outreach team, please contact them at email@example.com or 609-557-7077.
Every Sunday, the Jersey Shore chapter of Food Not Bombs will be feeding those in need at the Asbury Park Train Station between 4:00 and 5:00. If you want to donate something, contact them via their Facebook page or by emailing them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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