Vegan in NJ has started a Patreon page and we would love it if you could donate any amount you could. We will be working on setting up tiers as time goes on, but for right now, you will just get access to our feed, where we will be working through ideas and events we plan to host in the future. This will be a great place for you to have your voice heard about how we can make NJ the most vegan friendly place it can be!
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 one's a short one! Hope everyone has a safe and happy new year. Make sure to sign up for Veganuary, a free service that will help you in the first month of the year to get on your vegan path. They will send you emails to guide you along. There's many other websites out there that will help you become vegan and if you have any questions, as always, you can feel free to contact me and I will answer them or point you in the right direction the best I can! Here's to 2019 - may it be even more vegan than 2018 (<-- click that link to watch PBN's 2018 vegan film)!
Every second of the month is Animals First on the Second. If you've never heard of this, that's okay, now is a great time to start! We fast on the second of every month, mark an "x" inside a circle on our hands and the conversations will come to you. Learn more about what this all is and why this was started on the AFOTS website, including information on how to get started and participate.
On Friday, the New York City chapter of Anonymous for the Voiceless is hosting a Cube of Truth in Union Square Park. If you can't make that one, the Philadelphia chapter will be hosting a Cube of Truth outside City Hall on Sunday! Dress in all black, bring a fully charged laptop or tablet filled with the required footage (can be found in the description of both events and in any AV Facebook group).
Saturday, you can find NJ Animal Save Movement (a division of The Save Movement) in Marlboro at Godek's Livestock. They will be bearing witness and doing outreach at this farm that slaughters many animals, including rabbits, ducks, and llamas.
NJveg is a non-profit organization you can often find doing outreach at central NJ local markets and events, leafleting, or meeting up at a vegan friendly restaurant. On Sunday, you'll find them at Crust & Crumble for a lunch meetup!
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 email@example.com.
Vegan in NJ events scheduled (must be a member of the Facebook group to view private events):
Heart Beet Kitchen Meetup
Cafe Metro Meetup
Label V Day: a Vegan Market (coming soon!)
Vegan Pop Up Meetup in Asbury Park
Lady and the Shallot 5 Course Lunch (coming soon!)
Thank you to those who came here via the Try Vegan email blast! If you have no idea what I'm talking about, you can learn more about the Try Vegan empire via their meal delivery (use that link for a free meal!), their food truck, or their clothing line! They also now have an app in the App Store or on Google Play!