This Week in NJ

**Our next volunteer day at Skylands Sanctuary is this Saturday! For the volunteer/waitlist, check out the event page. These events are private to our Facebook group, so make sure you're a member to view! Be sure to check the calendar and blog regularly for more Volunteer Days!**

Cecilia Basbus will host a Lebanese Cooking class this Friday in NYC. Space is limited and advance ticket purchase is required.

Join New Jersey Climate Save Movement and the Princeton Health Integration Center for a private screening of H.O.P.E., a life changing documentary that reveals the effects of the typical western diet on our health, the environment, and animals, featuring the legendary Jane Goodall, Dr. T. Colin Campbell, and Dr. Caldwell. Following the screening, there will be Q&A session over a delicious fully vegan, gluten free, and organic lunch. Host, Dr. Van Beveren, is a holistic nutritional biochemist who has been in practice for over 40 years, helping thousands heal themselves with plant-based lifestyles. New Jersey Climate Save Movement, will also be there to answer questions. Admission is $20 cash; paid at the door. Please RSVP through the Meetup Link at the bottom of the event page.

On Saturday, treat yourself to High Tea at the historic Pruyn House (207 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham, NY) Drink tasty tea from DiviniTea and enjoy delicious tea sandwiches, treats, and desserts! Bring your favorite tea cup to use and be entered to win a door prize for showing off your sustainable practices. Tickets are $25 for Public, $20 for CRVN Members.

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 jerseyshorefoodnotbombs@yahoo.com. The Jersey City chapter meets at the Journal Square plaza at noon every Sunday. For donations, contact them via their Facebook page or at foodnotbombsjc@gmail.com.

Actions Aligned will be holding their first meeting this Saturday in New Brunswick. More information can be found here.

Vegan Activist Alliance will hold a demonstration this Sunday in NYC. Exact times and locations will be announced closer to the date. If you’ve attended an AV Cube of Truth in the past, this event will be similar to that but we will not have people holding the TVs or wearing masks. Our main focus is the outreach. Our TVs will be mounted on a table so bystanders can get a good look at how animals are slaughtered for food, entertainment, clothing, and experimentation.

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 cherise@veganinnj.com and it will get added to the calendar ASAP and included in our weekly breakdown.

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

3/1 Volunteer day at Skylands*

3/21 Volunteer day at Skylands*

3/29 A Vegan Weekend With Avenue: Sunday Market

4/19 Gourmet Vegan Lunch at Lady and the Shallot (with NJveg)

4/25-26 Earth Day Potluck + Clean Up (with NJ Climate Save)

4/25 Vegan Meetup at Jammin for Jaclyn

We are moving all of our meetups over to Meetup.com because it's so much easier for us to manage. We know we've been slacking in the recent past on hosting meetups, but it's about to get real. Meetup charges a fee to create a group, therefore we are charging a membership fee (only $10/year) to join our group. There is a 30 day free trial, but then you will be charged $10 after that for a year. We will be using any additional money to create more meetups, compensate the hosts for their time (since we plan to do so many more) and purchase items for special meetups, potlucks, whatever. It's gonna get bigger and better! We will still be posting the events here (so you know what we're up to), but they will all require an RSVP in our Meetup Group to attend.

We have added a 'support us' page, so if you're able to help us out, please check there. We appreciate anything you can do!

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