Calendar of Events

 VSSJ FREE LECTURE SERIES – Dr Jim Ronga, Splash Into Summer

Wednesday June 27, 6:30pm
Margaret E. Heggan Library, 606 Delsea Dr, Sewell, NJ 08080

  • Subject:  “Splash Into Summer”
  • Summary:  Jim Ronga, DC, chiropractic health-care practitioner, will speak about a Plant-Based Diet, Seasonal Exercises, Healthy Hydration, and “Cool” Lifestyle Recommendations.
  • Presenter:  Dr. Ronga practices at the Haddonfield Chiropractic Center in Cherry Hill NJ and is an adjunct professor at Peirce College in Philadelphia and at Rowan University.  He has a long association with VSSJ.

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This event is FREE and open to the public, so invite a friend!
FREE vegetarian starter kits, recipes, and literature!
Advance online or phone (856-589-3334) registration is required by the library.

Potluck Picnic & Hike (optional)

Saturday June 30, 3pm
Long Bridge Park, Pavilion 3, Deacon Rd & Mt Holly Bypass (Rt 541), Hainesport, NJ 08036
Join us for our annual family-friendly potluck picnic at this Burlington County park, which is woodsy and has several miles of nice hiking trails.  We’ll have a covered pavilion (with an adjacent playground), so this event is rain or shine.  An optional hike follows. Potluck and Picnic Guidelines click here

Vegan Pop up Shop

 Sun, July 1, 2018 10am – 5pm                                                                                                                                     Asbury Park Convention Hall, 1300 Ocean Avenue Asbury Park, NJ  details

Kick off your holiday weekend at the shore with 50+ vegan vendors and good times!

To learn more about  joining VSSJ’s outreach/tabling team
Email: njvegetarians@gmail.com  Call: to leave a voicemail or text (856) 315-1240

Dinner Out Norma’s Mediterranean Restaurant

Friday July 6th, 6:30pm  995 Route 70 East, Barclay Farms Shopping Center, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034   Menu

Reservations must be placed with VSSJ directly (not with the restaurant), by July 5th  by sending an E-mail to: thevssj@gmail.com or text 856-287-4609. Out of fairness to the restaurant, cancellations are requested at least 24 hours in advance.  Please plan to pay in cash.  When we dine at non-vegetarian restaurants, only vegetarian dishes may be ordered.

Atlantic City Vegan Food Festival

 Saturday July 14th  11am-7pm                                                                                                                                    Showboat Hotel, 801 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ  details

Great speakers, live music, over 200 vendors, cooking demos, & more!
We will be attending this fantastic event. Visit our table for great information and a FREE bag of goodies for new members, membership extensions, renewals & volunteers. We Love our members – show us your membership card for a free gift! Test your skills with our Name The Bean or Grain contest for a chance to win a prize! Bring the kids so they can play name the Fruit or Vegetable game – every kid gets a prize!

Would you like to carpool or volunteer?  Email: njvegetarians@gmail.com or Call or Text: (856) 315-1240.
For a list of our sponsors for our Goody bags click here

Monthly VEG UP

July 22, 4pm
Mom’s Organic Market, Cherry Hill NJ
Topic: “‘You’re What?”
Reactions to Revealing You’ve Gone Veg

From the inquisitive questioner to the ardent critic, we’ve heard it all.
We’ll discuss the many reactions vegetarians/vegans are met with when they
tell people they are veg, and how best to deal with detractors.
Everyone is welcome: vegetarian, vegan, or veg-curious.
Muffins, tea, and coffee provided.
Advanced sign ups are required by noon on July 21.

Text or call Janet 856-287-4609 or email thevssj@gmail.com.

Dinner Out The Greenplate Restaurant

Friday August 3rd, 6:30pm  202 Route 130 N Suite 5A,  Cinnaminson, NJ  856-735-5468  Menu

Reservations must be placed with VSSJ directly (not with the restaurant), by August 2nd by sending an E-mail to: thevssj@gmail.com or text 856-287-4609. Out of fairness to the restaurant, cancellations are requested at least 24 hours in advance.  Please plan to pay in cash.  When we dine at non-vegetarian restaurants, only vegetarian dishes may be ordered.

Sunday, Aug 19th 4pm

Mom’s Organic Market

1631 Kings Hwy N. Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

Title: Spice Up Your Cooking!
Description: Learn how to flavor your food the whole foods plant based way! We will be taking a journey from the shores of Italy to the Indian spice markets to learn how spices from different cuisines can compliment vegan dishes and make plant based food shine.  Learn how you can incorporate flavors from over 4 different cultures. Everyone from beginners to spice aficionados are welcome!

Potluck Picnic & Hike (optional)

Saturday September 1, 2 pm
Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton, NJ 08060
Pavilion 3, at the Smith’s Woods area, 39 East Railroad Ave
Note:  Smithville Rd is closed north of this section of the park.  See for a map of the closure.
Join us for our annual family-friendly potluck picnic at this Burlington County park, which is woodsy, has several miles of nice hiking trails, an adjacent playground, a canoe & kayak launch area, and historic buildings.  We’ll have a covered pavilion, so this event is rain or shine.  An optional hike follows.  Potluck and Picnic Guidelines click here.

 

4th Annual Millville Vegstock

Saturday September 29, 11am-4pm

400-500 blocks of N High St (Glasstown Arts District), Millville, NJ 08332

Hosted by Wildflower Vegan Cafe, 501 N High St | wildflowervegan.com | 856-265-7955
Details to come

To learn more about  joining VSSJ’s outreach/tabling team
Email: njvegetarians@gmail.com  Call: to leave a voicemail or text (856) 315-1240

Voorhees Animal Orphanage Woofstock

Saturday September 29, 11am-4pm

We will be sponsoring this event – if we have enough volunteers  we will also set up a literature table.                      John Connolly Park, Voorhees, NJ 08043 details

To learn more about  joining VSSJ’s outreach/tabling team
Email: njvegetarians@gmail.com  Call: to leave a voicemail or text (856) 315-1240

The Country Living Fair at Batsto Village

Sunday October 14, 10am-4pm 
Batsto Village & Wharton State Forest 31 Batsto Rd Hammonton, NJ  details

VSSJ will be selling healthy vegan food!  Volunteers needed!                                                                                To learn more about  joining VSSJ’s outreach/tabling team
Email: njvegetarians@gmail.com  Call: to leave a voicemail or text (856) 315-1240

Animal Protection League of New Jersey (APLNJ)3rd Annual Ride for the Animals

Saturday October 20, 10am-1pm
Allaire State Park, 4625 Atlantic Ave, Wall, NJ
VSSJ is a sponsor of this fundraising event!
Details to come

Member Appreciation Dinner

Saturday October 20, 6:30pm
Medford Friends Meeting House, 14 Union St, Medford, NJ 08055
Details coming
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for food preparation, setup, and cleanup.
Email: njvegetarians@gmail.com  Call: to leave a voicemail or text (856) 315-1240

Sustainable Cherry Hill Food Day

Saturday October 27, 11am-3pm
McNaughton’s Garden Center, 351 Kresson Rd, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

To learn more about  joining VSSJ’s outreach/tabling team
Email: njvegetarians@gmail.com  Call: to leave a voicemail or text (856) 315-1240

Annual Thanksgiving Potluck

Sunday November 11, 3:00pm
Moorestown Community House, 16 E Main St, Moorestown, NJ 08057 |
Join us for our annual Thanksgiving potluck.
Please note:  space is limited, so an RSVP is required.  Also, the kitchenette (with microwave & sink) is no longer available.  Volunteers: Please arrive at 2:15 to help set up.  Potluck and Picnic Guidelines click here.

Holiday Potluck and Cookie Contest

Saturday December 8th, 6:30pm                                                                                                                              Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 61 East Rt 70, Marlton NJ 08053.
The Cookie Contest is optional.  If you are participating, please bring 2 dozen cookies and your recipe or ingredient list. The contest winner will receive a Whole Foods gift certificate!  Potluck and Picnic Guidelines click here.

To Volunteer – Email: njvegetarians@gmail.com  Call: to leave a voicemail or text (856) 315-1240

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