Go to the main content Menu
Back
Vegandale
Things To Do
Kayla Pasko Kayla Pasko

Vegan Events Happening This Summer, Fall, and Winter in NYC

Celebrate all things vegan at these festivals and pop-up events taking place across NYC and the tri-state area!

We are pleased to announce that as restrictions begin to lift throughout NYC, vegan events are also making a comeback. Plan a self-care weekend by stopping by a pop-up shop for sustainable products and delicious vegan eats, or gather a group of friends to attend a festival complete with live music, plant-based food, games, and more! Here are eight vegan events happening this summer, fall, and winter in NYC and the Tri-State area.

Black VegFest PULL UP

Brooklyn, NY

Founded by vegan activist Omowale Adewale, Black VegFest PULL UP will make its annual debut in Brooklyn on August 14 from 12-5pm. The one-day event will focus on Black liberation, animal welfare, and health and wellness, as well as environmental stewardship. The festival features vegan bites from Black-owned businesses such as Shakti Wellness Bar, Veggie Grub, High Vibrations Juice Bar, Kelewele, and more. Beginning on August 2, guests will also have the option to pre-order their meals ahead of the event by visiting blackvegfest.org. The event location is TBD.

Vegan Grill N Chill

Baldwin, NY

Get your vegan groove on at this year’s Vegan Grill N Chill, set to take place on Saturday, August 21 from 2-9pm in Baldwin, NY. The theme for this year’s outdoor festivities is “Hip Hop Hippy Vibes,” with the objective to create a fun atmosphere that promotes health and wellness through eco-friendly, plant-based food options. The event will also feature exhibition booths from local Black-owned businesses, as well as music from local NYC DJs, games, and entertainment. Those who wish to attend can purchase tickets on the festival website, vegangrillnchill.com. The event location will be sent after tickets are purchased.

Vegandale

Randall’s Island, NY

Named after the iconic city block that’s dedicated to all things vegan in Downtown Toronto, Vegandale is bringing the plant-based fun to NYC through their annual event in Randall’s Island Park. The festival will take place on Saturday, September 25 from 11am-7pm, and features plant-based eats from both local and nationwide vendors such as NoDoh Brand, Oh My Cod Vegan Seafood, These Wingz, Eggloo, and Terms of Endearment, to name a few. Guests can purchase tickets by visiting vegandalefest.com.

New Jersey Vegan Food Festival

Secaucus, NJ

This two-day event celebrates the plant-based lifestyle with vegan meals from local chefs, vegan products, eco-conscious fashion, live music, and chill vibes. The New Jersey Vegan Food Festival will take place on Saturday, November 13 and Sunday, November 14 from 11am-5pm at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, NJ. Tickets can be purchased by visiting eventbrite.com.

Long Island Vegan Pop Up

Long Island, NY

Looking for something to do on a Sunday afternoon? Long Island Vegan Pop Up has you covered! The 100% plant-based marketplace hosts bi-weekly pop-ups throughout Long Island, and features over 25 vendors, such as Vodega NYC, VeganShopCo, The Waffle Chic, and JuicyLivin’. The next pop-up event is set to take place on Sunday, August 8 from 2-6pm at 3434 Hempstead Turnpike, and admission is free of charge.

A Harvest Celebration: Vegan Pop Up Dinner

Long Branch, NJ

On August 4, Chef Darren will present a vegan pop-up dinner complete with live music, a cooking demo, and party favors. The three-course menu features local and seasonal items from Two River Mushrooms, such as collard green egg rolls with sweet chili remoulade, oyster mushroom po’boys with fries, and desserts by Mollie Mack Vegan Cakery. Guests will also receive a complimentary beet cocktail with their meal. Get your tickets by visiting eventbrite.com.

It’s Time to Boss Up Pop Up Shop

Bronx, NY

If spending the day shopping for crystals and art while eating delicious vegan food is your jam, then stop by the It’s Time to Boss Up Pop Up Shop on Friday, August 6 from 5:30-9:30pm. The event will be located inside Mottley Kitchen in the Bronx, and each $20 ticket includes a complimentary mimosa and fruit kebab to enjoy as you shop. In addition to crystals, art, and vegan eats, the pop-up also features a variety of herbs, poetry, and skincare products from local vendors, as well as a DJ and photographer.

Plant-Based World Conference & Expo

New York, NY

Are you a vegan business owner interested in learning more about how plant-based products are developed, sourced, and distributed? Then you’ve come to the right place! The Plant-Based World Conference & Expo is scheduled to run from December 9-10 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in NYC. Exhibitors will include popular brands like Beyond Meat, Daiya Foods, Fat Badger Bakery, and Follow Your Heart. For more information on the event, visit plantbasedworldexpo.com.

Photo credit: Vegandale

Kayla Pasko

@kaylapasko

Kayla, a Midwest girl living in NYC, is a writer with a background in media sales. When she’s not scoping out trendy vegan spots, she’s usually taking a yoga class, shopping at Trader Joe’s, or catching a Packers game.

Articles by Kayla

More from VegOut

See the article freebirds world burrito adds vegan chorizo to menu

Freebirds World Burrito Adds Vegan Chorizo to Menu

Abbot’s Butcher’s plant-based chorizo and Siete Family Foods’ grain-free tortillas are now available at all Freebirds locations.

Cayla White
Abbot's Butcher
News
See the article starbucks launches ready-to-drink oat milk frappuccinos

Starbucks Launches Ready-to-Drink Oat Milk Frappuccinos

The bottled Frappuccinos are available in two new flavors and will be rolling out at retailers over the course of 2022.

Cayla White
Starbucks
News
See the article the best body lotions for dry winter skin

The Best Body Lotions for Dry Winter Skin

Harsh winter weather calls for luxurious lotions!

Tammie Ortlieb Tammie Ortlieb
Lush
Fashion & Beauty
See the article an interview with afi’s davey havok

An Interview with AFI’s Davey Havok

Lead singer of punk rock band AFI, Davey Havok is no stranger to veganism—having been vegan for over two decades. As part of the straight edge community in the 90s, he was heavily influenced by its members who also abstained from the use of animal products. In 2021, AFI released their new album, Bodies. We chatted with Havok to learn more about his music career and vegan lifestyle.

Maggie Ortlieb Maggie Ortlieb
Davey Havok
Interviews
See the article store-bought vegan super bowl party snacks

Store-Bought Vegan Super Bowl Party Snacks

These plant-based snacks are perfect for your game-day celebration!

Anja Grommons Anja Grommons
StarLite
Food & Drink
See the article panda express is testing two beyond beef dishes in pasadena starting today

Panda Express Is Testing Two Beyond Beef Dishes in Pasadena Starting Today

Panda Express is veganizing more American Chinese classics!

Allie Mitchell Allie Mitchell
Panda Express Beyond Beef
News Los Angeles
See the article plnt burger’s 10th location opens in new york city

PLNT Burger’s 10th Location Opens in New York City

This all-vegan burger spot has expanded to NYC’s Union Square.

Kayla Pasko
PLNT Burger
News New York
See the article la’s pizzanista launches joan jett heart-shaped vegan pizza

LA’s Pizzanista Launches Joan Jett Heart-Shaped Vegan Pizza

LA’s Pizzanista has collaborated with Miyoko’s Creamery and PETA to honor rock legend and animal rights activist Joan Jett with a limited-edition heart-shaped pizza in a Joan Jett-decorated box.

Cayla White
Pizzanista
News Los Angeles
See the article pret a manger launches vegan meatball wrap in us

Pret a Manger Launches Vegan Meatball Wrap in US

The vegan meatball wrap is the first meat alternative option offered by the brand in the US.

Cayla White
Pret a Manger
News
See the article la’s taco vega is permanently closing

LA’s Taco Vega Is Permanently Closing

The popular LA-based vegan restaurant will be closing its doors on Wednesday, January 26 after one year of service.

Cayla White
Taco Vega
News Los Angeles
See the article add this must-try vegan protein powder to your post-workout shake

Add This Must-Try Vegan Protein Powder to Your Post-Workout Shake

We’re starting off 2022 on a fit note with this plant-based protein powder!

Kayla Pasko
TrueFit
Sponsored Food & Drink
See the article mcdonald’s expands mcplant test to 600 us locations

McDonald’s Expands McPlant Test to 600 US Locations

The vegan burger will be available in the San Francisco Bay and Dallas-Fort Worth areas beginning February 14 for a limited time.

Cayla White
McDonald's
News

Newsletter

We’ll keep you updated on new information,
upcoming events, and the best deals in your area.

By signing up you agree to receive emails from VegOut Magazine
and accept our terms of use, privacy policy, and cookie policy.

Subscribe Now

Get the premier vegan food and lifestyle magazine delivered to your door (or inbox!)
Order the magazine!
The Holiday Issue

Navigation

The Holiday Issue

Subscribe Now

Order the magazine!
Close

Filters

Cities

The Most

Writer