What we're about

* Stay hydrated
* Stay safe
* Stay healthy
* Stay vegan!
* Continue working on SOMETHING worthwhile. When it's safe, we will resume some in-person activity

A vegan meetup is where vegans (whatever their PHILOSOPHY about being vegan) and vegan-oriented persons (NOT "tire-kickers" who come "to gawk at the vegans") with similar interests get together and hang out. If you TWEET, we instantly become a TWEETUP.

DUES is $12/year, but you can give the organizer $10 in person - and all is cool. But you can coast for 6 months for no cost, and if you volunteer for Fair Foods twice (4 hours total) or for any VEGETARIAN or ANIMAL RIGHTS CHARITY or nonprofit (including BVS, MARC, PETA, Laura Ray, etc.) - 4 hours total (and you report it), you get your annual membership free. Also, if you attend any THREE (3) in-person events POSTED on this meetup, you get your your annual membership free, and that counts for the other two sister meetups - if you're enrolled in either or both of them.

Because of our array of motives, some focus more on diet alone, while others are concerned with an integrated world-and-life view. We're a diverse lot, so we'll meet LOTS of folks whose interests are somewhat different from our own, but who share the vegetarian and vegan interests with usm but we may NOT agree with everyone on how important each of the elements in another's vegan worldview and personality is.

We used to have >6000 members; they were mostly lurkers, and only a subset of those >6000 members would attend any particular event. But now we have about 600 members, and the same dynamic is seen.

Further, by networking with BVS, GBBCC, MARC, BVA, NEAVS, other veg groups, and other meetups, we get to know one another.

Grasshopper, My Thai, Veggie Planet, Veggie Galaxy, Clover Food Lab, True Bistro, Red Lentil, Organic Natural, Life Alive, and others vegan hangouts are our favorite meeting sites.

We're always "BECOMING a vegan group"; BRING SOMETHING VEGAN-ORIENTED TO SHARE (newspaper clipping, book or DVD, photos, etc.) with other attendees as a way for them to get to know you and you to know them. Sharing IS "becoming" for veg*ans.

What and how we share? A news article, a story with a vegan interest, some information (old or new) with a vegan slant, a memento of traveling as a vegan, info on a great vegan website or resource or event, etc. Be creative. Pleasantly surprise us.

While a monthly dining out group is hosted by Rick Williams, a monthly vegan meetup also is held on the 1st Saturday of each month - 11:30 am to 2 pm - at the Clover Food Lab at either:
* Harvard Square, Dunster Street? of Mass Avenue, Downstairs, Cambridge, MA 02138
or
*Clover Food Lab or elsewhere (watch the announcements)

Clover Food Lab is the BVS default location

Vegetarian Happy Hours [Happy Hour with Vegetarians] or monthly dining out group
Join Vegetarians-Of-Boston Meetups for regular Vegetarian Happy Hours - or monthly dining out group
http://Vegetarian.Meetup.com/27/ (site varies)
3rd Sunday of the Month with BVS - 4:00 pm-6:30 pm - Grasshopper - www.BostonVeg.org

Other events are at all-vegetarian restaurants, often by following the events of local vegetarian and animal rights groups.

We tag along with BVS (BostonVeg.org), BVA (BostonVegan.org), Vegan Meetup events, and MARC.

Vegans - If you're here (in ANY one of the designations below), you belong in THIS GROUP

Former Vegetarian, Now Vegan
Fruitarian Vegan
Long-term Vegan
Newly Vegan
No Animal Products Vegan
No Leather Vegan
On the Veggie-Vegan See-Saw
Organic Vegan
Raw Vegan
Tofu Rules!

Vegetarian Who Leans Vegan STRONGLY
Animal Rights Vegan
Eco-friendly Vegan
PETA-oriented Vegan
For Religious Reasons a Vegan
Non-Vegan, But Seriously Interested in Becoming a Practicing Vegan as already a Practicing Vegetarian
Abolitionist Vegans (Animals should no longer be treated as property)
Anti-PETA (PETA harms the vegan movement more than helps)
I Support the A.L.F. (Supporters of the direct action taken by the ALF)

Vegetarians - If you're here (in ANY one of the designations below), you belong in the Vegetarian Meetup

Casual Vegetarian
For Religious Reasons vegetarian (but not vegan) - or 'informed' to be vegetarian (but not following it)
Kinda Fruitarian
Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian
Lacto-Vegetarian
Macrobiotic Vegetarian (no fish)
Macrobiotic Vegetarian (with fish)
Occasional Vegetarian
Organic Vegetarian

Ovo-Vegetarian
Partial Vegetarian
Pescetarian
Raw Vegetarian
Social Vegetarian
Transitional Vegetarian
Animal Rights loosely but not practicing veganism
Flexitarian (not a vegan but preferring vegetarian)
PETA
Non-Vegetarian, But Interested

Upcoming events (5)

Vegan Nation (radio program) WCUW.org

Needs a location

VEGAN NATION WCUW 91.3 FM Worcester, Massachusetts. wcuw.org/vegannation (archived shows) Hosted by Marlene Narrow, every THURSDAY 4:30PM to 5:00PM ET. https://www.radiofreeamerica.com/show/vegan-nation-1-wcuw NOTE: Started February 1, 2018 Vegan Nation moved from Fridays 12:30 pm to 1 pm to THURSDAYS 4PM to 4:30PM. Then in July 2020, Vegan Nation moved from - THURSDAYS 4PM to 4:30PM to THURSDAYS 4:30PM to 5:00PM ET. https://www.radiofreeamerica.com/show/vegan-nation-1-wcuw Listen anywhere in the world via wcuw.org (Click on the arrows to "listen live-stream"); and on your radio dial 91.3 FM in central Massachusetts. Thank you for caring enough to hear and be heard. www.vegansradio.wordpress.com https://www.facebook.com/263142117199183/photos/a.875829912597064.1073742141.263142117199183/875829929263729/?type=3&theater WCUW.org 910 Main Street Worcester, MA 01610 Phone number:[masked] Business website: http:..wcuw.org

World Vegetarian Day - Every Year, Everywhere, All Day Long !!

Every year, World Vegetarian Day is celebrated by vegetarians (and vegans). Some communities do educational outreach for a month or two beforehand. Some hold great celebrations. The Boston Vegetarian Food Festival was originally held indoors at MIT (May 5, 1996) and followed by a World Vegetarian Day" celebration outdoors on the Boston Common (the fountain, where the walking paths converge), with police estimates at about 4,000 for the 6 hour period from 10 am to 4 pm. The (now combined) Boston Vegetarian Food Festival was then moved indoors and held in October as close (then) as possible to October 1.

Vegan Nation (radio program) WCUW.org

Needs a location

VEGAN NATION WCUW 91.3 FM Worcester, Massachusetts. wcuw.org/vegannation (archived shows) Hosted by Marlene Narrow, every THURSDAY 4:30PM to 5:00PM ET. https://www.radiofreeamerica.com/show/vegan-nation-1-wcuw NOTE: Started February 1, 2018 Vegan Nation moved from Fridays 12:30 pm to 1 pm to THURSDAYS 4PM to 4:30PM. Then in July 2020, Vegan Nation moved from - THURSDAYS 4PM to 4:30PM to THURSDAYS 4:30PM to 5:00PM ET. https://www.radiofreeamerica.com/show/vegan-nation-1-wcuw Listen anywhere in the world via wcuw.org (Click on the arrows to "listen live-stream"); and on your radio dial 91.3 FM in central Massachusetts. Thank you for caring enough to hear and be heard. www.vegansradio.wordpress.com https://www.facebook.com/263142117199183/photos/a.875829912597064.1073742141.263142117199183/875829929263729/?type=3&theater WCUW.org 910 Main Street Worcester, MA 01610 Phone number:[masked] Business website: http:..wcuw.org

Vegan Nation (radio program) WCUW.org

Needs a location

VEGAN NATION WCUW 91.3 FM Worcester, Massachusetts. wcuw.org/vegannation (archived shows) Hosted by Marlene Narrow, every THURSDAY 4:30PM to 5:00PM ET. https://www.radiofreeamerica.com/show/vegan-nation-1-wcuw NOTE: Started February 1, 2018 Vegan Nation moved from Fridays 12:30 pm to 1 pm to THURSDAYS 4PM to 4:30PM. Then in July 2020, Vegan Nation moved from - THURSDAYS 4PM to 4:30PM to THURSDAYS 4:30PM to 5:00PM ET. https://www.radiofreeamerica.com/show/vegan-nation-1-wcuw Listen anywhere in the world via wcuw.org (Click on the arrows to "listen live-stream"); and on your radio dial 91.3 FM in central Massachusetts. Thank you for caring enough to hear and be heard. www.vegansradio.wordpress.com https://www.facebook.com/263142117199183/photos/a.875829912597064.1073742141.263142117199183/875829929263729/?type=3&theater WCUW.org 910 Main Street Worcester, MA 01610 Phone number:[masked] Business website: http:..wcuw.org

Past events (3,121)

Vegan Nation (radio program) WCUW.org

Needs a location

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