Good Templar Park Association

    Please join us at Oneness Festival organized by AWAKE: Oneness Tribe!

    ChicagoVeg is hosting a booth at the Expo area of the festival to advocate for a plant-based diet and vegan lifestyle. The festival will have numerous vendors, speakers, demos, music performances and other activities. The Expo area access is $5 (paid at the gate). For more info visit awakeonenesstribe.org/onenessfest2023. ChicagoVeg members can use the discount code "chicagoveg" for *all access* the festival passes.

    We invite everyone to meet at the ChicagoVeg booth at 10AM. Feel free to come at any time as this is not a formal meetup. Whenever you arrive, please stop by and say Hi! And make sure to be there by 10:30AM Saturday for ChicagoVeg's Event Organizer Pauline Sharpe's Vegan Cheese food demo at free demos area! Pauline will also do "Making Vegan Currywurst (German-style sausage)" demo at the Festival area at noon.

    Also, if you are willing to help us at the booth please reply on the following message board with your availability: meetup.com/chicagoveg/messages/boards/thread/[masked] Regardless if you can help just for an hour or for all day, your help will be greatly appreciated! It can be at any time during the festival which is from 9 AM to 9 PM on June 24 (Sat.) and 9AM to 5PM on June 25 (Sun.). People also come on Friday night for camping, drum circle, dance, campfire, and other entertainments (check out the AWAKE website for details). ChicagoVeg will be at our booth only during Sat. and Sun.

    The parking is free. Please use this message board for carpooling arrangements: meetup.com/chicagoveg/messages/boards/thread/[masked]

    Looking forward to see you all at this great event!

  • Second 2023 Montrose Beach Potluck & Volleyball of the Season!

    Montrose Beach, ChicagoVeg Potluck location

    This is a continuation of the very successful events from the past 13 summers!

    • Montrose Beach on Lake Michigan (PLEASE see the map on the event page or here: chicagoveg.com/potluck.htm) We will meet at a grass area SOUTH of the beach house - located on the east side N. Simmons Drive, between Wilson and Montrose. If you see the big antenna and/or the big white building, just go a little SOUTH and you will find us!
    • If you have difficulties to find us using the map on the event page, you can set your GPS to this coordinates:[masked],[masked],17 or use this google map link where the red marker shows our location.
    • Look for the "ChicagoVeg" signs.

    • Noon - 1:30 PM - Arrive, socialize, frisbee, then introductions and start eating (around 12:30PM).
    • About 1:30PM - Volleyball begins!

    • Driving: There is a lot of free parking by Montrose Beach, however some of the closer parking may fill up quickly, which is one of the reasons to arrive before noon! :)
    • Public transportation: Several CTA buses stop at Montrose Beach, although it may be a bit of a walk to the picnic (< 1 mile). For more info: rtachicago.org/plan-your-trip
    • Bike: Riding your bike is a good option. Remember, you can usually bring bikes on Chicagoland public transportation.

    • Volleyball and net
    • Drinking water
    • Some extra paper plates, plastic cups, plastic "silverware", paper towels

    • A vegan beverage to drink/dish to share - Please follow our Vegan Potluck Rules. You are welcome to check out Recipes of the meals at our potlucks where people shared some recipes from our previous potlucks.
    • Please use Comment section on the event page to let others know what you plan to bring.
    • Please check what other people will bring and specify what dish you plan to bring as you RSVP so all of us won't bring a potato salad!
    • Although we will supply them, we encourage you to bring your own plates/bowls/cups/utensils (to be more eco-friendly)
    • The expectation to have a great time!

    • Please use "Comments" area in the bottom of the event page to offer/ask rides and post any questions or comments.

    • This is an outside event and subject to weather conditions. We will post any changes to the event page and will send an email.
    • This is kid/family friendly event. Please respect our No Intoxicants Policy.