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This group was started to find vegans and vegan wannabes in the Hudson Valley. We combine Social Events and Social Action by enjoying delicious, healthful vegan food and encouraging others to do so. The more people who choose vegan food, the fewer farmed animals will be raised. You do not have to be vegan to join, just eat like one when you are with us. We get together to learn and to inform others.

Upcoming events (4)

Hudson Valley Renegades Game & Vegan Dinner

Hudson Valley Renegades


The Renegades baseball club approached us offering a vegan dinner and game ticket for $36 per person. We will have a special area for both dining and viewing the game at 6 pm on Wednesday, July 28. If you love baseball, you may see a future Yankees star. For those who may not be so into the game, it will still be an enjoyable social evening. We have guaranteed the club 25 attendees but can take more There are over 600 of you who belong to this Meetup, please consider supporting their Vegan Outreach. Please reserve as soon as possible so that we know we have reached at least 25. Payment can be made by check or thru Venmo. Details will be sent to those who RSVP.

Consider attending Renegades Game and Vegan Dinner on July 28

Hudson Valley Renegades


Hi Hudson Valley Vegans,

Three weeks from today Hudson Valley Vegans will have a Vegan Dinner at The Hudson Valley Renegades Stadium on Route 9 D. Wednesday, July 28 at 6 pm. The Renegades reached out to us with the offer and we want to show them that vegan food is desired and appreciated. Their minimum guarantee is 25 people and we are still 5 people short. I am not inclined to begging and pleading, but, please, could a few of you (we have over 600 people on our email and Meetup sites) step up to the bat (weak joke) and join us for this event? $36 for dinner and game ticket.

We have a private area for both eating and watching the game. If you are a baseball fan – this evening is for you. If not so much, those who would rather watch less and socialize more can move to the back without disturbing others. Please let us show them that vegan food at the ballpark is desired and appreciated.

What is on the menu, you ask? I am working with the food service person and you can expect vegan versions of summer casual dining favorites, burgers and dogs, potato salad, baked beans – as soon as we finalize it, I will send it out.

To RSVP, email: [masked]. You may pay by sending a check, made out to Hudson Valley Vegans to: Roberta Schiff-

16 South Street- Rhinebeck NY-12572

We no longer have our PO Box – the double junk mail was too much to deal with.

Or pay thru Venmo - @RRachel-Schiff


Our most popular speaker, Milton Mills MD will give one of his informative and entertaining powerpoint presentations at the private banquet room at La Florintina in Kingston. Saturday evening, August 14.

Milton expressed a desire to attend one of our events, that is why his talk is the night before our Annual Potluck Picnic to be held Sunday, August 15 at The Robert Post Park (our usual location) from 2-5 pm. Milton is looking forward to seeing those of us he knows and meeting others. He will not repeat his presentation, plan to attend the dinner. We will have a presentation at the picnic though, our friend Dawn Hilton-Williams will be visiting from South Carolina and will lead a discussion on how organizations (like ours) can become more inclusive.

All Details to be posted soon. See you soon? Robbie Schiff, Organizer

Aug 14 - Milton Mills Presentation and Dinner

La Florentina

To our Hudson Valley Vegans Members and Friends,
An Outstanding Summer Weekend

What's happening?Our very favorite presenter, Dr.Milton Mills will give one of his educational and entertaining PowerPoints on Saturday, August 14. Where you ask? At one of our favorite locations, the banquet room at La Florintina on Ulster Avenue in Kingston. When? Saturday evening, August14 at5:30 pm. A family style dinner with vegan pasta, calzones, appetizers and more. How Much? $35 per person.

Topic of Milton's talk?
Chemistry for Understanding Nutrition - no not a class lecture, but will help you understand what we need and why.

Please RSVP by Aug 2. You may bring friends and family.
Send your RSVP to:[masked]
prepay by either sending a check made out to:Hudson Valley Vegans to; Roberta Schiff-16 South Street-Rhinebeck NY 12572. Or use Venmo: @RRachel-Schiff label it: HVV2/14

Annual Potluck Picnic

Robert Post park

Our Annual Potluck Picnic will take place it the usual location, The Robert Post Park in Kingston NY on Sunday afternoon August 15 at 2 pm.
Milton Mills MD will be speaking the night before at La Florintina (see event listing) Milton wanted to attend and event - so we have made a weekend of it! Bring a picnic appropriate vegan dish to share and your own table service. We supply the beverages. We are at the small shelter, right rain does not cancel.
Dawn Hilton-Williams of Herban-Eats.com will give an informal talk on how we can be more inclusive and diverse.

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