What we're about

Vegan Long Island...where vegans feel at home, and not-yet-vegans are warmly welcomed. Providing a soft landing for new vegans since 2008!

We help people across Long Island connect with communities, projects, and events that support vegan living.

Our new website is coming! Get ready for a community events calendar, restaurant-finder-map, and interest groups you can join. Meanwhile, we're still promoting events via this Meetup group. Sign up today so you won't miss out!

New/aspiring vegan? Resources here: http://www.meetup.com/Vegan-Long-Island/events/9986489/

Curious about why so many people are going vegan? Check out this "Why Vegan?" letter (https://www.meetup.com/Vegan-Long-Island/pages/1228608/Why_Vegan/). (Rather watch a video than read a letter? Here you go: A Life Connected (http://www.nonviolenceunited.org/veganvideo.html). Another excellent video: Making the Connection (http://vimeo.com/15849273).)

Got kids? You rock! In addition to VLI, check out Vegan Long Island Family Events (VLIFE) (http://www.meetup.com/Vegan-Long-Island-Family-Events/).

On Facebook?

• Like our page: https://www.facebook.com/VeganLongIsland

• Join our forum: https://www.facebook.com/groups/VeganLongIslandForum/

Banner photo credits: Charolais cow & calf, © Copyright Brian Robert Marshall and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/). Smiling goat, © Copyright Tom Blackwell and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/). Fish portrait courtesy of pdpics.com (http://www.pdpics.com/photo/2976-fish-front/). Other portraits courtesy of Mercy for Animals.

Upcoming events (5+)

xpost: Vegan Family Play Date (East Northport)

Tumbling Tunes

-posted by Erica S.- We (Karuna For Animals) are super excited to announce the location of our very first Vegan Family Play Date! So hoping you'll join us at my son's favorite place in the whole world, Tumbling Tunes in East Northport. His teacher, Miss Kerry, has generously offered us the use of the space for our play date on Saturday, March 30th at 12:15. The cost is $10/child for one hour. The kids (ages 1.5 - 7 years old) will have the opportunity to run and play in a safe space and be led through fun and challenging obstacle courses. Miss Kerry will be there to ensure their safety and enjoyment. But please do note that a parent or guardian will need to stay on the premises with their child(ren) for the full hour. Registration is required. Please use the form on our website to do so: https://www.karunaforanimals.com/vegan-family-play-dates.html. *Please note that your attendance is not confirmed, and therefore your child's space will not be saved, if you do not use the form on our website to register. If you have any questions do feel free to email [masked].

xpost: Vegan Spirituality Group with Susan Datri (Sayville)

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Great South Bay

- posted by Jennifer G. for Susan D.- Announcement from Susan Datri: - - - Hi VLI'ers: Let's increase our Spirituality as a path to personal, social and planetary health by meeting in a monthly Sunday afternoon group! Sessions will include group meditation sessions to help kick-start or reinforce our personal meditation practices and we'll read, listen, watch and discuss vegan spiritual and social harmony materials. Core readings will include those by Will Tuttle Ph. D., author of ‘The World Peace Diet: Eating for Spiritual Health and Social Harmony’ and 'Your Inner Islands: Keys to Intuitive Living' and others in the spiritual and social harmony field, such as Judy Carman. This group will be affiliated with the Vegan Spirituality network of 'In Defense of Animals'. There will be an small attendance fee in order to defray cost of the venue space. About the host: Susan Datri is a World Peace Diet Facilitator, certified by Will Tuttle Ph.D since 2017. Susan has followed various Buddhist schools and attended meditation retreats over many years. Susan is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Note about scheduling: Meetings are projected for 1st but possibly 2nd Sunday afternoon of each month from 2:00pm to 3:15pm. Date for 1st group is projected for April 7th. Susan will confirm the logistics mid-March to be sure 1st Sunday is definite. Contact Susan for further information at[masked] (any day 9am-9pm) or email [masked].

xpost: Weekly Food Shares by Community Solidarity (Suffolk/Nassau/Brooklyn)

xpost = an independently-organized event, cross-promoted by Vegan Long Island. This is a recurring monthly reminder about Community Solidarity Inc./LIFNB (http://communitysolidarity.org/), so pay no attention to the date on this reminder. CSI/LIFNB coordinates weekly food shares on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday. New volunteers are always welcome. CSI/LIFNB rescues & shares food from local grocery stores. They cook up, transport and serve huge quantities of vegan food. Their slogan is "Solidarity, not charity." Scroll down for times & locations of local food shares. To volunteer, sign up here: http://communitysolidarity.org/content/volunteer-sign Hempstead Food Share, every Sunday @ 2pm Where: Hempstead Train Station W. Columbia St. & Station Plaza, Hempstead NY 11550 Huntington Food Share, every Tuesday @ 7pm Where: E. 6th St. & Fairground Ave. Farmingville Food Share, every Thursday @ 7pm Where: Horseblock Rd & Woodycrest Dr Wyandanch Food Share, every Saturday @ noon Where: MLK Jr. Health Center on Straight Path & Commonwealth Dr. Bedford-Stuyvesant Food Share, every Saturday @ 3pm Where: Von King Park, Lafayette & Marcy Ave, Brooklyn To volunteer, sign up here: http://communitysolidarity.org/content/volunteer-sign

xpost: Hang out at the Whole Foods Market (Lake Grove)

-posted by Jennifer G. for Wendy D. - Wendy writes, "Gather with us at the Whole Foods in Lake Grove on the 3rd Monday of each month. Shopping and schmoozing with your friends. We don't have an official organizer so the 'rules' are that the first person there pushes some tables together and is ready to greet the next person that shows up. In this case RSVP's are very appreciated so that we have some clue about setting up the tables. We have had 20 people and we have had 5."

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