What we're about

NYC Vegans is for vegans, vegetarians and aspiring vegans. When we eat together as a group, we eat 100% vegan.

We're the little sister group to our 16,000-member big sibling group, The New York City Vegetarian & Vegan Meetup.

Here is what makes our smaller group unique:

* We've added a distinctly Brooklyn focus to our group. Whether it's picnics in Prospect Park, fireworks in Coney Island, hanging out in beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park, or going to Brooklyn's amazing vegetarian restaurants, we'll be hosting events in Brooklyn year-round.

* We still love Manhattan. We're going to be painting the town red, as small groups of us go bar-hopping among Manhattan's top bars and lounges.

* Except for a couple of large outdoor events we host in the summer, we'll almost always be doing small events. Our group will continue its tradition of hosting dinners at Manhattan's best small vegan restaurants.

* I love the water. Many of our events will be next to (and on) rivers, bays, lakes, and the Atlantic Ocean.

* Expect to hear music, see plays, attend cultural events, go dancing, go drinking and clubbing, and generally do the unexpected, the exciting, the elegant, the relaxing and the beautiful.

* While this is primarily a social group, we will sometimes engage in vegan activism and animal rights activism.

This group is specifically meant for people who are "socially conscious" and also very nice. We're that friendly "do-gooder" type of vegan. :) We're good-natured and compassionate, AND we like to have a good time. :)

Whether you're interested in our Manhattan vegan restaurant dinners, our outdoor and waterside adventures, our Manhattan nightlife, music, and cultural escapades, or our Brooklyn events, we invite you to join us for any or all of the above. Being vegan only adds to our fun in the cultural and entertainment capital of the world.

Upcoming events (1)

Vegan Trifecta in Greenpoint

Screamer's Pizzeria

IMPORTANT NOTE: This event is being put up provisionally, and will either be held or not held, dependent on the coronavirus circumstances at the time of the event. This event may be canceled. Please rsvp if you like. If the event is canceled, you will be emailed. ... Also, we won't blame anyone if you do RSVP, and then don't show up, due to changing circumstances. Everyone should be smart and careful these days. ... You can always check this page for the status of the event. ... Stay safe! Vegan Trifecta in Greenpoint Greenpoint has a little enclave of vegan establishments within one block of the Nassau Ave stop on G train: Screamer’s Pizzeria, Van Leeuwen Ice Cream and Happy Zoe Bakery. Why don’t we sample all three and make an afternoon of it? We’ll start at noon at Screamers (620 Manhattan Ave @ Nassau Ave). Then, around 1pm we’ll head over to Van Leeuwen Ice Cream across the street. And after that, we will head around the corner to Happy Zoe Bakery (102 B Nassau Ave @ Leonard St.)! If you come late, don’t worry - everything is within a block so it will be easy to catch up with the group! (Since the establishments are small, we may divide into groups and rotate between the venues.) Screamers Pizzeria: Charming little pizzeria serving a large variety of all-vegan New York–style pies, plus calzones in a casual setting. Van Leeuwen: Cozy ice cream shop with a rotating menu of small-batch flavors including vegan options, plus coffee. Accepts cards only - no cash. Happy Zoe Bakery: A menu popular for an assortment of vegan cakes & pastries in a cozy setting with eclectic decor. Wendy and David

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