Meetings and Social Events

Good news! For 2021 we are planning to hold both the Summer Vegan Potluck and an in-person Annual Meeting + Gentle Thanksgiving, provided it remains safe to do so.

We will follow the guidance and best practices from the Governor’s office and CDC for both events.

The New Hampshire Animal Rights League has traditionally hosted two popular annual events — a Summer Vegan Potluck in August and an Annual Meeting + Gentle Thanksgiving in November. These events bring like-minded diners together and encourage those on the path to plant-based eating. The public has always been welcome at these events. Many current NHARL members first got involved by attending one of these events.

Annual Meeting + Gentle Thanksgiving

Our Annual Meeting + Gentle Thanksgiving celebrates the lives of turkeys, and all animals, by leaving them off our plates.

The Gentle Thanksgiving gathering is typically held the week before Thanksgiving. It takes place in different locations from year to year. The meal is usually a vegan potluck, but it may also be a catered meal. 

This celebration includes a recap of the year’s advocacy, as well as a guest speaker. Past guest speakers have included coyote expert Chris Schadler and sanctuary founder pattrice jones.

The public is welcome. Join our mailing list or check our Facebook page for details.

Gentle Thanksgiving 2019. The dessert table (above) and President James Glover (right)

Summer Vegan Potluck

Our annual summer vegan potluck is traditionally held in early August at Four Tree Island in Portsmouth.

Our annual summer vegan potluck is traditionally held in early August at Four Tree Island in Portsmouth.

Four Tree Island is an idyllic spot for a picnic. There is a Pavilion and a large grill that we reserve for our gathering.

The public is welcome. Join our mailing list or check our Facebook page for details.