VSDC hosts monthly events which are open to all, including vegetarians, vegans, and anyone interested in exploring a plant-based diet. Members can receive discounts to events that are fee-based. Become a member now!
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VSDC meet ups include potlucks, restaurant visits, gatherings for the singles and LGBT communities, holiday cookie swaps, and volunteer opportunities at local events. Our meetups are open to all.
VSDC uses Meetup.org to keep our calendar, take registration, and coordinate payments via PayPal. Monthly meetups include African-American Networking Group, Veg-Out LGBTQ Group, Children’s Playgroup, Book Club, Restaurant Visits, Singles Group, cooking classes and much more including our annual vegan Thanksgiving feast. Our events are open to members and non-members.
VSDC Life-Affirming Thanksgiving
Our Life-Affirming Thanksgiving is an annual gala that brings together vegetarians, vegans, and non-vegetarians to enjoy a delicious, healthy, all-vegan meal in a friendly, festive setting. Our programming includes a keynote speaker, live music, exciting door prizes, a silent auction fundraiser, and exhibitors.
- Learn more about VSDC’s Life-Affirming Thanksgiving
Our cooking classes are completely vegan and low-cost, with a further discount for VSDC members. They typically include demonstrations of three vegan dishes, Q&A, sampling of the dishes prepared, and time to mingle and socialize.
- See the Washington DC Area Vegan Meetup calendar for upcoming cooking classes.
The VSDC Book Club meets once a month, alternating between fiction and nonfiction. People who have read at least half of the book are welcome to attend.
Founded by the Vegetarian Society of DC in 1997 and hosted by our wonderful friends at Compassion Over Killing, DC VegFest highlights the many benefits and joys of choosing veganism. We hope to see you there!
“TAKING ACTION FOR ANIMALS”CONFERENCE
VSDC was an exhibitor at the Taking Action for Animals Conference from June 17-19, 2016, promoting the benefits of an all-plant/vegan diet and lifestyle. The event included educational workshops and plenary sessions, an exhibit hall with numerous organizations committed to improving the world for animals, and multiple networking receptions.
Learn more about this event
Green Festival Expo
VSDC is proud to be a sponsor of the DC Green Festival® and encourages our members and friends to attend this annual event! Featuring an organic, vegetarian and vegan food court, educational activities and inspiring speakers, the Green Festival is a vibrant marketplace where companies and organizations showcase their green products and services, and where people go to learn how to live healthier, more sustainable lives. It’s America’s largest and longest-running sustainability and green living event.