PHILADELPHIA – In June 2022, the American Vegan Center (AVC), located at 17 N. 2nd Street, is the place to be, as we launch our first public events within the space!

The AVC, opened in September by the American Vegan Society, provides information on all aspects of vegan living. In addition to offering books, magazines, vegan snack foods, T-shirts and more, the AVC aims to educate and inspire with in-person events.

Our opening lineup for the first half of June includes:

Dr. Ana Negron

Presentation by Dr. Ana Negron on June 4 at 3pm

Dr. Negron discusses how vegan and plant-based can happily coexist to everyone’s benefit, and she notes, “No matter how we transition out of eating animals, there is more to consider.” Free event.


Laura Cheadle

Songs and Storytelling by Laura Cheadle on June 10 at 7pm

Laura shares her personal story from performing as a child to becoming an adult vegan on tour. You’ll remember her songs and stories long after you finish enjoying the nightcap piece of cheezecake. $15.00 ($20 at the Door)



Presentation by Sgt. Vegan on June 12 at 4pm

Bill Muir, author of the book Vegan Strong, will chronicle his journey from punk rock kid in the Philly suburbs to a combat medic in Afghanistan, to working the pandemic as a vegan RN. Free event.


Presentation by Seth Tibbott and Vance Lehmkuhl on June 15 at 7pm

In celebration of the 205th anniversary of the launch of vegetarian advocacy in the U.S., Tofurky founder Seth Tibbott collaborates with AVC Director Vance Lehmkuhl in an evening of entertaining and fascinating facts about Philly’s veg history and the inventing of alternative meats. Free event.

Presentation by Lee Hall on June 17 at 6pm

Environmental law scholar Lee Hall asks “What real, measurable impact does a vegan make for climate and animals? Let’s take a look and get ready to tell others before it’s too late.” Free event.

Philadelphia has a strong tourism sector and a diverse, nationally known vegan food scene. The American Vegan Center brings these aspects together in an exciting, distinctive way, aiming to make eating vegan and going vegan easier and more accessible to all.

All events require masks and will be socially distanced.