Veggie Pride Parade celebrates veganism. It exercises the First Amendment rights of those who oppose violence against other animals.
Marching in the Veggie Pride Parade publicly affirms one's refusal to consume dead-animal bodies and live-animal secretions. With each step, participants denounce the view that other animals are merely objects and that exploiting and killing them is "normal."
Although we march out of this passion, this is a fun event for all, and everyone is encouraged to wear their most colorful and outlandish “vegan” costumes and gear!
All are welcome—whether vegan and or just vegan-curious—to join in the parade and in the festivities afterwards, which will include vegan speakers, a costume contest, animal-protection organizations, food, networking opportunities and more.
To march in the parade, meet at 11 a.m. at approximately 40 Gansevoort Street in the old meatpacking district (where 9th and Gansevoort intersect). People are encouraged to wear 'veggie-pride'-themed costumes and bring signs! The procession begins at noon! Groups welcome!
The march will culminate in Union Square Park North at approximately 1 p.m. where the party continues! Come hear 22 vegan speakers, visit with 35 exhibitors and enjoy many vegan performers in various art forms! There is a costume contest at 2 p.m. and a political panel at 4 p.m. and an afterparty at 6:30 p.m. Throughout the day in the park, individuals are encouraged to speak their mind at the "Testimonial Station."
Veggie Pride Parade, now in its 11th year, is co-hosted by the Humane Party "Thunder Fund," the events arm of this US political party committed to rights, personhood, and political representation for all animals—not just the human kind.
This event welcomes all! Bring your non-vegan friends and family and show them just how great the vegan lifestyle is! See you there!