Parade LINEUP IS 11 a.m. at 40 Gansevoort. Procession at noon

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 ROUTE

Gansevoort Street to Hudson Street to Horatio Street to Greenwich Avenue to 8th Street to University Place to Union Square West to Union Square Park (north end) at 17th Street.

Thank you to the NYPD for your police escorting!

The parade will end in a festival at 1 p.m. for all to enjoy at the north end of Union Square Park. It will include the "veg-curious" (you don't need to be vegan... just open to it!) animal-rights activists, environmentalists, and people simply concerned with their health. All will come together with one voice, one expression, of veggie pride.

Parade participants are encouraged to dress up in their most outlandish and colorful costumes and vegan-wear, bringing with them sign boards announcing their pride in their vegan lifestyle. There will be speakers and exhibitors starting at 1 p.m., a costume contest at 2 p.m. and a political discussion panel at 4 p.m.! Afterparty at VSPOT Organics at 6:30 p.m. (purchase tickets to the afterparty here.)

Local restaurants, veg groups, and "veg everything" will be represented with banners and chants.