6th Annual NYC Veggie Pride Parade

posted by Jennifer G.

The 6th annual NYC Veggie Pride Parade will take place in Greenwich Village/Union Square, on Sunday, March 24, 2013. For vegetarians, the day's festivities are sure to give their meatless way of living a much needed boost.

Parade participants are encouraged to dress up in costumes and wear sign boards announcing their pride in their vegan lifestyle. Local restaurants, veg groups, and veg everything will be represented with banners and chants. The parade will include animal-rights activists, environmentalists, and people simply concerned with their health. But on March 24, 2013, all will come together with one voice, one expression, of veggie pride.

The procession will begin at 12 Noon, sharp (line-up: 11 a.m.), in the Old Meat Packing District (where 9th Ave. & Gansevoort St. intersect). It will culminate in a festival for all to enjoy at the north end of Union Square Park. There, revelers of all persuasions will hear well-known vegan speakers and music by vegan artists. They'll all partake in free vegan food and explore a wide variety of exhibitor presentations. At 2 p.m., a costume contest will take place.

Throughout the day, individuals will be encouraged to speak their mind at the Soapbox Testimonial Station. Other activists will beckon passersby to take (yes, take) a dollar to watch a veggie video.

VPP is a free event.  Spread the word.

Register your attendance at the official FACEBOOK events page.


Visit www.veggieprideparade.org for more information about every aspect of the event.

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  • anna

    sorry Im missing today but we had a death in our family last night.

    March 24, 2013

  • Stephanie M.

    I missed my train so I can't meet in penn station, is there any way I could find you once I get to the meat packing district?

    March 24, 2013

    • Stephanie M.

      Are you still there?

      March 24, 2013

    • Mackenzie

      Sorry we couldn't find each other Stephanie :( I hope you still had a great experience! It was very uplifting to see that many people there for such an outstanding reason.

      March 25, 2013

  • Heidi M

    I'm sick :(

    March 24, 2013

  • Justin W.

    Hi, Will everyone be meeting up? This will be my first Vegan Long Island event so I am not sure how this works.

    March 23, 2013

    • Mackenzie

      Yeah, we will have signs :)

      March 23, 2013

    • Justin W.

      Sounds good :)

      March 23, 2013

  • Dana

    Since I will be taking the train to the city, I was wondering if some people want to meet up in Penn Station (around 11:00am) and then head down to the parade together? Many of us are coming alone so we can form our own Vegan Long Island group.

    1 · March 23, 2013

  • Mitchell R.

    I will try to make it. Ian working all daysat

    March 23, 2013

  • Flo0Ky`ala* F.

    I am going to be there with another, very very small group. Would love to see you all. Should I RSVP anyway? Or should we just happily run into each one another?

    March 22, 2013

  • Lou

    I went last year and it was a lot of fun, My friend Mickey Z will be speaking at Union Square following the march

    March 22, 2013

  • Mackenzie

    This will be the first time I will be attending this awesome event! I will be coming from Bellport, so let me know if anyone wants to meet up either beforehand or at the event! :)

    March 20, 2013

    • Dana

      Anna, it would be great if we could all meet up and walk in the parade together. We'll have to figure out a way to find each other.

      March 22, 2013

    • Dana

      Mackenzie, I emailed you.

      March 22, 2013

  • Ruth M.

    The LIRR has problems this week, be sure to go to their website for up to date information.

    1 · March 21, 2013

  • Susan P.

    I'll be with you in spirit!!

    March 18, 2013

  • Ted B.

    So bummed I have to miss this. I'll be in Florida for work.

    March 17, 2013

  • Jennifer G.

    Not sure yet if I can make it this year, so "no" for now.

    February 16, 2013

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