The Veggie Pride Parade is a FREE annual event that brings the vegan and veg-curious community together to celebrate animal-friendly, environmentally sustainable and healthy lifestyles. Come dressed like your favorite fruit, veggie, animal, or other themed costume, as there will be a costume contest in the afternoon with great prizes! The parade lines up at 11 a.m. at 40 Gansevoort Street in the old meatpacking district of Manhattan and ends at 1 p.m. in Union Square Park where there are two stages set up with speakers, exhibitors, performers, and new this year, cooking demonstrations! Come ready to eat vegan food and learn about many NYC based animal rights groups. The official dinner and afterparty (tickets sold separately) is at Vspot Organic at 12 Saint Marks Place and features house music by DJ Rufus Gibson.