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.
Full Schedule Veggie Pride Parade April 14, 2019 Manhattan, NY
11 a.m. LINE UP Meet at 40 Gansevoort Street in the old meatpacking district of Manhattan. Come dressed like your favorite fruit, vegetable, animal, or other themed costume.
12 p.m. PARADE
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. POST-PARADE FESTIVITIES Parade empties into Union Square Park. Over 30 exhibitors selling food, vegan goods and distributing information.
MAIN STAGE: 10 performances including singing, hip hop, dancing, acro yoga, a drag show and a live podcast. Over 20 speakers from the vegan community.
2 p.m. Costume Contest
1:15 p.m. - 5 p.m. COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS (STAGE 2) Learn easy healthy recipes and sample items while they last with Chef Roostie of Veggie Grub and lifestyle and health coaches Jessica Carter and Carissa Marks.
7:30 p.m. DINNER AND DANCE PARTY (tickets not included) VSpot Organic is hosting a Latin-Style vegan buffet and a 90s style EDM dance party featuring house music DJ, Rufus Gibson. Tickets limited ($25), available at www.veggieprideparade.org. VSpot Organic is located at 12 Saint Marks Place in Manhattan.