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Veggie Pride Parade NYC 2017 -- 10th annual
Confirmed date is Sun., Apr. 2, 2017
Parade route runs from Olde Meat District to Union Square Park....
42 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY
Parade ends in a festival of music, food, speakers, and exhibitors.
at Union Square Park, north end by 1pm
The exact location of the line-up is 9th Ave at Gansevoort Street, which is just 2 short blocks south of W. 14th Street.
Parade line-up begins at 11 am. Parade launch takes place at Noon, sharp.
Parade participants are encouraged to dress up in costumes and carry 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 at the next VEGGIE PRIDE PARADE, all will come together with one voice, one expression, of veggie pride.
The parade culminates at Union Square Park (north plaza) at approximately 12:45 pm... in a festival for all to enjoy. (Festival goes until 5 pm....). There, revelers of all persuasions will hear well-known vegan speakers and music by vegan artists. They'll all partake in vegan food for sale, and to 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 receive a dollar in return for watching a pro-veg video.
Organizer Pamela Rice feels confident that this year's parade will be the best ever. Ms. Rice said, "I'm hoping that at this event people will see vegans and vegetarians come out of the shadows, once and for all."
Visit http://www.veggieprideparade.org/ for more information about every aspect of the event.