April 8, 2018: Veggie Pride Parade NYC | Event Schedule Available

Veggie Pride Parade | Don't Have a Cow

The schedule for the 11th Annual Veggie Pride Parade in New York, NY, has been released.  Following the parade itself, the event features over 20 speakers representing a wide array of perspectives on veganism, animal liberation, free speech, and more. Participants can also network with over 30 exhibitors who will be present.

The speakers are followed by a panel discussion, “Vegans & Politics,” on the means to achieve animal liberation.  The event is followed by an after-party and all-vegan comedy show at V-Spot.

As in previous years, marchers are encouraged to come in costume (costume awards are at 2 p.m.), and, throughout the day, participants are encouraged to tell their stories at the “Testimonial Station.” See the schedule below for more detailed information.

Veggie Pride Parade | Don't Have a Cow
Veggie Pride Parade | Don’t Have a Cow

Veggie Pride Parade 2018

11 a.m. — Participants gather and line up for the parade at 40 Gansevoort Street (in the old meatpacking district of Manhattan); procession begins at noon

12:30 p.m. — Music begins in Union Square Park north end

1 p.m. — Emcee Eric Walton welcomes everyone

  • Tribute to former festival organizer Pamela Rice and comments from new festival organizer Maggie Sargent

1:05 p.m.  —  Rhubarbarella drag performance

1:15 p.m. — Hip Hop is Green performance

1:20 p.m. — Doc G., Hip Hop is Green, “Love is the Message”

1:25 p.m. — Mary Finneli, Fish Feel, “Fish Advocacy: The Time is Now!”

1:30 p.m. — Karen Davis, United Poultry Concerns, “Why Calling to End Factory Farming Is Meaningless”

1:35 p.m. — Tirlok Makik, Ayruveda Café NYC, “Ayruveda and Vegan Food for Self-Healthcare”

1:40 p.m. — JoAnne Kong, The Humane Party, “What Does Veggie Pride Really Mean?”

1:45 p.m. — Chef Roostie, Veggie Grub, “Owning a Vegan Business… the Journey”

1:50 p.m. — Jacy Reese, Sentience Institute, “We Need to Go Beyond Veggie Pride”

1:55 p.m. — Pamela Rice, VivaVegie Society, “Taking Government Subsidies away from the Meat Industry”

2 p.m. — Eric Walton, Costume contest

  • Prizes for first, second, and third place
Veggie Pride Parade | Speaker
Veggie Pride Parade | Speaker

2:10 p.m. — Rachel Lynn, vegan music artist, song performance

2:20 p.m. —  Upsidedown Pineapples acro yoga performance

2:25 p.m. — Rhubarbarella drag performance

2:30 p.m. —- Victoria Moran, Main Street Vegan, “Getting that Glow Factor”

2:35 p.m. — Camille Marino, author and former political prisoner, “How to Be an Empowered Activist”

2:40 p.m. — Danielle Powers, DXE, “Re-framing and Re-articulating Violence”

2:45 p.m. — Donald Vincent, Mr. Hip, “Using Storytelling to Advance the Understanding of Veganism”

2:50 p.m. — Rachel Atcheson, NYC Mayors Office, “Meatless Mondays and Policy Change”

2:55 p.m. — Singing Performance: “Anna Molly Liberatione

Veggie Pride Parade | Eating Meat Is Ugly
Veggie Pride Parade | Eating Meat Is Ugly

3 p.m. — Anne Dinshah, American Vegan Society, “Veganism is Fun!”

3:05 p.m. — Nancy Poznak, The Humane Party, “The Many Facets of Living Vegan”

3:10 p.m. — Emanuel Goldman, scientist, “Then and Now: Personal Reflections on Evolution of Vegetarianism over the Last 50 Years”

3:15 p.m. — Greg Muren, Compassion Over Killing, “The Impact of Creative Legal Advocacy”

3:20 p.m. — Joan Wei, YBC NY, “Bringing Compassion to Our Communities”

3:25 p.m. — Jabari Brisport, former Green Party candidate, “Building Political Power”

3:30 p.m. — Caryn Hartglass, Responsible Eating and Living (REAL)

3:35 p.m. — Bob DiBenedetto, Healthy Planet, “Eating as if You Are Enlightened”

3:40 p.m. — Joyce Friedman, Voters for Animal Rights (VFAR), “Bringing Animal Rights to City Hall”

3:45 p.m. — Robert Mason, Independent candidate for U.S. House of Representatives (Texas, District 3),  “Animal Agriculture and America’s Future”

3:50 p.m. — Hip Hop is Green performances

4:15 p.m. — “Vegans and Politics” Panel

Tracey Lall, moderator; with Allie Taylor, Jabari Brisport, Robert Mason, and more.  Individual presentations followed by Q&A.

6:30 p.m. — After-party buffet and comedy show at V-spot. Tickets limited online at www.veggieprideparade.org

Veggie Pride Parade | Speaker
Veggie Pride Parade | Speaker

About the Veggie Pride Parade NYC

Now in its 11th year, the Veggie Pride Parade celebrates veganism. Marching in the parade exercises the First Amendment rights of those who oppose violence against other animals and publicly affirms one’s refusal to consume dead-animal bodies and live-animal secretions. With each step, participants denounce the view that other animals are merely objects and that exploiting and killing them is “normal.”

Veggie Pride Parade NYC was initiated, organized, and run by Pamela Rice for its first ten years.  Pamela has now passed the baton to the Humane Party Thunder Fund, an organization dedicated to events and advocacy for animal liberation, equal rights, and social justice.

Veggie Pride Parade | Overhead
Veggie Pride Parade | Overhead
Veggie Pride Parade | Hooper
Veggie Pride Parade | Hooper