Subject: FIRST VEGGIE PRIDE PARADE IN AMERICA, May 18, 2008, NYC, Web site launch
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2008 18:50:40 +0000
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Contact: PAMELA RICE, 212-242-0011
FIRST VEGGIE PRIDE PARADE IN AMERICA
May 18, 2008
Greenwich Village, NYC
CLICK FOR HOME PAGE:
http://www.veggiepr ideparade. org
The First Veggie Pride Parade in America will take place in Greenwich
Village, New York City, on May 18, 2008.
The procession will begin at 12 Noon in the Old Meat District (where
9th Ave., Gansevoort St., Greenwich St., and Little West 12th St.
The parade will culminate in Washington Square Park (Eastern end),
where a festival of rock music, speakers, and exhibitors will take
Parade participants are encouraged to dress up in costumes and to
wear sign boards announcing their pride in their vegetarian lifestyle.
Local restaurants will represent themselves with banners. And
otherwise,! contin gents from all walks of life are encouraged to get
Participants may be animal-rights activists, environmentalists, or
people simply concerned with their health. They may be bricklayers
who just so happen to also be vegetarians (just one example). But on
May 18, 2008 all will come together with one voice, one expression,
of veggie pride.
At 2 p.m. on stage at the post-parade rally in Washington Square
Park, the winners of a costume and poster-slogan contest in various
categories will be announced.
At 4 p.m., also on stage, a 7-foot-tall human pea pod, Penelo Pea Pod
(long-time mascot of parade sponsor VivaVegie Society) will be
married in an open wedding ceremony. The lucky guy (ur, animal?
vegetable?) has yet to be identified. Stay tuned. The secret will
soon be out.
The parade is fashioned after, and will take place the same weekend
as, the Veggie Pride Parade in Paris. The Parisian parade! was the
first of its kind ever to take place in the world and has been going
on annually since 2001.
Visit http://www.veggiepr ideparade. org for more information about the
Parisian roots of the parade as well as the genesis for the New York
Also at http://www.veggiepr ideparade. org , find buttons to click to
get involved through volunteering and sponsorship. Find maps with
start location and parade route as well.
Click at http://www.veggiepr ideparade. org for the official Veggie
Pride Parade (USA) blog, calendar, volunteers' listserve, and costume
page. And so much more...
Visit http://www.veggiepr ideparade. org to find it all.