Veggie Pride Parade

This is the blog for the Veggie Pride Parade, NYC.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Veggie Pride Parade, interactive bulletin board

Do you have a question about the Veggie Pride Parade?
Do you have a suggestion or a comment?
Don't keep it to yourself.
Your post are valuable and deserve the light of day.

Join the Veggie Pride Parade, interactive bulletin board:

It's easy and you can meet other people involved with the parade.
NOTE: All topics are moderated to keep the dialogue respectful and to keep the spam out


Category: "Veggie Pride Parade"
  • Questions for the Parade Committee
  • Volunteers Corner
  • Costumes
  • Posters & Slogans
  • Need Housing? Have Housing?

Category: "Veggie Talk"
  • Rants & Raves
  • I'm Veg Because...
  • Vegan Food and Restaurants
  • Environment, What We Eat, the Links

Friday, March 28, 2008

VegNews gives Veggie Pride Parade full-page ad

In exchange for various promotional benefits that our parade can offer (ad space, for instance, in our parade-day program guide), VegNews Magazine of SanFrancisco has given our Veggie Pride Parade, NYC, a full-page ad in its magazine.

For a sneak preview, click on the image here for a full-size pdf (lo-res) version of the ad.

VivaVegie Society, the sponsoring organization of the parade, is very pleased with this great gift from this the premier national vegetarian publication in the United States.

The edition of the magazine that the ad falls within will indeed also be the same one distributed free at the post-parade rally in Washington Square Park, since VegNews Magazine will be one of the event's lucky exhibitors.

Click HERE for VegNews subscription information.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Veggie Pride Parade, NYC, launches bulletin board

Our motto is:
The Veggie Pride Parade, NYC, is your parade, inclusive and participatory. ...And we mean it.
Our Web site allows everyone to get involved -- both in grand ways and in small. But now we also have ways to voice our ideas, suggestions, questions, compliments and complaints. We have an interactive, moderated bulletin board with the following forums.

Veggie Pride Parade forums:

  • Questions for the Parade Committee
  • Volunteers Corner
  • Costumes
  • Posters and Slogans
  • Need housing? Have housing?
Misc. forums:
  • Rants & Raves
  • I'm Veg Because
  • Vegan Food and Restaurants
Go to:
and post early and post often.

NOTE: We can add more forums upon request. Let us know a general forum title... We may set it up, particularly if you offer to moderated it as well.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Just three little things to promote the parade

There are three important things that anyone can do now to help make the parade a big success.

1. Promote the Veggie Pride Parade, NYC, online with your blog, podcast or vidcast or at your Meetup group, Yahoo group, Google group Web page or on your Facebook or MySpace site. Post to Internet calendars and message boards. Reach out to your non-virtual world as well: PTA, church or synagogue, union, lodge, veterans' group, co-op board, poker, book, or investors' club, wilderness society, coffee clache, or cultural or block association. Whenever the opportunity arises, break the ice with, "Have you heard there's going to be a Veggie Pride Parade this year in New York City?"

2. Post a flyer wherever you go: work, school, health club, grocery store, or house of worship. Keep a dozen or so in your satchel, along with cellophane tape, push pins, and small stapler for mounting.

3. Get a story, op-ed piece, or letter to the editor published in the mainstream media about the parade.

Volunteers and supporters getting involved

Since the official launch of the Veggie Pride Parade Web site, parade organizers have fielded many emails and phone calls from people wanting to get involved. Volunteers of all stripes have come forth to fill important slots in our manpower needs.

Now on board now are parade-day volunteer directors for both the marshals (Jean Thaler) and the ambassadors (Kelly Calvo).

We also have three people (Doug Greene, Lisa Lindblom, and Ariel Pennie) who have pledged to engage local veggie restaurants and pro-veg businesses to ensure their participation in the parade. Contact the organizers ( if you want to volunteer your time as well with this important need.

We have a photographer working on images of representative parade-marchers with typical signboards, which might be carried in the parade. We'll be posting those images soon to give people more creative ideas for what might be done in the parade.

Pro-vegetarian organizations have also already been in touch to arrange for table space at our post-parade rally in Washington Square Park and to buy ad space in our parade program.

In just days, we will have an interactive bulletin board, thanks to Mindy Getch, of Portland, Oregon. Stay tuned: We'll have a special blog post about that as soon as it's available.

If you want to get involved as a volunteer, contact the parade organizers at Have fun, and also know that you've helped a great cause.