Veggie Pride Parade

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

Sunday, December 13, 2009

You loved the VEGGIE PRIDE PARADE. It's time to show it.


Let me guess: you loved this year's Veggie Pride Parade, which took place in May:

You had a great time. You might even say, you felt elated to walk in the parade

...and to enjoy the festivities in Union Square Park later.

(Note: we're up and running for another parade in 2010.)

Now it's time to put your money where your sentiment is:

Give back to the organization that gave it all to you: VivaVegie Society, 501(c)3

See all that the parade's organizer did to put the show on the road:

Here's your chance, before 2009 comes to a close, to do the right thing and to get a tax deduction at the same time.

Remember: Veggie Pride Parade NYC won the coveted
VegNews's Veggie Award two years in a row (2 for 2).
(And you have this event right in your back yard!)
Go to:
Favorite Veg Event (readers' choice): Veggie Pride Parade, NYC (2009)
Event of the Year (editor's choice): NYC's Veggie Pride Parade (2008)

VivaVegie Society is not your average veggie group. Who else can say they brought together 35 exhibitors and over a dozen speakers to a post-parade rally & expo? ... including:

American Vegan Society, Catskill Animal Sanctuary, Earthsave, F.A.R.M., Farm Sanctuary, HSUS, Mercy for Animals, PeTA, United Poultry Concerns, Vegan Outreach, Vegetarian Resource Group, & Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary.

See images and links for all 35 exhibitors at:

Paul Shapiro, HSUS, J.P. Vaswani, Sadhu Vaswani Mission, Peter Anderson, Future Leaders Institute, Marianne Thieme member of the House of Representatives in the Netherlands, Tony Avella, New York city councilman from Queens' 19th district, Cheryl Hill, entertainer, Karen Davis, Ph.D., United Poultry Concerns, Joan Wai, Youth Buddhism Communications, Richard H. Schwartz, Ph.D., president of the Jewish Vegetarians of North America (JVNA), Christine Vardaros, world-class vegan cyclist, Mickey Z, vegan author, speaker, activist, & Dave Warwak, poet, and writer, former tenured middle school art teacher.

See all 13 speakers at:

The Veggie Pride Parade Web site offers a treasure trove of information:

Please visit the following Web pages and see why if you're giving end-of-the-year support to your favorite veg groups, you need to give to VivaVegie Society. Please be generous:

Place an ad in the 2010 program guide:
(Early-bird discounts available now.)

Sponsors' page:
(Donation over $300)

Volunteers' page:

Donate a prize to the 2010 costume contest:

Here's how you can volunteer for the 2010 Veggie Pride Parade

Images from the 2009 Veggie Pride Parade:

Veggie Pride Parade blog:

Veggie Pride Parade bulletin board

Media coverage: