Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Only in New York

New Yorkers never cease to amaze me. Only in New York does a kid come home from the local public elementary school with your kid and blithely announce that ‘Daddy won the Pulitzer Prize this morning.’ Only in New York does a tunnel shut down to bring in circus elephants. Only in New York are vegan and macrobiotic diets by tots not given a second thought.

And only in New York is the Veggie Pride Parade an annual event.

Ok, maybe some of these things happen outside New York. But they occur here with great regularity.

The Veggie Pride Parade, Sunday May 16, starts at 11am in the West Village. It ends at Union Square Park, where free vegan food will be served.

Kids and adults are encouraged to dress up and enter the costume contest. Presumably, those in fur and leather will not be awarded prizes.


  1. Hi Veggie Mom, I love this blog! I'd like to share a food/nutrition event with you that will be hosted by my sons' school: Feeding The Whole Child. This speaker panel--made up of nutritionists, holistic health counselors, school lunch advocates and behaviorists--aims to help parents feed children better, more whole food in an easier way.

    Feeding The Whole Child is on Tuesday, April 20 at 6:00 pm. It is free and open to the public. It is being held at Academy of St. Joseph, 111 Washington Place, a block west of Washington Square Park. We are hoping to get an enormous crowd of interested parents. Anyone interested can go to, email or call the school at 212-243-5420

    Thanks so much!

    Stephanie Pedersen
    event organizer

  2. Stephanie- thanks. sorry I didn't see this earlier. hope it went well