Due to scheduled construction at Washington Square Park (Teen Plaza), THE VEGGIE PRIDE PARADE has been bumped, but we like the situation just fine! The end point for the May 17, 2009 parade will be Union Square Park (north end) instead. See and click image at left to see where we will be in the park. (Of course, the Green Market, shown in the image, will not be there the day we set up.)
This is a spectacularly excellent development, and, it happens, we got the venue plopped right in our lap.
There also is construction going on now right at this, the Union Square, location, but it will be finished well before May 17, we have been assured by Sarah Frazier of NYC Parks. We will be one of the first groups to get to use the renovated area. Ultimately, it should be downright lovely! But more than this, we'll be able to have all the noise and participants we want. Washington Square Park actually has strict limits on noise level and crowd size. We surely are going to be much bigger this year and years to come, so we'll need the extra elbow room.