ABOUT THE EVENTPride Veterinary Medical Community (Pride VMC) is partnering with NJVMA and all interested veterinary associations, veterinary organizations, and industry partners to gather up to 400 parade participants this coming June 30th for World Pride 2019 in NYC. The event corresponds with the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Having the veterinary profession represented on the world stage is a unique and rare opportunity. Part of Pride VMC’s mission is to foster acceptance and inclusivity, and in that spirit, we want to provide the opportunity for you to march with us and unite in pride for the LGBTQ+ Veterinary Medical Community.
Tickets to march are FREE! You must RSVP to march:
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/253512882234206
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/events/253512882234206
*Everyone must RSVP to be part of the marching contingent.
T-shirts and Swag Bags with water and parade swag will be provided for each parade participant. You are more than welcome to bring your own swag, signs, flags, etc. The event will end at Times Square with a closing ceremony from 7 – 10 pm.
Transportation and Housing
Transportation to and from the parade, as well as housing, are not provided for this event.
Step off is at noon on Sunday, June 30th from 26th Street and 5th Avenue. The March will proceed south on 5th Avenue before heading west on 8th Street. After crossing over 6th Avenue, the March will continue on Christopher Street, passing the site designated in 2016 by President Barack Obama as the Stonewall National Monument. It will then turn north on 7th Avenue, passing the New York City AIDS Memorial, before dispersing in Chelsea just north of 23rd Street and 7th Avenue.
Updates and Communication
We will be meeting at a to-be-determined location prior to parade step off. Stay tuned for updates by following us on Facebook and joining the Facebook event group. Once you have secured a free ticket on Eventbrite, your email will automatically be added to the attendee list and you will receive email updates.