National Pigeon Day – It’s All On

Ok – it looks like the yanks have got their shit together. National Pigeon Day is all on.

4 till 8 on Friday June 13th on Pilgrim Hill in Central Park, NYC.

This is their line up of speakers so far:

Deacon Joseph Dwyer who’s gonna banter on Cheri Ami – as usual, he probably won’t be covering the jazz aspect.

Karen Davis, Ph.D., President, United Poultry Concerns and author of ‘More Than A Meal – The Turkey In History’. Probably more of a pamphlet than a book. Apart from the their somewhat unfortunate appearance and loathing of Christmas I shouldn’t imagine there’s much more to say on the turkey. Karen is also editor of Poultry Press who produce a quarterly rag about chickens. Not a big fan of the chicken myself but I guess it gives them somewhere to vent their anger.
Then there’s Valerie Sicignano, East Coast Director, In Defense of Animals. Nice – presuming it includes birds?

Sadly, not a pigeon in sight, although I suspect lots may rock up on the day. Of course I offered my services straight away and said if the bill was chocca and a brief walk on part was out of the question I’d be more than happy to air-drop some flyers perhaps to parts of town they might not be able to get to, like Brooklyn?

Read more about the whole event here.

I still think it’s worth going for a global effort though and doing something here. Personally, I’d like to focus more on the party aspect. Free scran, a couple of lager pools, and maybe some foam? I’d also like to shift focus from the pigeon in nativity and get some music going. Maybe have The Pigeon Detectives do a set, or The Kooks?

Anyway, seeing as the people of London will have hopefully seen the light and ousted Ken from the top spot on May 1st, it may well be possible. I emailed Boris the other day to ask him what his stance on the pigeon was but not heard back yet…

April 21, 2008. Uncategorized.


  1. Becci replied:

    Aw man, if only I could go.

    Also, I am a big fan of United Poultry Concerns. It’s nice to see Karen Davis will be talking.

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  3. pigeonblog replied:

    Becci: Have you read any of her work? Love to know how the turkey got on in history…
    Your pal

    WEB SHERIFF: Reckon they might consider a spot on the day…?? Us pigeons should stick together, don’t you think?
    Your pal
    Brian Pigeon

  4. Pigeon Rachel replied:

    Bri, my mate’s uncle has a bouncy castle. Says you can have it for nothing for the day for a bit of free advertising for him? Let me know if you’re interested.

  5. pigeonblog replied:

    Pigeon Rachel: A bouncy castle. Bring it on. Have to have some nail clippers on standby tho…
    Your pal

  6. Pigeon Rachel replied:

    Do pigeons need bouncy castles? Must give it a go. Maybe with heavy boots on?

  7. pigeonblog replied:

    Pigeon Rachel: It’s not a need, it’s a want! Dream come true. I’ve always wanted to fly into a wall without risk of head injury. Not sure if the heavy boot thing is a good idea tho. Imagine it – loads of pigeons bouncing off its bouncy walls wearing boots…
    Your pal

  8. RoooRoooo replied:

    About time someone did it! Perhaps they could raise money to get pigeons around the world bouncy castles, nay?

  9. Pigeon Rachel replied:

    Bri, your imagination puts mine to shame, BRING IT ON! I’ll get in touch with mate, and sort it.

  10. pigeonblog replied:

    RoooRoooo: A global pigeon bouncy castle bashing sound like a right laugh! Reckon you could get el pigeons Francaise to join in?
    Your pal

    Pigeon Rachel: Good on ya. Will let you know how I get on with the lobbying…
    Your pal
    Bri P

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