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…