The 100th global edition of CowParade, staged by the West Hartford-based organization, will continue in the five boroughs of New York through Sept. 30.
God’s Love We Deliver is the exclusive charity partner staging the 100th global edition of the iconic CowParade, which returned to New York City on Aug. 18 and will remain through Sept. 30, 2021. This year’s CowParade event commemorates a full-circle moment for God’s Love We Deliver, as the nonprofit served as one of several nonprofits who benefitted from the first New York City CowParade event in 2000.
“We are thrilled to be the exclusive charity partner of this year’s CowParade in New York City,” says Karen Pearl, President & CEO of God’s Love We Deliver. “After such a difficult year during which God’s Love worked tirelessly to bring love and comfort in the form of delicious, nutritious meals to our neighbors living with severe and chronic illness, we are honored to bring beauty and comfort to the entire City in the form of these gorgeous cows designed by artists and friends.”
The 2021 CowParade includes a diverse array of participating artists from contemporary art icons and well-known Wynwood graffiti artists to eclectic designers and celebrity supporters-the full includes: Cey Adams; Baccarat; Jeffrey Banks; Diana Banos; Kelly Behun; BG183; Billy The Artist (who painted a “Moo York” cow in a West Hartford garage in 2019); The Artists of the Macy’s Parade Studio; BIO; Raynes E. Birkbeck; Maryellis Bunn; Anthony Castro; Chiaozza; Garrett Chingery; Danny Cole; Pat Conlon; Adama Coulibaly; Cherri Cousteau, CRASH; Paula Crown; Dapper Dan of Harlem; Sophia Dawson; Daze; Amy Denet Deal; Jamie Drake; Savior Elmundo; Cynthia Erivo; Fashion Institute of Technology Visual Presentation & Exhibition Design Program (Heejeong Kim, Fean Manthachitra, Diana Rico, Gordon Qu); Rachel Goldsmith; Timothy Goodman; Lisa Grubb; Erin Halper; Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka; Eric Haze; Hektad; Logan Hicks; Joe Iuarto; Jihae; Billi Kid; Xiang Lan; Jen Lewin; Yannick Lowery; Brian J. McCarthy; Michael “Kaves” McLeer; Elizabeth Meggs; Jody Morlock; Moulin Rouge! The Musical; natchie; Nicer; Ivan Ortiz; Peter Paid; Nick Peate; Lady Pink; Eve Plumb; Zac Posen; William Quigley; Victor “Marka27” Quinonez; Fernando Romero; Chris Sainato; Dave Singley; Darvin Silva; Melissa Staiger; David Stark; Sydney; Taylord; The Love Child; Lizzie Tish; Peter Tunney; Beatrice Wolert; Lenny Zbarsky; and Kamila Zmrzla.
“I think this is the best CowParade ever!” says Cey Adams, CowParade artist and God’s Love We Deliver supporter. “As an artist I’m proud to support God’s Love We Deliver.”
Cows are on display across the five boroughs of New York City in various “pasture” locations. Hudson Yards in Manhattan hosts a pasture in and around The Shops. Additional locations include Bronx Community Community College in the Bronx; New York Hall of Science Museum in Queens; Industry City in Brooklyn; and the National Lighthouse Museum in Staten Island.
CowParade events have been staged in 80-plus cities worldwide, including 34 countries, with more than 6,000 life size fiberglass cows painted and imaginatively transformed by many thousands of global artists, sculptors, and celebrities. God’s Love We Deliver and CowParade were connected by Janeen Saltman, a principal of JKS Events, which had been working with Jerry Elbaum on the return of CowParade to New York.
“The CowParade event is about connecting art and artists with people of all ages and backgrounds through the magical cow canvases. The participating artists pour their hearts and souls into their cow masterpieces to inspire, awe and, most importantly, bring smiles to the faces of those who encounter the cows. said Ron Fox of West Hartford, who serves as vice president of CowParade.
“We are proud to partner with God’s Love to bring free public art and the message of unity and love of one’s neighbor throughout the five boroughs. The dedicated team of event professionals at God’s Love has brought together the most diverse group of artists in our 21-year history. In this respect, God’s Love has broken the CowParade mold and set a new standard for public art events in the future. In the fall, the cows will be auctioned for the benefit of God’s Love We Deliver. In the meantime, we hope New York City residents and visitors assist in the efforts of the God’s Love team and the participating artists in caring for the cows while they graze.”
This year, The CowParade Artist Studio is sponsored by CLEAR. “CLEAR has always been about surprising and delighting people – whether that’s our members, or partners or the communities where we live and work,” said CLEAR CEO Caryn Seidman-Becker. “We are proud to partner with the extraordinary teams at God’s Love We Deliver and the CowParade to bring the remarkable talents and creative vision of these artists to the streets of New York City.”
Additional sponsors include Color Ambassador: Benjamin Moore; Amazin’ Mets Foundation; Baccarat; Bernstein Private Wealth Management; Bloomingdale’s; Capital One; The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation; Douglas Elliman; Hudson Yards; I. Halper Paper & Supplies, Inc.; Industry City; Macy’s, Inc.; The Rockaway Hotel; and Seaport Global.
For more information, please visit glwd.org/cowparade and please include: #CowParadeNYC and @godslovenyc for all social media content.
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