The Goats Are Back

  Last modified on July 17th, 2021

The goats are back in town. On July 14, 2021, a herd of 24 from an upstate farm showed up to entertain the media, public officials, and members of the general public at West 120th and Riverside Drive.

Of those who participated in the official “running of the goats,” only 5 will be staying for the summer, during which time they’ll be grazing on invasive plants between 119th and 123rd Streets in Riverside Park.


Just like in 2019, you’ll get to vote for your favorite goat at the end of the summer. Check out our recent coverage to see the 2021 candidates and to learn about the new voting system.

In addition to having the goats walk briskly in a line, the day’s festivities included live music and appearances by public officials Gale Brewer, Jerry Nadler, Mark Levine and Helen Rosenthal.

After the main events, the goats started getting comfortable with their new surroundings.

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