Country goats delighted the city crowd on Wednesday, as the second Running of the Goats took place in Riverside Park at 120th Street. Twenty-four of the animals ran through the park to the cheers of what appeared to be hundreds of onlookers. The crowd was remarkably large, the Times reported.
Carol Berkin, 78, went to the first Running of the Goats, back in 2019, and noted how extravagant this year’s event was in comparison.
“Last time there wasn’t an eighth of this,” Ms. Berkin said. “Now they had a band and they sold shirts and the fanny pack. It’s a nice thing, and New Yorkers are just great about nice things.”
Five goats will stay on to eat weeds and branches on a scraggly hill nearby in the park.
Check out some of the fun below:
They’re baaaaaaaack! Goat fans flocked for a historic moment today in Riverside Park. pic.twitter.com/hrH9XTgGeb
— Riverside Park Conservancy (@RiversideParkNY) July 14, 2021