Category Archives: Parades
The 68th Annual NYC Columbus Day Parade will take place on Monday, October 8. The parade which has been organized in New York since 1929 is the world’s largest celebration of Italian-American culture. The event which will be televised globally includes, 35,000 marchers with over 100 groups, including bands, floats and contingents. Nearly one million spectators are expected. This year, the parade route begins on Fifth Avenue at 44th Street, and continues north along Fifth Avenue to 72nd Street.
The 2012 West Indian Labor Day Parade was an awesome festivity of history, culture, music, dance and food. People from all over the world attended the parade which is one of the largest in New York City to celebrate West Indian heritage from countries that include Jamaica, Trinidad, Tobego, Martinique, Barbados, Bahamas, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent the Grenadines and more…
This year will mark the 45th anniversary of the West Indian American Day Parade & Carnival. This parade is one of the city’s biggest that takes place yearly on Labor Day. Thousand’s of people will line the streets of Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, Brooklyn to dance and partake in a Caribbean tradition.
The 30th anniversary of the Mermaid Parade at Coney Island will take place on Saturday June 23. The parade is the nation’s largest art parade and one of New York City’s greatest summer events. The Mermaid Parade pays homage to Coney Island’s forgotten Mardi Gras in a wonderful and wacky event that is unique to Coney Island. If you’ve never been to Coney Island, this is an event that you do not want to miss.
The Tartan Day Parade will celebrate it’s 10th anniversary and will bring the spirit of Scottish heritage to New York City. The parade will take place on April 14th and will march up Sixth Avenue, from 45th to 55th Streets. The 2012 Grand Marshal of the Tartan Day Parade will be Award-Winning Scottish actor, Brian Cox.
The NYC Easter Parade is a festive event that is a little different than most parades in the city. There are no floats or marching bands but, plenty of spectacle’s that are sure to grab your attention. People from all around the world come to join in this midtown Manhattan celebration that includes, Easter bonnets, costumed pets and wacky outfits that look like they would belong to someone in a circus sideshow.
The luck of the Irish brought warm weather to New York City for the 251st St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The crowds were enthusiastic and cheered as many marching bands, Firemen, Policemen, Military and other service men and women marched up fifth avenue.
New York City is home to some of the most celebrated parade’s in the world. Every year in March, thousands of Americans of Irish descent, turn the city green as they march in celebration of their faith and heritage. The 44th St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City, will take place on Saturday March 17.
The 13th Annual Chinatown Lunar New Year’s Day Firecracker Ceremony and New Year Parade & Festival are two of New York City’s big Chinese cultural celebrations. January 23rd marks the first day of the 2012 Lunar New Year, which will be kicked off with 600,000 rounds of colorful firecrackers, which is a traditional Lunar New Year practice, believed to scare away evil spirits.
The 85th Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade was as spectacular as ever. On a brisk day in NYC, the giant balloons, floats and marching bands made their way down 77street to Macy’s Herald Square. The streets were lined with millions of viewers and if you were not out, at least a couple of hours before the 9am start of the parade, chances are, you probably did not have a front row view.