Saturday, April 7, 2012

New York's Easter Parade


Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra return to their post at the Easter Parade!

They start playing just north of Saint Patrick's Cathedral near Fifth Avenue and 54th Street (In front of the University Club), beginning at 12:30. Hopefully, that's enough time for me to go to services with my grandmother and make it to the city in a funny hat (because this parade is really all about the Easter bonnets). I love a good parade, especially a parade in New York. Here's hoping I can go to this year's Easter Parade! 

One of last year's bonnets, via HuffPo

According to the Huffington Post, "the parade tradition began as a 19th century gathering of New York's social elite in their Easter best after church services – along with similar parades around the nation that took off after the Civil War. New York's version has become a semi-secular feast." Anyone going to the Easter Parade or something similar in their cities?

1 comment:

  1. I am apparently among the non-observant... I didn't even realize we had an official Easter parade here in the city. Not that I'm surprised... We do have everything!

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