Saturday, April 14, 2012

Easter "Parade" NYC-Style ( 2012) Lots of pics and short video

April 8, 2012 (about 12: 30 PM) It's Easter in NYC on Fifth Avenue. (Orthodox Easter April 15)

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A few blocks on Fifth Avenue around St. Patrick's Cathedral are closed to traffic. (This is the Presbyterian Church a few blocks North)

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It's not really a parade per se, more like one big block-party.

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The eclectic participants seemed less political this year. Only caught these two/

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 No idea what the flamingo means, but the lapel button on his friend speaks loud and clear..

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She supports marriage "equality" ...  aka gay "marriage"

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Buoyant, joyful and at times .... ODD...

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(I was much too close this hirsute fellow)

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The families were out, even the boys, to share in the creation of hats, hats and more hats....

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It wasn't just about the hats for these three friends...

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Many times, people were posing with strangers.

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To capture a memory of the HATS.

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The beautiful children, having fun I hope...

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Dad is definitely dressed for some fun....

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Guess the guy lurking in the back ground wants in the picture....OR...he's holding up the HAT!

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More beautiful creations....

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 Perhaps not "beautiful", but lovingly made for sure.

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And some beloved PETS ....

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Seems a stretch for Easter but in NY, anything goes.... even a Naked Cowboy....

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FREE to be ....whatever.... Have NO idea what these two costumes represent but they were popular when it came to getting their pictures taken.

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A WALRUS? Even she looks 'surprised'....

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My favorite, the  musicians and dancers circa 1920 and 30s.

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A "crowd-pleaser"every year:


This cart was taking donations if you wanted a picture seated inside...

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And the young-at-heart

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Lots more to see in the slideshows of beautiful hats (men and women) and beautiful dresses (men and women). Good Will and Sunshine while Christians celebrated the Joy of Easter on a lovely Spring Day.

Slideshow Part 1

Slideshow Part 2

Spreading some joy in a weary world....

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