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Monday, April 09, 2007

Easter Parade 2007

I know this doesn't look like the typical Easter parade, but this is New York City, where anything goes. In fact, I recognized one person who marches in the Village Halloween parade in the same outfit. The Easter parade in NYC is more of an assemblage, with casual meandering along Fifth Avenue in the 50s, which was closed to traffic. I took over 100 photos, so this collage is just a sample. Click here for more photos . The weather was chilly, but many were not daunted. The dress ranged from the subtle and sophisticated to the outrageous; the appropriate and inappropriate - families, the scantily clad, drag queens, elegant furs, beautiful hats (both small and large) and the heavily themed - tupperware bonnets, Coney Island Cyclone, bunny rabbits, Marilyn Monroe, Elvis and fantasy characters. The heaviest concentration of people was near St. Patrick's Cathedral where masses were being given all day - the Cardinal himself made an appearance, blessing the group. This is my second year. Along with the Mermaid Parade, I believe this to be one of the underrated secrets of NYC. It is very civilized with no barricades or unmanageable crowding. I wouldn't miss it and highly recommend it ...

10 comments:

Lucy said...

Kind of makes NYC seem like a small town...

Brian said...

It is in some ways - you just have to look for those neighborhoods or situations.
Brian

Merisi's Vienna For Beginners said...

Amazing, how much thought and creativity and time (and money!) people invested to show up at the parade! Beautiful, I like each of the shots, feel a little sorry for the pink poodle. How the bunny did they od it? Spray paint the poor dear? ;-)

Tarquin Churchwell said...

Was that you I bumped into on 5th Ave yesterday? I had the Canon XTI. :)

Pamela R. said...

That poodle was stuffed polyester. No harm there.

Pedi said...

Amazing costumes and really nice pictures!

Brian said...

tarquin - not sure.

pamela - that was a very cool outfit.

pedi - thanks.

Brian

annulla said...

Great shots. I noticed a couple of familiar faces (and outfits) from the Halloween Parade and the Gay Pride Day Parade, too.

Keropok Man said...

haha..
i love give peas a chance!

lv2scpbk said...

I like the variety of hats.