Monday, October 10, 2011

NYC Parades: Various

A couple of weeks ago, there was a Korean Times Parade down 6th Avenue (Avenue of the Americas) from 38th Street and 27th Street.  Two days ago, there was a Nigerian Pride Parade down 2nd Avenue from 55th Street and 47th Street (see photos throughout).  Today, there is a Columbus Day Parade down 5th Avenue from 43rd Street and 72nd Street.  I didn't know that there were so many parades until I happened to be face to face to one just by chance.  If you live in NYC, culture can actually come to you!

However, if you would like to see what might be available in the NYC neighborhood you live in or are visiting, you can check out the NYC government website.  If you are interested in the largest parades, a simple aggregation lists like Big NYC Parades also works.  In any event, you'll be amazed at all that this large, diverse city has to offer in the way of celebratory parades.

They are not all grand (although many of them, like the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the Gay Pride Parade, the Chinese Lunar New Year Parade, the St. Patrick's Day Parade, and the Howloween costumed dog parade, are true spectacles), but they are all happy.  Who doesn't need more "happy" in their lives?

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