Friday, April 10, 2009

Put a Lid on It- NYC Easter Parade April 12th

Hooray! It's Easter this Sunday and we have the rare opportunity to see some beautiful Easter bonnets at the New York City Easter Parade. Come watch as extreme as "paraders" wander along Fifth Avenue from 49th to 57th Streets. The area around St. Patrick's Cathedral is the ideal place to see the parade. The Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Unlike most New York City Parades, the Easter Parade is a slightly unorganized event. From 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. the area along Fifth Avenue from 49th to 57th Streets is closed to traffic, and people wander the street admiring various Easter Bonnets and Easter outfits. This parade doesn't have any floats or marching bands but it is a spectacle nonetheless. From around the world people come to New York City to participate spectators can expect to see live rabbits, snakes and clowns. Outfits range from elegant to outrageous. It's gonna be sweet!

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