On the avenue, Fifth Avenue, the photographers will snap us
And you’ll find that you’re in the rotogravure
Oh, I could write a sonnet about your Easter bonnet
And of the guy, I’m taking to the Easter Parade
—from “Easter Parade” by Irving Berlin (1888-1989)
She is regal in red!
Everyone is a photographer today; and if you are ‘snapped’ you will not be seen in the rotogravure; but rather at someone’s Facebook page, blog or both, as Walk About New York does.
Known as ‘angels’ in theater lingo, these men are investors in the soon-to-open Broadway musical, “Tootsie.”
New York’s Easter Parade steps off at 10 o’clock of Easter Sunday. Fifth Avenue is closed to traffic between 49th and 57th Streets until late in the afternoon. No longer a display of new Easter finery, as it had been from the 1870s through the 1950s, the 21st-century version of the parade has become an opportunity to display your creativity and have some fun! Enjoy your promenade up Fifth Avenue with Walk About New York’s view of the Easter Parade.
Multiple nests make up these hats.
An elegant couple, a time-honored Easter Parade tradition.
This clever parade-goer raided his refrigerator bin to make his bonnet; after the parade he could have gone home to cook carrot soup or bake a carrot cake.
It is said that pet owners and their pets begin to resemble one another; here is proof!
As she tip-toed through the tulips she gathered some for her hat.
Some face paint and a bunny ear head band was all it took to create this look. Well done!
Knitting or crocheting gave these women their bonnets.
What some imagination and a hot glue gun can accomplish never ceases to astonish.
New York has been a place for all people since the Dutch settled here and founded New Amsterdam in 1626. All cultures, races, and peoples of all beliefs mix and mingle in a welcoming atmosphere.
Bunnies of all sizes, shapes, ages living and stuffed enjoyed the Easter Parade.
This handsome, young man is a “chick” magnet.
Mother and daughters were decked out in a full breakfast!
Bright yellows, reds and oranges contrast perfectly with their neutral gray jackets. Those boutonnières are the perfect touch.
An umbrella frame without a covering will offer her no protection should it have rained. We were lucky; the sky was cloudy but it was a dry day.
This couple was as pleased as punch with their Easter bonnets and eager to be photographs.
Some of New York’s Boys in Blue were making friends with future police officer perhaps. There is always a reassuring show of force at all of NYC’s parades.
A menagerie—elephants, lambs and bunnies—showed up this year.
Yours truly met Mr. E. Bunny, looking more like Jesus Christ with that beard!
Well done to these gentlemen for their well-coordinated outfits.
One of the great joys about the Easter Parade is the wide range of parade-goers it attracts. Young and old, black and white, high and low find a place for a bit of fun.
Instead of a bonnet, a bunny mask was most appropriate. We will never know who this was. It is a mystery!
Beyond a bonnet: some parade goers go all out. Dare we say overboard? We call him Egg Man, with his red-white-and-blue painted face and his bald eagle headdress his is covered in egg-shaped decorations.
Six women from Sweden celebrate their 30-year friendship and being Swedish! Their bonnets use the colors of the Swedish flag.
Papier-mâché hot-air balloons rest on clouds of cotton. Very cute!
This family was lovely and lively in the their pastel-colored, feather-and-flower-bedecked top hats; so much so they are used as the featured image for this posting.
Such cute little headbands: chicks and bunnies.
Take a look at our past postings about the Easter Parade.
New York’s Easter Parade, 2014
New York’s Easter Parade, 2015
New York’s Easter Parade, 2016
New York’s Easter Parade, 2017
New York’s Easter Parade, 2018
Pastel-clothed Kings-for-a-Day sport crown-shaped bonnets constructed from jig-saw-puzzle pieces.
You can discover the area where the Easter Parade takes place when you are part of our Art of Rockefeller Center Walking Tour. The Tour begins on the steps of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and includes more than 50 artworks at Rockefeller Center.
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