New York’s Easter Parade, 2019

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)

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As seen at the 2019 Easter Parade along New York’s Fifth Avenue.

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.

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As seen at the 2019 Easter Parade along New York’s Fifth Avenue.

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.

Easter Parade, Easter Bonnet, Easter Bunny, Fifth Avenue, Easter Sunday, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s, Walk About New York, Cheeseheads

As seen at the 2019 Easter Parade along New York’s Fifth Avenue.

Multiple nests make up these hats.

Easter Parade, Easter Bonnet, Easter Bunny, Fifth Avenue, Easter Sunday, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s, Walk About New York, Cheeseheads

As seen at the 2019 Easter Parade along New York’s Fifth Avenue.

An elegant couple, a time-honored Easter Parade tradition.

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As seen at the 2019 Easter Parade along New York’s Fifth Avenue.

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.

Easter Parade, Easter Bonnet, Easter Bunny, Fifth Avenue, Easter Sunday, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s, Walk About New York, Cheeseheads

As seen at the 2019 Easter Parade along New York’s Fifth Avenue.

It is said that pet owners and their pets begin to resemble one another; here is proof!

Easter Parade, Easter Bonnet, Easter Bunny, Fifth Avenue, Easter Sunday, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s, Walk About New York, Cheeseheads

As seen at the 2019 Easter Parade along New York’s Fifth Avenue.

As she tip-toed through the tulips she gathered some for her hat.

Easter Parade, Easter Bonnet, Easter Bunny, Fifth Avenue, Easter Sunday, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s, Walk About New York, Cheeseheads

As seen at the 2019 Easter Parade along New York’s Fifth Avenue.

Some face paint and a bunny ear head band was all it took to create this look. Well done!

Easter Parade, Easter Bonnet, Easter Bunny, Fifth Avenue, Easter Sunday, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s, Walk About New York, Cheeseheads

As seen at the 2019 Easter Parade along New York’s Fifth Avenue.

Knitting or crocheting gave these women their bonnets.

Easter Parade, Easter Bonnet, Easter Bunny, Fifth Avenue, Easter Sunday, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s, Walk About New York, Cheeseheads

As seen at the 2019 Easter Parade along New York’s Fifth Avenue.

What some imagination and a hot glue gun can accomplish never ceases to astonish.

Easter Parade, Easter Bonnet, Easter Bunny, Fifth Avenue, Easter Sunday, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s, Walk About New York, Cheeseheads

As seen at the 2019 Easter Parade along New York’s Fifth Avenue.

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.

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As seen at the 2019 Easter Parade along New York’s Fifth Avenue.

Bunnies of all sizes, shapes, ages living and stuffed enjoyed the Easter Parade.

Easter Parade, Easter Bonnet, Easter Bunny, Fifth Avenue, Easter Sunday, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s, Walk About New York, Cheeseheads

As seen at the 2019 Easter Parade along New York’s Fifth Avenue.

This handsome, young man is a “chick” magnet.

Easter Parade, Easter Bonnet, Easter Bunny, Fifth Avenue, Easter Sunday, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s, Walk About New York, Cheeseheads

As seen at the 2019 Easter Parade along New York’s Fifth Avenue.

Mother and daughters were decked out in a full breakfast!

Easter Parade, Easter Bonnet, Easter Bunny, Fifth Avenue, Easter Sunday, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s, Walk About New York, Cheeseheads

As seen at the 2019 Easter Parade along New York’s Fifth Avenue.

Bright yellows, reds and oranges contrast perfectly with their neutral gray jackets. Those boutonnières are the perfect touch.

Easter Parade, Easter Bonnet, Easter Bunny, Fifth Avenue, Easter Sunday, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s, Walk About New York, Cheeseheads

As seen at the 2019 Easter Parade along New York’s Fifth Avenue.

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.

Easter Parade, Easter Bonnet, Easter Bunny, Fifth Avenue, Easter Sunday, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s, Walk About New York, Cheeseheads

As seen at the 2019 Easter Parade along New York’s Fifth Avenue.

This couple was as pleased as punch with their Easter bonnets and eager to be photographs.

Easter Parade, Easter Bonnet, Easter Bunny, Fifth Avenue, Easter Sunday, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s, Walk About New York, Cheeseheads

As seen at the 2019 Easter Parade along New York’s Fifth Avenue.

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.

Easter Parade, Easter Bonnet, Easter Bunny, Fifth Avenue, Easter Sunday, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s, Walk About New York, Cheeseheads

As seen at the 2019 Easter Parade along New York’s Fifth Avenue.

A menagerie—elephants, lambs and bunnies—showed up this year.

Easter Parade, Easter Bonnet, Easter Bunny, Fifth Avenue, Easter Sunday, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s, Walk About New York, Cheeseheads

As seen at the 2019 Easter Parade along New York’s Fifth Avenue.

Yours truly met Mr. E. Bunny, looking more like Jesus Christ with that beard!

Easter Parade, Easter Bonnet, Easter Bunny, Fifth Avenue, Easter Sunday, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s, Walk About New York, Cheeseheads

As seen at the 2019 Easter Parade along New York’s Fifth Avenue.

Well done to these gentlemen for their well-coordinated outfits.

Easter Parade, Easter Bonnet, Easter Bunny, Fifth Avenue, Easter Sunday, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s, Walk About New York, Cheeseheads

As seen at the 2019 Easter Parade along New York’s Fifth Avenue.

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.

Easter Parade, Easter Bonnet, Easter Bunny, Fifth Avenue, Easter Sunday, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s, Walk About New York, Cheeseheads

As seen at the 2019 Easter Parade along New York’s Fifth Avenue.

Instead of a bonnet, a bunny mask was most appropriate. We will never know who this was. It is a mystery!

Easter Parade, Easter Bonnet, Easter Bunny, Fifth Avenue, Easter Sunday, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s, Walk About New York, Cheeseheads

As seen at the 2019 Easter Parade along New York’s Fifth Avenue.

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.

Easter Parade, Easter Bonnet, Easter Bunny, Fifth Avenue, Easter Sunday, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s, Walk About New York, Cheeseheads

As seen at the 2019 Easter Parade along New York’s Fifth Avenue.

Six women from Sweden celebrate their 30-year friendship and being Swedish! Their bonnets use the colors of the Swedish flag.

Easter Parade, Easter Bonnet, Easter Bunny, Fifth Avenue, Easter Sunday, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s, Walk About New York, Cheeseheads

As seen at the 2019 Easter Parade along New York’s Fifth Avenue.

Papier-mâché hot-air balloons rest on clouds of cotton. Very cute!

Easter Parade, Easter Bonnet, Easter Bunny, Fifth Avenue, Easter Sunday, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s, Walk About New York, Cheeseheads

As seen at the 2019 Easter Parade along New York’s Fifth Avenue.

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.

Easter Parade, Easter Bonnet, Easter Bunny, Fifth Avenue, Easter Sunday, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s, Walk About New York

As seen at the 2019 Easter Parade along New York’s Fifth Avenue.

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

Easter Parade, Easter Bonnet, Easter Bunny, Fifth Avenue, Easter Sunday, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, St. Patrick’s, Walk About New York

As seen at the 2019 Easter Parade along New York’s Fifth Avenue.

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.

ALL PHOTOS AND TEXT, EXCEPT CREDITED QUOTES, © THE AUTHOR 2019

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