I love a parade. Most people I know do. We call our family and friends and go out to the parade of your choosing and have a fun day outdoors. This blog is dedicated to all those behind the scenes that make the parade a fun time. All the planning and preparation the organizers go through. The endless band rehearsals. The time and effort in putting the costumes together. This is our attempt to go behind the scenes and bring the parade to life. Rachel Cauvin is an avid photojournalist with a keen eye on getting the right shot. Her work has been in print in magazines and newpapers.
New York is the greatest city in the world. It’s one of the few cities in the world that has the most diverse population. Every country in the world has residents somewhere in the 5 boroughs. And yes problems arise from time to time but all in all it’s the parades that gives people a chance to boast, to take pride in their heritage and culture or sexual orientation. A chance to dress up in costume to march in a band and most of all to have fun. Our effort is not limited to the big parades. Some of the best parades are in the outer boroughs. Witness the Mermaid Parade in Coney Island in June and you might agree.
We encourage all organizers, participants, attendees, and out of town visitors to comment about the experience of the parade you attended. We will try our best to give advice about where to stay and eat and view the parade. Thank you for taking the time to read our blog.