About Us

I love a parade. Most people I know do. We call our family and friends and go out to a 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 an attempt to go behind the scenes and bring the parade to life.

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, take pride in their heritage and culture or sexual orientation. A chance to dress up in costume or to march in a band and most of all to have fun. This effort is not limited to big parades. Some of the best parades are in the outer boroughs. Witness the Mermaid Parade in Coney Island in June or Phagwah in March in Queens or the Panamanian Parade in Brooklyn in October 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.  Thank you for taking the time to read this blog. All images, videos and articles are property of NYCParadelife and may not be reproduced without written permission. Sharing on social media is always allowed and encouraged.

Albert Terc

Founder

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18 Responses to “About Us”

  1. Edith Moricz February 11, 2011 at 8:34 am #

    Great site! Love it, Congrats to you and Rachel. Hugs, Amigita

  2. Timonde February 18, 2011 at 7:48 pm #

    Love the blog…..give us more.

    • nycparadelife February 19, 2011 at 8:45 pm #

      Thanks…parade season is coming up..many to follow..next few St.Patty’s in NYC and Staten Island..Phagwa in Queens..Greek Independence in NYC and April Fools parade… fun..fun..fun..

  3. Maggie Hernandez March 7, 2011 at 11:39 pm #

    Albert,

    While reading your blog, I realized I wasn’t just reading about parades, but getting a cultural history lesson. And, when you think about it on a deeper level, a parade really isn’t all fun and games. It gives us an opportunity to step out of our comfort zone, interact with people of all cultures, and learn about each other in the best way possible.

    I remember attending nearly every parade in Manhattan as a child and the joy I felt being a part of the celebration! This may be a tradition I will have to revive with my little one this year.

    Not sure where you were planning to go with your book, but it would be an awesome and unique way to teach cultural diversity… by way of the parade!

    Maggie.

    • nycparadelife March 10, 2011 at 9:04 pm #

      Thanks Maggie,
      That’s a great idea. Rachel and I were thinking of having a best costume contest at the end of the year. Lots of parades coming up soon. Would be great if you can make some. Let me know which ones you would like to go to and we can meet up.
      Thanks,
      Albert

  4. DONNA LOCHAN March 21, 2011 at 10:41 am #

    Hi Albert i hope u get this message. My mom and i met u guys at the recent parade in Richmond Hill Queens “the Phagwah/Holi day parade. I was looking at your website and the pictures and details are amazing, it was a pleasure meeting you guys and I hope to have the pleasure again someday again, please feel free to let me know of any upcoming events that me and my son can attend and possibly catch up with you again , take care and keep up the great work.

    • nycparadelife March 21, 2011 at 11:50 pm #

      Hi Donna. Thanks for the kind words. The article will be posted Tuesday night. I included some your Mom’s conversation to help make the point of the spirit of brotherhood for the festival. And hope you don’t mind if we use the picture Rachel took of your family. It helps to connect with readers that they too can be attending and getting in on the fun. Links for upcoming events are posted at the end of the commentary. Stay well.

    • nycparadelife May 30, 2011 at 9:22 am #

      Hello Donna…hope all is well….just wanted to alert you to some really cool parades coming up soon…the Phillipine Day parade is coming up Sunday June 5tn on Madison Ave. The Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 12th on 5th Ave and the whacky Mermaid Parade in Coney Island. If you have never been to the Mermaid parade, it’s a must see…

  5. Karen Kriegel May 22, 2011 at 2:01 pm #

    I met Rachel at Dance Parade yesterday who told me all about your organization! Please put me on your mailing list!

    • nycparadelife May 30, 2011 at 9:15 am #

      Hi KAren…hope you are enjoyingh the holiday weekend…we posted the article of the danceparade.. also if you haven’t seen it yet captured your groups perfomance on Youtube just search nycparadelife and you will see it…looks great…thx again.

    • nycparadelife September 27, 2011 at 8:18 pm #

      Hi Karen, Hope all is well with you since we last met at the Dance Parade. I went online to try and verify if there is a Korean Harvest Festival this year and I couldn’t confirm. I think it’s usually held on 6th Ave. Rachel and I have been having a blast covering the parades. Hope to see you soon.

  6. Aaron January 18, 2013 at 4:31 pm #

    Hi Albert!

    I don’t see a contact email on the blog, but I wanted to reach out and try to connect. I am the associate communications director at MyBlockNYC, which is a new site that maps cultural events in NYC and we would love to talk about featuring your content on our site. If you have a moment, drop me an email at Aaron@myblocknyc.com and we can talk more about it!

    Until then, Loving your videos,

    Aaron

  7. Marni Halasa February 20, 2013 at 9:24 pm #

    Hi Albert — love your blog and we should meet ! My name is Marni and I am a NYC Parade Personality! As a professional figure skater, inline skater and belly dancer, I perform in all the city parades in spectacular costume, wings and skates…and love to ENTERTAIN! Hope to see you soon at the next parade, cheers, Marni

    • nycparadelife February 25, 2013 at 9:59 pm #

      Hi Marni, Thanks for checking out my blog. It has been a blast since I started doing this. I have met so many interesting people from NYC, the US, and parts of the world that come to the parades. This year I’m trying something different. Each month I am going to highlight a person that participates in a major parade. I think it would be great to get your story out so when people see you skating around in your amazing outfits they know a little more about you. Couldn’t think of a better person to kick off the highlights than you.

  8. Karen February 21, 2013 at 7:57 pm #

    Shout out to Marni! Always Amazing !

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  10. Audrey March 10, 2016 at 1:33 pm #

    I love my Panamanian parade look forward to it every. Year

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