Seitu’s World: Easter Parade And Bonnet Festival in NYC

seitu easter1By Seitu Oronde

This year’s Easter Sunday celebrations ushered in a host of events. NYC hosted a number of events that prepare everyone for the spring 2014 season.

seitu easter2This time I was at the Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival in NYC on 5th Avenue. Every Easter Sunday, Harlemites, New Yorkers sport their most unique bonnets and march up Fifth Avenue.
seitu easter3 seitu easter4seitu easter5seitu easter 6seitu easter7seitu easter 8seitu easter 10seitu easter 11seitu easter 12The pageant has been a NYC tradition since the 1870s. This year’s parade took place at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m, on April 20, 2014. The parade route stretched from E. 49th to E. 57th streets.We need to bring more Harlem style to the event, so let’s start planning now for next year.

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