Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter Sunday in The City - New York City

I have lived just outside of New York City for over seventeen years and enjoyed many a pleasant Sunday in the city parks or on the riverside, but today I discovered that I'd never spent an Easter Sunday in the city.
How could I be so sure?
Because I'd never before witnessed the sight that awaited me as I turned onto 5th Avenue on my way to Central Park. The Avenue between 45th and 60th Street was closed off to traffic allowing crowds unrestricted access to the area to admire and photograph the multitude of Easter bonnets on display.

                                                          From the fun:

                                                                      to the sweet:

The Jane Games

From the stylish:

to the outrageous:

and some who had forgotten the bonnets, but made up for it with their hair:

and outside of Rockerfeller Center, even the Rockettes joined in :

New York is famous for its parades so I shouldn't have been surprised by the idea of an Easter parade but, for me, coming across events like this unexpectedly is part of the joy of living so close to this wonderful city.   


  1. Looks like a fun time - only in NewYork! I Liked the basket heads-you don't see that every day. Mel, thanks for sharing your experience at the Easter Parade in NYC.

    1. Hi Elisabeth, it made me wonder whether similar events happen in other cities too. I remember when I was a kid people used to talk about Easter bonnets, but I'd all but forgotten about them because you rarely hear mention of them. You must have to have strong neck muscles to carry those baskets around for any length of time!

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    1. Definitely cool, and all the more so for being so unexpected! Do they have anything like this in Seattle?