As promised, here comes a bunch of photos from the Easter Bonnet Parade on 5th Avenue in New York City (forever more known as NYC as I am tired of typing out the whole thing, I pride myself on my selective laziness and yet look at all the energy I just wasted telling you about it).
The Easter Bonnet Parade is a NYC tradition dating back to sometime in the 1870s. Today’s parade can be described in many ways, closest I get? It is the PG version of the Village Halloween Parade with flowers, eggs and rabbits thrown in for the season. The best part? It is largely unorganized, even its beginning was a spontaneous event.
It is one of those times in NY when you are free to be exactly who you want and show it off for all the world to see (well, yes, that is every day but usually you stick out in the crowd). Commonalities throughout the years tend to be dressed up dogs, groups of friends with themed hats and always babies and toddlers. I think I have a little bit of it all to see.. so here we go:
Even people’s feet get in on the party…
The ever present Ms. Colombia, if you have been following my blog you might remember him from the Macy’s Flower Show https://bytegirlphotography.com/2014/03/29/mr-selfridge-would-be-proud-part-2 I have captured him in the past https://www.flickr.com/photos/bytegirl/5130492874 and even from last year’s Easter Parade https://www.flickr.com/photos/bytegirl/8621622075 such a wonderful man and a true staple of every fun NYC event!
Until next year… but I am all for hats being fashion 365 days a year. I wear one whenever I leave the house and love that more and more others are also.