Germans march, sing

It’s a great time of year for parades, and Saturday, Sept. 20, German-Americans celebrate with the Steuben Day Parade. It starts at noon on Fifth Avenue at 63rd St, marching up to 86th St. The part with the tall boots is a little scary, but it gets warmhearted after that. The German-American Friendship Party follows the parade at 1:30 pm at Summerstage in Central Park (enter at 72nd St).

Apparently the Steuben representatives rang the closing bell at the NYSE this afternoon; that hardly seems like something to get excited about right now. NYSE CEO Duncan Niederauer will be a Grand Marshal of the parade.

September is German-American Friendship Month. Other events include:

German Day at Shea Stadium before Wednesday’s Mets game against the Cubs. (Have they had German Day at Shea before?) $15.

—A lecture on German Life and Song in Yorkville with historian Kathy Jolowicz and Werner Goebel, former singing waiter at the Bavarian Inn, at 7 pm Thursday at Liederkranz, 6 East 87th Street; $5.

—Cabaret singer Micaela Leon of Stuttgart performs a program called Trance Atlantic at 10 pm Friday, Sept. 26, at the Metropolitan Room, 34 W. 22nd St. $20 plus $15 drink minimum; RSVP at (212) 206-0440

Walking tour of the Lower East Side at 1 pm Saturday, Sept. 27. Meet at NYU Deutsches Haus, 42 Washington Mews. $30; RSVP at (212) 998-8660.

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