Posts Tagged ‘parade’

Más reyes

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

If you’re bummed out about missing the Three Kings Day Parade Tuesday in Manhattan, you have another chance.  There will be a kids’ parade in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, on Sunday, Jan. 11, with Puerto Rican reggaetón star Daddy Yankee. It begins at 2 pm at Meeker Avenue and Graham, which is also known as Avenida Puerto Rico, and heads down to Broadway.

First parade of the year: Día de reyes

Thursday, January 1st, 2009

parade kings

Manhattan’s 32nd annual Three Kings Day parade runs from 11 am to noon on Tuesday, Jan. 6. The route begins on Third Avenue, going from 106th Street to 116th; across 116th to Lexington Avenue, then back down to 112th; and across 112th to Park, where it winds back up to La Marqueta Plaza at 115th. (Re-routing is possible under certain weather conditions. I hope the camels don’t get too cold.) You can still register to participate through Jan. 2.

On Saturday, Jan. 10, El Museo del Barrio‘s Three Kings Day celebration features “live parrandas by Eddie Alicea y Su Trio de Epoca, and theatre play inspired by the Mexican tradition of pastorelas.” The free party will be from 3 to 5 pm at the museum, 1230 Fifth Ave at 104th St.

Germans march, sing

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

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.

Mexican Independence Day

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Mexican parade, 2003

Sept. 16, 1810, was the day Father Miguel Hidalgo gave the Grito de Dolores, ringing the church bells and delivering an electrifying speech that launched the struggle for independence. You don’t notice a lot of celebration on this day in New York, but it’s a big deal in the Bajío of central Mexico.

The Mexican Day Parade starts at 11 am Sunday, Sept. 21, on Madison Avenue at 41st St, proceeding down to 27th.

Meanwhile, opening Friday at the Quad Cinema is Matthew Bonifacio’s Amexicano, a story about the surprising bond between a Mexican immigrant and an Italian-American from Queens. It’s set to show for one week only, so run right out there this weekend and support independent film. Review to come.

Also Sunday, although not Mexican, José Alberto will appear in the Pathmark Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration from noon to 5 pm at Pier 17, South Street Seaport. There will be a salsa competition in memory of David Melendez and dozens of folkloric performers celebrating the Latino heritage. And, reportedly, some mariachi.

Indian parade

Friday, August 15th, 2008

India’s Independence Day will be celebrated from 11 am to 6 pm Sunday, August 17, with a parade on Madison Avenue from 41st to 23rd Streets. According to Rediff India Abroad, the actress Deepika Padukone (Om Shanti Om) will lead the parade, and it will include a variety show at 23rd.