The City’s Wacky and Wonderful Easter Parade

New Yorkers turned out in force for the annual Easter Bonnet Parade up Fifth Avenue.

This Sunday, New Yorkers donning a variety of colorful costumes and hats came for the city’s annual Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival. Fifth Avenue was closed off from 49th Street to 57th Street for most of the day and participants mingled and posed for countless photos. The pageant started in the 1870s as an occasion to show off one’s new church hat and morphed over the years into today’s costume festival.

There were plenty of four-legged parade attendees, like Kimba (pictured) in costume.


Families watched (and played in) the festivities.


Brightly colored hats outside St. Patricks Cathedral.


There were plenty of creative accessories.


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