Who made it out to the parade on Sunday to celebrate Greek Independence Day? My sister and I went after brunch. It was a great day for a parade. The sky was a bright, bright blue and the sun was shining. It was a bit brisk to be standing on the sidelines, but I’m sure those marching in the parade enjoyed that it wasn’t hot out.
Our favorite part was seeing the little kids all dressed up in their Greek costumes. Seriously adorable!
I also rather enjoyed seeing the Greek-American women who insisted on marching in high heels. It was quite a few blocks up Fifth Avenue to be clomping around in heels, but they remained stoic.
Greek men and women of all ages layered blue and white clothes on, wore Hellas t-shirts they probably picked up in Plaka, and draped the Greek flag over their shoulders. Super-hero style!
Here are a few pics.