Orthodox Easter is typically held a week after Roman Catholic Easter. Here are a few images of Midnight Mass on April 12 outside the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity Church on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.
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The Park Avenue Tree Lighting entered it’s 70th year last night in front of The Brick Presbyterian Church. With probably a couple thousand New Yorkers in attendance, singing Christmas Carols in the bitter cold, the trees along Park Avenue, from the 50’s to 96th streets were lit up last night.
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Posted in Christmas, Christmas in New York CIty, Christmas in NYC, Holiday Season, Photography, Street Photography, Tree Lighting
Tagged Brick Church, Brick Presbyterian Church, Christmas, Christmas. New York City, Holiday Season in New York City, New York City, Park Avenue, Park Avenue Tree Lighting, Photography, singing Christmas Carols, The Brick Presbyterian Church, Tree Lighting
Since 2008, on the first three Saturdays of August, New York City has closed Manhattan’s Park Avenue from E79th Street and down to Lafeyette Street in Greenwich Village to the Brooklyn Bridge. as a bike and pedestrian thoroughfare. Hundreds of thousands of City denizens take advantage of walking, running and biking the route, and stopping for some fun, entertainment, an interactive guide to the City’s Vision Zero program; and other activities along the way.
Summer Streets NYC has been a success from the start. It’s a chance to get in some exercise, take in the quiet of traversing what’s usually very busy, noisy avenues filled with car traffic; and have some fun along the way at various points.
There’s a musical art installation, Trumpet City, which has players along Park Avenue, a dog run and ASPCA adoption area, traffic safety “fair”, mini golf, a juggling and acrobatic interactive stop, and more. Additional information is found here.
Summer Streets NYC runs Saturday August 2, 8, and 16 from 7am to 1pm. If you’re in NYC, take some time to travel the route and enjoy.
Here are some images I took along the way yesterday.
Walking/Biking/Running through the Helmsley Park Ave. Tunnel
Players for Trumpet City Musical Installation along Park Ave.
Activity and Entertainment stops along the way
ASPCA dog adoption and dog run on E50th St.
Grand Central Eagle
Posted in Greenwich Village, New York City, Photography, Street Photography, Summer Streets NYC
Tagged ASPCA, Brooklyn Bridge, Christmas. New York City, Dog Run, Grand Central, Greenwich Village, Helmsley Building, New York City, Park Avenue, pedestrian thoroughfare, Photography, Street Fair, Trumpet City, Vision Zero
Saturday was a perfect day for the annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade. Great weather and the official first day of Summer, which this parade has celebrated for 32 years. This is a fun parade to shoot because it’s a home-made artsy parade without huge sponsor floats.
Here are some images from yesterday’s parade. More can be found on my website and on Flickr.
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Posted in Brooklyn, Coney Island, Coney Island, Mermaid Parade, Street Photography
Tagged Brooklyn, Coney Island, Coney Island Boardwalk, Coney Island Mermaid Parade, Parade, Photography, Street_Photography
The annual Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue isn’t really a parade as much as an extravaganza of “extreme” Easter bonnets, featuring children of all ages; period dress; and fine fashions.
Running from 47th to 57th Streets on Fifth Avenue, with most people gathering around St. Patrick’s Cathedral to see and be seen, the Fifth Avenue Easter Parade offers some of the best street photography, with people (and the more the occasional canine) dressed up for the event.
This year, among all the Easter revelers, I came across artist Andy Padre, who made some 500 paper hats (with matching shopping bags) out of everything, including Metrocards, Subway Restaurant paper cups, tissue paper and more. He gave them away — for free — to people on the street so they can enjoy a little Easter fashion today.
Here’s some images of Easter parade revelers that I found most interesting. More can be seen on my Flickr page.
Artist Andy Padre, hand-made some 500 paper bonnets he gave out for free
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Posted in Easter, Easter Parade, Fifth Avenue Easter Parade, New York City, Photography, Street Photography
Tagged Andy Padre, Easter, easter bonnets, Easter Parade, Easter Parade NYC, Fashion, Fifth Avenue, Fifth Avenue Easter Parade, Photography, Street_Photography