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
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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
All photos are © 2014 RZF Images. All Rights Reserved
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