Greek Independence Day Parade in New York City (Vid & Pics)

The Greek Presidential Guard. Photo by TNH/Kostas Bej.

NEW YORK – The Greek Independence Parade in New York City, organized by the Parade Committee of the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York, took place on Sunday, April 14, along Manhattan’s 5th Avenue.

The Parade celebrates the 198th anniversary of Greek Independence from the Ottoman Empire.

Led by Grand Marshal George M. Marcus, this year’s Parade had over 40 floats and almost 100 different organizations showcasing their Greek pride as they made their way north from 64th Street to 79th Street.

Η Παρέλαση της Ομογένειας στην 5η Λεωφορό της Νέας Υόρκης…Περισσότερα στο: bit.ly/2Zb9i04Video: Xristodoulos Athanasatos

Posted by Εθνικός Κήρυξ / The National Herald on Sunday, April 14, 2019

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Photo by TNH/Kostas Bej.
Photo by TNH/Kostas Bej.
Photo by TNH/Kostas Bej.
Photo by TNH/Kostas Bej.
Photo by TNH/Kostas Bej.
Photo by TNH/Kostas Bej.
Photo by TNH/Kostas Bej.

The Greek Presidential Guard Marching on 5th Avenue. Ζήτω η Ελλάδα!! …bit.ly/2UzOH6Y

Posted by The National Herald / Εθνικός Κήρυξ on Sunday, April 14, 2019

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Εύζωνες και Φιλαρμονική Μάντζαρος στην Παρέλαση της Ομογένειας στη Νέα Υόρκη

Η Φιλαρμονική Εταιρία Μάντζαρος της Κέρκυρας και οι Εύζωνες της Προεδρικής Φρουράς στην Παρέλαση της Ομογένειας στην 5η Λεωφόρο της Νέας Υόρκης…Περισσότερα στο: bit.ly/2Zb9i04Φιλαρμονική Εταιρία ΜάντζαροςΠροεδρική Φρουρά – Μνημείο Αγνώστου ΣτρατιώτηVideo: Xristodoulos Athanasatos

Posted by Εθνικός Κήρυξ / The National Herald on Sunday, April 14, 2019

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Η Παρέλαση της Ομογένειας στην 5η Λεωφόρο της Νέας Υόρκης

Η Παρέλαση της Ομογένειας στην 5η Λεωφόρο της Νέας Υόρκης…Περισσότερα στο: bit.ly/2Zb9i04Video: Xristodoulos Athanasatos

Posted by Εθνικός Κήρυξ / The National Herald on Sunday, April 14, 2019

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Live on 5th Avenue as the procession has begun with police on motorcycles showing the way…bit.ly/2UzOH6Y

Posted by The National Herald / Εθνικός Κήρυξ on Sunday, April 14, 2019

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Το πρωινό πριν την Παρέλαση στο εστιατόριο «Avra»

Στο ομογενειακό εστιατόριο Avra Madison Estiatorio όπου πραγματοποιήθηκε το καθιερωμένο πρωινό πριν από την Παρέλαση της Ομογένειας στην 5η Λεωφορό της Νέας Υόρκης.Περισσότερα στο: bit.ly/2Zb9i04Video: Xristodoulos Athanasatos

Posted by Εθνικός Κήρυξ / The National Herald on Sunday, April 14, 2019

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The evzones at the Greek restaurant Avra before the Greek Independence Parade in New York City.

Οι Εύζωνες στο εστιατόριο «Avra» πριν την Παρέλαση στη Νέα Υόρκη

Οι Εύζωνες της Προεδρικής Φρουράς στο ομογενειακό εστιατόριο Avra Madison Estiatorio όπου πραγματοποιήθηκε το καθιερωμένο πρωινό πριν από την Παρέλαση της Ομογένειας στην 5η Λεωφορό της Νέας Υόρκης.Περισσότερα στο: bit.ly/2Zb9i04Video: Matina Demeli Spiliopoulos

Posted by Εθνικός Κήρυξ / The National Herald on Sunday, April 14, 2019

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3 Comments

  1. The parade is not that good, sorry… their all bad..Better to have a huge area with stalls of foods, Greek items, live music, dancing of course etc, make it a Glendi, not a boring ethinc parade, but a true celebration, very few non greeks watch the parades, a party would have more attending and more fun..has to be better then the annual church festivals….. Can be done..A cultural, economic, exchange..greek imported products on display for public, and commercial buyers, A 2 day event Sat & Sun, Greek Weekend…not a dumb 2 hour parade with politicians….

    1. What about annual Greek Food Festival of Dallas, Texas. And it’s only one example. If (and when) you want something, you will always find it. If don’t want, will only criticise.

  2. The NYC Greek Independence Day Parade is and continues to be a major embarrassment to all Greek-Americans (Metropolitan New Yorkers and all others).
    It is a disorganized and chaotic cacophony of pieced together elements that lack inspiration, creativity, and vision, Any real representation of what the parade should in all reality commemorate – The Anniversary of Greek Independence, March 25th 1821 is not really there. However, fragmented politicized events, historical and otherwise seem to permeate the parade (past and present).
    Of course, like everything else Greek, there is I am certain, much ego on behalf of the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York that interferes with doing things right, and the end results are very visibly lackluster. What a waste of time, on numerous meetings, catered affairs, and monies without any favorable end-results. To likewise televise all of this, adds insult to injury!
    The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America an important and major participant in the annual parade should have the sensibility to work in tandem with the FHSGNY in selecting a mutual compatible date that does not interfere with the church calendar during Great Lent.
    Sunday is not the best choice!
    Churches and their congregations have to reschedule church services at an earlier time, and then afterwards rush into NYC so their individual communities can be represented in the parade. Tired yet?
    Has anyone considered a Saturday parade date, apres Pascha !? !?

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