Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival

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The 2012 NYC Easter Bonnet Parade

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The 2012 NYC Easter Bonnet Parade

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The outlandish haberdashery on display—ten-foot-tall hats, costumed pets, bonnets with live birds nestled inside—more than makes up for the lack of floats at this annual see-and-be-seen parade. The tradition started in the mid-1800s, when high-society ladies would promenade in their Easter finery after church, and has since evolved into a showcase for chapeau artistry. Fifth Ave from 49th to 57th Sts. All ages.
Event website: http://nycgo.com