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Manhattan: Celebrate Israel Parade Steps Off At 11:00AM

The Celebrate Israel parade, the world’s largest public gathering in commemoration of the country’s 63rd anniversary, kicks off at 11 a.m.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Sen. Charles Schumer, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, and Israeli Prime Minister of Public Affairs and Diplomacy Yuli Edelstein are expected to be in attendance.

The parade will feature 30,000 marchers from 160 groups and more than 40 bands and floats, going along Fifth Avenue from 55th Street to 75th Street. It is scheduled to last until 4 p.m.

The Empire State Building has also been shining its tower lights blue and white this weekend for the parade, billed as a “non-partisan, apolitical show of unity and solidarity” with Israel, according to the parade’s website.

Expect heavy traffic in the area.

YWN will be have full photo and video coverage.

(Source: NBC New York)

3 Responses

  1. It was great to see such a large crowd there today. It is so important that our politicians see our community show support for Israel.

  2. A parade official told us that with 1200 or so participants, Yeshiva University had the largest contingent in the parade. BH, what a great day.

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