2017 NYC Easter Parade

Each year on Easter, celebrants don festive finery and show off their very best bonnets along Fifth Avenue. Immortalized by Irving Berlin (with some help from Judy Garland and Fred Astaire), the pageant is a New York City tradition that stretches back to the 1870s.

Starting at about 10am and continuing until 4pm, the parade marches north on Fifth Avenue, from 49th Street to 57th Street. The best place to watch is from the area around St. Patrick’s Cathedral; better yet, bring your bonnet and join the parade.

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A participant displays his costume during the 2017 New York City Easter Parade on April 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) A parade participant dressed as "Little Bo Peep" poses for a photo during the 2017 New York City Easter Parade on April 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) This dog named "Rue" wears a bow and angel wings during the 2017 New York City Easter Parade on April 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Easter Sunday was marked by the annual Bonnet Parade in midtown, filling Fifth Avenue with hundreds of colorful hats & costumes decorating adults, kids and pets on April 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) Francine Feaz of Queens models her sunflower bonnet during the annual Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival on the Fifth Avenue in New York on April 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) Cynthia Gable of Connecticut is "Pretty in Pink" during the 2017 New York City Easter Parade on April 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Easter Sunday was marked by the annual Bonnet Parade in midtown, filling Fifth Avenue with hundreds of colorful hats & costumes on April 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) People attend the annual Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival on the Fifth Avenue in New York on April 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) Jesus of Puerto Rico walks softly and carries a big carrot dressed as the Easter bunny during the 2017 New York City Easter Parade on April 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
Natalie from Bayside displays her head dress during the 2017 New York City Easter Parade on April 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) Mary Chavez of New York poses for a photo during the annual Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival on the Fifth Avenue in New York on April 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) Parade participants display stylish costumes during the 2017 New York City Easter Parade on April 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
A group of people look like something from a Harry Potter movie pose for a photo during the annual Easter Parade on the Fifth Avenue in New York on April 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) Ace from Manhattan shows off her floral bonnet complete with flowers and birds during the annual Easter Parade on the Fifth Avenue in New York on April 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News) Parade participants display costumes during the 2017 New York City Easter Parade on April 16, 2017. (Photo: Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

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Photos taken April 16, 2017 using a Canon EOS-1D X DSLR with a EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Standard Zoom Lens.

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