General Pulaski Parade / Polish Parade in NYC – Part 2

The previous post set up the general events around the parade but I’ve barely scratched the surface of what happened.  I’m not going to be particularly encyclopedic about the event, but I will cover some of the major points…or at least the ones that interested me.

There was a scene where one character led in a horse and rider.  They actually ran past me and most of my shots were not that good.  However, the two of them seemed to be having a good time.

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I don’t know if the horseman is supposed to be General Pulaski.  If you’re not aware of it, the General is considered the founder of the American Calvary.  He immigrated to the US during the Revolutionary War, after being recruited by Lafayette.  He was killed during the Battle of Savannah in 1779.

The horse display was shortly followed by a bunch of hogs.  Motorcycles, that is.

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But mostly, the parade was about native costumes and wearing red and white.  Sometimes both at the same time.  Here are some children from St. Frances De Chantal Church in Brooklyn.

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And one young lady from another float.  She was too colorful to ignore.

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Entire crowds of people in red and white would often be marching.  Often, they were Church-related, but sometimes they were just a community group.  The crowd below filled up the street.  Almost all were just in red and white, except the two that gave such a good photo opportunity.

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The people in native dress were all over the place.

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And there were dancers.  Some actively demonstrating their craft…

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And others from Joseph’s Dance Studio who appeared very ready to do so…

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And more native dress.

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On top of all of this, there were multiple marching bands, small groups of musicians, lots of Church groups, and a group of coordinated flag wavers.  There were even a couple of groups of African-Americans, low-riders, and a contingent of kilt-wearing bagpipers.

But mostly, there were lots and lots of Miss Polonias.  I’ll have that in Part 3.

-H

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2 Comments on “General Pulaski Parade / Polish Parade in NYC – Part 2”

  1. ladyt Says:

    Did you get any pictures of the Polish Winged Hussar
    Thank you

    [From Famous Ankles: LadyT – you might check http://www.bavariandancers.com for it. I posted all of the photos for my “storyline” here, but the Bavariandancers webmaster asked me for all of my photos and he has put them there. He has them in his “pictures” section. -H]

  2. Gary Says:

    How about shots of the FDNY Pulaski Assn fire truck?????


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