Recap: A Post-Sandy Parade on Avenue C

Posted on: November 5th, 2012 at 10:18 am by

In an effort to lift the spirits of a neighborhood now in need, locals organized an impromptu parade for Avenue C this past Saturday. Turnout was fairly thin, but nevertheless elicited some smiles and dances from affected onlookers.

After gathering near the corner of East Houston and Avenue C, the collection of musicians and friends – Reverent Billy, a unicycle, and drum majors, to name a few – marched northward to a syncopated rhythm. Shopkeepers smiled and danced with the “second line,” residents snapped pictures, and Con Edison workers even took a break to scope the scene. Parade participants also distributed non-perishables like candy bars and canned goods. What do you think, too soon for such actions?

And here’s the requisite gallery of additional shots:

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