columbus-parade

We Love a Parade:
Columbus Day, New York, October 12, 2015

Thousands lined the Fifth Avenue parade route celebrating Italian pride during the 71st Columbus Day Parade.

On this sunny warm October 12 — the actual date day Columbus touched the North American shores — 400,000 marchers, floats, miniature Italian cars, and politicians sporting Italian flags reminding us all of our migration history, a current issue for the coming elections.

***

parade2
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo marching in the 71st Columbus Day Parade

***

parade3

***

parade4

***

parade5

***

p6
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at St. Patrick’s Cathedral during the Columbus Day Parade

***

p7

*** p8

***

p10

***

p10a

***

p11

***

p12

***

p13

***

p14

***

p16

***

p16a

***

p17a

***

p17

***

parade18

***

Jeff Day, an independent photographer based in New York City, documents city life celebrations and the renewal of historical tradition in contemporary voice in the streets. He is completing two books, New Orleans Black and White and New York Street.  A lifelong sailor, Jeff has also documented the water’s edge and shore towns of New York, New England, the Gulf Coast, and Eastern Spain.

***

All copyrighted photos courtesy of Jeff Day.

***

For more of Jeff’s work, please see:

* The Longest Day Of The Year: Solstice in Cambrils, Spain

Photos From The People’s Climate March: New York, September 21, 2014

We Love A Parade: Columbus Day, New York, October 13, 2014

We Love A Parade: Halloween, New York, October 31, 2014

We Love A Parade: Veterans Day, New York, November 11, 2014

We Love A Parade: Thanksgiving, New York, November 27, 2014

We Love A Parade: The Three Kings Parade, New York, January 6, 2015

We Love A Parade: Mardi Gras, New Orleans, LA, February 2015

We Love A Parade: St. Patrick’s Day, New York, March 17, 2015

* We Love A Parade: Gay Pride, New York, June 28, 2015