I’ve lived in Sunnyside for about 16 years now and every year there’s a parade on Skillman Ave. on the week-end before St. Patrick’s Day. Not once have I traveled the few steps to see the parade, until today.
The weirdest parade I’ve ever seen in this city. I knew that it was going to be small (compared to the one held in Manhattan on March 17th – see a few pics from last year’s here) but this was way tiny: 10-15 minutes in all, with many of the participants in costumes (?!?), dancers who didn’t dance, one truck as float for a music group etc.
For a neighborhood that has an Irish bar on every corner, today was extremely surprising.