Celebrate Israel Parade 2012 Begins at Noon

NYC -  Salute to Israel Parade 2010

2010’s parade via ChristiNYCa on Flickr

Sunday, June 3rd, the newly-renamed Celebrate Israel parade marches up Fifth Avenue.

The world’s largest gathering in celebration of Israel is set to march up 57th Street to 74th Street this Sunday and will feature 29 parade floats and 18 marching bands. Previously called the ‘Salute to Israel’, the parade debuts as ‘Celebrate Israel’ this year.

Thousands are expected to attend, with as many as 30,000 marching and even more gathered along the parade route to show their support and watch the performances.

If you can’t make it to the Upper East Side on Sunday, a live stream of the parade will be available from noon to 3pm from the Celebrate Israel NY website, and also on WWOR My9 TV.

After the parade, stop by Central Park for the 19th Annual Israel Day Concert, which will run from 2:30pm to 7:30pm in Rumsey Playfield, which is on the east side of Central Park, near the 69th Street entrance.