Easter Parade on 5th Ave. 2017

Irvine Berlin memorialized the event in the 1948 musical with Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, Peter Lawford and Ann Miller, but the New York Easter Parade tradition goes back to a much earlier time.
The Easter Parade is a New York tradition that dates back to the middle of the 1800s. The social elite would attend services at one of the 5th Avenue churches and parade their new fashions down the Avenue afterwards
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Hundreds of New Yorkers flocked to Fifth Avenue for the Easter parade and bonnet festival Sunday afternoon. Dressed to the nines, tons of people traipsed along 50th Street wearing their most creative Easter outfits and hats. (...)

Starting at about 11 am and continuing until 4pm, the parade marched north on Fifth Avenue, from 49th Street to 57th Street.