Saturday, May 16, 2015

Dancing in the Streets of NYC

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Over 150 dance groups of every conceivable style and level of professionalism boogie down Broadway to University Place, and then across St. Marks Place to Tompkins Square park Saturday May 16,2015. "Live Free & Dance" was the theme of the ninth annual dance parade.

Friday, May 15, 2015

With much warmer temperature,several musicians came out to play in Washington Square Park

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photo © patrice dougé All rights reserved
(from top to bottom) Ross Unger who studied film,theater in Australia and writes musicals, plays his piano in the park. Ross recently started living in Greenwich village very recently. The rasheed & The jazz Collective were among musicians performing in Washington Square park.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Colors of ChinaTown, New York City

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New York City's Chinatown, one of the the largest Chinatown in the United States and the site of the largest concentration of Chinese in the western hemisphere is located on the lower east side of Manhattan.Chinese traders and sailors began trickling into the United States in the mid eighteenth century; while this population was largely transient, small numbers stayed in New York and married.Both a tourist attraction and the home of the majority of Chinese New Yorkers, Chinatown offers visitor and resident alike hundreds of restaurants, booming fruit and fish markets and shops. 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

1st Communion season in NYC

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Bianca,9, plays with her friends at her 1st communion party Saturday May 9th 2015 in Hempstead, New York. First Communion is an important tradition for Catholic families and individuals. For Catholics, Holy Communion is the third of seven sacraments received; it occurs only after one's baptism and first confession.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Marijuana Advocates March Through Manhattan

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Hundreds gathered in Union Square on Saturday, May 2, to watch artists, singers and DJs perform, but the revelers weren't just there for the music, they were rallying for a higher cause -- .At the NYC Cannabis Parade, politicians and activists spoke of lobbying local and state government leaders to support pro-marijuana legislation. Demonstrators showed their support through their clothes, costumes, and by distributing flyers that described the merits of recreational and medical pot use.source: Village Voice