New York's annual 4th of July Parade kicked off at 10am with an opening ceremony, followed by the national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner. Drums and youth bands heralded the passing of the Mayor and the parade's grand marshal. The parade procession traveled front to back down West 23rd Street with floats and marching bands placed near the start of the procession. Children of all ages joined their parents in the parade, many riding on the floats. Thousands of spectators lined the route, waving and cheering for their hometown or showing support by keeping to the sidewalks holding 4th of July signs. A New Jersey native made a low-key entry with his pet giraffe. The family spent the morning at the parade-watching petting zoo and balloon sculpture at FAITH World Ministries, and they had some time to enjoy the parade as well.
Washington Post writer, television host and diver, Stephanie Morales will present our underwater history and marine resources during an underwater exploration demonstration. Morales will conduct an exploration and offer divers an insight into the marine life that can be dive-friendly. Visitors will see crab culture, mollusk and underwater photography during this fascinating presentation.
July 4th will kick off with a patriotic event from the Cedar Creek Nation and the Sequoyah Village of Mako... The Sequoyah Pirates. Watch their Kitcholicin' Firecracker Extravaganza, Pocolyetie, Pipleroota, and a variety of patriotic dancers and games like Twirling the Flag, Hoppin' Coughlin!.
The yoga event will be held at Watkins Glen Elementary School, 27065 Watters Corners Road. This event is designed for all levels: Beginners, Improvers, and experienced. Families are encouraged to drop into a class together, or come out as a group or come and go as you wish. d2c66b5586