Jul 13, 2011

4th of July Parade - New Suffolk

This year's parade was nearly perfect, what a 4th of July parade should be.  The parade route was on the old poured concrete New Suffolk Avenue and was five blocks long start to finish.  There were very few spectators as nearly everyone was in the parade.  The music was provided by our own Cutchogue United Fire Department Marching Band who do their marching and playing with gravitas.  The parade was geared mostly for the kids to have fun and fun it was with wrapped penny candy being tossed all around to fill little pockets.  As you can imagine, decorated boats figured heavily into float design with riding lawn mowers coming in a close second with three participating.  Families marched together.  One fella painted his white dog red and blue then got his own hair to match!




























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18 comments:

Cloudia said...

God Bless Americans
and our neighbors
of the world too.


Aloha from Waikiki;

PS: My new blog posts are still not updating in blogger/reader OR links on others' blogs
but I'm still posting! :(

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Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

I like the idea that entire families participate in the parade. What a great way to bond and to have fun as a family.

Bobby said...

Thank you for your posts. Every time I visit your blog I wonder why I left Long Island...

clairz said...

Absolutely lovely. Your parade makes me homesick for our little town back in New Hampshire, where we had similar parades every year.

EG Wow said...

I very much like small town parades! I wish I'd seen the painted dog and fellow with matching hair. :)

J. Evan Kreider said...

Were you the only person Not in the parade? Great pictures of pure Americana.

Dhemz said...

how cool! awesome shots....:)

Sylvia K said...

Lovely skies, a wonderful parade and superb captures to celebrate America's birthday! Fantastic, Mark! Enjoy your weekend!!

Sylvia

Pearl Maple said...

fun collection of photos
love a small town parade they are such fun

eileeninmd said...

What a fun day, love the parade photos. wonderful series of photos. Have a great weekend and happy skywatching!

Carver said...

Great shots from the parade.

Kim, USA said...

Long island is the place I would love to visit someday. ^_^
SWF

kelsci said...

There is always a use for a Boston Whaler. Guaranteed not to sink during a parade

Al said...

Looks like a fun parade. That street looks very much like the one where my father lives, but it's not!

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of parade. Very colorful.

jeannette said...

Last year was saw the 4th of July parade in Solvang (small town) - beats a big city parade anytime, because you see that the people on the side of the street know the ones in the parade personally!

Spiderdama said...

That first one is great! Looks so nice:-)
Happy Sunday to you!

John said...

Nice "All American" photos, and I love the thought that "there were very few spectators as nearly everyone was in the parade." Makes me want to visit your part of Long Island!