kin tsui: The 37th Annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2019 New York City - 06/23/19 10:28 AM

The 37th Annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade was held Jun 22 in 2019. The Parade held annually in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York, is the largest art parade in the United States. It is held each year in June, regardless of weather, to celebrate the arrival of the summer season. (according to Wikipedia)
Coney Island is a New York City neighborhood that features an amusement area that includes rides and attractions. It's not a centrally managed amusement park.
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kin tsui: St Gregory the Great Festival Bellerose NY 2019 - 06/23/19 04:20 AM

40th Annual St. Gregory the Great Festival Bellerose in Queens, NY was opened Jun 21, 2019 and will be continuing until Jun 30 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.
There are live music, food - zeppole, hot dogs, pizza, desserts, italian ices, Indian foods, , beer, wine, thrill rides, kiddie rides, games and a little opening parade. It is good for all ages.
There is no admission for this summer carnival. Rides are pay as you go.
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kin tsui: Father's Day Classic Car Show 2019 Astoria Park, Astoria, Queens NY - 06/16/19 07:20 PM

Father's Day Classic Car Show was hosted by Astoria Park Alliance Jun 16, 2019.
The second year's event was free to the public. Classic cars were showed along Shore Boulevard.
Some of the made of cars:
Chevrolet - Hot Wheels, Nova, Camaro, CROC Z, Chevelle SS Super Sport, Bel Air
Cadillac - Grandeur Opera Coupe, Eldorado
BMW
Buick Corvette - Stingray
Plymouth 340
Mercedes Benz
Pontiac - Trans Am
German Motorcycle with side car
Dodge - SRT
Datsun 280Z
Oldsmobile - 442 convertible
Ford - Fairlane, F1 pickup truck
Volkswagen - Beetle
Hummer
Jeep
Ferrari
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kin tsui: Sunset Park Puerto Rican Day Parade 2019 - 06/11/19 05:40 PM

Sunset Park Puerto Rican Day Parade in Brooklyn kicked off on June 9, 2019 after the parade in Manhattan. It started from 5th Avenue at 59 St and marching up to the Sunset Park.
Desfile Puertorriqueño en Nueva York
 
Parade marching groups :
NYPD
Dancers
Singer and drumers
"Cancel The Debt"
Brooklyn District Attorney - Eric Gonzalez
Senator - Zellnor Y. Myrie
Que Viva Puerto Rico Libre
Brooklyn Borough President - Eric Leroy Adams
Marching band
"No Rezoning" protesters
Motorcycles Gang
Cars
Bicycles - Sunset Riderz
 
#puertoricanday #parade #newyork
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kin tsui: Astoria Park Carnival - 06/07/19 07:58 PM

Astoria Park Carnival bring family fun to Astoria, Queens, NY.
It is set up under the Robert F Kennedy Bridge, in the parking lot of the park.
There are thrill rides, Ferris Wheel, games.for all ages, foods such as funnel cake, fried Oreos, fried dough, zeppole, hamburger, hot dog, shish kabob, slushes, lemonade, cotton candy, gyro etc.
There is no admission, it is pay as you ride.
The 2019 annual Astoria Carnival is presented by the Central Astoria Local Development Coalition.
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kin tsui: Philippine Independence Day Parade New York City 2019 - 06/04/19 07:32 AM

Philippines Independence Day Parade, New York City, NYC, June 2, 2019.
Araw ng kalayaan ng Pilipinas
It was claimed to be largest Independence Day Parade celebrations outside Philippines.
Pit Senyor! Philippine flags were flown and many participants wore Flilipiniana attire, and dancers with colorful Filipino costumes.
 
Some of the marching bands, floats:
Grand Marshal Raul S. B
President of Philippines Rodrigo Duterte supporters
NYPD Asian Jade Society, NYPD Cadet Corp
New York State Nurses Association
Jose P Rizal International Foundation New Jersey
Sword of Light Pipe Band
FDNY Pheonix Society
Permanant Mission of the Republic of the Philippines to the United Nations
Philipine Center Management Board
Knights of Rizal USA Eastern Region
Las Istas Filipinos.org
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kin tsui: Little Neck - Douglaston Memorial Day Parade 2019 - 05/28/19 10:07 AM

Little Neck - Douglaston Memorial Day Parade was held May 27, 2019. 
國殤日遊行紐約皇后區小頸
Some of the March Lineup:
NYPD Aviation Unit
United States Marine Corp Attach Helicopters, Color Guard
NYPD Motorcycles, Mounted Unit
Nam Knights of America,
Local 3 I.B.E.W. Motorcycle Club,
First U.S. Volunteer Cavalry "Rough Riders"
Riderless Horse
NYDS
The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Band, Color Guard, Cadet Battalion
Grand Marshal - Rear Admiral Jack Buono
Benjamin N. Cardozo High School
Ivana Blanque
Francis Lewis High School Marching Band
Honorary Grand Marshal, Rear Admiral Charles Rock
Marshal U.S. Navy LTJG Father Mark C. Bristol
New York Naval Cadet Corp Band, Color Guard
American Legion Post 103 Band
Disabled American Veterans
Sue Can Do Marching Band
Jewish War Veterans Post 648
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kin tsui: Memorial Day Parade 2019 Forest Hills New York - 05/27/19 05:22 AM

The 2019 Memorial Day Parade in Forest Hills was held on May 26 and was coordinated by the American Legion Contienental Post 1424 and the Forest Hills Kiwanis Club.
Thank you for participants from:
NYPD
Forest Hills, Rego Park CERT
Lions Club
Cub Scout Pack 349. Boy Scout Troop 349, Pack 201, Troop 4413, Troop 4453
P.S. 144Q
All City High School Marching Band
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Catholic Academy
The Community House School
Forest Hills Asian Associations
Sunnyside Drum Corps
The Richmond Hill Historical Society
Snapology
Tri-M Boys Swim Team, Tri-M Girls Cyo Swim Team
Forest Hills Youth Athletic Association
P.S. 101Q
Niall O'Leary School of Irish Dance
Toys for Tots
Francis Lewis Patriots
Tiger Schulmann's
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kin tsui: Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival New York City 2019 - 05/21/19 03:27 PM

Asian Pacific American Heritage Festival was coordinated by Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans to celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. In New York City, the event was held on May 19, 2019 in Chinatown, NYC, Manhattan, New York.
Performers:
00:44 Taiko by Soh Daiko
11:58 Classical music by Nan-Cheng Chen & New Asia Chamber Music Society
22:57 Greetings
23:45 Dances & Chinese Yo-yo by NY Chinese Cultural Center
35:55 Singing by Slanty Eyed Mama
38:59 Tai Chi by Alex Dong
56:39 HUla Polynesian Dance by Lei Pasifika
1:09:10 Indian dance by New York Kathak Festival
1:13:08 Dance by MoustacheDance Cat
1:26:27 Music by gamin
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kin tsui: Empire Outlets Staten Island NYC - 05/17/19 06:16 PM

Empire Outlets in Staten Island was opened to Public on May 16.
It is next to the waterfront park, The Staten Island 9/11 Memorial and the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. The shopping center's walkways provide skyline views of Manhattan, Brooklyn and New Jersey.
But right now not all the stores were opened yet.
Stores opened: Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Columbia Factory Store, Gap Factory Store, Jockey, Old Navy, American Eagle Outfitters, Starbucks, Lids, Wetzel's Pretzels, Francesca's, GNC, Guess. Other stores will be opened by summer.
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kin tsui: Japan Day @ Central Park NYC 2019 - 05/14/19 12:03 PM

13th Annual Japan Day @ Central Park was on May 13, 2019.
 
Hightlights in the video:
00:24 Japanese Taiko Drumming by Soh Daiko
14:31 Yosakoi Dance Performance by 10tecomai
29:40 Greetings to VIP 31:37 Japanese poem recitation (Shigin) and Japanese flute (Shakuhachi) by WagakkiBand
39:25 Introduction of Tokyo 2020 Olympics
40:13 Bon Odon by The Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York
44:30 Japanese Taiko Drumming & Dance by COBU
1:01:46 Introduction of Tokyo 2020 Olympics, additional sports - baseball/softball, karate, skateboarding, sport climbing, surfing
1:03:20 Karate Demonstration by International Karate Organization Kyokushinkaikan
1:17:15 Tents for activities, foods and drinks.
 
There are Activity
Tents Japan Rail Travel (JR East & JR Central)
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kin tsui: Cherry Blossom Festival Randall's Island NYC 2019 - 05/05/19 06:01 AM

Cherry Blossom Festival in Randall's Island, New York City to celebrate Spring.
It was on May 4,2019 at Field 62 & 63, organized by Randall's Island Park Alliance.
Performances:
- Dixie Automatic (00:19)
-Taiko Masalo Dojo Drummers (26:02)
-Minbuza Folk Dancers (50:41)
-Taisan Tanaka Calligraphy
Activities:
- Paper flower making
- Kite making
- Japanese folk dancing
- Try on a summer kimono (yukata)
- Crafts, games, face painting
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kin tsui: St Ann's Puppet Parade 2019 - 04/29/19 04:36 PM

34th Annual Saint Ann's School Puppet Parade was held on April 29, 2019.
Participants included students, teachers and parents.
Saint Ann's School is a top rated, private school located in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, NY offering classes from Pre K to 12.
 
From Wikipedia: In a 2004 survey conducted by The Wall Street Journal, Saint Ann's was rated the number one high school in the country for having the highest percentage of graduating seniors enroll in Ivy League and several other highly selective colleges. In late 2007, The Wall Street Journal again listed Saint Ann's as one of the country's top 50 high schools for its success in preparing students … (0 comments)

kin tsui: Sikh Day Parade New York City 2019 - 04/28/19 06:32 AM

32nd Annual Sikh Day Parade New York City 2019 was held on April, 27 to celebrate Vaisakhi and the founding of the religion.
NYPD, NYCD marching bands leaded the Parade followed by Sikh women and men barefoot, holding long brooms and cleaning the street for the float carrying the revered Guru Granth Sahib, the holy book of the Sikhs.
Sikh Cultural Society was the organizer.
 
Information from The Sikh Coalition, www.sikhcoalition.org : There are over 500,000 Sikhs in America, the largest concentrations of Sikhs in America live in CA, NY and NJ. 99% of the people you see wearing a turban are Sikhs. Most … (1 comments)

kin tsui: Easter Parade & Easter Bonnet Festival 2019 New York City - 04/22/19 08:27 AM

Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival was held on April 21, 2019 Sunday in New York City, Manhattan.
"The Easter parade is an American cultural event consisting of a festive strolling procession on Easter Sunday. Typically, it is a somewhat informal and unorganized event, with or without religious significance. Persons participating in an Easter parade traditionally dress in new and fashionable clothing, particularly ladies' hats, and strive to impress others with their finery." - Wikipedia.
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kin tsui: Falun Gong Parade Flushing New York 紐約法拉盛法輪功遊行 - 04/22/19 07:57 AM

Falun Gong or Falun Dafa Parade was held on April 20, 2019 in Flushing, Queens, New York.
It started at Main Street & 38 Ave marching down to Sanford Ave & Kissena Blvd.
There were lion dancing, marching bands, floats, dragon dancing etc. 
Falun Gong is a Chinese religious spirtual practice that combines  meditation and gigong exercises with a moral philosophy centered on the tenets of truthfulness, compassion and forbearance.
 
#flushing #realestatebroker #realestateagent
(Disclaimer: I am just shooting the video to show what happened in Flushing, NY, one of the areas where I work. It is not an endorsement of the religious practice nor the organization.)
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kin tsui: 2019 Roosevelt Island Cherry Blossom Festival - 04/15/19 09:33 AM

2019 Roosevelt Island Cherry Blossom Festival was held on April 14 Sunday.
There were Tea Ceremony and vendors.
There were some Japanese Performances at Four Freedoms State Park:
Shamisen Japanese String Ensemble (Kicho Kai)
Japanese classical dance (IchiFuji-kai Dance Association)
Koto (Masayo Ishigure and Koto Shamisen Ensemble)
Japanese blues (Kayo Yoshioka)
Japanese Folk Dances (Roosevelt Island Japanese Association Yosakoi Dancers)
Community Folk Dance Lesson
Japanese Taiko Drummers (Soh Daiko)
 
I only shot videos for the first two, I left after that, it was a hot day. But when I was leaving, the Subway Station was overcrowding at a dangerous situation. People could not get out or get in because only four … (0 comments)

kin tsui: Greek Independence Day Parade 2019 New York City - 04/15/19 07:46 AM

Greek Independence Day Parade 2019 New York City was held April 13, 2019.
George M Marcus had been chosen to be the Grand Marshal.
Highlight of participants, sponsors:
NYPD mounted color guard
The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York
Representatives of the Republic of Greece & The Republic of Cyprus
NYPD
St. Andrew Eastern Orthodox Law Enforcement Federation
NYCD
FDNY
New York City Parks & Recreation Department
Evzones
Thessaloniki College Miss Greek Independence
 
CHURCHES:
Annunciation - NYC
Ascesion of Fairview
Holy Cross
Holy Resurrection - Brookville
Holy Trinity - Bridgeport, Hicksville
Metropolis of New Jersey
Metropolitan Cathedral of St. John The Theologian
St. Andrew - Randolph St. Athanasios - Paramus St. Barbara - Orange, CT
St. Demetrios - Astoria, Jamaica, Merrick
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kin tsui: New York Tartan Day Parade 2019 NYC Pre-parade Pipes and Drums Performance - 04/07/19 07:21 AM

New York Tartan Day Parade 2019 NYC.
Pre-parade Pipes and Drums Performance on the Fountain Terrace at Bryant Park, midtown Manhattan, midtown west, New York City.
Parade was held 2 PM on April 6, 2019.
Thank you for Bands:
Kirkwall City Pipe Band
Oban High School Pipe Band
Shamrock and Thistle Pipes and Drums
 
#nyc #tartanday #pipeband
 
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kin tsui: New York Tartan Day Parade 2019 NYC Pre-parade Singers performance at Bryant Park - 04/07/19 06:29 AM

New York Tartan Day Parade 2019 NYC Celebrating Scotland.
21st Annual Tartan Day Parade 2019 was held April 6, 2019 at 2 PM.
Before the Parade began, there were singers, pipes and drums performed on the Fountain Terrace at Bryant Park. 
Pipers, drummers, pipe bands, dancers, clans and dogs were marched up 6th Avenue (Avenue of America) from West 45th Street to 55th Street.
This year's Grand Marshal was Billy Connolly. 
#singer #performer #nyc
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