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September 26, 1994 | ANDREA MIHALIK/ DAILY NEWS
Crowds lined Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Chestnut Street yesterday to watch the Puerto Rican Week Festival parade. The parade, which started at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and proceeded to Independence Hall, wrapped up the festival.
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July 19, 1992 | For The Inquirer / SCOTT ROWAN
Even paraders need a rest. Pet owners and their pets did just that July 11 at Charlestown Nature Center. The pets and owners had gathered for the sixth annual pet parade.
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July 14, 1990 | BOB LARAMIE/ DAILY NEWS
Pop singer Anita Baker belts out a hit at the Mann Music Center last night.
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October 8, 1990 | MICHAEL MERCANTI/ DAILY NEWS
Marching bands, horse soldiers, Army tanks and costumed dancers highlighted yesterday's Pulaski Day parade in honor of Revolutionary War hero Gen. Casimir Pulaski. Tourists who were locked out of the Liberty Bell pavilion and Independence Hall because of the U.S. budget impasse joined thousands of other parade watchers for the colorful spectacle. The parade marked the 10th anniversary of Solidarity and was dedicated to Polish presidential candidate Lech Walesa.
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December 5, 1991 | Special to The Inquirer / SEAN PATRICK DUFFY
Bristol Borough's Christmas parade hit the streets Saturday for the first time since 1988. The tradition had been stalled after merchants complained that the parade cut into time that holiday shoppers could spend in their stores and disagreements broke out about who would portray Santa. This year the parade was moved to Farragut Avenue and Pond Street instead of the business district on Mill Street. And spectators lined its route.
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October 5, 1992 | JUANA ANDERSON/ DAILY NEWS
Polish-Americans yesterday celebrated Pulaski Day with a parade in Center City and ceremonies later at Independence Square. The day's program began with a memorial Mass at St. Hedwig Roman Catholic Church, 24th and Brown streets, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony at the General Casimir Pulaski memorial statue at the Art Museum quadrangle. Pulaski was a Revolutionary War hero. The parade featured military and ROTC units, police officers and firefighters.
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September 5, 1987 | By Julia Cass, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Veterans Committee of We the People 200 Inc., which had complained about disabled veterans' participation in the Sept. 17 bicentennial parade, has resolved its differences with parade planners, its chairman said yesterday. "The veterans are very happy," said Philip Rein, head of the veterans' group. The committee met Monday with Willard G. Rouse 3d, chairman of We the People 200 Inc. The committee and Rouse worked out an arrangement for some disabled veterans to ride in vehicles behind the war floats in the second, or "Preamble," section of the parade, said We the People spokesman Sam Rogers.
NEWS
July 18, 1993 | For The Inquirer / HINDA SCHUMAN
No security blankets were needed at the 10th Annual Teddy Bears Picnic, held at Peddler's Village in Lahaska on July 10.
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April 21, 2014 | By Amelia Brust, Inquirer Staff Writer
With temperatures in the low 50s and winds at a brisk 14 m.p.h., it wasn't exactly prime beach weather. But families enthusiastically turned out Sunday afternoon on the boardwalk in Ocean City, N.J., for the annual Easter Fashion Promenade. There was tradition to uphold, after all - and prizes to win. Charlene Oldfield-Porreca, 60, a lifelong Ocean City resident, suggested the event wasn't quite what it used to be. Then again, the 1970s were a special time. That's when she modeled what she described on Sunday as her favorite Easter outfit: a purple velvet pantsuit with go-go boots.
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March 16, 2014 | By Kristen A. Graham, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHILADELPHIA Since 1771, Philadelphians have marked St. Patrick's Day with a parade. On Sunday, the 2014 celebration will march up the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The theme of this year's celebration is "St. Patrick, bless the contributions of Irish Americans to our nation," and the grand marshal will be former Eagles general manager Jim Murray, a cofounder of the first Ronald McDonald House for ill children, which opened in 1974 in Philadelphia. Before the parade, a Mass will be said 9 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, 20th and Locust Streets.
TRAVEL
March 3, 2014 | By Mitchel L. Zoler, For The Inquirer
Anyone who's been to Philadelphia's Mummer's Parade would feel at home watching the Mardi Gras parades in Binche, a French-speaking town of 10,000 in southern Belgium. The Two Street crowd would recognize the men, teens, and children in colorful costumes; the ostrich plumes sprouting from heads; the brass, woodwind, and drum bands playing a nonstop stream of traditional, upbeat tunes that compel shuffles, shimmies, and struts. They'd recognize the lively crowd, fueled by high spirits and beer, lining the parade route, and, most Mummerly of all, the century-plus history that links today's paraders with generations past.
NEWS
January 3, 2014
OMG! THEY didn't ! In yesterday's 114th edition of the New Year's/Mummers Parade, Uptown String Band used the theme "The Pillage People," which showed ferocious Vikings in horned helmets, swords and shields. The message was unmistakable: Norsemen were, basically, war criminals. What a despicable insult to Nordic peoples. What a crushing blow to their ethnic pride. Just poking a little fun at those who scour the parade for any unintended or (more likely) imagined insult.
NEWS
December 22, 2013 | BY JENNY DeHUFF, Daily News Staff Writer dehuffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
IN ALL THEIR decorated glory, the Mummers are gearing up for their 114th strut down Broad Street, and this year, they welcome their newest Fancy Brigade in 14 years. "I think, this year, the excitement is really growing," City Councilman Mark Squilla said at a news conference yesterday outlining plans for the 2014 parade. "The city is really getting behind it. This could have such a big economic impact to the city of Philadelphia, so knowing that we have that opportunity, let's capitalize on it. " What sets 2014 apart from past years' parades are the additions of the new Spartan Fancy Brigade, a compilation of more than 60 Mummers who either jumped from other Fancy Brigades or are total newbies.
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December 22, 2013 | By Jeff Gammage, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tom Otto may seem a little old to be a pioneer, but on New Year's Day, he'll help make history. Mummers history. He's part of the new Spartan Fancy Brigade, set to become the first fancy brigade to join the parade in more than 20 years. "It's going to be one of the best years I've had," said Otto, who at 64 has been a Mummer for more than a half-century. He and a handful of Spartan members met at the Independence Visitor Center on Friday to help city officials announce details for 2014 of the Mummers Parade, which annually draws thousands of people to the curbs and sidewalks along Broad Street.
NEWS
October 17, 2013 | By Suzette Parmley, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Guarding stunning women didn't come cheap for this struggling resort. Making sure the 53 Miss America contestants were safe and sound cost more than a quarter of a million dollars just in police overtime during the nearly two weeks they were shuttled around town last month. The total overtime tab for police, fire, and emergency management security for the City of Atlantic City to put on Miss America, from the time the contestants arrived Sept. 3 to the lead-up to the big parade and pageant weekend on Sept.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 5, 2013 | By Toby Zinman, For The Inquirer
Troubling and gorgeous, Parade opened the Arden season Wednesday night. The show is hard to label: a musical tragedy? A chamber folk opera? Whatever it is, it is brimful of glorious voices, giving us a theatrically exhilarating but politically somber night in the theater. Alfred Uhry wrote the book and Jason Robert Brown the music and lyrics, co-conceived by Harold Prince. Parade begins with a parade celebrating Confederate Memorial Day in a Georgia town. "Why," asks Leo Frank, the show's central character, "would anyone want to celebrate losing a war?"
NEWS
September 19, 2013 | By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer
A year after Philadelphia's Puerto Rican Day parade gained national attention over a video showing a police officer striking a woman, city officials are preparing to have more police supervision at the Sept. 29 event. The parade will also be followed by an official city-sponsored concert at the Dell East Music Center in Fairmount Park to give people a place to continue celebrating. The first Boricua Fest, which will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. that Sunday, will feature local Latino musical acts and the Grammy-nominated rapper Tego Calderon, city officials announced Tuesday.
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September 19, 2013 | BY JAN RANSOM, Daily News Staff Writer ransomj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5218
THIS YEAR'S Puerto Rican Day Parade will include a series of family-friendly activities intended to avert the disorder that has followed the parade in recent years. Mayor Nutter and other officials announced yesterday that the city will invest significant money in post-parade events, which include a concert at the Dell Music Center in Fairmount Park. Nutter said he did not yet know how much the city would investing. Community groups will contribute $50,000. The changes were spurred by last year's controversy after Lt. Jonathan Josey was filmed striking parade-goer Aida Guzman.
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