Saturday, October 2, 2010

Pulaski Day Parade on October 3 - Manhattan, NY

The 73rd Annual General Casimir Pulaski Day Parade will take place on Sunday, October 3. Led by Grand Marshal Stanley Moskal (Deputy Mayor of the City of Garfield,. NJ), the parade will begin at 12:30 pm and will proceed up Fifth Avenue from 29th Street to 53rd Street.

The official Reviewing Stand is located between 40th and 42nd Street on Fifth Avenue in front of the New York Public Library. Catholic hierarchy and members of the Polish clergy will view the parade from the steps of St. Patrick's Cathedral. The American and Polish national anthems will be played at the Reviewing Stand.

The Pulaski Parade Mass will celebrated at St. Patrick's Cathedral at 9:00 am.

The Pulaski Day Parade is a parade held annually since 1937 on Fifth Avenue in New York City to commemorate Kazimierz Pułaski (spelled Casimir Pulaski in English), a Polish hero of the American Revolutionary War. It is held on the first Sunday of October and closely coincides with the October 11th General Pulaski Memorial Day, a national observance of his death at the Siege of Savannah. The parade features Polish dancers, Polish soccer teams and their mascots, Polish Scouts (ZHP), and Polish school ambassadors and representatives.