Celebrate Israel Parade ~ 50th Annual ~ Today!

Today, June 1, marks the 50th annual parade in NYC to “Celebrate Israel!”  Before 2011, it was known as the “Salute to Israel Parade” and has always claimed to be  “the single largest gathering in the world in support of Israel.”  The participants come from throughout the US: Jewish schools, synagogues, youth groups etc. Well known Politicians join in the celebration also. A concert is held in Central Park and Kosher food is available. The Empire State Building often honors the event by displaying special  blue and white lights.