A photo series by David Grossman
New York IS the center of the World
Pandemic-wise we are slowly reaching the mountain top. No one quite knows what our new reality is going to look like once we’re over that top, but it’s good to look forward to inspiring possibilities. With or without masks, with or without an adequate vaccine we will need to come together again to celebrate and live the life in all its splendor.
David Grossman specializes in “catching the moment”; using his lens he tells the story of people’s emotions, whether it is sadness, fear, concern, or just heartwarming happiness.
This time it is very much HAPPINESS but also CONTEMPLATION, demonstrated through parades and gatherings packed with CULTURAL DIVERSITY, with 20 interactive images taken during the four seasons New York each year goes through.
What you are about to see took place in the city that never sleeps. New York, the Big Apple, or whatever name you want to give to this metropolitan wonder, soon will enter a new phase, and no matter what that new phase may look like, New York IS the center of the World, where all are ultimately ONE.
The original inhabitants of North America we call “Native Americans.” Everyone else is an immigrant in that they can trace their family lines to other countries and continents; and for the majority of Americans in three generations or less. New York City is a prime example. It is a multicultural Mecca reflected in the number of parades it hosts every year honoring its citizens whose roots can be traced around the world. ; Ireland, Nigeria, Germany, Pakistan, Greece, Mexico, India, Panama and Korea are just some of the countries represented. The following photos are a sampling of the rich cultural diversity that is New York City which is sometimes called a small country off the coast of America.
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Mexican Independence Day Parade - click on the photo
. Albanian Parade - click on the photo
Steuben (German) Parade click on the photo
Korean Parade - click on the photo
“Batala NYC:” Batalá originates in the state of Bahia, in northeastern Brazil - click on the photo
Norwegian Day Parade - click on the photo
Persian Parade - click on the photo
Tartan (Scottish) Parade - click on the photo
Palestinian American March to the United Nations - click on the photo
Saint Patrick’s Day Parade (Irish) - click on the photo
Tibetan March & Parade - click on the photo
Ragamuffin Parade (American) - click on the photo
Interfaith (multicultural) Parade - click on the photo
Purim Holiday Festivities, Brooklyn; (Mainly Eastern European & Russian Jews) - click on the photo
Caribbean Kiddie Parade - click on the photo
Nigerian Independence Day Parade - click on the photo
Philippine Day Parade - cklick on the photo
. Greek Independence Day Parade - click on the photo
Dominican Republic Day Parade - click on the photo
. India Day Parade - click on the photo
All Photos copyright ©David M. Grossman