Easter Parade

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Outrageous Bonnets On Display At Easter Parade

April 01, 2018 - 12:20 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Colorful bonnets were on display Sunday as the annual Easter Parade took over Fifth Avenue.

The parade started out at 10 a.m., heading along Fifth Avenue between 49th and 57th streets. It goes back generations, and was commemorated in a 1948 film and song where the singer notes, “I could write a sonnet about your Easter bonnet.”

A lot has changed since Judy Garland sang that song. The bonnets have become more outrageous.

One woman named Karen and her friends all wore desserts on their heads.

“It is a cupcake hat made mostly of fake hair, and it’s got some sparkly sprinkles and a unicorn top,” Karen told 1010 WINS’ Roger Stern.

And why do it all? A woman who goes by the name of Purely Patricia had an answer.

“It’s about giving and mingling, and being with people, and having an opportunity to express our creative expression,” she said.