I never made it to the Puerto Rican Day Parade today, one of the largest annual parades in the city. I did catch some of the Festival of India celebration in Washington Square Park yesterday, a well-attended celebration centered on Hare Krishna. Today, I wandered through a block party on W. 18th between Fifth and 6th Avenues that was sponsored by the Adorama store, known for its photo supplies, and I took several closeup photos of the animals in the petting zoo. In the middle of the afternoon, I caught a whiff of the Big Apple BBQ festivities in Madison Square Park. This summer weekend's events brought many New Yorkers to the streets and parks. Only the Big Apple BBQ event offered beef and pork.
Images by Walking Off the Big Apple from June 9 and 10, 2012. More in this set on Flickr WOTBA.