Archive for On Fifth Avenue

The Easter Parade in New York

Posted in Cultural Matters, Photo-Essays with tags , , on April 9, 2012 by playthell

                                                                                       

 This Cancer Surgeon is Sharp as his Scalpel!
 But he had Competition
 From Poet Don Raphel
 
  And Don Jaun

 

 

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The Ladies Made their Fashion Statements

 

 With their Lovely Easter Bonnets

 

 They Come in all Sizes and Colors
 

 Sisters!

 

A Different Angle 

 

There Was Drama 

 

Panache!

 

 

A Different Angle

Spectacle!

 

 

Spectacular

 

High Fashion

 

Chic! 

 

Sassy!

 

 

 Sometimes the Whole Family Wore Bonnets

 

 A Family Affair

 

 There Were All kinds of Bonnets

 

 

Fashion Eclectics

 

 

And Fashion Outlaws 

 

Free Thinkers 

 

Fashion  Subversives

 

 

And  Fantasy!

 Fashion Iconoclast

 

And Afrocentrists!

 

And the Bodacious Bonnets of Harlem Church Women

Yet for High Style and Male Elegence

Old School Ruled!  

  

The Easter Parade Was Bootylicious Too!

 

 

Eye Candy Was Everywhere

 

Everywhere you Looked one could see

The Object of the Commodores’ song: “Brick Hooouse!” 

They looked like Kinetic Ebony Sculptures

As they Promenaded About in Varied Costumes

DASHING DUETS!

 Jubilation

Grandeur

 

 Stand outs in the crowd

Free Spirits!

Only in New York

The Cavaleir and his Lady

In their own world

Shongo and the Dragon Lady

Representin on the Fifth

The Long and the Short of it

Double Click on likn to hear “Easter Parade” sung by the Great Sarah Vaugh and Billy Ekstine

http://youtu.be/eue1R0Gt86o

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P.G Benjamin

Harlem New York

Easter Monday 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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