This year’s theme is “70 and Sababa”, which translates as “awesome.
Celebrate Israel Parade 2018 features more than 30 floats with musical performers, 15 world-class marching bands, and 40,000 marchers, that celebrates the impact the state of Israel has on the lives of people in New York and around the world.
This year marks the 54th anniversary of what has become one of the largest parades in New York City, which has grown each year since its founding in 1965.
More than 250 organizations are scheduled to march along Fifth Avenue, from 57th Street to 74th Street, including groups of rollerbladers, motorcyclists, dance groups, and juggling clowns.
The Celebrate Israel Parade is 11am to 4pm.
For the eighth year in a row, the Celebrate Israel Parade is being televised live by FOX affiliate, WWOR-TV My9 from 12–2 p.m., and streamed online from 12-3 p.m., so Israelis and Israel supporters throughout the world can watch what is billed as the largest Israeli celebration in the world, larger even than Independence Day celebrations within Israel.
The parade is organized by the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York (JCRC-NY) in cooperation with UJA-Federation of New York and the Consulate General of Israel in New York.
Parade co-chairs Jennifer Falk, Judy Kaufthal and Aaron Rosen, say “Sababa means awesome, fantastic, or super, and that’s just what Israel is. What began as a small and arid land with few natural resources has transformed into a country full of magnificent landscapes, seascapes, and skyscrapers that has made truly incredible advances in technology, medicine, and agriculture.”
For the latest information on the Celebrate Israel Parade, please visit the Parade website at celebrateisraelny.org or follow us on Twitter @celebrateisrael or visit our Facebook page: Celebrate Israel Parade.