Last year, over 35,000 children and their families participated in the greatest Jewish unity event ever. With your participation, this year’s celebration will be even grander, leaving a greater impact on all!
Map and Seating Chart
The parade begins at Brooklyn Avenue and Eastern Parkway and turns at Albany Avenue and Eastern Parkway. The children will then march in a procession to the fair area.Download PDF
The Great Parade 5773 will celebrate themes of Jewish pride and practice on a scale that has never been seen before.
Flat bed trucks up to 54’ long, will carry colorful depictions of Shabbos, the Chagim, Kosher food, Ahavas Yisroel, Eretz Yisroel, Pirkei Avos, Simcha and much more.
- Marching Bands
Led by the US military marchers, more than 10 bands representing local Yeshivas, schools and organizations will march to the rhythm of Lag B’Omer!
- School Banners
Over 100 schools and groups will march in the parade holding personal banners proudly. The Parade MC will announce school names and cities for all to cheer!
- Our Favorite Jewish Characters
The cast of Itche Kadoozy, Uncle Moishy and many others will sing, dance and mingle with the crowd!
Throughout the Parade, a lineup of sensational entertainers will perform for participants, drawing them into the celebration!
A lively troupe of jugglers, acrobats and clowns will entertain the crowd during the Parade and througout the day.
Uncle Moishy & The Mitzvah Men
Known far and wide for their songs honoring Shabbat, Kosher and Ahavat Yisroel, Uncle Moishy & The Mitzvah Men will sing along as the floats parade down the Parkway.
Admired by fans and colleagues worldwide, Benny continues to spread the warmth, energy and inspiration of a new generation. Join us at this epic stop on his amazing journey!
The Yeshiva Boys Choir
YBC has performed in countless sold-out shows, both within the U.S. and abroad, including England, Canada & Israel. Some of their most special moments include shows at “The Theater” & “The Garden” at Madison Square Garden, The Wachovia Spectrum, The Lyric Opera House & Carnegie Hall.
When The Itche Kadooky Show was produced for Chabad.org several years ago, Rabbi Itche Kadoozy and his trusty sidekick Jono - along with their Parsha lessons, weekly exploits, and talking gefilte-fish friend - proved to be wildly popular. After the gravelly-voiced Rabbi's absence from public life for the past few years, the Great Parade organizers are proud to announce his, and of course Jono's, triumphant return at this year's Lag Baomer Parade. Prepare to laugh, be inspired, and to hear some of Rabbi Kadoozy's profound insights about life, and our purpose in it.
Times and Location
When: Sunday, April 28, 2013 - Lag B'Omer 18 Iyar 5773
Seating begins 9:30am—Parade kicks off at 10:00am
Rides will be open from 1:00pm-6:00pm
Where: Eastern Parkway between Brooklyn and Albany Avenues
Brooklyn, New York, 11213
This year's fair will include rides for younger children as well as giant thrill rides for the older children.
The concession stands will feature kosher carnival favorites including hot-dogs, cotton-candy, snow cones, ice cream and much more.
Tickets for rides and concessions will be sold at the Fair
Rides cost between 2-5 tickets
$1 for 1 ticket, $10 for 12 tickets, $20 for 36 tickets
Note: Private vehicles will not be admitted to the blocks around the area of the parade. There will be no parking available for private vehicles. Individuals are encouraged to use public transportation.
Public transit: Take the subway towards New Lots Avenue and get off at Kingston Avenue. You will be right in the center of the action!
Group buses: There will be drop-off/pick-up points close to the Parade route, and reserved bus parking nearby.