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The Great Lag Ba'Omer Parade

The Great Lag Ba'Omer Parade

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Parade and Concert 

Bring your friends and family to this great event!

The Great Parade on Sunday, May 2nd, in Brooklyn celebrating Lag Baomer.

Tens of thousands of Jewish families from all over the United States from as far as California will join together for a spectacular parade, concert and day-long festivities.

The parade will be hit off with a US Army marching band, followed by clown motorcades, school marching bands and floats, international musicians and the Nerveless Nocks motorbike hi-wire stunt troupe. An outdoor concert with some of the greatest Jewish entertainers and singers will set the crowd dancing and day-long festivities will continue with a petting zoo, street fair, carnival rides and kosher concessions.

Participating in the parade with tens of thousands of other children will give children a unique sense of Jewish pride and love for Judaism. It will be an experience that they will never forget.

 Fair and Concessions

The fair will be complete with an exotic petting zoo and thrilling giant carnival rides. There will be concession stands that will include carnival favorites such as hot-dogs, cotton-candy and much more. Ride and concession tickets will be sold at the fair.

 Times

May 2, 2010 - Concert 10:15am followed by the parade at 11:30am

Worth More Then A Thousand Classes

The marching in a giant parade with tens of thousands of people, being cheered by thousands more, is packed with symbolism. This is the deepest feeling we can give our Jewish children, to walk proudly forward in the joyful service of G‑d.

The Great Parade is a mega-celebration of these themes, bringing tens of thousands of children and adults together from all Jewish traditions and backgrounds for a three separate concerts, a spectacular parade and day-long festivities including a petting zoo, street fair, carnival rides and kosher concessions.

This is the love for Judaism and for Jewish people that a thousand classroom activities could never match the real life energy of sharing this with so many diverse communities.

Rooted in Unity

The springtime celebration of Lag B’omer marks two major events in Jewish history.

During the 1st century, 24,000 students of the Jewish sage Rabbi Akiva perished in a 33-day-long plague. It ended on Lag B’omer after they resolved their discord and accepted one another completely.

In his writings, Rabbi Akiva’s student, the great sage and author of the Zohar Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai, emphasized the charge of “Loving your fellow as yourself,” as a call to literally support and guide the growth of others as you would your own growth. By his request, his passing is marked on Lag B’omer with joy and togetherness.

Send In the Clowns

A US Army marching band will start things off at the parade, followed by clown motorcades, school marching bands and floats, international musicians and the Nerveless Nocks motorbike hi-wire stunt troupe.

An earlier outdoor concert will help set the tone of the day, as popular all-star Jewish performers Mordechai ben David, Avraham Fried, Lipa Schmeltzer and Uncle Moishy share a stage for the first time ever.

Parking

There are no parking lots available for private cars around the area of the parade.

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