MAY 19, 2013
TIME: 1:30 P.M.
PLACE: Bay Ridge, Brooklyn
Steps off at 80th street and Third Avenue at 1:30 PM, rain or shine, and proceeds along Third Avenue, turns right at Bay Ridge Ave (69th street) up to Fifth Avenue, makes a left onto Fifth Avenue, marching along Fifth Avenue to 67 street, makes a right on 67 street - marching along the park up to the reviewing stand between 6 and 7th avenue. In Norway, on May 17 Norwegians fill the streets with cheers and flags in celebration of Norway's constitution, adopted in 1814. Bay Ridge and the Sunset Park section of Brooklyn once had a sizeable Norwegian population, and so the parade continues to be celebrated.
For information, see the parade website.
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Adam Knapp, Oklahoma City guide for this site, About.com, reports that he is fine, but there's tornado devastation all around. Here's a link to Adam's suggestions on How to Help in the Wake of Oklahoma City's Tornado Tragedy.
It was less than a year ago that Hurricane Sandy caused havoc in New York City, flooding many areas in Brooklyn, leaving thousands without electricity and sheltering in schools, temporary accommodations, and without the ability to get to work. The NYC school system was shut down for over a week, the subways stumbled back into full operation only very slowly, and thousands are still piecing their lives back together.
We were helped by volunteers and contributions from across the nation. For some of us, it will be time to give back.
It's with angst, empathy and concern that Brooklynites are watching the horror caused by the tornado in Oklahoma City.
Stay tuned as we learn of possible volunteer and donation campaigns.