Please check here before the parade because we learn somthing new every year.
To be announced, rain, shine or snow.
The Parade starts at 1:45 pm
Hard to say, but it usually wraps up at around 4:30 PM or so.
Yes The press passes are issued to the members of the press 3 days before the parade in person At the Stathakion Center 22-51 29th Street Astoria NY. You have to have a press pass from your Media outlet or the police department in order for us to issue our press pass. P.S see the Press Page
The Parade will start on 64th Street and 5th Avenue. It will roll north to 79th Street, the floats will go to 81st Street.
The parade line-up will be announced on and around Tuesday the week of the parade, and it will be posted at this website and in the Greek media.
The parade consists of 3 battalions plus the honorary. The Honorary bettalion marches first. In the first battalion will march first the 10 groups that are members of the Federation and marched last the year before. ( Federation Members are all ways put before non members). The rest will be determent by lottery the Saturday, week before the Parade.
Af course the best place to watch the parade is on Fifth Avenue, but where on 5th Ave is entirely up to you, we recommend the entire route.
The reviewing stands are accessed by invitation or a special pass only. You can inquire at the Federation's office
in person for more details.
The special passes for the north and south stands are given to the member societies and the volunteers, and the invitations for the Grandstand are given to the parade sponsors, and the local and Greek dignitaries.
Do to the new NYPD gulidelines, for the safety for the citizens of NYC there will be no longer be portable restrooms available.
Download- (our new web fill forms that you can e-mail them to our office @ email@example.com pay for your participation fee below for a 10% extra so that is $430.)
-the participation forms and bring them to the Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York. The Participation fee is $400.00, for Greek Shcool Club is no fee.
Yes the dealine is 2 weeks before the parade. And please as much as we like to include all that want to march for our Independence, it is mondatory to stay to that schedule in order for the parade to go smoothly.
Please download the float and the participation form. You need to fill out both forms; the participation fee for the float is $200.00 extra Plus the contract you have to sign with the float company, last year that was $1800.00 Mr. Devito comes to the Stathakion Center every Thursday in March in the evening.
We love our non-humans but Pets of any kind are not allowed in the parade
All the participating marchers are vented by the Federation, if you did not get the ok from the federation of Hellenic Societies of Greatewr New York to be on the marching aria you will be arrested by the NYC police department.
We don't recomand that, the organizers and the police have a tough job as it is, and yes you can get arrested for trespassing.
Fill out the form in the volunteer page of this website or call 718-204-6500.
If you obstruct the Parade in any way, security will remove you, and YOU WILL get arrested.
We highly encourage all the participating marchers to dress and act appropriately for the day’s occasion. The Greek Independence Day parade is not a carnival.
Yes please call us at 718-204-6500