iOS app Android app

Parade

What an Independence Day Float Can Teach Us About Freedom

Stephanie Schroeder | Posted 09.06.2014 | Politics
Stephanie Schroeder

You probably that in one Nebraska parade, a float depicting President Obama in overalls outside an outhouse titled the "Obama Presidential Library" has stirred up controversy. This float, whether it meant to or not, did something more than just make a satirical political stance.

6 Great Memorial Day Getaways

Budget Travel | Posted 07.19.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

From Palm Springs to D.C., we've rounded up six convenient Memorial Day escapes from coast to coast to ensure that you spend more time enjoying your blues festival (or pool party) than you do deciding where to go.

29th Annual April Fool's Day Parade

Joey Skaggs | Posted 05.31.2014 | Entertainment
Joey Skaggs

The New York April Fools' Committee Announces: New York City's 29th Annual April Fools' Day Parade "Everybody Must Get Stoned" For three decades, Ne...

Standing up for Your Customers

Jim Joseph | Posted 05.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Jim Joseph

When Guinness became the third major beer brand to pull their sponsorship of the 2014 St. Patrick's Day Parade in New York City it took me a bit by su...

New Orleans Saint Patrick's Day(s)!!

Kenny Klein | Posted 05.17.2014 | Entertainment
Kenny Klein

Most cities celebrate Saint Patrick's Day in the usual way: a parade, green beer, and the belief that everyone can enjoy the privilege of being Irish for one day. But here in New Orleans, we don't just have a parade: we have four parades!

13 Towns That Do St. Patrick's Day Best

Moira McGarvey | Posted 05.16.2014 | Fifty
Moira McGarvey

For those of you who aren't Irish or of Irish descent, St. Patrick's Day may just represent a day where people go out for a good time, possibly drink too much and paint shamrocks on their faces. But for my family and for many whose families originally hailed from Ireland, there's a little more to it. For many of us it represents hope, spirit and the achievement of the American Dream.

Mardi Gras: Parade Dance Krewes

Kenny Klein | Posted 05.06.2014 | Entertainment
Kenny Klein

Many parades use dance groups at large, and these range from very conventional dancers, to the completely absurd, sexual and hysterical.

Krewe Of Muses: Mardi Gras Parades Explained! (PHOTOS)

Kenny Klein | Posted 05.03.2014 | Entertainment
Kenny Klein

Okay, I'll admit it. When I first came to New Orleans back in the '80s, I didn't know much. In the 30 years since that conversation, I have leaned much. Now I live on the parade route. This week, I have seen some amazing Mardi Gras parades, including last week's Krewe Of Muses

Chewbacchus Mardi Gras Parade Awesomeness!

Kenny Klein | Posted 04.27.2014 | Entertainment
Kenny Klein

Because I have a girfriend who is a krewe co-captain, and several geek friends who are captains, parade mistresses and ChewbacchanAliens, I have the privilege of being involved in watching various aspects of planning and executing this awesome parade.

Mardi Gras: The Chewbacchus Parade and Midori Tajiri-Byrd, Krewe Of P. U. E. W. C.

Kenny Klein | Posted 04.21.2014 | Entertainment
Kenny Klein

Midori is captain of the Mystic Krewe Of P. U. E. W. C. (People for the Inclusion of Unicorns, Elves, and Winebots in Chewbacchus), a sub-krewe of the Chewbacchus parade made up of, you guessed it, unicorns, elves and winebots. Here are some things Midori and I discussed.

The Jason Robert Brown Generation

Suzy Evans | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Suzy Evans

This is not a dig to say that all of Brown's music sounds the same, but simply to say that right now, in this moment, Brown is doing what he does best.

Is Panama Truly a Retirement Haven? Part 4 of 5

George Rajna | Posted 03.12.2014 | Fifty
George Rajna

Even though Boquete would thus far be my top retirement pick in Panama, I am not sure I can wholeheartedly recommend nor endorse this town based on my brief experience.

Miss America Parade Is Home in Atlantic City

Susan Kraus | Posted 11.16.2013 | Entertainment
Susan Kraus

Atlantic City, the "Boardwalk Empire," is in high gear with the return of the Miss America Pageant. To listen to locals, it would seem as if Miss America were kidnapped back in 2006 when the venue was moved to Las Vegas.

The Underappreciation Of Sign O' The Times

Sharief Easterling | Posted 09.08.2013 | Black Voices
Sharief Easterling

Unprecedented success is often times a gift and a curse. As is the case with Prince's album/motion picture combos that followed 1984's critically accl...

If You Need to Restore Your Faith in New York City, Attend the Pride Parade

Sarah Shanfield | Posted 08.31.2013 | New York
Sarah Shanfield

The Pride Parade has always served the same purpose as the West Indian or the Puerto Rican parades: to bring the city together to celebrate one of its many, many walks of life.

Celebrating Memorial (Decoration) Day

William B. Bradshaw | Posted 07.25.2013 | Good News
William B. Bradshaw

I wish the entire United States could have a Memorial Day celebration similar to the ones of old, when we forgot our problems, our differences that separate us, and just enjoyed each other's company. Is that too much to wish for?

The Festival Next Door

Global Yodel | Posted 06.09.2013 | Travel
Global Yodel

We here at Global Yodel asked our contributors to share with us photos and stories from festivals in their hometowns. We wanted to see cities come alive with visitors, lights and costumes.

Ferris Bueller Does The Harlem Shake (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 04.13.2013 | Technology
Shira Lazar

It all started with this crazy video from music producer, Baauer. Then, everyone wanted to do it. And now, pop culture's favorite parade-crasher Ferris Bueller is jumping on the dance meme bandwagon, courtesy of What's Trending!

WATCH: Taking The Kids To Maui

Kari Haugeto | Posted 03.18.2013 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

It is a fact that finding things to do with kids in Maui, an island with a well-deserved reputation for being exclusive and expensive, isn't always easy. Even the attractions you'd assume would appeal to the little ones are not really ideal for children, especially very young kids.

Five Reasons to Go to Macy's Giant Balloon Inflation

Lisa Bernier | Posted 01.21.2013 | New York
Lisa Bernier

Don't bother to get up at the crack of dawn to grab a spot along the parade route (mainly because people have gotten up earlier and beat you to it). Instead, go to Macy's Giant Balloon Inflation. It's a magical process.

Tall Ships and OpSail 2012: Maritime History in Real Time

Mary Ann West | Posted 08.18.2012 | World
Mary Ann West

The only question I had while visiting the US Coast Guard Cutter Eagle: Is it true the Eagle is haunted? Seaman Robles a fourth year Coast Guard Academy student and future Officer and my tour escort, just laughed and said "Maybe."

The 10 Hardest-Working Towns In America

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 04.15.2012 | Business

With relatively few Americans in the workforce, those who do have a job are working harder than ever these days. But which city’s got its nose press...

The Grandeur And Fanfare Of Malta's Good Friday Celebrations

Meg Pier | Posted 06.06.2012 | Religion
Meg Pier

Scanning the faces of the multitude assembled, I saw that their countenances were reverential rather than delighted, and deeply moved more than amused; some had tears in their eyes.

Surviving St. Paddy's FAQ: Leprechauns, Getting Lucky and Pint Pouring

Sarah Hall | Posted 05.16.2012 | Comedy
Sarah Hall

We thought you might have some of the same burning questions we had about that special day so we compiled all our research for you in a green-themed FAQ.

Weird And Wacky Parades From Around The World

Posted 04.10.2012 | Women

We love a good parade, and it's not just the big ones that count! All around the world, people have been coming together and starting parades in celeb...