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GERMAN – AMERICAN Steuben PARADE of NY

The 54th GERMAN – AMERICAN parade marched up 5th Avenue today……..celebrating their heritage.

And the PORK STORE float leads the way.  Guten Apetit.

The Kaiser?

Two little bruder…sitting on a fence………….one got knocked off….and the other…….

A rather good German Restaurant.

The Blaskapellen aus Bayern……….where I used to ski in the winter.

The Hofbrauhaus Munchen….serves this beer…..first served to the country’s rulers in the 1600′s.  My fave is the Hofbrau Dunkel.  Skol!

The best way to see the parade.

Lederhosen……just like the ones I used to wear to Octoberfest in Munchen.

Little “Miss Steuben”…………cute.

These big boys carried whips…..10 feet long….which they slammed into the pavement  ……..scaring the shit out of humans and horses alike.

Playing tunes for OCTOBERFEST…….the beer drinking bash………held later today in Central Park.  Sorry!  Tickets all sold out!

And you wonder….what is PLATTDEUTSCH?  A dialect spolen in Northern Germany…….where I lived for 4 years………in a little town called Delmenhorst………in der neh von Bremen.

When I lived in Deutschland…………I had one of these…….in ORANGE! But I did NOT wear one of those hats.

That some necklace!  Wonder who she is?

All bases covered.  Levi Strauss Jeans……..Elvis Presley…….AND………Freidrich Wilhelm Von Steuben…..all together on the German-American Heritage Museum float.

Dancing a jig……….and that’s without Schnapps!

Too many knockwurst und knodle.

Dancing the POLKA……….

Two adorable boys…….excited to to riding on a float.

Singer-Songwriter Bill Danoff sang a tribute to John Denver.

And of course, Mercedes-Benz had their jazziest car on parade………..you can have one in your driveway……for $140,000.