The May Day Parade is this Saturday, May 3!

The May Day Parade is organized by an independent group of Polish Hill musicians and artists.  Now in its fifth year, the parade has become a new Polish Hill tradition.  Residents step outside to watch the procession of bright costumes, floats, and — of course — lots of kids.


This year, the theme is Symbiosis.  (definition:  the living together in more or less intimate association or close union of two dissimilar organisms ; a cooperative relationship as between two persons or groups).   Anyone who wishes to participate is welcome.  Wear a costume or a mask, make a float, bring bells, umbrellas, or flowers.  Meet up on lower Melwood Avenue (near Pittsburgh Filmmakers) at noon; the parade starts at 1:00 p.m.  Check out the parade website for more information.

(These wonderful photos of the 2012 May Day Parade are by Mark Knobil)