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)