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NYC's 50th annual 'Celebrate Israel Parade'

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Thousands of people came down to Manhattan for the 50th annual 'Celebrate Israel Parade.'

New York's Israel Day Parade up went Fifth Avenue and featured some participants high up in the air: 16 planes in a flyover salute.

The annual festivity on Sunday honoring Israel also included plenty of people and floats on the ground, as well as a prototype of an Israeli spacecraft.

The 35,000 marchers included New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, plus Israeli diplomats and members of the Knesset, Israel's parliament.

Contingents of marchers come from the NYC metropolitan area as well as from other parts of the country Jewish day schools, Synagogues, Youth Groups, Hillels and other organizations including the Chai Riders Motorcycle Club.

Parade day festivities included a concert in Central Park where kosher food was offered by local vendors.

The Empire State Building generally lights its tower lights in a blue, white and blue color pattern the night before and the night of the parade.

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