300 Vehicles Join First of Two Parades for New York City

Over 250 cars and 45 Mitzvah Tanks joined the first of two Menorah car parades on Monday night, spreading the joy and light of Chanukah through Brooklyn and Manhattan.

By Anash.org reporter
Photos: Avraham Elkabets, Shneur Reinitz/Anash.org

Over 250 cars and 45 Mitzvah Tanks joined the first of two Menorah car parades on Monday night, spreading the joy and light of Chanukah through Brooklyn and Manhattan.

The parade started off in Crown Heights early Monday evening, passing by 770 and continuing on to Manhattan where they stopped by the lighting of the Menorah on 5th Ave before spreading out to give out Menorahs or heading back to Crown Heights.

Both participants and viewers of the parade said that the parade was extra meaningful this year, with all the challenges presented by the global pandemic. With so many unable to join their usual Chanukah parties and events, the parade was the only taste of Chanukah for many Jews throughout New York City.

The parade was the first of two parades planned for this Chanukah, with the second parade taking place Tuesday night. The second parade will feature 25 tanks and pickup trucks, all displaying the same signature blue signs and banners, giving it an added level of organization and uniformity. Unlike the annual parade, the second parade will not be open for the public to join in their personal cars.

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