Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York
The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York invites you to participate in this year's Greek Independence Day Parade in New York City, to be held on Sunday April 18, 2010 on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue.
The Greek Independence Day Parade is an annual celebration of Hellenic identity and commemoration, through which all Hellenes can express and promote their culture and achievements to the world.
The annual Greek Independence Day Parade, which is commemorating the 189th Anniversary of Greek Declaration of Independence, March 25th 1821, has become a New York City traditional event. Since 1938, it has attracted a vast number of New York participants, and since 1951 we have been celebrating it on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue.
Please note that the 2007 Greek Independence Parade attracted more than 150,000 spectators, 26,000 participants and was broadcast locally and worldwide through various television networks, the internet and other media outlets.
The Federation of Hellenic Societies of Greater New York represents a large number of Greek societies, fraternities and local organizations. The Federation is the largest and the oldest (founded in 1937) federation in America. Our mission is to promote and preserve our Greek-American heritage and administer philanthropic endeavors. Since its inception, the Federation has distributed hundreds of thousands of dollars for medical aid, scholarships, disaster relief, and other charitable causes in North America and Greece.