2018 celebrated the 61st Annual German-American Steuben Parade on 5th Avenue in NYC. The Grand Marshals were Peter Beyer and Helmut Jahn. The Parade consisted of 9 Divisions, 18 Floats and 7 American Local Marching Bands. The Committee welcomed over 300 participating groups from NY, NJ, CA, CT, IL, MA, MD, PA, TX and WI. There were 23 Groups from Germany and 1 from Switzerland. We had 817 German/Austrian/Swiss marchers with an additional 75 seated in our grandstand. We would estimate 1,000 people from overseas flew here for the Parade. The night before the Parade is a fundraising Gala and Silent Auction which took place at The Lighthouse. After the Parade there is an Oktoberfest in Central Park.
Photos By: Katya Otiz, Robert Radske, Gerhard Rossbach and Charles Ruppmann