Here is a pic of me in the 13th Annual Spring Pageant back in 2003. Wow, I can hardly believe it was so long ago. I'm the Butterfly Spirit, wearing a purple costume with a yellow butterfly wing hat in the center. You can just see half of me behind the blue Water Spirit:The year after that, I was Mother Universe, the purple costume in the center of this picture below - which isn't me- but a picture of someone else in the costume another year.
I just found out today that they want me to be Wind Spirit this year. I've also convinced my partner to do it to! He is going to be Sun Spirit. I'm a little bit dissapointed, because although I didn't tell them, I really wanted to be a fish. I love fish. I may try to get it changed at the costume fitting next week. But either way, I know it will be amazing.
If you happen to be in the NYC area, they are always open to new volunteers. Anyone can participate! You can help them make the costumes at free workshops, or sign up to be a performer like me, or even carry a puppet or be a marshall. They is always more room for people to do something, even up to the day of the parade. Or just come out and watch the show!