What is the Celebrate Israel Parade?
In 1964, thousands walked down Riverside Drive in support of the young State of Israel. This impromptu walk evolved into the Salute to Israel Parade on Fifth Avenue.
In 2011 the name of the Parade was changed to focus on celebrating the vibrant and diverse country of Israel. The Parade features over 30,000 marchers from many organizations. Hundreds of thousands enthusiastic spectators watch American and Israeli community leaders and dignitaries, entertainers, artists, musicians, dancers, celebrities, floats and marching bands.
In 2012, for the first time in the history of the parade, approx 120 Christians marched under the direction of Robert Stearns and Eagles' Wings Ministries in support of the land and people of Israel.
Approximately 350 Christians showed up in 2014, 2015, and 2016 to march down 5th ave. We are believing for over 1,000 Christian marchers in 2019!