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Celebrate Israel Parade is Back on WWOR/Channel 9

The Celebrate Israel parade makes it annual march along Fifth Avenue, Sunday, June 3.

And WWOR/Channel 9 calls the parade home for a second straight year.

Harry Martin and Israeli TV’s Becky Griffin get the hosting duties, with live reports from WNYW/Channel 5 reporter Robert Moses. The noon to 2 p.m. broadcast will feature two hours of parade festivities, including dozens of colorful floats; rock, reggae, folk and a cappella groups; marching bands; stilt-walkers; motorcycle riders; dancing rollerbladers; and juggling clowns.

In making the announcement Lew Leone, WWOR VP and general manager, said, “My9 is proud to be the exclusive broadcaster of this annual event. We look forward to providing our viewers with coverage of this joyous celebration, which honors Israel’s rich history and vibrant heritage.”

Channel 9 will also stream the parade for the second year from noon until its conclusion at approximately 4 p.m. on its website, www.my9tv.com.  Hundreds of thousands of spectators are expected to gather this year to celebrate Israel, joined by a record 35,000 marchers.

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WWOR Set to Cover Celebrate Israel Parade Sunday

It’s an annual tradition marching up Fifth Avenue. The Salute to Israel (now called Celebrate Israel) Parade on Sunday marks the nation’s 63rd year of independence.

WWOR/Channel 9 will cover the festivities from noon to 2 p.m. led by sister station WNYW/Channel 5 anchor John Huddy as the host. He’ll be joined by MTV Europe VJ Becky Griffin, who will interview guests and those in attendance.

The broadcast features 30,000 marchers from 160 participating organizations, 40 bands and floats, and notable Israeli and American talent.

The parade’s website says hundreds of thousands of spectators are expected to line the streets.  

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