PHOTOS: Greenwich’s 375th is Marked with the Parade of the Century

Sunday’s parade to commemorate Greenwich’s 375th anniversary featured marching bands, members of local government, non-profits, volunteers, emergency services personnel, Scouts, antique cars, floats, Shriners, gardeners, and even horses and dogs.

The mood was jubilant as the parade moved from Town Hall to Putnam Ave, down Greenwich Ave and culminated in a ceremony unfurling a massive American flag on Havemeyer Field. Webelos were stationed under the flag to ensure it didn’t touch the ground. (For video scroll to bottom).

After walking the parade route, First Selectman Peter Tesei acknowledged the tremendous work of a fleet of volunteers, particularly Davidde Strackbein, who headed the 375th anniversary committee and organized a number of events, including the series of popular neighborhood tours.


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Pat Larrabee and Mary Ellen LeBien at the head of the parade to commemorate Greenwich’s 375th anniversary, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015.

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Marching in uniform, Brian Kelly, a descendant of the Mead Family of Greenwich. Credit: Leslie Yager

the Greenwich Selectmen

Selectman John Toner, First Selectman Peter Tesei, and Selectman Drew Marzullo. Credit: Leslie Yager

Miss Hockanum Valley, Pippa Leigh of Greenwich and Bea Crumbine

Miss Hockanum Valley, Pippa Leigh of Greenwich and Bea Crumbine marching in the 375th anniversary parade for Greenwich, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Longtime BET member Bill Finger walks in the 375th anniversary parade for Greenwich. Credit: Leslie Yager

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State Rep. Mike Bocchino, Congressman Jim Himes and State Rep Livvy Floren march in Greenwich's 375th anniversary parade, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

x State Rep. Mike Bocchino, Congressman Jim Himes and State Rep Livvy Floren march in Greenwich\’s 375th anniversary parade, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Chris Von Keyserling and the RTM “Great Eight” Cos Cob. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Members of the Representative Town Meeting march in the 375th anniversary parade for the Town of Greenwich, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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The 375th anniversary parade for the Town of Greenwich, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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The 375th anniversary parade for the Town of Greenwich, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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The 375th anniversary parade for the Town of Greenwich, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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The 375th anniversary parade for the Town of Greenwich, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Former First Selectmen and former Selectmen march in the 375th anniversary parade for the Town of Greenwich, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Staff from Community centers, Inc. march in the 375th anniversary parade for the Town of Greenwich, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Family Centers

Family Centers antique truck in the 375th anniversary parade for the Town of Greenwich, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Lou Caravella

Former Tax Collector for the Town of Greenwich, Lou Caravella in the 375th anniversary parade for the Town of Greenwich, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Veterans of Foreign Wars in a vintage car during the 375th anniversary parade for the Town of Greenwich, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Family Centers

Folks from the Family Centers in the 375th anniversary parade for the Town of Greenwich, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Kids in a float for the YWCA in the 375th anniversary parade for the Town of Greenwich, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

The 375th anniversary parade for the Town of Greenwich, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

The 375th anniversary parade for the Town of Greenwich, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

The 375th anniversary parade for the Town of Greenwich, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

A vintage car in the 375th anniversary parade for the Town of Greenwich, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

The 375th anniversary parade for the Town of Greenwich, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

The 375th anniversary parade for the Town of Greenwich, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Hibernians

Greenwich Hibernians march in the 375th anniversary parade for the Town of Greenwich, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Meals on Wheels

Volunteers from Meals on Wheels of Greenwich march in the 375th anniversary parade for the Town of Greenwich, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

St. Lawrence Club

Members of the St. Lawrence Club march in the 375th anniversary parade for the Town of Greenwich, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

The 375th anniversary parade for the Town of Greenwich, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

The 375th anniversary parade for the Town of Greenwich, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Russ Harden from the Greenwich Rotary Club marching in the 375th anniversary parade for the Town of Greenwich, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

CHAMPS

Greenwich girls who volunteer to raise funds for CHAMPS (mine detection dogs), part of the Marshall Legacy Institute.

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Double yellow line on Field Point Rd is something of a yellow brick road during Greenwich’s 375th anniversary parade, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Carmen Moretti

Carmen Moretti in the coolest red vintage car in Greenwich’s 375th anniversary parade, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

 

Donna Moffly

Donna Moffly marching in Greenwich’s 375th anniversary parade on Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Peter von Braun

Board of Education member Peter von Braun in a vintage car at Greenwich’s 375th anniversary parade, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Bagpipers in Greenwich’s 375th anniversary parade, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Firefighters marching in Greenwich’s 375th anniversary parade, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Stephanie and Heather

Stephanie Dunn Ashley, member of the Cos Cob Fire Police Patrol with Heather Lowthert, from the Boy Scouts. Credit: Leslie Yager

Amogerone

Amogerone Fire Dept. in Greenwich’s 375th anniversary parade, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Moodus

Moodus Drum & Fife Corps marching in Greenwich’s 375th anniversary parade, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Shriners

There’s always one little Shriners car being towed by a rope, but the little red cars are everyone’s favorite. Credit: Leslie Yager

Garden Club

Members of the Garden Club of Old Greenwich ride along in the 375th anniversary parade on Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Lauren Rabin

Lauren Rabin, candidate for Board of Eduction, marching with Greenwich Republicans during Greenwich’s 375th anniversary parade, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Tesei Toner

Supporters or Selectmen Toner and Tesei riding in a Jeepster in Greenwich’s 375th anniversary parade, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

First Congregational Church in Old Greenwich

A float with members of the First Congregational Church in Old Greenwich. Credit: Leslie Yager

GRS

In matching blue hardhats, members of the Greenwich Reform Synagogue, who are eager to begin construction on their synagogue on Orchard St in Cos Cob. Credit: Leslie Yager

OGRCC

Folks from OGRCC march during Greenwich’s 375th anniversary parade, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Greenwich Boy Scouts hand out flags during Greenwich’s 375th anniversary parade, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Members of Pack 10 march in Greenwich’s 375th anniversary parade, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Scouts

Boy Scouts march in Greenwich’s 375th anniversary parade, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Girl Scouts

Girl Scout Troop 50348 march in Greenwich’s 375th anniversary parade, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Girl Scouts from North Mianus march in Greenwich’s 375th anniversary parade, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Democrats

Greenwich Democrats march in Greenwich’s 375th anniversary parade, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Members of GEMS Explorer Post 911 march in Greenwich’s 375th anniversary parade, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

 

Teen Center

Staff and volunteers from the Arch Street Teen Center march in Greenwich’s 375th anniversary parade, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Abilis

The crew from Abilis march in Greenwich’s 375th anniversary parade, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Greenfingers Garden Club

Members of the Green Fingers Garden Club march in Greenwich’s 375th anniversary parade, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Port Chester

Port Chester High School marching band in Greenwich’s 375th anniversary parade, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Saints Brigade

The Saints Brigade Drum & Bugle Corps in Greenwich’s 375th anniversary parade, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Bruce Museum

Folks from the Bruce Museum in Greenwich’s 375th anniversary parade, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Lone Star

Lone Star Repair Service truck becomes a float for the Allegra Dancers in Greenwich’s 375th anniversary parade, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Emily Isidori and Carrie Paige, owners of Allegra Dance Studio, in Greenwich’s 375th anniversary parade, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Allegra Dancers in Greenwich’s 375th anniversary parade, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

League of Women Voters

League of Women Voters march in Greenwich’s 375th anniversary parade, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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League of Women Voters in Greenwich’s 375th anniversary parade, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Community Gardens

Folks from Greenwich Community Gardens march in Greenwich’s 375th anniversary parade, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Folks from the Greenwich Tree Conservancy in Greenwich’s 375th anniversary parade, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

RMA

Members of the Retired Men’s Association march in Greenwich’s 375th anniversary parade, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

Sam Bridge

Folks from Sam Bridge Nursery ‘n Greenhouses, established in 1930, in Greenwich’s 375th anniversary parade, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Impressive Trumbull High School Golden Eagle Marching Band march in Greenwich’s 375th anniversary parade, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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With her children, Katie DeLuca and her dad John Blankley at Greenwich’s 375th anniversary parade, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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Port Chester Marching Band enter Havemeyer Field for the flag unfurling. Credit: Leslie Yager

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The giant flag was unfurled on Havemeyer Field after the 375th anniversary parade, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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The giant flag was unfurled on Havemeyer Field after the 375th anniversary parade, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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The giant flag was unfurled on Havemeyer Field after the 375th anniversary parade, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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The giant flag was unfurled on Havemeyer Field after the 375th anniversary parade, Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: Leslie Yager

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The force behind the 375th anniversary celebrations in Greenwich, Davidde Strackbein. Credit: Leslie Yager


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  • Vicki

    Great pictures and descriptions, Leslie. I enjoyed watching the parade from the Greenwich Library first floor windows, and I feel blessed to be living in this town which was established over 375 years. God’s continued blessing on this town.