Years ago, the morning of the Winter Solstice would bring a strange parade of clowns moving through the East Village. It happened every year. And yet it seems, looking back, like a hallucination. Did it really happen?
I put out the call on social media to see if anyone else remembered. Nothing much turned up. And then these photos.
Thanks to Michael H. for sharing:
In this colorful and strange parade from the 1990s, a blue-haired queen rides a white horse pushed by clowns. One clown bangs a drum.
Bringing up the rear, another pair of clowns pushes a rolling rack of white gowns. They seem to have angel wings.
Who were these people? What was this all about? And why did it end?