There’s no denying Autumn is here when you see girls dressed in sexy checkered dirndls and men in leather lederhosen marching up 5th avenue.
This past Saturday marked the 57th year of the German-American Steuben parade celebrating with waves of traditional folk costumes, colorful floats, bands, beer and sauerkraut.
A group of alphorn players stopped briefly in front of the Metropolitan museum to blow their signature Swiss instrument. Precocious students from the Niskayuna High School German Program broke from the traditional teutonic procession jumping for joy all the way from 68th to 86th street.
It was the last day of summer in the city as evidenced seeing the parade, catching Jeter play one of his last home games at Yankee stadium and coming across a wedding in progress amidst the changing colors of Central Park.