A parade is on the street, right? Not always, says Yevgeny Osherov, a Russian émigré via Israel who organized Celebrate Israel’s first counterpart parade on the water this past Sunday. While most Celebrate Israel participants marched up Fifth Avenue, Osherov and about 15 members of his “Russian Yacht Club,” hoisted Israeli flags while sailing together from the Statue of Liberty to the United Nations, where they played Hatikvah, the Israeli national anthem. He’s already in touch with the parade’s organizers and hopes to stage a repeat next year, complete with a spot on the official website.

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