Sail to freedom: Celebrating Greek Independence Day with a boat parade to the Statue of Liberty


With the Greek Independence Day parade canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions, GlobalAlive LLC organized “Sail to Freedom,” a boat parade that set off on Sunday from Chelsea Piers to celebrate the Bicentennial of the Hellenic Revolution of 1821. 

Excited attendees wave flags. Photo by Dean Moses

The event was dubbed a boat parade, and with hundreds of excited guests arriving at the pier waving Greek flags and boarding a fleet of ships, the occasion lived up to its name.

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