Dozens of ‘Mitzvah Tanks’ took to the streets of New York City to spread the message of redemption and of Pesach, as a ‘gift’ to the Lubavitcher Rebbe marking his 116th birthday. A simultaneous ‘rally’ for children took place in front of 770 – the Lubavitch World Headquarters.
The parade departed from 770, following the conclusion of a children’s rally, en route to New York City’s cultural and business hub – central Manhattan. The entourage of ‘Mitzvah Tanks’ traveled down Eastern Parkway to Grand Army Plaza, up Flatbush Ave. and over the Manhattan bridge.
Upon arrival in Manhattan, the parade snaked up 6th Ave. to Central Park and then came back down 5th Ave. – known as the ‘Canyon of Heroes’ after the many parades that flow between its towering skyscrapers.
Following the parade, the Mitzvah tanks all disbursed to their pre-determined locations throughout the city to help Jews fulfill a Mitzvah or two.
There was Tefilin for men, Shabbos candles for women, along with Matzos and brochures for the upcoming holiday of Pesach.