SIR IVAN WILZIG ISRAEL PARADE MARSHALL
Sir Ivan with Governor Paterson and Mayor Mike Bloomberg
Sir Ivan Wilzig gave us a great show today as his alter ego, Sci-Fi channel's 'Mr. Mitzvah' in the Israel Independence Day Parade in New York City today, where he was Honorary Grand Marshall. Many politicians and celebrities showed up to celebrate by marching up Fifth Avenue. Governor David Paterson along with Mayor Mike Bloomberg, City Council member Christine Quinn and Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa joined superhero Mitzvah on a beautiful sunny Big Apple day. Dr.Ruth was even watching the parade and jumped into the street to give the Mayor a huge kiss. With a estimated 100 thousand participants, the parade turned out to be a huge success in the 60th anniversary year of this great event. Funny at times, was watching the hundreds of reporters and photographers all fighting to get a shot of the dignitaries as they waved to the thousands of people as they marched up the famous avenue. Even more funny was I was able to get the shot everyone wanted. The WB Channel 11 News icon Christina Penza made the day even more enjoyable as she interviewed Sir Ivan about his adventures on being a superhero. As I waited for Mr. Mitvah to pose for pictures with his young fans, we finally hoped into the waiting Limo where Sir Ivan started telling me about his other projects, A CD, Music Video and a new Television Show. My God, where does this guy get the energy !!!!
Photos By: James Edstrom