New York (dpa) - With leather pants, dirndl and brass band music, thousands of people have traveled through New York during the traditional Steuben parade. For the 62nd time, musicians and dancers dressed in traditional attire on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, to demonstrate the German-American bondage. This year the German ambassador to Washington, Emily Haber, was the "Master of Ceremonies". The Steuben parade was launched in 1957. With her German-Americans wanted to cultivate the traditions of their ancestors.