"I think he just made himself look silly and if he didn't send it and he really was hacked, he should have said I know nothing about it instead of people making fun of my name," one marcher said.
It's an event Weiner has consistently participated in, dating back to his days as a councilman in the 90s. But on this day, he was a no show.
Weiner made a series of comments all focused around the photo of a man's crotch sent from his Twitter account, if it's him and how it ended up in the account of a 21-year-old female college student.
Right out of the gate, Weiner insisted he did not send the photo. But what followed is what many consider a series of gray answers from the normally media savvy New York Democrat.
The more he talked, the more he raised questions. That is, until Thursday, when the seven-term Congressman told reporters he would no longer talk about the now infamous photo.
Other politicians seemed to also not want to discuss the incident anymore.
"Congressman Weiner is a very good friend of mine and he loves Israel and the Congressman has a right to make his own decisions," Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said.
Senator Charles Schumer also declined to comment on Weiner's absence saying "Today's a parade to celebrate."