Festive music trumpeted from a parade of Jewish-themed motor homes greeted New Yorkers heading out to lunch today, with 61 “Mitzvah Mobiles” encouraging crowds along a route between Brooklyn and Manhattan to bring more goodness into the world.

Essentially Chabad-Lubavitch centers on wheels, the Mitzvah Mobiles set out from the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, crossed the Brooklyn Bridge and drove up Fifth Avenue. The pre-Passover parade came a day before commemorations of the 109th anniversary of the birth of the Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, of righteous memory, who inspired the idea for such “Mitzvah Tanks,” as he called them, decades ago.

Each vehicle “is equipped with Passover needs for the upcoming holiday, including handmade matzah,” said a representative of the Mitzvah Tank Organization. “People who step aboard also have the opportunity to don the Jewish prayer boxes known as tefillin, pray, and receive Sabbath candles and inspirational literature.”