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    NEW YORK (WABC) -- Happy Thanksgiving from the Eyewitness News Vault!Today, we are flashing back to the 1980 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and an adorable report featuring the youngest member of the news team! Reporter Roger Sharp brought along his 2-year-old son, Adam, to help him cover the parade!Before this charming report begins, we present a rare treat -- our booth announcer, Gil Hodges, scrambling to fill air time when a technical problem prevented the news from starting. Ah, the good old days of TV!Have you ever gone to see the parade?----------* More New York City news* Send us a news tip* Download the abc7NY app for breaking news alerts * Follow us on YouTube
    (CNN)The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade tradition returns to the streets of New York City this year.The event will feature celebrity performances as well as some new balloons.Unlike last year, which was for a TV-only crowd and the route was shortened to the area around the Macy's flagship store at Herald Square due to the pandemic, Thursday's parade will return to its previous route with guests invited to view along the way.Whether you're in person or on your couch, you can expect to see 15 massive balloons, 28 floats, plenty of singing and dancing, plus Santa Claus. PerformancesRead MoreCarrie Underwood, aespa, Jimmie Allen, Jon Batiste, Kristin Chenoweth, Darren Criss, Jordan Fisher, Foreigner, the cast of Peacock's "Girls5eva," Andy Grammer, Mickey Guyton, Chris Lane, Miss America Camille Schrier, the "Sesame Street" cast, Nelly, Kim Petras, Kelly Rowland, Rob Thomas, Tai Verdes, Zoe Wees, The Rockettes, of course, and more.New balloonsYou'll see some oldies like Snoopy and some newbies. Six new balloons will debut in the parade, Scientist by Netflix, Baby Yoda, Ronald McDonald, Ada Twist, and Pikachu and Eevee from Pokémon....
    Macy’s / Twitter Snoopy and Captain Kirk both appeared in the 1968 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. For Americans all over the nation, the Thanksgiving holiday represents a time for families to gather together and appreciate what they have. Sometimes that means a good meal featuring the traditional fare, including cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, stuffing, and turkey.  While eating is a big part of the day, what is on the television too plays a significant role as well. The National Football League has thrown its flag in the middle of Thanksgiving, broadcasting three games. But before kickoff and the cheers of sports fans ring out from living rooms coast to coast, the broadcast of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is nearly as important. Starting in 1924, the parade used to be a celebration of the Christmas holiday. It looked very different from what fans have come to expect today. According to the New York Times, when the parade started, it was a “procession,” which featured animals from the Central Park Zoo, including tigers and elephants.  When the famous balloons...
    UPPER WEST SIDE, Manhattan (WABC) -- An Eyewitness News Thanksgiving tradition continued Wednesday for a 9th straight year!Michelle Charlesworth covered the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon inflation with the help of two special correspondents - her children Jack and Isabelle.Charlesworth handed off the WABC microphone to her two cub reporters, who gave a behind-the-scenes look at the inflation of the giant balloons that you will see at this year's parade.EMBED More News Videos Kimberly Richardson with the latest on Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade as it returns to the streets of New York City for its 95th march. Isabelle says that seeing how big the balloons are never ceases to amaze her.After 9 years, Eyewitness News took a look back on some of Jack and Isabelle's earliest reports.What are their favorite balloons this year?Isabelle chose Snoopy the astronaut!"It's Snoopy the Astronaut, maybe he'll be in space with Michael Strahan -- I can't believe he's doing it," Isabelle said.RELATED | Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: Street closures, balloon inflation, performers and moreEMBED More News VideosKemberly Richardson checks out the six new floats for...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — With the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade set to welcome back crowds this year, expect to see a heightened police presence. Thousands of officers will be on hand Thursday to make sure the holiday tradition stays safe, CBS2’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas reported Wednesday. READ MORE: Preview Of The Macy's Thanksgiving Day ParadeIt will be the type of security you’d expect to see, but the NYPD says there will be so much more going on behind the scenes to keep people safe. The return of the beloved Macy’s balloon inflation celebration was a welcome sign for residents and visitors alike. “It feels great. We’re very happy that things are starting to open up again,” said Nathan Carleton of Sacramento, California. “It feels good to get things sort of back to normal and all, so I’m happy with it,” added Brian Bubenik of upstate Warwick. Masks and vaccine cards were new requirements this year. Street closures started at 7 a.m. Wednesday, as barriers kept traffic away from the large crowds. More closures have been added for Thursday morning’s parade. The...
    Share this: Growing up in Chicago, Broadway star Brittney Mack faithfully watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV after fulfilling her own parade duties. Now she’s getting ready to bundle up, hit the streets of Manhattan and be part of the big one for the first time. Mack, who plays one of the wives of Henry VIII in the hit musical “Six,” is slated to perform a mashup of some of its songs live Thursday with her castmates and band in front of a televised audience of millions. “I’ve got my long johns and it’s going to be epic,” she says. “I finally get to meet Snoopy. That’s really my dream — to see the big Snoopy balloon, honestly.”
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- Fifteen giant character balloons are being inflated ahead of their Thanksgiving Day flights.From noon until 6 p.m. today, vaccinated guests can watch the balloons be inflated for the 95th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.In addition, 36 novelty and heritage inflatables are also being pumped up.The new class of balloons includes Ada Twist, Scientist by Netflix; a Funko Pop! inspired Grogu (a.k.a. Baby Yoda in pop culture) from the Star Wars series "The Mandalorian," Ronald McDonald by McDonald's USA and Pikachu & Eevee by The Pokémon International Company.For access, guests must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (Original CDC card, Mobile app including the NYC COVID Safe App, NY State Excelsior Pass, CLEAR Health Pass, or photo of their vaccination card), plus matching photo ID. A negative test will not be accepted in lieu of vaccinated status. Children under the age of 12 who are unvaccinated may be accompanied by a vaccinated adult. Masks are required throughout.The public entrance point can only be accessed at 72nd Street and Columbus Avenue.Featured Balloons On 77th Street- Tiptoe (NEW)- Aida...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – For some New Yorkers, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is as traditional as pumpkin pie. Last year, the global pandemic scaled back the festivities to keep everyone safe. READ MORE: N.Y. Attorney General Launches Investigation Into Babylon High School Sex Abuse AllegationsBut this Thursday, the marching bands, floats and giant balloons will be back and better than ever. READ MORE: Suspect In Custody After 13-Year-Old Boy Shot On Way To School In The BronxCBS2’s Dana Tyler spoke with Will Coss, executive producer of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. MORE NEWS: Brian Laundrie Died Of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound, Family Attorney SaysThey discuss safety precautions, security measures, the balloon inflation, and much more.
    (CNN)You know what they say, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is all fun and games until one of the balloons goes down. Since the parade started marching balloons around Manhattan in 1927, the massive floating figures have occasionally come untethered, blown clear away, or been punctured, stabbed, deflated and subjected to all sorts of ignominy. Macys Thanksgiving Parade: 6 fun things you may not knowWhile most of the balloon incidents are at least a little humorous (the hubris of man, to create such beasts!), a small handful of accidents have ended with people being seriously injured. Some of those cases have led the parade's organizers to change the rules regarding their most beloved -- and problematic -- parade participants. After all, a deflated Kermit here and there is just the way the parade floats, but there's nothing festive about people getting hurt. 1927: Felix is released to the giant cat motel in the skyImagine you're a parade-goer in 1927. There was no TV, no Disney World, and the Empire State Building wouldn't be constructed for another few years. Seeing...
    Macy's hosts the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City. The parade began in 1924, tying America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit for the title of second-oldest Thanksgiving parade in the United States. 1NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 24: Balloon atmosphere at the 90th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 24, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/FilmMagic)Credit: Getty Who will be the main attraction this year? This year's headliner will be Carrie Underwood, as the event returns to its in-person format after turning virtual due to COVID-19 in 2020. The singer of 'Before He Cheats' will open the Christmas season with a song from her holiday album My Gift , which was released on September 25, 2020. Kristin Chenoweth and Darren Criss will be among the other performers at the parade, as will the cast of Peacock's Girls5eva, Kim Petras, Chris Lane, Andy Grammer, Nelly, Kelly Rowland, and others. Will the parade be held in person this year? This year, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will revert to its pre-pandemic form, with...
    WWE legend The Rock was featured on his own float during Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Hollywood superstar delighted fans with the ultimate throwback as his mega balloon was based off the wrestler's iconic 'Fanny Pack' snap. 3'Fanny Pack Rock' debuted as a float during Macy's Thanksgiving Day ParadeCredit: Instagram 3The WWE legend became a viral meme when this picture resurfaced from the 90sCredit: Instagram A picture of the 48-year-old resurfaced a few years ago from the 1990s that showed the Rock in a fitted polo neck jumper, silver chain and a bumbag. Since then, fans have been recreating their own version of the fashion fail for Halloween - complete with the tissue under the arm. Rock - real name Dwayne Johnson - even joined in with the viral meme by posting an updated pose back in 2017. NBC have now created a float based off the turtleneck getup during Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York on Thursday. The hilarious inflatable was launched to promote the 'Young Rock' comedy series that premieres next year and fans were in hysterics....
    A view of the Tom the Turkey float at the 94th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade® on November 26, 2020 in New York City. Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Macy's Inc. This year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade had a host of firsts that made the iconic event unlike any other held in previous years.  In addition to being television-only and featuring a shortened route, this year's parade included a land acknowledgement, traditional rattle song, and blessing to honor indigenous people.  The rituals honored the Wampanoag and Lenape people and took place in the Lenape territory of Manahatta, where the parade is held each year. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade this year featured a land acknowledgement, traditional rattle song, and blessing to honor indigenous people.  The rituals honored the Wampanoag and Lenape people and took place in the Lenape territory of Manahatta, where the parade is held each year, according to a press release from Indigenous Direction, a firm that consults on indigenous cultural representations.  The blessing was aired in Wampanoag, but translates in...
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    Daily deaths will soon double, expert says Whole Foods sent some customers a disconcerting email about their turkey Best Moments of the 94th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Bebe Rexha Happy Thanksgiving! Pandora Music, Radio & Podcasts Listen Free Ad Pandora On Thursday morning (Nov. 26), the 94th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade took to the streets of New York City for a special, socially-distanced edition of the annual holiday spectacular. While this year’s event may have looked a little different without its usual miles of crowds, the Manhattan parade managed to go on, thanks to strict safety precautions, plenty of masks, and a whole lot of technological ingenuity. And with special performances by everyone from Goo Goo Dolls and Lauren Alaina to Brett Young and Pentatonix, the parade was also filled with the floats, balloons and musical moments families around the country have come to love every Thanksgiving morning for decades. Below, Billboard rounded up all the must-see moments from this year’s truly one-of-a-kind Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Welcome Return of Broadway Eight months after the shutdown...
    Supreme Court sides with religious groups in New York in a dispute over Covid restrictions Black Friday Deals live now in Canada How to Watch the 2020 Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV and Online Make sure your singing voices are ready and your Thanksgiving recipes are on deck because it's time for the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! How to Watch the 2020 Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV and Online E! See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Get a Behind-the-Scenes Look at The Max, Bayside & More of the Saved by the Bell Set E! Supermodel Coco Rocha Gives Birth to Baby Girl: Find Out Her Name E! Saved By the Bells Original Cast: Where Are They Now? E! Taylor Swift Reveals the Identity of folklores Mystery Co-Writer William Bowery E! The Complicated Reality of John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessettes Tragic, Legendary Love Story E! Cook Like a Kardashian: Get Kim, Khloe and Kourtneys Thanksgiving Recipes E!...
    Even a pandemic can’t stop the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade will not be joining the long list of canceled or now-digital events of 2020, opting instead to float on without any in-person spectators. The parade marks 94 years of celebration today, nearing closer and closer to a century of the Thanksgiving tradition. For the first time in the parade’s history, Verizon will offer a second screen experience via a virtual portal. If you’ve ever wanted to experience the parade in-person, believe it or not, 2020 is your year! From the comfort of your own cell phone, you’ll be transported to the center of activity in Herald Square with 360-degree views of the floats and performers. Along with the portal and the lack of in-person viewers, the parade will not march the traditional 2.5-mile route around Manhattan. It’ll wrap around Herald Square over the course of several days, in an effort to discourage large crowds from gathering. That all said, you can broadcast the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade safely and easily from home, with the new portal offering...
    New York (AP) – Jawan M. Jackson recently had to do something he had wanted to do for months – sing and dance again with his Broadway cast. Jackson, one of the stars of “Very Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations”, reunited with actors for the first time since theaters closed to prepare for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on Thursday. “I was so excited to see all of my old friends I hadn’t seen in months, some of them flew in especially for the show to do this,” he said. “It’s weird, but it’s still good to do.” The epidemic of closing theaters in March may have elevated most of the tradition this holiday season, but the annual New York City parade will be accompanied by balloons, dancers, floats, Broadway shows and Santa – albeit greatly modified for safety. “Traditions like this are comforting, they are advanced,” said Susan Tercero, executive producer of the parade. “New York has always been a tough city. It’s jumping back. It’s taking its steps and then continuing. I...
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    New York City's beloved annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade will look a little different this year where the helium balloons will float down just one city block without an audience and four Broadway musicals will perform pre-recorded numbers for the televised event.   Due to the coronavirus pandemic the parade, which usually draws 3.5million attendees along its traditional 2.5-mile route in Manhattan, will be converted into a television-only event that will be aired on NBC and Telemundo.  The 94th annual parade special will include Broadway performances by the casts of Hamilton, Mean Girls, Jagged Little Pill, Ain't Too Proud: The Life and the Times of the Temptations - all of which haven't hit the stage since March.  The event will see Broadway actors and dancers dust off their costumes and return to the stage for the first time in months and the numbers will be filmed within the next few weeks.  The show will also include celebrity appearances, performances by the Rockettes, and a vist from Santa Claus.  New York City's beloved annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade will look a...
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    (CNN)The Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade will take place this fall, but it won't exactly look like it did in years past, according to a statement from the fashion retailer."We are currently working with our partners in the City of New York to re-imagine the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in a similar fashion to how we successfully and safely produced this year's Macy's Fireworks," Orlando Veras, Macy's Inc. director of national media relations told CNN.This year, the Macy's 4th of July fireworks show featured a week of displays, including five-minute displays in each borough and a live grand finale on July 4th atop the Empire State Building. When asked what can be expected regarding upcoming celebrations in New York City in his press conference on Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said, "Everything is going to be different.""Some is going to be virtual, there might be some small in-person pieces, spread out pieces, it's not going to look at all of course like how we are used to. But the important thing is, the traditions will be kept in some way," de...
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