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    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — While many had Thanksgiving off to celebrate the day with family, there were plenty of people who had to work. So, it’s only appropriate we here at CBS2 give thanks to all those who spent the holiday on the clock. READ MORE: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Welcomes Back Spectators In New York CityThe Lew family was gathered around the table sharing what they were thankful for. “Health, my family, being able to travel again,” Donna Lew told CBS2’s Jenna DeAngelis. Lew was visiting New York from California for Thanksgiving and grateful K. Rico South American Steakhouse was open for their holiday meal. “I was saying thank you to all of them for being here tonight,” Lew said. Even though he spends most of the night away from family, it was important for owner Tommy Greco to be working, especially looking back on the pandemic. “Give thanks that were still here, we’re still in business, we got our staff back,” Greco said. Restaurant workers were among the many people who spent the holiday on the clock. There...
    There were floats, there were balloons, there were Broadway musical numbers, there were crowds standing shoulder to shoulder; after a dismal 2020 showing, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade returned to its pre-pandemic glory Thursday morning. “Spectators, shut out in 2020, lined the route again,” hailed the Associated Press. “High school and college marching bands from around the country were invited back to the lineup; most of last year’s performers were locally based to cut down on travel. The giant balloons, tethered to vehicles last year, got their costumed handlers back.” Though the Thanksgiving Day Parade went forward as planned in 2020, the show was marked by a noticeable absence of cheering crowds, high school marching bands from around the country, and the 2.5-mile parade route. Here’s how NBC New York advertised the event at the time: Although we are used to seeing the masses come together to see the grandiose balloons making their way down the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade route, this year the celebration will be a bit different. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade will air nationwide as a television-only...
    Watch Part 2 Watch The Conclusion NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — While most of us spend the night before Thanksgiving prepping for the big feast, the people at Macy’s spend it on the Upper West Side, inflating the balloons that will fly down the parade route. CBS2’s Jessica Moore and Lonnie Quinn were there Wednesday night to welcome back the tradition, which was canceled last year due to the pandemic. This year, the parade will feature six new balloons, including Ada Twist the Scientist, Baby Yoda and Pikachu and Eevee. One float is making history this year. The “Celebration Gator” is the longest float to ever go down the parade route. The colorful reptile is 60 feet from mouth to tail and is a tribute to the culture of Louisiana. The float will also feature a familiar face — Jon Batiste, the bandleader from “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on CBS2. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation Celebration Returns On Upper West Side Macy’s Getting Ready For Its Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade; CBS2 Gets A Sneak Peek...
    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
    THESE are Macy's Thanksgiving Parade's most infamous balloon accidents from Sonic bursting to a cat that almost caused a plane crash. The spectacular annual event has come a long way since it was first held on November 27, 1924, when it was called the Macy's Christmas Parade and was without massive floating balloons. 5Back in 1993, the Sonic the Hedgehog balloon was plagued by strong windsCredit: Getty 5Barney the Dinosaur had a mishap in the 1997 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day ParadeCredit: Getty As multiple decades have passed since the first parade, here's a look back at some of the shocking mishaps that occurred over the years. SONIC THE HEDGEHOG Back in 1993, the Sonic the Hedgehog balloon was plagued by strong winds, which caused the inflatable character to crash into a pole on West 58th street. Sonic the Hedgehog wasn't strong enough for the wind speeds and got hit in the left eye with a lamp post. The impact caused a section of the balloon to tear and a part of the streetlight to fall into the paradegoers. Both a 10-year-old...
    Getty For millions of Americans, football is as much a Thanksgiving tradition as turkey and pumpkin pie. But what if you want a sports-free alternative? Falling on the fourth Thursday of every November, Thanksgiving falls on November 25, 2021 this year. The holiday boasts a television schedule featuring Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the National Dog Show. Here is what you need to know:95th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade View this post on Instagram A post shared by 9NEWS (@9newsdenver) Time: The 95th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade kicks off at 9 a.m. ET, running for three hours until noon. Channel: Multiple channels and streaming services cover the annual parade, including NBC and CBS. Description: The 95th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a holiday staple in New York City and is watched by millions in their own home. According the press release, “The 95th march of the world-famous Parade of magic will bring the nation together in celebration featuring Macy’s signature mix of giant character helium balloons, fantastic floats, incredible marching bands, jubilant performance groups, whimsical clowns, music stars...
    NBC MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE The Turkey Day tradition is here — it’s time for the 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which will air Thursday, November 25 at 9 a.m. in each time zone on NBC. If you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch a live stream of the 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade online:Heavy may earn an affiliate commission if you sign up via a link on this pageFuboTVYou can watch a live stream of NBC (live in most markets) and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV, which you can use for free with a seven-day trial right here: FuboTV Free Trial Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch the 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- The marchers, floats and giant balloons are set to step off, as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade returns to the streets of New York City for its 95th march.While police expect a big crowd after last year's absence due to the pandemic, there is no specific, credible or active threat, according to an NYPD assessment obtained by ABC News.The parade features 15 giant character balloons, 28 floats, 36 inflatables, more than 800 clowns, 10 marching bands, 9 performance groups and a host of celebrities, including Jon Batiste, Kristin Chenoweth, Foreigner, Kelly Rowland, Rob Thomas, Carrie Underwood and Santa Claus.The balloons were blown up Wednesday ahead of their Thanksgiving Day flights, with the annual inflation event from noon until 6 p.m. -- for vaccinated guests only.EMBED More News Videos Michelle Charlesworth has more on the balloon inflation ahead of the 95th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The public entrance point can only be accessed at 72nd Street and Columbus Avenue.RELATED | Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: Street closures, balloon inflation, performers and moreEMBED More News VideosLucy Yang...
    THE streets of New York City will once again be graced by the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade - the world's largest - began in 1924, tying America's Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit for the title of second-oldest Thanksgiving parade in the United States. 1The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade delights crowds every yearCredit: Getty What time is the The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade? After surrendering to pandemic restrictions last year, the 95th annual march will return to form this year. There will be 15 enormous character balloons, 28 floats, 36 novelty and heritage inflatables, over 800 clowns, 10 marching bands, and nine performance groups, as well as Santa Claus. The 2021 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will air today - Thursday, November 25 - on NBC at 9am through 12pm Eastern Standard Time. The start and end time for the parade is the same for all time zones, everyone will be able to enjoy the parade without a delay. Who is performing at the parade? This year's headliner will be Carrie Underwood, as the event returns to...
    (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....
    Getty Balloons float down Central Park West during the 91st Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Few things are more synonymous with Thanksgiving than the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. As families and friends gather around their televisions, they will be greeted with six new balloons. “Since 1927 the world’s most popular characters have been transformed into high-flying art in the sky,” Macy’s explained in a press release. “Inspired by marionettes, the Parade’s balloons first debuted as upside down puppets filled with air and carried on sticks, before taking flight with the addition of helium. Over time the inflatables morphed to encompass balloonheads, hybrid inflatables with vehicles inside (balloonicles) and tandem tricycles (trycaloons).” This year’s additions bring some of the biggest characters in popular culture to the sky, as well as two new heritage balloons. Here is what you need to know:Ada Twist, Scientist by Netflix Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Macy\’s, Inc.Ada Twist, Scientist by Netflix Measuring 41-feet long, 29-feet wide and 51-feet tall, the titular character of Netflix’s “Ada Twist, Scientist,” is set to make her balloon debut...
    Old Kris Kringle will be wearing a red suit and riding behind a (RED) truck in New York City on Thursday. The float carrying Santa's sleigh in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be towed by a (RAM)RED edition 1500 pickup. Jeep®, FIAT and Ram Partner with (RED)® to become first multi-brand automotive partners; announce special  (Jeep)RED, (FIAT) RED and (Ram)RED editions to help fight pandemics ( ) The special edition truck is being offered for the 2022 model year through a partnership with Bono's (RED) project and a portion of the proceeds from each sale are being donated to the Global Fund to help fight future pandemics. 2022 Ram 1500 (RAM)RED Edition badge This year marks the seventh in a row that Ram has sponsored the parade and all of the floats in the parade will be towed by various Ram trucks. Last year Santa hitched with the 702 hp Ram 1500 TRX. NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 26: A view of Santa Claus's sleigh float, pulled by a red Ram TRX Truck, at the 94th Annual...
    NBC Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Here is what you need to know about the 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade start time, channel, performers lineup, TV hosts and more. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Time: The parade airs from 9 a.m. to noon in each time zone. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Channel: NBC is broadcasting the parade for the 69th year. The Peacock became the official home of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1953. CBS also broadcasts its own unofficial coverage of the parade. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade TV Hosts: “Today” anchors Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker will host the broadcast for NBC and Peacock. The Telemundo Spanish-language simulcast will be hosted by Ana Jurka, Carlos Adyan, Freddy Lomelí, and the reigning Miss Universe Andrea Meza. On CBS, the hosts are “Entertainment Tonight’s” Kevin Frazier and Keltie Knight. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade TV Performers: Performers on the NBC broadcast include Carrie Underwood, aespa, Jimmie Allen, Jon Batiste, the “Blue’s Clues” hosts, Kristin Chenoweth, Darren Criss, Jordan Fisher, Foreigner, the cast of Peacock’s “Girls5eva” (Sara Bareilles, Renée Elise...
    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) — The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been synonymous with the holiday for nearly 100 years. Over that time, it has gone from wild animals, to mega floats, to a balloon theft by a plane. CBS2’s Steve Overmyer has many more surprising parade facts. READ MORE: Preview Of The Macy's Thanksgiving Day ParadeAhh, the splendor, pageantry and helium-filled magnificence. The Macy’s parade started in 1924 and was only two blocks long. The animals weren’t made of rubber. They were on loan from the Central Park Zoo. “It must’ve been so magical and unbelievable. Interestingly enough, by 1927 they stopped with the zoo animals because they scared the children along the way,” said Valerie Paley, chief historian for the New York Historical Society. Originally known as “The Christmas Parade,” it was a way for the nation’s largest store to give the season of shopping a jumpstart. “Culminating with a Santa Claus at the very end of the parade unveiling the holiday windows on 34th Street,” Paley said. (Photo: CBS2) The first St. Nick was less jolly...
    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...
    WASHINGTON -- Authorities have identified the remains of a World War II soldier from New Jersey who was killed in Germany and buried in Belgium.Scientists used dental and anthropological analysis, as well as DNA, to determine the remains were Army Sgt. Larry Wassil of Bloomfield, the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said on Monday.Wassil, 33, was leading a three-man reconnaissance team scouting enemy positions during the Hürtgen Forest offensive, near Hürtgen, Germany, on Dec. 28, 1944, when they took enemy machine gun fire and scattered, officials said.Two of the men found each other, but Wassil was missing and presumed dead.An agency historian determined remains originally discovered by German wood cutters and recovered in 1952, possibly were Wassil, the agency said. They were disinterred from the Ardennes American Cemetery in 2019 and sent for examination and identification.Wassil will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.RELATED | Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: Street closures, balloon inflation, performers and moreEMBED More News Videos Kemberly Richardson checks out the six new floats for the 95th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. ----------* Get Eyewitness News Delivered * More...
    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.”
    The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is back. The parade will return to Manhattan with in-person attendance for its 95th march on Thursday at 9 a.m., according to a press release from Macy's. "For more than nine decades, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has served to bring joy to millions, who gather with friends and family to experience this one-of-a-kind holiday celebration along the streets of New York City and in homes nationwide," said Will Coss, executive producer of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. 'LOOTING' DEEMED RACIST TERM, CALIFORNIA EXPERIENCING 'ORGANIZED ROBBERY' "For our 95th celebration, Macy's has created a spectacle to remember featuring a dazzling array of high-flying balloons, animated floats and incredible performers," he said. "We can't wait to help New York City and the nation kick-off the holiday season with the return of this cherished tradition." A float carrying the characters Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus rolls along at it nears the end of the modified Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. Due to the pandemic, crowds...
    Getty It is time once again for the annual Turkey Day tradition of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. This year is it’s 95th extravaganza, broadcast on NBC, which has been the parade’s official broadcast home since 1953. “Today” show anchors Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker are hosting the festivities for NBC, while Ana Jurka and Carlos Adyan, Freddy Lomelí and the current Miss Universe, Andrea Meza, will anchor the Spanish-language simulcast on Telemundo. Here’s what you need to know about the performers and performance lineup. The Celebrity Appearances Play Get A Sneak Peek At The New Balloons In The 2021 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day ParadeWill Coss, the executive producer of Macy’s branded entertainment, joins Weekend TODAY’s Peter Alexander and Kristen Welker with a preview of the balloons that will be trotted through New York City on Thanksgiving Day. » Subscribe to TODAY: on.today.com/SubscribeToTODAY » Watch the latest from TODAY: bit.ly/LatestTODAY About: TODAY brings you the latest headlines and expert…2021-11-13T16:00:05Z Headlining the celebrity appearances are “Dancing With the Stars” alumni Jimmie Allen, Andy Grammer, Nelly, and Jordan...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Upper West Side will be packed with onlookers Wednesday as they try to get a glimpse of the giant balloons for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The inflation celebration will be open to the public from noon to 6 p.m. at 72nd Street and Columbus Avenue. Gusts must provide proof of vaccination and a photo ID. READ MORE: As Holiday Travel Picks Up Again, Lawmakers Call For COVID Restrictions For Domestic FlightsWATCH: Macy’s Parade Executive Producer On What To Expect This Year  READ MORE: Tri-State Area Airports Already Bustling With Thanksgiving Travelers; Experts Say Pack Your PatienceCBS2’s got a sneak peek earlier this month when some of the balloons were inflated at Citi Field. The performers are also getting ready for the big parade. Macy’s tweeted a video of the Rockettes practicing on 34th Street. Here's a sneak peek at the @rockettes #MacysParade performance! ????‍♀️♀ Who’s getting excited for Thursday?! pic.twitter.com/rlVu7c0KIo — Macy's (@Macys) November 24, 2021 MORE NEWS: Bergen County NAACP, Rep. Gottheimer Organize Turkey Giveaway In Teaneck To Help Those In NeedIf...
    HOT holiday shopping deals are happening now and there are more to come as Black Friday quickly approaches. Macy's Black Friday deals are happening now and there are more approaching as the retailer announces multiple Black Friday shopping dates. 2Macy's stores will be open bright and early for Black Friday shopping as early as 6am on Nov. 26 What are the opening and closing times for Macy’s? Black Friday at Macy's will be for the early birds as the store's doors will open as early as 6am on Nov. 26 and will close at 11.59pm that day. Ordering online ahead might be a good call as most people expect long lines on Black Friday. Macy's offers curbside pickup, in-store pickup, ship-to-store and same-day delivery through DoorDash’s Drive service. Customers don't need to wait until the day of Black Friday to start enjoying Macy's Black Friday deals as they are offering specials every week until then. Most read in MoneyCASHING IN Families eligible for ‘surprise’ $8,000 payment after 'Thanksgiving' cash issuedCASHING IN States issue 'surprise holiday cash' up to $1.1k...
    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...
    Getty The Hallmark Channel float at the 2020 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Hallmark Channel is contributing a float to the 95th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Dubbed “The Heartwarming Holiday Countdown,” the float is a three-dimensional calendar counting down the days of December until Christmas. It’s decked out with some of the most iconic symbols of Christmas from snowmen to nutcrackers to stockings hung by a blazing fireplace. According to the Macy’s website, if the candy canes on the float were real, they’d have over 32,000 calories. In a video on Hallmark Channel’s website, John Piper, the Vice President of Macy’s Parade Studio, explains that all floats are created at the Macy’s Studio in New Jersey and then transported to Manhattan. Since the floats must travel through the Lincoln Tunnel, they have to be dismantled and then reassembled before the parade begins. Matchbox Twenty singer Rob Thomas will perform on the Hallmark Channel float. Thomas told Us Weekly that he was inspired by Hallmark Christmas movies while writing his new Christmas album, “Something About Christmas Time.” The album...
    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...
    WITH the holidays right around the corner, you may be thinking about all of the gift shopping you have to do. Macy's is one of the leading department stores in the US, making it a great place to look for those goodies on your list. 1Macy's has been hosting its annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade since 1924 Is Macy's open on Thanksgiving Day 2021? For the second year in a row, Macy's will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. Luckily, the retailer will stay open in the days leading up to the holiday, so be sure to get all of your shopping in then. And on Black Friday, which comes the day after Thanksgiving, doors open bright and early at 6am EST. Here are the Macy's hours for the week of Thanksgiving: Tuesday, November 23rd: 10am-9pm Wednesday, November 24th: 10am-11pm Thursday, November 25th: Closed for Thanksgiving Friday, November 26th: 6am-11:59pm Saturday, November 27th: 9am-11pm What holiday sales does Macy's have? On October 25 2021, exactly one month...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- The 95th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is returning to its pre-pandemic form this year.Last year's celebration was made for TV only, but this year's parade will include roughly 8,000 marchers through the streets of Manhattan on Thursday, beginning at 9 a.m.The spectacle will once again delight New York City spectators and a national television audience with its signature mix of giant character helium balloons, fantastic floats, marching bands, performance groups, celebrities, clowns, and the one-and-only Santa Claus.Here is everything you need to know about the parade:PARADE ROUTEThe Thanksgiving Day Parade takes place on Thursday, November 25th, 2021, and will step off from Central Park West and 77th Street at 9 a.m. The procession marches to Columbus Circle, turns onto Central Park South and proceeds down 6th Avenue to West 34th Street. It then turns west and ends at 7th Avenue, in front of Macy's Herald Square.BALLOON INFLATIONThe balloon inflation will take place on Wednesday, November 24th, 2021, from noon to 6 p.m. Spectators may enter the queue at West 72nd Street and Columbus Avenue. Large...
    MOONACHIE, New Jersey (WABC) -- With less than 10 days before the 95th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, the celebration is trying to open up in ways it couldn't last year due to the pandemic.The warehouse in Moonachie, New Jersey looks as intriguing and interesting as Willy Wonka's factory."These are hand sculpted, drivable stages," Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Executive Producer Will Coss said.They are intricate works of art created by a team of carpenters, engineers, painters, electricians and then some.There are six newcomers who will glide along the 2.5-mile route in New York City during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.A total of 28 floats will wow the in-person crowd.RELATED | Vaccinated families can 'feel good' about gathering for holidays, Fauci saysEMBED More News Videos Fauci warned that cases are still high, so people should wear masks when they're out and about in the community and around groups of people in indoor settings. Last year due to the pandemic, folks watched a scaled down version from home.Not so this time. Everyone is pulling out all the stops."From size, scale, spectacle to...
    MOONACHIE, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Macy’s is gearing up for the return of the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Tuesday, CBS2’s Christina Fan got a sneak peek at some of the floats. READ MORE: Diverse Religious Imagery A Central Theme Of Teaching At Salve Regina Catholic Academy In Brooklyn (credit: CBS2) As Fan reports, the six new floats were constructed at the Macy’s parade studio. They are always pushing the envelope trying to make the parade bigger, flashier, and better. This year’s new floats include “Birds of a Feather Stream Together” by Peacock, “Celebration Gator” by the Louisiana Office of Tourism, “Colossal Wave of Wonder” by Kalahari Resorts and Conventions, “Magic Meets the Sea” by Disney Cruise Line, and Tiptoe’s “North Pole.” READ MORE: State Ethics Committee Votes To Rescind Approval Former Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Book Deal (credit: CBS2) But one float in particular caught Fan’s eye. It is the “Gravy Pirates” by Heinz. That’s because the four piece boat is actually a new parade element called the “Floalloonicle.” As its name suggests it’s part float, part balloon, and part vehicle. “Ninety...
    THANKSGIVING is famously associated with turkey, parades, and family and is celebrated by millions across the US. With the coronavirus spread more controlled and restrictions lifted, it will be easier for families to reunite for the food and festivities. 5 Thanksgiving is fast approachingCredit: Getty Images - Getty When is Thanksgiving in 2021? In the US this year, Thanksgiving falls on Thursday, November 25. The US isn't the only nation to mark Thanksgiving celebrations - Canada, Puerto Rico, Grenada and Liberia do so too. In Canada, the holiday fell on Monday, October 11. 5 Families have a better chance of getting together now that the Covid19 outbreak isCredit: Getty - Contributor What is the history behind Thanksgiving? Thanksgiving's origin story dates back to 1620 when Pilgrims landed on American soil. Unfortunately for those who'd emigrated they were in for a harsh winter with tight rations. When spring came, the settlers were finally able to go and plant crops. They were helped by a Native American, named Squanto. He is fabled to have taught them how to fish and hunt and...
    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...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is back this year, after a scaled back celebration in 2020. Ahead of the big day, organizers are offering up new details about the lineup of floats and balloons that will make their way on the parade route. READ MORE: Cupcakes Sold In N.Y. And N.J. Recalled Because They May Contain Tiny Pieces Of MetalBaby Yoda will be among the balloons making their debut this year. READ MORE: New York City Mayoral Candidates Eric Adams, Curtis Sliwa Hit The Polls As Campaigns Wind DownThere will also be live performances by Carrie Underwood, and the casts of Broadway’s “Moulin Rouge,” “Six,” and “Wicked.” This will be Macy’s 95th Thanksgiving Day Parade. MORE NEWS: New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy Looks To Hold Off Challenger Jack CiattarelliFor more information, click here.
    Share this: The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will return to its pre-pandemic form this year, with its route restored through Manhattan, high-flying helium balloons once again pulled by handlers and crowds welcomed back to cheer them on. This year’s parade — the 95th annual — will snap back to form after bowing to pandemic restrictions last year. It will feature 15 giant character balloons, 28 floats, 36 novelty and heritage inflatables, more than 800 clowns, 10 marching bands and nine performance groups and, of course, Santa Claus. New balloon giants joining the line-up on Nov. 25 include Ada Twist, Scientist and the Pokémon characters Pikachu and Eevee. Broadway will be represented by the casts of “Six,” “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” and “Wicked.” The Rockettes will be there, as will the cast of the upcoming NBC live production of “Annie.”
    Macy's announced the lineup of its annual Thanksgiving Day Parade as it returns to hosting the event as normal, complete with giant balloon floats, live performances — and the addition of Baby Yoda.  “For more than nine decades, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has served to bring joy to millions, who gather with friends and family to experience this one-of-a-kind holiday celebration along the streets of New York City and in homes nationwide,” Will Coss, the parade's executive producer, said in a news release.   In order to produce the event safely, the department store will partner closely with city and state officials to ensure health and safety practices align with CDC guidelines and other relevant protocols, it said. Macy's announced in September that the full spectacle of its Thanksgiving parade would return this year. Its press release on Monday detailed the new additions and safety measures for this year's festivities.  Among the featured floats is a a "Funko Pop! inspired Grogu," also known as Baby Yoda from the hit series The Mandalorian, as well as Pikachu and Eevee from Pokemon.  Carrie Underwood...
    NEW YORK CITY -- The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will return to its pre-pandemic form this year, with its route restored through Manhattan, high-flying helium balloons once again pulled by handlers and crowds welcomed back to cheer them on. And Baby Yoda is joining the party for the first time.This year's parade - the 95th annual - will snap back to form after bowing to pandemic restrictions last year. It will feature 15 giant character balloons, 28 floats, 36 novelty and heritage inflatables, more than 800 clowns, 10 marching bands and nine performance groups and, of course, Santa Claus.New balloon giants joining the line-up on Nov. 25 include Ada Twist, Scientist; Grogu (so-called Baby Yoda from the "The Mandalorian"); and the Pokémon characters Pikachu and Eevee. Broadway will be represented by the casts of "Six," "Moulin Rouge! The Musical" and "Wicked." The Rockettes will be there, as will the cast of the upcoming NBC live production of "Annie.""For our 95th celebration, Macy's has created a spectacle to remember featuring a dazzling array of high-flying balloons, animated floats and incredible performers....
    The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is set to return this year with spectators and giant helium balloons. It will be on Thursday, Nov. 25 beginning at 9 a.m. Macy's made the announcement on Wednesday, Sept. 8, saying that public viewing will return in New York City for its 95th annual event. Last year, the parade was scaled back due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and turned into a made-for-television event.  “For our 95th celebration, we are delighted to return this cherished holiday tradition closer to its original form as we march down the streets of New York City and into the homes of a nationwide audience," said Will Coss, Executive Producer of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The company said it partnered New York City and State officials to create health and safety measures that are in line with guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Macy's said all participants and staff will be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19, and those who receive rare exceptions "based on select extenuating circumstances" will be tested. The company also said participants...
    A full-fledged Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will likely return this November after it was scaled down last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday. "We’re very hopeful … that we can do this the full way, the right way, which I think will be a great moment for the comeback of this city," de Blasio said during his daily press briefing. "We’ll be getting more details out as it gets closer, but it’s looking like a good news situation." In November 2020, the annual balloon-filled Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was a deflating experience for the small crowd of spectators who attended the curtailed events amid the pandemic, restrictive NYPD barricades and drizzle. The TV spectators also griped about the viewing experience from their couches. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Before the pandemic, more than 3.5 million parade-watchers gathered in November 2019 along the 2.5-mile route from the Upper West Side to Herald Square. Click here to read more on the New York Post.
    NEW YORK (AP) — The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will return to New York City’s streets this year with COVID-19 protocols including a vaccination requirement for parade volunteers, Macy’s and city officials announced Wednesday. The Nov. 25 parade will be broadcast on NBC and will feature the traditional giant balloons, celebrity performers, clowns and marching bands, Macy’s said. “We are thrilled to welcome back in its full form the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a world-renowned celebration that ushers in the magic of being in New York City during the holiday season,” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement. Macy’s presented a curtailed version of the parade last year with balloons and performers confined to an area near the retailer’s flagship Manhattan store. Marching bands that had been slated to join the 2020 parade will be participating this year instead, Macy’s said. Parade staff members and volunteers will have to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination, Macy’s said. Face coverings will be required, with some exceptions for singers and other performers. Details about parade viewing locations will be...
    The Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade is returning to the streets of New York City for its 95th celebration after being curtailed last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Macy's made the announcement on Wednesday, Sept. 8, saying the parade will be delight crowds once again on Thursday, Nov. 25 beginning at 9 a.m. This year's parade will feature the signature mix of giant character helium balloons, fantastic floats, marching bands, performance groups, celebrities, clowns, and the one-and-only Santa Claus, Macy's said. “We are thrilled to welcome back in its full form the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a world-renowned celebration that ushers in the magic of being in New York City during the holiday season,” said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.  To once again safely produce the celebration, Macy’s partnered closely with the city and state officials to create an event production plan that would ensure health and safety practices are aligned with current CDC guidelines. For its participants and staff, Macy’s will put in place several health and safety procedures across all areas of the production, including vaccines...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is officially coming back in person. Macy’s announced Wednesday the annual parade is set to march down the streets with public viewing along the route. READ MORE: Ida Resources: How To Report Damage, Find Shelter, Food, Mental Health Support & More Last year, viewing was canceled because of the pandemic. READ MORE: President Biden Surveys Ida Storm Damage In New Jersey: Well Help You Rebuild The 95th annual parade will kickoff Thanksgiving morning. Participants and staff will have to show proof of vaccination, as well as wear a mask. MORE NEWS: Students Return To Catholic Elementary Schools Across NYC Macy’s said details on exact public viewing locations and entry guidelines will be announced in November.
    In this article MThe Charlie Brown balloon floats on 6th Ave. during the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in New York City.Stephanie Keith | Getty ImagesMacy's said Wednesday that the public will once again be able to line the streets of New York City to watch its annual Thanksgiving Day Parade live. This year's event will mark the 95th iteration of Macy's iconic balloon-filled parade. Live musical performances will be back as well, including march bands that were orginally expected to perform in last year's parade. Last year, the event was dramatically pared down due to the Covid pandemic. "We are thrilled to welcome back in its full form the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade," New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement. "We applaud Macy's work to creatively continue this beloved tradition last year." Macy's said that all volunteer participants and staff must be vaccinated against Covid-19. In order to implement social distancing along the parade route, Macy's said it will cut the number of participants by up to 20%, or about 800 to 1,600 participants. ...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is back this year, with precautions.The City of New York and Macy's made the announcement about the parade's return on Wednesday.This is the parade's 95th year!Last year's celebration was made for tv only, but this year's parade will include spectators and march on the streets of Manhattan on Thursday, November 25th beginning at 9:00 a.m. On Thanksgiving Day.The spectacle will once again delight New York City spectators and a national television audience with its signature mix of giant character helium balloons, fantastic floats, marching bands, performance groups, celebrities, clowns, and the one-and-only Santa Claus."Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has been a New York City institution for more than nine decades, growing to become an icon of American pop culture as it annually marks the official start of the holiday season," said Will Coss, Executive Producer of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. "For our 95th celebration, we are delighted to return this cherished holiday tradition closer to its original form as we march down the streets of New York City and into the...
    Hollywood star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson was astonished on seeing a giant blowup balloon of a younger Rock at the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade. Young Rock: Dwayne Johnson’s Comedy Series at NBC Sets Main Cast. According to Fox News, the Jumanji franchise actor was unable to contain his excitement as he shared a clip of the giant balloon on Instagram, which brought to life the famous fanny pack photo of The Rock. “Never in my wildest dreams… I’ve been a lucky SOB to have done some pretty cool s*** in my career, but after seeing my @nbcyoungrock FANNY PACK FLOAT in the #MacysThanksgivingParade, this might take the cake,” Dwayne wrote alongside the clip. Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s Workout, Fitness and Diet Plan: How the Former WWE Wrestler Keeps in Shape. “This time in my life may represent when I had just $7bucks in my fanny pack, but at least I had enough COOL to tuck my turtleneck in and wear fake silver jewellery because it was all I could afford,” he added. Check Out The Video Here: ...
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