Posts in Category: Parades

The 90th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Since its origin in 1924, the Macy’s parade has marked the official start of the holiday season, introducing a cherished march of magic that has dazzled generations of fans. For the 90th edition, the famed spectacle will feature 16 giant character balloons; 27 novelty ornament balloons, balloonicles and trycaloons; 26 floats; 1,100 cheerleaders and dancers; more than 1,000 clowns; and 16 marching bands and performance groups.

2016 NYC Veterans Day Parade

New York City hosted its 97th annual Veterans Day parade, the largest celebration of service in the nation. “America’s Parade” featured more than 20,000 participants, with marching bands, people on floats, veterans groups and military units. At 11 a.m. — the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month — a solemn hush fell over Manhattan’s Madison Square Park as veterans laid wreaths under the Eternal Light Flagstaff to honor the fallen.

The 43rd Village Halloween Parade

Election 2016 was clearly the unofficial theme at the annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade in New York City, as thousands of costumed revelers made their way up Manhattan’s 6th avenue after sundown Monday night.
From sombreros to walls, and Alicia Machado, and plenty of Trump mask in between, see some of the best political costumes on display at this year’s Greenwich Village Halloween Parade made its freewheeling way through downtown Manhattan.

2016 NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

New York City’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade turns fashionable Fifth Avenue green, and Mayor Bill de Blasio will end his two-year boycott over gay rights and march in the world’s largest Irish heritage celebration. The 255th edition of New York City’s parade is expected to draw more than 1 million spectators to watch 200,000 spirited marchers, including more than 100 bands. This year’s event honors the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising, which led to Ireland’s independence.

89th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Marching bands, floats and the big balloons soared along with the crowd’s spirits on a unseasonably warm day as the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade made its way through the streets of New York City.

2015 Veterans Day Parade

New York City hosted its 96th annual parade, the largest celebration of service in the nation. “America’s Parade” featured more than 20,000 participants, including marching bands, floats, veterans and military units. At 11 a.m. — the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month — a solemn hush fell over Manhattan’s Madison Square Park as veterans laid wreaths under the Eternal Light Monument to honor the fallen.

2015 St. Patricks Day Parade

Shamrocks and rainbow banners waved in New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day parade up Fifth Avenue. The parade stepped off with a jovial Cardinal Timothy Dolan as grand marshal. “I’m as radiant as the sun, so thanks be to God for the honor and the joy,” said the archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York.

88th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Marching bands, floats and the big balloons soared along with the crowd’s spirits on a cold and blustery day as the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade made its way through the streets of New York City. (Yahoo News)

2014 NYC Veterans Day Parade

Thousands of veterans and their supporters marched up Fifth Avenue in New York, home to the nation’s oldest Veterans Day parade. The holiday known as Armistice Day held special meaning in the centennial year of the start of World War I. At 11 a.m. — the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month — a solemn hush fell over Manhattan’s Madison Square Park as veterans laid wreaths under the Eternal Light Monument to honor the fallen.