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The 93rd Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Since its origin in 1924, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has marked the official start of the holiday season, introducing a cherished march of magic that has dazzled generations of fans.

Every year, this family tradition is seen by more than 3.5 million people in New York and about 50 million others around the world, all tuned in to see giant balloons, one-of-a-kind floats, amazing performances and much, much more.

10 bronze statues of inspirational women in NYC by Statues for Equality”

Statues for Equality is a global mission to balance gender representation in public statues and honor women’s contribution to society. Gender inequality is among the most critical issues facing the world today, and having a public display of inspirational women for the world to see is a tangible step humanity can make toward a more equal society. Sadly the representation of female statues in most western countries is less than 4 percent.

Feeling the pain and joy of running the New York City Marathon

More than 50,000 people participated in the New York City Marathon this year. For many runners, by the time they crossed the Queensboro Bridge and entered Manhattan on First Avenue near the mile 16 point they were starting to feel the effects in their bodies and it was beginning to show on their faces.

Victory parade for U.S. women’s soccer team

Charles Lindbergh was awarded one after his solo transatlantic flight, and then-Gen. Dwight Eisenhower was honored with one for his leadership of the Allied Forces. Astronauts, world leaders, a pope and war veterans all have been honored with ticker-tape parades in New York City’s famed Canyon of Heroes. Now, the Women’s National Team is the center of the celebration on Wednesday, commemorating its World Cup win in France on Sunday.

2019 New York City pride parade

Tens of thousands of marchers paraded through New York streets Sunday in a huge LGBTQ pride parade, with many proudly carrying rainbow flags or carrying signs.

On foot, astride motorcycles or riding on flatbed trucks, participants slowly covered the 2-mile route from Midtown Manhattan to Greenwich Village, where the movement for gay rights was born after the so-called Stonewall riots of 1969.

Bonnets, costumes on display in New York City’s Easter Parade

The fancy hats and finery were out and on display for New York City’s annual Easter extravaganza. Participants in the annual Easter Parade made their way along Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue on Sunday in a procession of the wild and whimsical.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City

New York City hosted its annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16, 2016, bringing together hundreds of thousands of marchers in one of the largest American celebrations of Irish heritage.

Immigration rally in NYC to mark ‘World Refugee Day’

Hundreds of New Yorkers from refugee, immigrant, religious, and advocacy communities staged a march in observance of World Refugee Day. Marchers laid out 85 pairs of shoes representing 85,000 refugees not allowed into the U.S. in 2018; carried life-size orange rafts symbolizing refugee ocean crossings; and read the names of refugees who have died in transit.

Spring training baseball is for the fans

The poet Alexander Pope once wrote, “Hope springs eternal.” For Major League Baseball fans, that hope begins during spring training.

Spring training gives baseball fans the opportunity to see and meet their favorite major league players for autographs and selfies. During the regular season, many fans are disappointed when they are unable to get autographs or a photo taken with their favorite players, who are on a tight schedule in ballparks. (Players still find the time to sign a great deal of memorabilia.)