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    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: ...
    Retail giant Macy's is under fire after calling the Zeta Phi Beta Centennial Steppers a “diverse dance group” in a Thanksgiving Day tweet.  Zeta Phi Beta, founded at Howard University in 1920, was one of the many performing groups at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade this year. MACY'S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE WILL GO ON WITHOUT LIVE AUDIENCE "What's that sound, you ask? Why it's the diverse dance group, Zeta Phi Beta Steppers!" Macy's exclaimed in a now-deleted tweet. "Performing a special routine they put together to help us celebrate this unprecedented year." The tweet prompted a response from MSNBC's "The ReidOut" host Joy Reid who explained that the Centennial Steppers are "not a 'dance group.'" "Zeta Phi Beta is a Black sorority founded at Howard U in 1920 and part of the Divine Nine," she said. The Divine Nine is a coalition of nine Black sororities and fraternities that make up the National Pan-Hellenic Council. Social media users called Macy's description "reductive" and asserted that Macy's had used the Centennial Steppers.  Pedestrians walk past black curtains along 34th Street meant to block the view of a pre-taping of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day...
    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....
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — With Thanksgiving now complete, shoppers are looking ahead to Black Friday, which will be very different this year. Some small crowds gathered Thursday night outside Macy’s Herald Square to check out their holiday window display, but no one was inside shopping. Some small crowds gathered on Thanksgiving night outside Macy’s Herald Square to check out their holiday window display, but no one was inside shopping. (Credit: CBS2) This year, Macy’s and other big retailers are closed. RELATED STORY: How Will COVID Affect Black Friday Sales? Stores ‘Significantly Scaling Back,’ Says Expert It’s a big change from 2019, when crowds rushed into Macy’s at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Instead, the Macy’s flagship is set to open Friday at 6 a.m. while other department stores will open at 5 a.m. MORE FROM CBS NEW YORK Macy’s Keeping Holiday Magic Alive With COVID-Safe Thanksgiving Day Parade: ‘Some Lightness To Some Heavy Times’ COVID In NYC: In Response To New Restrictions, Staten Island Restaurant Declares Itself An ‘Autonomous Zone’ COVID In New Jersey: Newark Under 10-Day Stay-At-Home Advisory
    Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Macy's, Inc.) Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for Macy's, Inc.) Macy's was called out for referring to performers from a Black sorority as a "diverse dance group" during their annual Thanksgiving Day Parade Thursday, according to USA Today and The Grio. Zeta Phi Beta is a Black sorority founded at Howard University in 1920.  Macy's has since deleted the tweet and replaced it with a message that said, "We loved having @ZPHIBHQ — an international, historically Black Sorority."  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Macy's faced swift backlash after it referred to performers from a historically Black Greek life organization as a "diverse dance group" during its annual Thanksgiving parade on Thursday. Macy's introduced the Centennial Steppers of the Zeta Phi Beta sorority, which was founded at Howard University in 1920, in a since-deleted tweet that said: "What's that sound, you ask? Why it's the diverse dance group, Zeta Phi Beta Steppers!," according to USA Today and The Grio. The tweet drew swift backlash from users online.—T HIVE (@TevonBlair) November 26,...
    Cuomo calls US Supreme Courts religious gatherings ruling irrelevant Donald Trump says for first time he will leave office if Electoral College declares Biden the victor Rockettes perform at Thanksgiving Parade while wearing masks © Peter Kramer/NBC The Radio City Rockettes perform at this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Radio City Rockettes sported a new accessory at this Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The precision dance company, which performs every year at the parade, danced their entire number while wearing masks. The group sported the masks to meet the parade's Covid-19 protocols, which were put in place to help avoid the spread of coronavirus as cases continue to surge. "All participants will be appropriately socially distanced during staging and performances, and required to wear face coverings," Macy's said on its website FAQ about the parade's safety. "Additional personal protective protocols will be implemented based on the participant's role. Though masks were a parade requirement, the performance still took social media by storm, with many praising the dancers for doing a rigorous activity with masks on. "If the...
    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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    A view of Santa Claus's sleigh float during 94th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 26, 2020 in New York City. Getty Images/Roy Rochlin This year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was unlike any other, with major coronavirus-related restrictions in place. Usually, spectators turn out in droves to watch the floats and performers drive by — this year, the event was television-only. Coronavirus cases across the country have been spiking, and 2,300 Americans died of the disease the day before Thanksgiving. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The COVID-19 pandemic didn't stop the iconic Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from going forward in New York City on Thursday, but new safety precautions made this year's event unlike any other. Normally, the famous parade draws droves of spectators to 34th Street in Manhattan to watch the floats and performers go by. But this year's parade placed safety first, confining the event to a television-only parade that was "reinvented to safely keep spectators in New York City at home and families nationwide glued to their televisions," according to a statement...
    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...
    NEW YORK (AP) — The balloons were in the sky and the marching bands took to the streets for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, but coronavirus restrictions meant it was without the throngs of people usually scrambling for a view. Instead of the usual path through Manhattan, this year's parade was kept to the area in front of Macy's flagship store and aimed at a television audience instead of live crowds. There were some familiar balloon faces, of course, including Snoopy, Ronald McDonald, and SpongeBob SquarePants. But the bigger balloons were missing the numerous handlers who would normally be walking underneath and holding the ropes. This year, they were attached to vehicles that kept them moving and decreased the number of people needed. A number of entertainers performed, including Pentatonix, Keke Palmer and Sofia Carson, and a slew of Broadway shows were represented in taped performances from their casts. Even with the pandemic protocols, the fact that the parade took place made it a rare festivity in a city that has seen most of its major events...
    A slew of spectators watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from home didn’t seem to have much to be grateful for this year. Keyboard critics roasted the NBC broadcast, including various acts, lip-syncing performers and everything from the Rockettes not doing their legendary kicks to some unusual balloons. “The broadcast is absolute garbage. I guess it’s to be expected in 2020,” griped one viewer on Twitter. Some were angered by the coronavirus restrictions that curtailed the annual event, noting their displeasure at seeing performers wearing masks. “These performers waving on these floats as if they have a physical audience is why I have trust issues. Who are you waving to?” one person wondered. When it came to the acts, a rendition from the cast of the Broadway musical “Jagged Little Pill,” based on Alanis Morissette’s 1995 album, appeared to hit all the wrong notes. “I have a lot of thoughts about Jagged Little Pill. None of them are good,” one user wrote. Another person argued that “the ‘Jagged Little Pill’ musical is like adding raisins to potato salad or...
    A slew of spectators watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from home didn’t seem to have much to be grateful for this year. Keyboard critics roasted the NBC broadcast, including various acts, lip-syncing performers and everything from the Rockettes not doing their legendary kicks to some unusual balloons. “The broadcast is absolute garbage. I guess it’s to be expected in 2020,” griped one viewer on Twitter. Some were angered by the coronavirus restrictions that curtailed the annual event, noting their displeasure at seeing performers wearing masks. “These performers waving on these floats as if they have a physical audience is why I have trust issues. Who are you waving to?” one person wondered. When it came to the acts, a rendition from the cast of the Broadway musical “Jagged Little Pill,” based on Alanis Morissette’s 1995 album, appeared to hit all the wrong notes. “I have a lot of thoughts about Jagged Little Pill. None of them are good,” one user wrote. Another person argued that “the ‘Jagged Little Pill’ musical is like adding raisins to potato salad or not...
    NEW YORK – The balloons were in the sky and the marching bands took to the streets for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, but coronavirus restrictions meant it was without the throngs of people usually scrambling for a view. Instead of the usual path through Manhattan, this year's parade was kept to the area in front of Macy's flagship store and aimed at a television audience instead of live crowds. There were some familiar balloon faces, of course, including Snoopy, Ronald McDonald, and SpongeBob SquarePants. But the bigger balloons were missing the numerous handlers who would normally be walking underneath and holding the ropes. This year, they were attached to vehicles that kept them moving and decreased the number of people needed. A number of entertainers performed, including Pentatonix, Keke Palmer and Sofia Carson, and a slew of Broadway shows were represented in taped performances from their casts. Even with the pandemic protocols, the fact that the parade took place made it a rare festivity in a city that has seen most of its major events...
    (CNN)The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade looked a little different this year, and it wasn't just the Covid-19 protocols.The 2020 parade featured a land acknowledgment, traditional rattle song and a blessing honoring people of Native American tribes historically based in the Northeast."Did you catch the performance of the Wampanoag Language Blessing?" Macy's tweeted just after 10 a.m. ET, with a photo of man who took part. Indigenous people across the US want their land back -- and the movement is gaining momentumThe parade highlight came as Indigenous people across North America move to reclaim their lands, a campaign that is gaining steam as the US grapples with injustices committed against marginalized communities.The tradition featured Thursday acknowledged the Lenape territory of Manahatta -- the site of the parade in New York's borough of Manhattan -- according to a news release from Indigenous Direction, a firm that consults on Indigenous cultural protocols in theater and film and collaborated on the segment. Read MoreIn English, the blessing translates into: "Creator and Ancestors, we honor you for all things. We honor the Lenape people of...
    The determined Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade fans who thought they could avoid the throngs of spectators this year were left bitterly disappointed — and wish they just stayed at home. A small crowd of revelers braved the drizzle and an air-tight ring of NYPD barricades to try to watch the 94th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in person Thursday — but say they made a huge mistake. “It would have been better off watching this on TV,” complained one of the few live spectators, Julia Korzah, 34, who lives in the Herald Square area. “All I can see is the top of the Empire State building,” she griped as she stood behind a metal barricade with her boyfriend at the corner of 34th Street and Eighth Avenue. Last year, more than 3.5 million eager parade-watchers lined the 2.5-mile route from the Upper West Side to Herald Square. But to keep people safe amid the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s parade was a deeply compressed made-for-TV live event — stretching just one block, in front of the iconic department store’s Herald Square headquarters....
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will go on this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, but it will be very different than normal.The Thanksgiving Day Parade is one of the biggest traditions nationwide, and the company had previously said the parade will be "re-imagined," similar to the way the Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks were over the summer.The 94th edition of the iconic event will usher in the holiday season with a televised celebration featuring giant character balloons, animated floats, incredible street performances, musical acts, and the one-and-only Santa Claus -- but there will be no audience or media with millions watching safely at home.EMBED More News Videos With the help of some very special guests, Michelle Charlesworth has a preview of the very different Macy'sThanksgiving Day Parade. "For nearly 100 years, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has served as a milestone celebration that brings joy to millions of families nationwide and kicks off the holidays with unparalleled spectacle," said Susan Tercero, executive producer of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. "Our safely reimagined broadcast will continue that...
    THIS year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade looked different from years past, but it didn't stop spectators in New York from catching a glimpse of the annual holiday magic. Dozens of New Yorkers gathered to watch a watered-down 94th celebration featuring majestic holiday floats and gigantic cartoon balloons. 2Dozens of New Yorkers gathered to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade on ThursdayCredit: Reuters 2Although most wore masks, social distancing rules were ignored as the city struggles with a rise in Covid casesCredit: Alamy Live News Although most were wearing masks, social distancing rules were ignored - something Dr Anthony Fauci has warned against as health experts expect post-holiday infections to become worse. More to follow... For the latest news on this story keep checking back at Sun Online. The Sun is your go to destination for the best celebrity news, football news, real-life stories, jaw-dropping pictures and must-see video. Download our fantastic, new and improved free App for the best ever Sun Online experience. For iPhone click here, for Android click here.  Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us...
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    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Like all things 2020, Thanksgiving looks a lot different this year. But Macy’s still wants to bring the magic of the season alive, just in a safer way. Behind barriers in Herald Square, a glimpse of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade floats getting into position makes this finally feel like the holidays. “Had a lot of difficulties, so felt like it was important for us to bring back a sense of normalcy to ensure that we are there for everyone Thanksgiving morning,” Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Executive Producer Susan Tercero told CBS2. This year, Macy’s is having what it calls a reimagined celebration — still with balloons and performances, but without the in-person crowds for what’s become a TV-only event. “To provide a little bit of fun, a little bit of entertainment and some lightness to some heavy times,” Tercero said. MORE: No Balloons, No Bars: New Yorkers Kick Off Holiday Season Like No Other Without Usual Thanksgiving Eve Traditions Still, in the name of safety, many traditions are on hold this year. That included the Wednesday balloon...