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    There are few things as synonymous with Turkey Day as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. But this year, the beloved New York City event will be television-only for the first time in its 94-year history, Macy's announced on Monday.  Marchers will not be making their way down the traditional 2.5-mile parade route this year. The change is an effort to "avoid gathering millions of spectators in person," a company spokesperson told CBS News.  Instead, the parade's elements will be staged in and around the Herald Square area of Manhattan — the location of the iconic Macy's store, which is the traditional endpoint of the event. The massive helium character balloons, show-stopping floats and even Santa Claus will all still be in the show.  The #MacysParade will go on! We won't be marching, but we're reimagining it into a televised-only spectacle where all your fave balloons, floats & Santa Claus *safely* make their way to you. Tune in to @NBC 9AM Thanksgiving Day & check here for updates: https://t.co/1Bo9XZMmsM pic.twitter.com/n1XgeNdRKu— Macy's (@Macys) September 14, 2020 Portions of the nationwide NBC broadcast will...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It’s shaping up to be a different kind of holiday season, as yet another iconic New York City tradition is being scrapped because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be dramatically scaled back. For almost 100 years now, the parade has marched through the heart of Midtown, right up to Macy’s. But this year, things will be different, CBS2’s Kevin Rincon reported. We’ve long associated the giant inflatable balloons with the Thanksgiving Day parade. People of all ages have come to the site to enjoy the tradition – but not this year. “My dad used to bring me to these parades. I used to always dream of holding the floats,” said Sam Williams. “I kind of think that’s sad, but then again, look at the times.” “I’ve worked the detail, but I’ve never actually gone to the parade. I would say it’s pointless to go. Just watch it on TV. That’s what I’ve always thought,” said James Mandela. “Who wants to be in those huge crowds? If I do watch it, I...
    NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 21: Onlookers watch and take photographs as Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade staff inflate balloons in Manhattan’s Upper West Side on November 21, 2012 in New York City. The 86th annual event is the second oldest Thanksgiving Day parade in the U.S. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images) For the first time in its more than 90-year history, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be a “television only special presentation.”  The retail giant announced on Monday that the change in the traditional 2.5-mile parade route is an effort to “avoid gathering millions of spectators in person.” A majority of the show will be live but some segments will be prerecorded, as “part of our plan to socially distance our participants.” The parade will be taped over two days, with 75% fewer participants. Masks and social distancing will be enforced, bloomberg.com reports. Local bands will perform instead of regional high-school and college marching bands.  All parade participants will be 18 years of age or older. Read More: ‘Black Parade’ is Beyoncé’s new single and Black-owned business initiative Additionally,...
    New York (CNN Business)The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will go on, but it'll look very different than it has over its last 94 years.This year's parade will still have the giant balloons, colorful floats and, of course, Santa Claus, but it will "shift to a television-only special presentation," Macy's and New York City announced on Monday. The parade will still air across the country on NBC on Thanksgiving morning, but the pandemic forced Macy's to "reimagine" the event. It will forgo the traditional 2.5-mile route and reduce by 75% the number of parade participants, who will be socially distanced during performances and required to wear face coverings."It will not be the same parade we're used to," said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday. "They are re-inventing the event for this moment in history."All parade participants will be at least 18 years old, with previously selected high school and college bands' performances deferred to the 2021 event and local professional marching and musical ensembles taking over this year.Read MoreMeanwhile, the 80 to 100 handlers that normally walk the...
    For the first time in nearly 100 years, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City will be a virtual event this November because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers announced on Monday.  Typically one of the city’s biggest annual events, the downsized show will go on without the usual throngs of spectators. Instead, its signature features, from the enormous helium balloon characters to the dance performances, will be pretaped in Manhattan’s Herald Square over two days and broadcast on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 26, as a “special presentation,” Macy’s M, +2.34%   said.  Sixty-foot balloons, the parade’s main attraction, were nearly its downfall last year, when dangerous winds threatened to rip the floating giants from the hands of volunteers. This year, each colossus will be rigged to a handful of approved vehicles, cutting out the need for the usual 80-100 handlers per balloon, the company said. “While it will certainly look different in execution, this year’s Macy’s Parade celebration will once again serve its historical purpose — to bring joy into the hearts of millions across the nation,” said Susan...
    On Monday, New York City mayor Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that although the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will not be canceled, it will not be held along the usual 2.5-mile parade route but instead just featured as a televised broadcast. De Blasio stated,“It will be a different kind of event. They’re reinventing the event for this moment in history, and you’ll be able to feel the spirit and the joy of that day on television, online. Not a live parade but something that will really give us that warmth and that great feeling we have on Thanksgiving Day.” He added, “New York City is always proud to join Macy’s to ring in the holiday season with New Yorkers and viewers around the world. We’ve worked closely with the Macy’s team on a safe and creative plan this year, and we look forward to keeping this tradition going on Thanksgiving Day.” Macy’s announced in a press release: For the first time in its more than 90-year history, the annual Macy’s Parade will be modified to safely bring the magic to...
    For the first time in 94 years, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be a virtual event rather than a crowded celebration filled with shivering New Yorkers. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday that the in-person parade would not be taking place this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. He said that the city will still partner with Macy's to put together a "different kind of event" that will air on television to keep the holiday tradition alive. "It will not be the same parade we're used to," de Blasio said during a press conference. "It will be a different kind of event. They are reinventing the event for this moment in history, and you will be able to feel the spirit and the joy of that day on television, online — not a live parade, but something that will really give us that warmth and that great feeling we have on Thanksgiving Day." De Blasio thanked Macy's and noted that the company already reenvisioned the Independence Day fireworks display to allow for social...
    Officials announced Monday that the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade would be held in a virtual format due to COVID-19 concerns. Macy’s said that it will “reimagine” the nearly 100-year-old parade and will be broadcast similar to its virtual July Fourth fireworks display this past summer, according to NBC. “Following our successful, safe and innovative production of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks, it is our intention to similarly reimagine Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this November,” Macy’s said in a statement. (Related: FLASHBACK: PETA Tried To Run This Ad Protesting Thanksgiving. NBC Affiliates Refused) Add Asbury Park’s Zombie Walk to @Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade going virtual @NBCNewYork https://t.co/mfZiTcFLKL — Brian Thompson (@brian4NY) September 14, 2020 “(Macy’s) is reinventing the event for this moment in history. And you will be able to feel the spirit and the joy of that day on television, online — not a live parade, but something that will really give us that warmth and that great feeling we have on Thanksgiving Day,” the statement added, per NBC. New York City mayor Bill de Blasio said he...
    The iconic Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will not be live this year because of coronavirus risks — instead, viewers will be able to "feel the spirit and joy of that day" on television and online, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday. "One of the most beloved events every year is the Thanksgiving Day Parade. I always want to express my appreciation to everyone at Macy's. They are extraordinarily civically-minded ... We saw what they did on July 4 with an amazing fireworks display," de Blasio said at a press conference. TRUMP SLAMS BILL DE BLASIO FOR TELLING NEW YORKERS TO ENJOY 'BEAUTIFUL' DAY IN NYC "They're gonna do the same thing again with the Thanksgiving Parade. It will not be the same parade we're used to. It will be a different kind of event. They're reinventing the event for this moment in history," he said. The parade is a tradition dating back to 1924 and will be modified "for the first time in its more than 90-year history" for television audiences, Macy's said in a statement. SpongeBob Square Pants...
    NEW YORK (WABC) -- This year's edition of the iconic Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be virtual, not live, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday.Details on a reimagined version of the parade will be released later Monday, the mayor said.The beloved annual tradition is the latest in a long list of public celebrations that have been adjusted or canceled amid ongoing efforts to limit the spread of the coronavirus.What to know about coronavirus:Back to school informationHow coronavirus changed the New York regionDo you have coronavirus symptoms?What's Open, What's Closed in the Tri-State areaHere are more of today's headlines:Pfizer says it will know about COVID vaccine by next monthThe CEO of Pfizer says we could know next month whether its coronavirus vaccine can be distributed to Americans by the end of this year. "In our best case, we have quite a good chance, more than 60%, that we will know if the product works or not by the end of October," said Albert Bourla, Pfizer CEO. "But of course, that doesn't mean that it works. It means that...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be virtual this year due to COVID-19, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday.This year would have been the 94th parade, but Macy's promises a reimagined version of the iconic holiday event."It will not be the same parade we are used to, it will be a different kind of event," de Blasio said. "They are reinventing the event for this moment in history."The mayor assured viewers will "be able to feel the spirit and the joy of that day," and even though there will be no live parade, he promised "something that will really give us that warmth and that great feeling we have on Thanksgiving day.""New York City is always proud to join Macy's to ring in the holiday season with New Yorkers and viewers around the world," de Blasio said. "We've worked closely with the Macy's team on a safe and creative plan this year, and we look forward to keeping this tradition going on Thanksgiving Day."Macy's then announced details of the celebration, which for the first...
    There will be no live Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City this year, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday. “There are some things we still can’t do,” the mayor said, referring to the coronavirus. He said the famous Manhattan parade will instead be aired virtually. “It will not be the same parade we’re used to,” Hizzoner said. “[Macy’s is] reinventing the event for this moment in history. And you will be able to feel the spirit and the joy of that day.” Filed under bill de blasio ,  Coronavirus in NY ,  macy’s thanksgiving day parade ,  manhattan ,  9/14/20
    For the first time in nearly a century the iconic Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will not be taking to the streets of New York City. At a press conference on Monday Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that the parade will be held virtually this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  'It will not be the same parade we're used to,' de Blasio said. '[Macy's is] reinventing the event for this moment in history. And you will be able to feel the spirit and the joy of that day.' The parade will not be live this year but viewers can watch it online and on TV, the mayor said, adding that Macy's will release additional details soon. He praised the retail giant for successfully adapting its Fourth of July fireworks display and expressed excitement for how it will reimagine the parade as well.   'There are some things we still can't do,' de Blasio said in reference to the parade. 'We're looking forward to a lot of them coming back in 2021.' Macy's addressed the upcoming changes in a post on...
    The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this November is still a go for this year; however, officials say it will be “reimagined” due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Macy’s announced its plans to continue with the annual parade this week on its website. The full statement can be read below: “For more than 90 years, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® has kicked off the holiday season with its signature entertainment spectacle, making it one of the world’s most beloved events. Following our successful, safe and innovative production of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks®, it is our intention to similarly reimagine Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this November. Stay tuned for more details later this fall.” The parade this year will be held in a similar fashion as the company’s 4th of July Fireworks display. According to a report from CBS News, the fireworks were held in five-minute displays over the course of several days instead of a single event in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. It’s unclear what the official layout of the parade will be and the company said...
    One of New York City's most famous holiday events, the Thanksgiving Day parade, is likely to look very different amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, New York mayor Bill De Blasio said at a press conference on Thursday, the New York Post reported.  Macy's said it plans to hold its annual holiday parade in November, but will "reimagine" the event in a way that will be similar to its Fourth of July fireworks show. To avoid drawing crowds, the fireworks were held in five-minute displays spread over several days rather than a single event, as it ordinarily takes place in the city. "Following our successful, safe and innovative production of Macy's 4th of July Fireworks, it is our intention to similarly reimagine Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade this November," Macy's said on its website. "Stay tuned for more details later this fall." Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox Macy's didn't reveal exactly what it's planning for this year's Thanksgiving Day parade, but said it would provide more details in the fall.  The Thanksgiving parade, which Macy's has organized for more than...
    (CNN)The Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade will take place this fall, but it won't exactly look like it did in years past, according to a statement from the fashion retailer."We are currently working with our partners in the City of New York to re-imagine the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in a similar fashion to how we successfully and safely produced this year's Macy's Fireworks," Orlando Veras, Macy's Inc. director of national media relations told CNN.This year, the Macy's 4th of July fireworks show featured a week of displays, including five-minute displays in each borough and a live grand finale on July 4th atop the Empire State Building. When asked what can be expected regarding upcoming celebrations in New York City in his press conference on Thursday, Mayor Bill de Blasio said, "Everything is going to be different.""Some is going to be virtual, there might be some small in-person pieces, spread out pieces, it's not going to look at all of course like how we are used to. But the important thing is, the traditions will be kept in some way," de...
    Mayor Bill de Blasio signaled Thursday that the Big Apple will likely scale back two staples of the holiday season — the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree celebration — to prevent crowding that could fuel another coronavirus outbreak. “I think everything is going to be different is the simple answer,” Hizzoner told reporters during a press conference Thursday. “I think some is going to be virtual, it might be some small in-person pieces, spread-out pieces. It’s not going to look at all, of course, like what we are used to,” he added. “But the important thing is the traditions will be kept in some way.” VideoDe Blasio pointed to the rejiggering of the traditional East River fireworks for the Fourth of July into a series of smaller celebrations spread across the city over several days as a potential model. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Both the fireworks and the Thanksgiving Day Parade are sponsored by retail mainstay Macy’s, which said on its website it’s working on plans for the fall classic. “Following...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will go on this year - but with many changes.The company says the parade will be "re-imagined" similarly to the way the Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks were over the summer.The Thanksgiving Day Parade is one of the biggest traditions nationwide.Mayor Bill de Blasio said despite the changes, the traditions will still be there.RELATED | A look back at the iconic Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1980"Some is going to be virtual, there might be some small in-person pieces, spread out pieces, it's not going to look at all of course like how we are used to - but the important thing is the traditions will be kept in some way," de Blasio said.Macy's says to stay tuned for more details later in the fall.RELATED | Nutcracker balloon knocks marcher to the ground during 2019 Macy's Thanksgiving Day ParadeEMBED More News Videos A nutcracker balloon was less than graceful as it whipped in the wind and knocked a marcher down during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Hundreds of nursing homes...
    Mayor Bill de Blasio signaled Thursday that the Big Apple will likely scale back two staples of the holiday season — the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree celebration — to prevent crowding that could fuel another coronavirus outbreak. “I think everything is going to be different is the simple answer,” Hizzoner told reporters during a press conference Thursday. “I think some is going to be virtual, it might be some small in-person pieces, spread-out pieces. It’s not going to look at all, of course, like what we are used to,” he added. “But the important thing is the traditions will be kept in some way.” De Blasio pointed to the rejiggering of the traditional East River fireworks for the Fourth of July into a series of smaller celebrations spread across the city over several days as a potential model. Both the fireworks and the Thanksgiving Day Parade are sponsored by retail mainstay Macy’s, which said on its website it’s working on plans for the fall classic. “Following our successful, safe and innovative production of...
    Mayor Bill de Blasio signaled Thursday that the Big Apple will likely scale back two staples of the holiday season — the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade and the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree celebration — to prevent crowding that could fuel another coronavirus outbreak. “I think everything is going to be different is the simple answer,” Hizzoner told reporters during a press conference on Thursday. “I think some is going to be virtual, it might be some small in-person pieces, spread out pieces. It’s not going to look at all, of course, like what we are used to,” he added. “But the important thing is the traditions will be kept in some way.” De Blasio pointed to the rejiggering of the traditional East River fireworks for the Fourth of July into a series of smaller celebrations spread across the city over several days as a potential model. Both the fireworks and the Thanksgiving Day Parade are sponsored by retail mainstay Macy’s, which said on its website its working on plans for the fall classic. “Following our successful, safe and innovative production...
    Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has canceled all large public events in his city through until the end of February next year to prevent the spread of COVID-19. It includes city events held on public property including parades and festivals but does not apply to events held on private property - including sports stadiums and concert venues. The banned events also include fairs and block parties.  'Decisions on how to resume those types of events will be based on current public health guidance as the situation in Philadelphia progresses,' spokeswoman for the mayor, Lauren Cox, said.  Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has canceled all large public events in his city through until the end of February next year to prevent the spread of COVID-19 The Mayor of Philadelphia, Jim Kenney tweeted his decision to cancel large public events City has canceled all major public events until February 28, 2021 in an effort to curb the virus Private outdoor events for ceremonies such as weddings will also be allowed to go ahead if there are fewer than 50 guests.  The...