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    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...