November in New York is one of the happiest months, with the most fun and entertaining events of all.
Starting on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving Parade, where I prepare myself from 3pm to witness Macy’s Thanksgiving Eve Ballon Blow-Up, The protagonists of the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade are the giant balloons flying over the heads of the participants. Testing and inflating balloons are similar to the parade. The inflating balloons protocol is made a day before the parade.
The entrance is on 79th Street and they start to inflate the balloons around 4:30 pm. Trials with the inflated balloons are made around the Museum of Natural History from Columbus Avenue to 77th Street, Central Park West and return to 81st street. To Get here ( take the train 1 or 2 trains to the 79th Street or the B, A or C trains to the 81st Street Museum of Natural History)
The balloons are usually for approximately four hours. Be prepared for a long wait. Lots of families with children choose to go early to get good spots for pictures while the balloons are tied to the ground by giant ropes.
I would recommend, if you’re going with family, bring snacks and water; Once you leave the viewing area, it will be very difficult to re-enter, it will take a good time due to the crowds.. and accept my advice for next year:
Get to know someone who lives on 81st Street or 77th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue so that you can watch the parade like a Prince.
It is a very fun event, at the end I’m a little bit tired, so I return to my apartment where I enjoy my pet and look forward for Thursday, the great Thanksgiving Day where most people in the United States, celebrate this holiday with family reunions at their homes or travel great distances to do so with distant family members. The traditional baked or roasted turkey is served with jelly or cranberry sauce. It also goes with vegetable dishes such as green beans, sweet potatoes and mashed potatoes with gravy, a sauce made from the turkey’s juice.
They also usually prepare a variety of desserts, the pumpkin pie is the most popular. Meals are usually served with hot apple cider with spices or the sparkling fermented apple cider. In many homes, the first thing done is to say a Thanksgiving prayer for everything received.
Hummmm it’s morning, I even had nightmares thinking of today's dinner! I am getting ready for the Thanksgiving parade, sponsored by Macy's. It is a show with that lasts approximately three hours, involving floats, bands, choreography and famous personalities.
I'm looking for a good location, this parade starts at 9 am, at 77th Street and Central Park West. Go down to Columbus Circle, there is a spectacular view as the parade turn into Central Park South and take Sixth Avenue to 34th Street to get to Macy's.
I have been attending this event for several years and I like it more every year, so I will give you some recommendations:
1- One of the best locations is on Central Park South, from Columbus Circle to Sixth Avenue.
2- Keep warm because the temperatures can go down a lot and we’ll be a good time out in the open.
3- To get the best spots you have to arrive no later than 6:30 a.m. and hopefully bring a chair so you can wait, and when the parade goes by you can stand up on it.
4- If you go with children and they get bored, there is a playground in front of Tavern on the Green restaurant, between Central Park and 67th Street.