Macy?s Thanksgiving Day Parade:
Macy’s Parade is a part of the holiday as turkey and pumpkin pie. This year Macy’s will host 90th Annual Parade on November 23, 2017. The parade starts at 9 am and ends at approximately 12 pm.
History:The first parade consisted of the workers dressing in costumes and marching towards Macy’s while being followed by bands, floats and animals that were borrowed from the Central Park Zoo. Parade now have become the spectacular celebration of NEW YORK.
Route of Macy’s Parade: The parade begins at 77th Street and Central Park West just south of the American Museum of Natural History. The parade marches down Central Park West to 59th Street then heads east to 6th Avenue. At 6th Avenue, the parade turns south and continues along 6th Avenue all the way down to Herald Square at 34th Street.
Where to Watch the Prade?
• Along Central Park West: Viewing starts at 75th Street (two blocks down from the official start of the parade) and is only open to the public on the west side of the street. The east side of the street along Central Park is closed off for the grandstand seats. The parade runs along this stretch from 9am to 10:30am
• Columbus Circle: A semi-secret vantage point is from inside the Shops at Columbus Circle. From the second and third floors of the mall, you’ll enjoy an elevated view of the parade streaming down Central Park West. The doors open at 9 am. It will be crowded but you can go early, snag a spot AND stay warm!
• Sixth Avenue:The floats and balloons reach 6th Avenue and 59th Street at about 9:30 am, so arrive anywhere along this at this 21-block portion as late as 7 am and you should still find a good spot. But be warned: the closer you get to 34th Street/Herald Square, the more crowded it will be.
Thousands of runners will take to the streets for the NYC Marathon 2017, which travels across all five NYC boroughs. These dedicated athletes will be flying by some of the top attractions in the Bronx and Staten Island all the way to Manhattan.
When is the NYC Marathon?
The NYC Marathon is on Sunday, November 5, 2017. It starts at 9:50am and ends at 3pm.
How do I register for the NYC Marathon 2017?
All the information you need to register for the race is available at tcsnycmarathon.org.
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