88th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day ParadeNov 27, 9am - 12pmCentral Park West Manhattan

For 88 years, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has been the official kick-off to the holiday season! Every year, this Emmy Award winning tradition is seen by more than 3.5 million people in New York and 50 million people at home, all tuned in to see giant balloons, one-of-a-kind floats, amazing performances and much, much more. 

Formation for the parade will begin at 8 AM at the following locations:
• West 77th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
• West 81st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
• Central Park West between West 77th and 86th Streets

For street closures, please check the street closure map.

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Macy's Parade Balloon InflationNov 26, 3pm - 10pm79th St. and Columbus Avenue Manhattan
This annual Thanksgiving tradition may not be as well-known to the public as the actual parade, but it is definitely as much a crowd attraction. On the night before the famous Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, spectators line up on the Upper West Side to watch as the iconic balloons are filled with helium. See Kermit the Frog, Charlie Brown, Sonic the Hedgehog, Buzz Lightyear, and more come alive. The Balloon Inflation is a singular New York event, and an especially great one for families and kids. 
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Upper West Side
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Fall Foliage Hike (light)Nov 29, 1pm - 5pmInwood Hill Park

Get inspired by the beauty of fall colors and enjoy the outdoors on this light hike. Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to some amazing trees found in New York City.

Light hikes are a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths. For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Isham Street and Seaman Avenue
Visit the website Urban Park Rangers(212) 772-3751

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