Tag Archives: Macy’s Parade

LIVE VIDEO: Macy’s 97th Annual Thanksgiving Parade

The New York Times reports: An anti-L.G.B.T.Q. group is organizing a boycott of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade over performances by nonbinary Broadway actors, in the latest attempt to force companies to reverse course on social issues that some far-right groups consider too liberal. The parade’s response: march on. The group, which is called One Million Moms, says it has drawn …

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Queer Big Apple Corps To Perform In Macy’s Parade

The New York Daily News reports: Fans lining Sixth Ave. on Thursday for a glimpse of Santa and the new Stuart the Minion balloon will also get treated to some Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade history. Performing alongside appearances by Ziggy Marley, Joss Stone, Kirk Franklin and Dionne Warwick will be the Queer Big Apple Corps Marching Band, the first queer …

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Biden Calls In To Macy’s Parade: “America’s Back”

The Today Show reports: After a year off as a scaled-down affair due to the pandemic, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade returned in full force this year, with one very special guest calling in. President Biden and first lady Dr. Jill Biden called TODAY’s Al Roker during the festivities. “Oh my gosh, look at who’s calling,” Al said, while pointing …

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LIVE VIDEO: 95th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

NBC News reports: The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will return to its pre-pandemic form this year, with its route restored through Manhattan, high-flying helium balloons once again pulled by handlers and crowds welcomed back to cheer them on. And Baby Yoda is joining the party for the first time. This year’s parade — the 95th annual — will snap back …

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Macy’s Parade To Return To Pre-COVID Traditions

The Associated Press reports: The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will return to its pre-pandemic form this year, with its route restored through Manhattan, high-flying helium balloons once again pulled by handlers and crowds welcomed back to cheer them on. This year’s parade — the 95th annual — will snap back to form after bowing to pandemic restrictions last year. It …

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade To Return [VIDEO]

ABC New York reports: The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is back this year, with precautions. The City of New York and Macy’s made the announcement about the parade’s return on Wednesday. This is the parade’s 95th year. Last year’s celebration was made for TV only, but this year’s parade will include spectators and march on the streets of Manhattan on …

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NYC’s LGBT Marching Band Performs “Dancing Queen” In Macy’s Parade In Tribute To Canceled Pride [VIDEO]

The Atlantic reports: The Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps, one of the first queer marching bands in the United States, was founded in 1979 in New York City, a decade after the Stonewall uprising. This year, the Big Apple Corps reached what Marita Begley, the group’s director, called “the mountaintop”: Today it became the first openly LGBTQ group to …

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LIVE VIDEO: 94th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The New York Post reports: The 94th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade may not have been canceled by the coronavirus, but there are some radical alterations to help adhere to social-distancing mandates for 2020. The biggest change: The bash will be tailored exclusively to television audiences. Despite the new format, organizers promise an equally grand spectacle. “Thanksgiving looks a lot …

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NYC Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade To Go Virtual

NBC New York reports: The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a nearly century-old New York institution, will be sidelined from its usual live format due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, officials said Monday. The department store announced that it had to “reimagine” the upcoming 94th edition of the parade on Nov. 26 and said it’ll be staged in a manner similar …

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LIVE VIDEO: 93rd Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Billboard reports: There’s no better way to kick off the holiday feast than by watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Now in its 93rd year, this year’s parade will include performances by the likes of Celine Dion, Lea Michele, Idina Menzel, Kelly Rowland, Ozuna, Chicago and Natasha Bedingfield, plus brand-new balloons featuring Astronaut Snoopy, Spongebob Squarepants, Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs …

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High Winds May Ground Macy’s Parade Balloons

CNN reports: It’s a time-honored tradition for many to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, but this year it could be missing a key element: its 16 giant character balloons. Officials in New York City may have to ground the iconic balloons due to windy conditions. They cannot be flown when sustained winds exceed 23 mph and gusts exceed 34 …

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Macy’s Parade Features Its First Same-Sex Kiss [VIDEO]

People Magazine reports: The cast of Broadway’s The Prom musical gave the LGBTQ community something to be thankful for on Thanksgiving Day. Actors, including leads Caitlin Kinnunen and Isabelle McCalla, burst out of the theater and into the streets for Macy’s big holiday parade Thursday. Closing out their performance of the big number, Kinnunen and McCalla shared a kiss on …

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LIVE VIDEO: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

ABC New York reports: The 92nd edition of the iconic holiday event ushers in the season with its signature giant character balloons, floats, marching bands from around the country, whimsical performance groups, music’s biggest stars and the one-and-only Santa Claus. Since November of 1924, the Macy’s Parade has become synonymous with the start of the holiday season. For the 92nd …

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Arctic Blast Forecast Imperils Macy’s Parade Balloons

The Weather Channel reports: Another blast of cold air is expected to bring one of the coldest Thanksgivings on record for some Northeast cities. A strong area of high pressure from the Arctic Circle will descend southward across Canada and into the Northeast, sending temperatures plummeting toward levels you might expect on New Year’s Day, not Thanksgiving Day. New York …

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PETA Vs Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

PETA will protest Sea World’s participation in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with a naked demonstration outside the flagship store. Demonstrators wearing nothing but black and white body paint to resemble orcas will squeeze into a bathtub outside the midtown Manhattan store on Thursday to mimic orcas held in captivity and to repeat last year’s demand – which was denied …

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One Million Moms Vs Macy’s

Just in via email: The annual tradition for family entertainment had a not-so-discrete agenda this time around. This year’s parade chose to send a Politically Correct message, but their plan backfired and the statement they really sent to families is that Macy’s cannot be trusted. “Raise You Up” was not suitable for families for many reasons. The inappropriate act starred …

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Kinky Boots At the Macy’s Parade

Wingnuts yesterday took to Twitter and Macy’s Facebook page to scream with outraaaaaage because the Thanksgiving parade featured a performance by the cast of Kinky Boots.

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New To The Parade

Hello Kitty, Papa Smurf, and something called the Elf On The Shelf are the three new balloons set to appear in tomorrow’s Macy’s Parade. As with many things in New York City, it’s better to watch the parade on TV than it is in person. A few years ago a buddy and I went to the Upper West Side to …

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Tweet Of The Day – Joan Rivers

Joan followed up that tweet with a message that she was headed to God’s Love We Deliver for her “favorite part of the holiday,” delivering Thanksgiving meals to homebound HIV/AIDS patients. Below is Kylie’s performance in the parade. (Video tipped by JMG reader Fritz)

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This Will Get The Gays To Watch

Kylie Minogue will perform at this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. (That sound you hear is half of Hell’s Kitchen rushing to claim a front row spot.) Also performing this year: India Arie, Big Time Rush, Betty Buckley, Ann Hampton Callaway, the casts of Broadway’s American Idiot, Elf, Memphis, Million Dollar Quartet, the Big Apple Circus, the cast and Muppets …

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