Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

Mayor’s Office: NYC’s Cases Spiked After Thanksgiving

The New York Daily News reports: In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, health experts had warned against travel, large gatherings and flouting face-mask guidelines during the holiday — and new data shared with the Daily News shows COVID-19 took a toll on New Yorkers who ignored that advice. The number of coronavirus cases in New York City sharply escalated …

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Thanksgiving All Day Open Thread

On what is surely the most unusual Thanksgiving Day of our lives, use this post to weigh in with your favorite dishes and recipes. Tell us about your plans for the day and how they’re different from Thanksgivings in the Before Times. I’ll bump this post up throughout the day as news items arise. Typically this is the slowest news …

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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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Trump’s Thanksgiving Proclamation: I Encourage All Americans To Gather In Homes And Places Of Worship

Issued last night by the White House: This Thanksgiving, we reaffirm our everlasting gratitude for all that we enjoy, and we commemorate the legacy of generosity bestowed upon us by our forbearers. Although challenges remain, we will never yield in our quest to live up to the promise of our heritage. As we gather with our loved ones, we resolve …

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LIVE VIDEO: Biden Speaks On Coronavirus Response

The New York Times reports: President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr., whose team is finally free to coordinate transition planning, is hurriedly attempting to fill a void in pandemic response leadership left by President Trump, who has largely ignored the escalating 2,000-death-a-day crisis and made few public appearances since the election. Mr. Biden is expected to take a major step next …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Pardons Thanksgiving Turkey

First, a flashback to two years ago: CNN’s John Berman took time on Tuesday to air a clip of the president when he held the White House Turkey Pardon back in 2018. This was the year where two turkeys, “Peas” and “Carrots,” were put to a vote on the White House’s website, and the winner would officially receive Trump’s pardon. …

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CDC Recommends Against Traveling For Thanksgiving

USA Today reports: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending against travel for Thanksgiving. During a press briefing Thursday, Dr. Henry Walke, the CDC’s COVID-19 incident manager, said the agency is “recommending against travel during the Thanksgiving period.” “The tragedy that could happen is that one of your family members from coming to this family gathering and they …

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Trumps To Skip Thanksgiving Trip to Mar-A-Lago

The Hill reports: President Trump and first lady Melania Trump will not travel to Florida to spend Thanksgiving at Mar-a-Lago this year, marking a break with tradition for the first family as the president refuses to accept defeat in the 2020 election. Stephanie Grisham, the chief of staff for the first lady, tweeted that Melania Trump and the president will …

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Fauci: You Should Consider Canceling Thanksgiving

CBS News reports: Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading infectious disease expert, told “CBS Evening News” anchor and managing editor Norah O’Donnell that the United States needs to redouble its efforts to contain the coronavirus as we enter the fall and winter months. The surge could be made worse as families across the country travel and gather for the holiday …

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GOBBLE AWAY: Thanksgiving All Day Open Thread

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Tell us today about your traditions, your travels, your favorite recipes, and your favorite Turkey Day disasters. Tell us about Thanksgivings with your biological families and your logical families, as Armistead Maupin so aptly puts in. Tonight I’ll dine with my logical family here in New York City and I’ll lift my glass to all of you.

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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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Storms Cause Thousands Of Delayed, Canceled Flights

Yahoo News reports: A trio of storms packing heavy snow and hurricane-force winds wreaked havoc Wednesday for Americans on the move for the Thanksgiving holiday. On one of the busiest travel days of the year in America — an estimated 55 million people planning to drive or fly — highways in the West and Midwest were closed because of snow …

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Junior’s Contest: Ruin Thanksgiving To Own The Libs

Last night Donald Trump Jr. invited his four million Twitter followers to ruin their family’s Thanksgiving celebrations by “triggering” them with political talk. To spice things up, Junior is offering a free autographed copy of his book “Triggered” and a MAGA hat to whichever fan provides the most amusing photo or video of their ruined festivities. Junior is surely stung …

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Winter Storms To Snarl Thanksgiving Travel For Millions

CNN reports: Millions of Thanksgiving travelers in the US will get walloped this week by several storms, including a dangerous system threatening parts of the West Coast. From California to Michigan, more than 20 million people are under winter weather advisories, watches or warnings, CNN meteorologist Dave Hennen said. And we’re still 26 days from the official start of winter. …

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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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Trump: On Thanksgiving I’m Most Thankful For Myself

The Independent reports: Donald Trump has said he is most thankful for himself, at the end of an extraordinary Thanksgiving Day phone call to US troops in which he railed against judges, immigrants and “bad” trade deals. Speaking from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida on Thursday, the US president told reporters he was most thankful for his “great family” and …

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GOBBLE AWAY: Thanksgiving All Day Open Thread

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Tell us today about your traditions, your travels, your favorite recipes, and your favorite Turkey Day disasters. Tell us about Thanksgivings with your biological families and your logical families, as Armistead Maupin so aptly puts in. Tonight I’ll dine with my logical family here in New York City and I’ll lift my glass to all of you.

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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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