Parades in New York City
Chinese New Year Parade
This year marks the Year of the Rabbit at the Lunar New Year celebrations in Chinatown. The spectacle features elaborate floats, marching bands, lion and dragon dances galore, musicians, magicians, acrobats and a procession of local organizations. Over 5,000 people marched in the parade. Who could resist the opportunity to shoot a confetti gun into the sky and feed a dragon New Year lettuce?
Thanksgiving Day Parade
The 85th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York has been an annual event since 1924. Over 3.5 million people watch the parade in Manhattan and millions more through their televisions. It’s an experience unlike any other to see the floats, enormous balloons and marching bands in person.
Veterans Day Parade
Nearly 25,000 participants marched in the 82nd annual Veterans Day Parade, which included officers, veterans, their families, bands and students. The parade marched up Fifth Avenue, as the veterans were cheered by crowds of pedestrians for their courage and strength in defending our nation. #