It's a beautiful Thanksgiving morning here in New York City - a perfect day for the wonderful Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade to wend its way down Central Park West and then Broadway! The crowd started to gather at the end of my street early this morning and by the time the event kicked off, around 9 AM, there was a large crowd of happy parade watchers of all ages.
The marching bands, the clowns, the floats, and of course, the famous balloons delighted the onlookers both young and old. Some of the characters are not so familiar, but there are some old standbys like Scooby Doo, and Snoopy.
Some had very creative approaches to watching - standing on window ledges, in dumpsters, or on cleverly constructed viewing stands made of boards and stepladders. As you can tell, the temperatures were mild and the sun was shining and many people, both local and from out of town, were enjoying the festivities before tucking in to a big turkey dinner.
Wishing you and yours the Happiest of Thanksgivings!