Today is Thanksgiving and what would Thanksgiving be without the 91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!? Some statistics – 8000 participants, 12 marching bands encompassing 2, 585 members, 2.5 miles parade route, 77 feet is the length of the longest balloon, 26 floats and 4 broadway performances performing numbers! It was chilly, but not freezing, and a great time had by all!
The TCS New York City Marathon happens the first week in November every year. This week in NYC has been a tough one, with the shock of the terror attack on the west side bike path on Halloween. But us New Yorkers are strong and resilient. Today, we all came out together to celebrate our wonderful and unique melting pot of a city with the marathon. All nations, races, beliefs and ages come together showing unity….this is why this city is great! Protected by New York’s finest (NYPD) we all stood in the drizzle to support and cheer on more than 50 thousand runners with over 125 countries running. Great atmosphere today! #NYSTRONG
For information on the marathon, click here.
Dia de los Muertos a.k.a Mexican Day of the Dead : Is for Prayer and remembrance of friends and family members who have died. Colorful and beautiful creations of altars are made to remember the dead. Lighting a candle and laying the food at the altar is a way of sharing a meal with the person who has passed on. There was the traditional drinks like the delicious Horchata and Churros to eat! Lots of traditional and non traditional gifts to buy.
enjoy NYC on a budget
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