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89th Annual Thanksgiving Day Parade

11/25/2015 - By Marea Edynak

 
Thursday November 26, 2015
The Macys Thanksgiving Parade features more than 1,500 dancers and cheerleaders, close to 1,000 clowns, almost 30 parade floats, a dozen marching bands, and nearly 8,000 participants in all. 

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heduled to begin at 9:00 A.M. othe Parade will start at West 77th Street and Central Park West.   The parade will then continue south on Central Park West and turn east on Central Park South.

When the parade reaches 6th Avenue, it will proceed south to West 34th Street. At West 34th Street it travels west to Macy's Herald Square and ends at West 34th Street and Seventh Avenue at approximately 12:00 noon.  
 
The following is a list of street closures for the duration of the parade from 9:00 am - 12 noon: 
 
Formation:
Columbus Avenue between 81st Street and 77th Street
Central Park West between 81st Street and 86th Street
81st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
77th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
76th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
71st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
68th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
62nd Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue

Route:
Central Park West between 81st Street and East Side of Columbus Circle/59th Street
Broadway between 59th Street and 58th Street
58th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue
59th Street between Columbus Circle and 6th Avenue
6th Avenue between 59th Street and 34th Street
34th Street between 6th Avenue 7th Avenue

Dispersal:
33rd Street between 6th Avenue and 10th Avenue
34th Street between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue
34th Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue
35th Street between 6th Avenue and 8th Avenue
36th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue
37th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue
38th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue
39th Street between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue
40th Street between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue
7th Avenue between 33rd Street and 40th Street
Helpful Tips: 
 
Arrive early.  Several road and pedestrian closures will be in effect throughout the duration of the parade, so allow extra time to arrive to your destination.  
 
Dress comfortably.  If you intend to be a spectator, please be aware that the duration of the parade is approximately three hours, outdoors.  Please note the weather conditions prior to your arrival.  
 
Meeting Spot.  The parade attracts more than 3.5 million people to the streets of Manhattan every year,  making it one of the most popular events in New York City and easily the most famous parade in the country.  So if you and your party become separated at any point of the parade, designate a meeting spot.  
 
Enjoy.  


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