Paradin’ Through Town – My First Time at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

mp5For so many Americans, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (also known as the Macy’s Day Parade) is as much of a tradition on Thanksgiving as is eating pumpkin pie. Since 1924, larger than life balloons and festive floats have made their way across town, wowing both kids and adults alike. As a matter of fact, Nyctourist.com reports the first ever Macy’s Day Parade took a different route than is traveled these days, first starting at Herald Square, making its way all the way up to Harlem. This route was a marketing gimmick of its day, originally intending to draw attention to the store (it worked!). Continue reading “Paradin’ Through Town – My First Time at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade”

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Strut Your Mutt – An Afternoon with Canines in Costume

IMG_1118It’s that time of year again, Halloween, and though every year I look forward to this happening holiday and start planning my costume far in advance, this year I was excited for another reason – the 25th annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade in Tompkins Square Park. Now, everyone knows how much I love pups, and when I heard our canine counterparts were going to be strutting their stuff in character, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to check out this popular pooch parade! Continue reading “Strut Your Mutt – An Afternoon with Canines in Costume”