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Thanksgiving Day Balloon Inflation on the UWS


The annual balloon inflation for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade starts this afternoon on the Upper West Side. It is an Upper west Side street party which starts off this holiday weekend.

Starting at about 2 pm, (officially at 6 pm) you can watch the big balloons being inflated by hard working, good spirited crews from Macy’s on  West 81s St, and West 77th St  between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue, and Central Park West in front of the American Museum of Natural History.. . This goes on through the evening and attracts loads of people of all ages.

The delicious Spiderman balloon and a few others have been inflated on 77th Street and small groups are there enjoying the event at this  time…(3 pm), crowds will come later.

Various street vendors add to the atmosphere, and don’t forget to walk by the New York Historical Society on CPW and 77 th Street. In the past, they have had people dressed in early American period costumes and hot cider. I do not know if they will do this tonight.

Please remember that you can see just about nothing if you try to drive by and peer out of your car windows- you would be adding to the street congestion and not make the kiddies happy at all. Park somewhere else and walk around, there will be plenty to see and do.. and please see last year’s entry for more details and photos.

Also, stop in at the local restaurants up and down Columbus Avenue, all are family friendly tonight.

And  in case you are visiting America for the first time in this season and did not know: Thanksgiving is the holiday most celebrated by the largest number of Americans.

Happy, Happy Thanksgiving.

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