Friday, August 28, 2020

Happening in NYC


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Week of September 21, 2020

NEW: Thanksgiving Day Parade Information

*A modified, one location, televised event will be held, with 75% less participants and PPE safety protocols in effect. 
*This means that New Yorkers won't be able to attend the Thanksgiving Day Eve balloon event. This used to be a small, you just happen to stop by occasion to a must-do event complete with barricaded lines and food trucks. 
*The balloons won't be flown by handlers but will be "rolled" through the streets using special vehicles. 
*Performances will be held in one location instead of all along the parade route.
*Since no one under 18 will be permitted to participant, the high school and college marching bands selected to perform this year will be invited for 2021.
*Macy's will post more information as it becomes available.


1. NYC indoor pools are reopened.

2. Check out the animals. New York's Wildlife Conservation Society operates the Bronx Zoo, the Central Park Zoo, the Queens Zoo, the Prospect Park Zoo and the New York Aquarium in Brooklyn. 

3. UPDATED: Take a break from cooking. September 29 NYC restaurants will re-open for inside dining, with restrictions, of course. Outdoor dining until October 31: Entire streets will be closed at specific times so that you can partake of NYC's cuisine al fresco with some of our finest restaurants in the NYC's Open Streets: Restaurants. Subject to weather closures. Click here for locations.

4. Feed your art fix. Museums are not just for gazing at art. There are events, limited time exhibits and just peaceful places to regroup. NYC's museums were given the go ahead to open up again, albeit with some pandemic limitations, of course. Check out the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Modern Museum of Art, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Brooklyn Museum. As others reopen, we will provide the information.

5. NOW OPEN: Brooklyn Botanic Garden, New York Botanical Garden and the Queens Botanical Garden are all open. The Queens Museum and the American Museum of Natural History are both open now. The International Center of Photography opens October 1. 

6. Support local vendors at a greenmarket

7. The annual Coney Island Mermaid Parade was held virtually. View the video here.

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