Macy’s Parade Balloon Inflation Night

Macys-Balloon-InflationFINALAn annual attraction of Upper West Siders and those beyond, the Macy’s Parade Balloon Inflation is a fun if not a bit chaotic event. Here are a few suggestions to make the experience better:

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Halloween Events Around NYC 

You’re rushing to get up your Halloween decorations tonight so tomorrow you can carve the pumpkin and dress the kids. But, once you get them dressed up, you gotta take them out and parade them around. Have you thought about that? Do you know where you are taking them?

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NYC Cannabis Parade Today

NYC Cannabis Parade Today

20130504_2870_It’s that time of year again. 
Today is the annual NYC Cannabis Parade
Activists championing legalized marijuana and decriminalization of the herb are planning to gather West 31st Street and march down Broadway to Union Square.
The parade starts at 12:30pm, and will be lead by marijuana activist and Global Marijuana March founder Dana Beal, and Jack A. Cole, a retired police lieutenant who started Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP).
Expected speakers include City Councilmen Jumaane Williams and Rafael Espinal, according to organizers, as well as numerous members of activist groups and musical performances. 

Make Music Winter New York: December 21

In 2011, Make Music New York launched a winter solstice festival called Make Music Winter,
with 12 participatory musical parades.
This winter’s Make Music Winter will take place on Friday December 21st in locations around the city.
The winter parades will include…..
 Newspeak, MMNY 2008 (Photo: Rick Levy)

Make Music New York
is a live, free musical celebration across the city that takes place
each June 21, the longest day of the year. On that day, hundreds of
public spaces throughout the five boroughs become impromptu stages for
over 1,000 free concerts.

Morningside Lights Procession Tonight, 9/29

Enormous and luminous sculptures will parade through Morningside Heights tonight in this one-of-a-kind event, co-presented by the Arts Initiative and Miller Theatre at Columbia University. Combining small lanterns, large-scale creations, and a live musical soundtrack, the procession will include community participants of all ages. Inspired by the theme, “The Imagined City,” the parade will take the form of a fantastical moving skyline, showcasing a wide range of ideas about what makes up the ideal city, expressed in illuminated, mobile sculptures.

Come watch the procession from the sidelines, or visit for more information on how to join in as a participant or musician.

Date: Saturday September 29
Ticket Price: FREE