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Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Opens the Holiday Season

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Opens the Holiday Season

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | As has been the case since 1924, New York City’s Holiday Season kicked off early Thanksgiving morning with the annual Macy’s Parade. More than 8,000 participants — accompanied by dozens of balloons and floats — marched the two and a half miles from Central Park West and West 77th St. […]

Just Do Art: The ‘EPIC’ Edition

Just Do Art: The ‘EPIC’ Edition

“YOU’RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN” | The run of their show is only four days, but this one’s going to be EPIC — as in, another ambitious project from the EPIC Players Inclusion Company. Back in July, when we last heard from the neuro-inclusive troupe (comprised of artists and technicians both with and without developmental […]

Single Mom Success Story, and Then Some

Single Mom Success Story, and Then Some

BY LENORE SKENAZY | When Emma Johnson was growing up, she was certain of one thing: She would never be a single mom. After all, she’d been raised by one. And while she appreciates her mom’s hard work and how it paid off, the bottom line is, they were broke. Emma didn’t ever want to […]

Disability Pride Parade Promotes Awareness, Ability, Intimacy, Inclusion

Disability Pride Parade Promotes Awareness, Ability, Intimacy, Inclusion

BY DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC | The sun dazzled, the mood was jubilant, and, of course, the speakers blasted Beyoncé for the third annual Disability Pride NYC Parade on Sun., July 9. The festivities began in the morning at Union Square Park where Stephanie Wallace, 48, and her friends had gathered to participate in the parade. […]

On March 17, Everybody’s Irish

On March 17, Everybody’s Irish

PHOTO ESSAY BY DONNA ACETO | Just a few days after late winter snow hobbled New York, a bright sunny day greeted the marchers and enthusiastic crowds that turned out for the March 17 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. In a route that runs up Fifth Avenue from 44th Street to 79th Street, Emerald Society Pipes and […]

Russian Dual-Language Program Approved for UWS School

Russian Dual-Language Program Approved for UWS School

BY JACKSON CHEN | P.S. 145 at 150 West 105th Street will get the borough’s first Russian dual-language program through the city Department of Education starting this September, according to Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña. To be approved for a dual-language program, the DOE looks for a school where an equal amount of students with English as […]

Celebrating Thanksgiving, Macy’s Kicks Off Christmas Season!

Celebrating Thanksgiving, Macy’s Kicks Off Christmas Season!

  Beginning at Central Park West and 77th Street — where on Thanksgiving Eve crowds gathered to watch the massive balloons being blown up — the parade traveled around Central Park to Sixth Avenue, where it headed south to Herald Square before turning right on 34th Street on the way to the Macy’s flagship store. […]

Kids Dancing For Kids

In an afternoon of kids dancing for kids, the National Dance Institute presents “Words With Wings,” featuring more than 200 dancers – school kids 9 to 15 drawn from the metropolitan area — with choreography and music inspired by poets including Langston Hughes, Aja Monet, X.J. Kennedy, and Walt Whitman. Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony […]

Kids Do Art in NYC

Kids Do Art in NYC

“P.S. Art 2016” is the latest in an annual celebration of arts achievement in New York’s public schools. This juried exhibition of the work of talented young artists showcases the creativity of 90 pre-kindergarten through grade 12 students from all five boroughs and includes paintings, prints, sculptures, photographs, mixed-media works, collages, and drawings. The collection […]

Yankee Stadium, Ebbets Field & the Polo Grounds

Yankee Stadium, Ebbets Field & the Polo Grounds

For a decade beginning in the late 1940s, New York City was home to three of the best Major League baseball teams — the Yankees, the Giants, and the Brooklyn Dodgers. In 1951, the Giants’ Bobby Thomson hit an unforgettable three-run homer against Dodger pitcher Ralph Branca, giving New York the pennant over Brooklyn, and […]

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