How high will balloons fly at NYC Thanksgiving parade?

New York 11/27/19, 20:12

How high will they fly? That’s going to be the question of the morning on Thursday for the giant balloons at the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Parade officials and the New York Police Department are keeping an eye on wind gauges along the 2.5-mile (4-kilometer) parade route that snakes through Manhattan. Michele ...

President Trump kicks off Veterans Day tribute in NYC

New York 11/11/19, 11:31

President Donald Trump kicked off New York City's Veterans Day Tribute on Monday by saying the nation's veterans "risked everything for us. Now it is our duty to serve and protect them every single day of our lives." The president spoke at the opening of the 100th annual parade organized by ...

Explains: Juneteenth celebrates end of slavery in the US

U.S. 06/14/19, 14:18

A holiday that is spreading across the U.S. and beyond, Juneteenth is considered the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.It was originally celebrated on June 19, the day that Union soldiers in 1865 told enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas, that the Civil War ...

Puerto Rican Day Parade honors arts, culture trailblazers

New York 06/09/19, 14:10

With Puerto Rican pride on full display along New York City's Fifth Avenue, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Sunday he's returning to the island to help rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Maria.Speaking at the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, Cuomo said he's also appointing a commission to oversee the construction of a ...

Police in uniform now welcome at California pride event

U.S. 06/06/19, 18:53

Organizers of a pride parade in California reversed course Thursday and said uniformed police officers will be welcome at this weekend's festivities.The announcement came after the Sacramento LGBT Community Center and the Sacramento Police Department created a partnership that will include a police liaison for the center and training for ...

‘The job’s not done’: Raptors reset, as NBA Finals loom

Sports 05/28/19, 16:25

The parade that the Toronto Raptors enjoyed last week was an impromptu and quick one.A chance at the real parade awaits.There is a clear back-to-work vibe coming from the Raptors as they get ready for Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors on ...

Bruins hoping to win Stanley Cup, join Boston’s title parade

Sports 05/22/19, 18:31

It's been more than three months since the last championship parade in Boston, and the city is getting antsy.Sure, the Red Sox won the World Series last October. And the New England Patriots earned their sixth Super Bowl victory in February.But since then: Nothing.FILE - In this May 16, 2019, ...

Thousands of Falun Dafa practitioners gather in New York

New York 05/16/19, 15:16

Every year, around May 13, you will find thousands of Falun Dafa practitioners openly meditating in New York City’s Manhattan and neighboring boroughs—very happy to show anyone who wants to learn the five exercises known as Falun Gong. May 13 marks the day when the practice of Falun Dafa was introduced ...

PHOTOS: Russia celebrates 74th end of WWII in Europe

Europe 05/09/19, 12:25

Across Russia, millions of people came out for military parades and civilian processions to mark Victory Day, the defeat of Nazi Germany in World War II.An estimated 26 million Soviet citizens died in the war, including 8 million soldiers. Although the fighting ended 74 years ago, widespread commemorations keep the ...

Fun meets anti-bullying effort at annual Sikh Day Parade

U.S. 04/27/19, 15:05

New York's Madison Avenue was awash with live Indian music, food and dancing as it hosted the city's annual Sikh (SEEK') Day Parade.Saturday's celebration came with an effort to raise funds for a national TV ad campaign aimed at combating what organizers say is the bullying of Sikh children, especially ...

Bonnets, costumes on display at NYC’s Easter Parade

New York 04/21/19, 14:03

The fancy hats and finery were out and on display for New York City's annual Easter extravaganza.Participants in the annual Easter Parade made their way along Manhattan's Fifth Avenue on Sunday in a processional of the wild and whimsical.The annual event is a New York City tradition that goes back ...

Reds open 150-year celebration hoping to leapfrog Pirates

Baseball 03/27/19, 14:00

The baseball commissioner is grand marshal of the pregame parade. All major league teams are wearing patches commemorating Cincinnati's first all-professional team. A new manager and an overhauled lineup provide intrigue.The Reds haven't been in the opening day spotlight this way for years.The last time Cincinnati was at baseball's epicenter ...

Pakistan showcases military even as tensions with India ease

Asia & Pacific 03/23/19, 08:51

Pakistan celebrated its national day on Saturday with a military parade showcasing its missiles, tanks and aircraft, even as the prime minister and his Indian counterpart exchanged goodwill messages in a sign of easing tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals.Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered "best wishes" to his counterpart Imran ...

Belgian carnival may lose UN recognition amid anti-Semitism

Europe 03/22/19, 10:59

The U.N.'s cultural agency said Friday it is considering whether to remove its recognition of a Belgium carnival as a valuable piece of cultural heritage following accusations of anti-Semitism during a parade.UNESCO, Jewish organizations and European authorities have condemned the supposed anti-Semitic and racist nature of a parade float at ...

Thousands turn out for St. Patrick’s Day parade in Boston

U.S. 03/17/19, 19:40

Thousands of revelers crowded the streets of Boston for the annual St. Patrick's Day parade, many wearing green and waving Irish flags as they watched Revolutionary War re-enactors and bagpipe brigades march by. Politicians figured heavily in Sunday's parade, including Republican Gov. Charlie Baker and Democratic Boston Mayor Martin Walsh. Before the ...

Irish pride, and dash of politics, at St Patrick’s Parade

U.S. 03/16/19, 19:09

A new, troublesome topic hovered over the St. Patrick's Day parade in New York this year: Britain's failed Brexit deal with the European Union that could squeeze Ireland's economy. But nothing could put a damper on the largest American celebration of Irish heritage on Saturday, with tens of thousands of marchers ...

Dressed up, ready for fun: New Orleans celebrates Mardi Gras

Football 03/05/19, 01:05

The streets of New Orleans will be filled Tuesday with excited kids catching beads from atop ladders, revelers in fancy costumes walking through the French Quarter and Mardi Gras Indians wearing finely beaded costumes.Tuesday marks the final day of the Mardi Gras season, which began on Jan. 6.After rainy weather ...

Amid Mardi Gras joy, tears for bicyclists killed in traffic

U.S. 03/04/19, 15:26

Mourners placed bouquets, balloons, and Mardi Gras beads near the bike lane among the oaks on Monday along New Orleans' Esplanade Avenue as plans for a parade were altered to include time for tears.People who knew the two bicyclists killed Saturday night — and some who never met them — ...

Harper wants “to be on Broad Street” for World Series parade

Sports 03/02/19, 17:33

Bryce Harper sounded like a typical Philadelphian talking about a goal every Phillies fan will endorse."I want to be on Broad Street on a frickin' boat or bus or whatever it is and hold a (World Series) trophy over my head," the six-time All-Star said Saturday after putting on his ...

Rio de Janeiro Carnival kicks off with Bolsonaro backlash

America 03/01/19, 19:23

Rio de Janeiro's world-famous Carnival officially began with streets parties and revelry Friday amid expectations the first such celebration since Jair Bolsonaro took office would target the far-right president known for offending the LGTB community and minorities.At Carmelitas, one of Rio's most traditional street parties, revelers sang along to a ...

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