• Accessibility
Menu Close

Posts from November 2018

Griffis Sculpture Park - Photo Courtesy of Griffis Sculpture Park

While you may be familiar with other regions we’ve written about in this series like the Adirondacks, the Catskills, and the Finger Lakes, there’s a chance you’ll be a pioneer among your friends as you explore the westernmost region of New York. You’re in the right spot, because we are revealing some of the region’s best secrets. In fact, the name Chautauqua is actually a secret itself. It’s said to be from the long-forgotten Erie language of the Erie Iroquoian people, but no one alive today knows what it means—or if they do, they’re better at keeping secrets than we are.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Since 1924, the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade has been the official kick-off to the holiday season. Each year, more than 50 million TV viewers joined by 3.5 million people in New York City tune in for this beloved event through Manhattan. In 2020, the parade will take place with no audience and will air on NBC and Telemundo on Thursday, November 26 from 9 am to 12 pm in all time zones. The parade will not take place along its usual route, but the broadcast will feature theatrical and musical performances from the casts of Hamilton, Jagged Little Pill, and Mean Girls, as well as the Rockettes, Jimmy Fallon and the Roots, the Muppets from Sesame Street, and many others.