Discover Greenpoint in Brooklyn and get ready for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade on November 24!
Free-spirited Greenpoint combines classic and new NYC attractions. Traditional Polish restaurants serve pierogi and borscht near sleek eateries that dish out modern cuisine. Inexpensive dive bars and cushy cocktail dens coexist in harmony, and small boutiques do business alongside massive vintage shops. Ask some Greenpoint residents, though, and they’ll tell you the neighborhood’s biggest draw is its coffee-and-doughnut scene with 60-year-old Peter Pan Donut & Pastry Shop leading the pack.
One of New York City’s most famous events and the kickoff to the holiday season, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade typically draws millions of live spectators. Watch as balloons of Snoopy, Pikachu, SpongeBob and Smokey Bear—along with newcomers like Ada Twist, Scientist and Grogu (aka Baby Yoda)—take over the skies alongside ones by artists like Yayoi Kusama, while performers and floats follow the route from Central Park West to Herald Square. This year marks the 96th anniversary of the parade, which concludes with a visit from Santa, who heralds the Christmas season.
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