The Macy's Thanksgiving Parade balloons takes a lot of helium. On Wednesday evening -- Macy's Parade Balloon Inflation took place on the Upper West Side.
There are few things more American than the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. There is a reason magicians don't reveal their tricks. Going behind the scenes and seeing how the parade is created ended up not in any way spoiling the magic. Instead, it gave me a greater appreciation for the work that goes into it.
I am trying to stay above water. Trying not to drown in the poisonous pool of hate and ignorance. I am doing what I can, writing the op-eds, making sure the media hears our voices and continuing my daily work in pursuit of justice not only for my own community but for my sister communities.
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Rep. Jared Polis,
Rep. Kyrsten Sinema,
Lgbt Equality Caucus,
Sean Patrick Maloney,
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Equality should be the standard for anyone in the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus. And Polis, Sinema and Maloney failed miserably at meeting that standard.
National Labor Relations Act,
United Farm Workers,
How we eat is one of the central ways we show who we are and what we care about, but what's almost entirely impossible is to put food on the table that was produced by workers who enjoy the same rights as almost every other laborer in America.
These dismal, cowardly responses by our nation's leadership are reverberations of precisely what the perpetrators of the Paris attacks have sought: to trigger terror in the hearts and minds of ordinary people.
Timothy Ford, a longtime activist and organizer, is pushing a boycott of Black Friday, the after-Thanksgiving shopping extravaganza where people literally kill themselves over merchandise. He says that stopping the dollar is one of the only things that can gut check a capitalist society.
A Charlie Brown Christmas,
Highbridge Voices Choir,
Juilliard Jazz Ensemble,
Macy's Parade Studio,
The Today Show,
Twentieth Century Fox,
Well, as busy as you may be, I'm betting that your Thanksgiving to-do list looks like a Post-it note compared to all of the tasks that the talented folks who work for Macy's Parade and Entertainment Group have to accomplish before 12 noon ET on Thursday arrives.
I know this culture of brutality and violence firsthand. In 1987, I was detained on Rikers Island. A group of young men in the holding cell tried to steal my jacket. Guards watched but did nothing as I defended myself against five other people. I kept my jacket, but was stabbed four times.
The most talked about new production on Broadway -- no, I haven't forgotten Hamilton, but it's been up for five months -- is A View From The Bridge , the audacious and pared-down version of the Arthur Miller play.
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Last week I had the privilege of participating in a circle of events in New York City that the DOEN Foundation, the company I work for, is involved with: the Cradle to Cradle Symposium and a round table discussion on New Economic Models by the Guardian Sustainable Business....
If a young person of color is fed a steady diet of movies, television shows, and plays in which characters that look like her exist only on the margins, how can we expect her to dream of taking center stage in school or work?
This question reflects understandable anxiety following a major terrorist attack, not just in New York and Washington. Americans are apprehensive, so it's worth examining this detail. The short answer is that New York and Washington are more likely to be attacked by terrorists than other American cities.
Suite For Toy Piano,
UnCaged Toy Piano,
UnCaged Toy Piano Festival,
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There's a baby grand in the living room, but when Phyllis Chen sits down to play, it's at the child-size cherry-red toy piano.
Important Hats Of The Twentieth Century,
Manhattan Theatre Club,
Maria Elena Ramirez,
Moritz Von Stuelpnagel,
Studio At Stage II,
Granted, Nick Jones's latest should probably be played in one act instead of two and goes a bit wilder than it needs to in the second half. None of that, however, detracts significantly from one of the most delightfully original comedies to show up in these parts for far too long a stretch.
Brooklyn Academy Of Music,
Brooklyn Institute For Social Research,
Brooklyn Public Philosophers,
CUNY Graduate Center,
Dinner And Philosophy,
Gotham Philosophical Society,
Jefferson Market Library,
New York City,
New York Philosophy,
New York Public Library,
New York University,
Night Of Philosophy,
Payne Whitney Mansion,
Samuel R. Delany,
School Of Practical Philosophy,
Alain De Botton,
City University Of New York,
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New York City moves fast and aspirations soar higher than skyscrapers. The philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre described it as a place for people who can focus to infinity and whenever he stopped walking quickly, he felt anxious.
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As I moved on, assuming that everything else was real, one of the other patrons asked about the whole exhibit, and to our horror, we were told that everything was a reproduction! Everything!
On Monday night, a big charity event took place in Manhattan. Spiros Menegatos, a young Greek-American entrepreneur and owner of the famous Nerai Restaurant undertook an initiative to support children suffering from cancer in Greece. His selfless effort employed a unique approach.
Recently, New York's Governor Cuomo announced he will establish a mandatory $15 minimum wage for all state workers. New York has one of the largest income gaps in the nation, so it's particularly meaningful that this is the first time a governor has increased mandatory pay to at least $15...