Thanksgiving Day Parade Feature 1

Photo Essay – The 2017 Thanksgiving Day Parade – New York City

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NEW YORK, New York, November 23 — The 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade kicked off under sunny skies and cool temperatures as hundreds of thousands lined the parade route to celebrate the start of the holiday season in New York City with a march of clowns, floats, bands, and larger-than-life balloons.

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20171123©DayMacyPrde4326.jpg The 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicked off under sunny skies and cool temperatures as hundreds of thousands line the parade route to celebrate the clowns, floats, and balloons fly by, starting the holiday season in New York City.

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20171123©DayMacyPrde4885.jpg The 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicked off under sunny skies and cool temperatures as hundreds of thousands line the parade route to celebrate the clowns, floats, and balloons fly by, starting the holiday season in New York City.

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20171123©DayMacyPrde5636.jpg The 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicked off under sunny skies and cool temperatures as hundreds of thousands line the parade route to celebrate the clowns, floats, and balloons fly by, starting the holiday season in New York City.

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20171123©DayMacyPrde5709.jpg The 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicked off under sunny skies and cool temperatures as hundreds of thousands line the parade route to celebrate the clowns, floats, and balloons fly by, starting the holiday season in New York City.

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20171123©DayMacyPrde6043.jpg The 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicked off under sunny skies and cool temperatures as hundreds of thousands line the parade route to celebrate the clowns, floats, and balloons fly by, starting the holiday season in New York City.

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20171123©DayMacyPrde6236.jpg The 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicked off under sunny skies and cool temperatures as hundreds of thousands line the parade route to celebrate the clowns, floats, and balloons fly by, starting the holiday season in New York City.

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20171123©DayMacyPrde6466.jpg The 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicked off under sunny skies and cool temperatures as hundreds of thousands line the parade route to celebrate the clowns, floats, and balloons fly by, starting the holiday season in New York City.

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20171123©DayMacyPrde6550.jpg The 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicked off under sunny skies and cool temperatures as hundreds of thousands line the parade route to celebrate the clowns, floats, and balloons fly by, starting the holiday season in New York City.

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20171123©DayMacyPrde6878.jpg The 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicked off under sunny skies and cool temperatures as hundreds of thousands line the parade route to celebrate the clowns, floats, and balloons fly by, starting the holiday season in New York City.

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20171123©DayMacyPrde7177.jpg The 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicked off under sunny skies and cool temperatures as hundreds of thousands line the parade route to celebrate the clowns, floats, and balloons fly by, starting the holiday season in New York City.

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20171123©DayMacyPrde7429.jpg The 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicked off under sunny skies and cool temperatures as hundreds of thousands line the parade route to celebrate the clowns, floats, and balloons fly by, starting the holiday season in New York City.

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20171123©DayMacyPrde7572.jpg The 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicked off under sunny skies and cool temperatures as hundreds of thousands line the parade route to celebrate the clowns, floats, and balloons fly by, starting the holiday season in New York City.

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20171123©DayMacyPrde7892.jpg The 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicked off under sunny skies and cool temperatures as hundreds of thousands line the parade route to celebrate the clowns, floats, and balloons fly by, starting the holiday season in New York City.

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20171123©DayMacyPrde7930.jpg The 91st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade kicked off under sunny skies and cool temperatures as hundreds of thousands line the parade route to celebrate the clowns, floats, and balloons fly by, starting the holiday season in New York City.

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Jeff Day, an independent photographer based in New York City, documents city life celebrations and the renewal of historical tradition in contemporary voice in the streets. He is completing two books, New Orleans Black and White and New York Street.  A lifelong sailor, Jeff has also documented the water’s edge and shore towns of New York, New England, the Gulf Coast, and Eastern Spain.

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To see more of Jeff’s work, click here.

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All copyrighted photos courtesy of Jeff Day.