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Photo Essay – The 2018 Thanksgiving Day Parade – New York City

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The 92nd Macy’s Parade kicked off on a frosty, windy morning under sunny blue skies. Marchers huddled for warmth, with balloons tethered low, all awaiting the invitation to “Join the Parade!” Millions lined the streets, bundled in anticipation, to see the bands play, the clowns juggle, and the balloons fly past. The culminating moment? Watching Santa’s sleigh ring in the beginning of the holiday season in New York. A joyous time had by all!

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20181122©DayMacyPrde1229.jpg The 92st 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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20181122©DayMacyPrde1243.jpg The 92st 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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20181122©DayMacyPrde1301.jpg The 92st 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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20181122©DayMacyPrde1599.jpg The 92st 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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20181122©DayMacyPrde1645.jpg The 92st 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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20181122©DayMacyPrde2018.jpg The 92st 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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20181122©DayMacyPrde2134.jpg The 92st 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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20181122©DayMacyPrde2309.jpg The 92st 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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20181122©DayMacyPrde9204.jpg The 92st 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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20181122©DayMacyPrde2389.jpg The 92st 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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20181122©DayMacyPrde2697.jpg The 92st 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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20181122©DayMacyPrde3243.jpg The 92st 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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20181122©DayMacyPrde2885.jpg The 92st 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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20181122©DayMacyPrde2968.jpg The 92st 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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20181122©DayMacyPrde3239.jpg The 92st 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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20181122©DayMacyPrde3359.jpg The 92st 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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20181122©DayMacyPrde3416.jpg The 92st 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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20181122©DayMacyPrde3575.jpg The 92st 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.