Monthly Archives: November 2023
BY: Adal Hussain, Chief Editor, Bryant Park Grill NYC 11/23/23
Tomorrow is our 22nd annual Thanksgiving Day Breakfast & Parade celebration! It’s a day when we express gratitude to first responders and their families, acknowledging their sacrifices and year-round service to their communities.
This year promises even more excitement as we introduce our Family Fun Festival, adding an extra thrill to this cherished tradition. Before the parade officially begins, kids of all ages and their parents will delight in entertainment, games, toy giveaways, and much more!
Thanks to our incredible partners at Build-A-Bear Workshop, Jazwares, and Fox News Media each child in attendance will receive a brand-new toy to take home!
Continuing a 22-year tradition, the First Responders Children’s Foundation Thanksgiving Day Breakfast welcomes families who have endured the loss of a loved one in the line of duty to enjoy an up-close view of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
It is also a day when we express gratitude to first responders and their families, acknowledging their sacrifices and year-round service to their communities.
This year promises even more excitement as we introduce our 40th Street Family Fun Festival, opening at 7:00 am, adding an extra thrill to this cherished tradition. Before the parade officially begins, kids of all ages and their parents will delight in entertainment, games, toy giveaways, and much more!
Thanks to our incredible partners at Build-A-Bear, Jazwares, and FOX each child in attendance will receive a brand-new toy to take home, embodying the spirit of giving that defines this holiday.
The event is offered completely free of charge to first responder families and their children, thanks to generous donors and sponsorships.
Attendees included: New York Fire Department Chief Fire Marshall Daniel Flynn, Port Authority Police Superintendent Edward Cetnar, Joe Hinrichs , President and CEO CSX, Matthew McCauley, partner Turken,Heath and McCauley LLP, Mateo Lizcano, star of the hit Broadway show “Dear Evan Hansen”, First Responders Children’s Foundation President and CEO Jillian Crane and founder and Chairman Al Kahn.
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BY: Adal Hussain, Chief Editor, 71st & Columbus Ave NYC 11/22/23
Giant balloons, fabulous floats, exciting entertainers and more are joining our all-star celebration. A massive line of people snaked around Columbus Avenue from 72nd to 76th streets near the American Museum of Natural History to watch the traditional Macy’s Balloon Inflation Celebration.
This 97th edition of the world’s largest parade, which typically draws some 3.5 million spectators to Manhattan, will feature 16 giant character balloons, 26 floats, 12 marching bands, 700 clowns and eight performance groups, Macy’s announced.
Everyone’s favorite parade balloons are getting inflated Wednesday afternoon on the Upper West Side.
Macy’s Balloon Inflation Celebration is taking place 12 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Sixteen featured helium balloons and 32 novelty and heritage balloons will be prepped for their big flight on Thanksgiving Day.
The parade kicks off at 8:30 a.m. beginning from 77th Street and Central Park West and proceeding two and a half miles south to finish in front of Macy’s at 34th Street-Herald Square.
Inside the float inflation area Wednesday, trucks of compressed helium were seen near partially inflated balloons, including Smokey Bear and Snoopy, which were under weighted-down nets.
The Following will be new featured balloons, Beagle Scout Snoopy (NEW), Blue Cat & Chugs (NEW), Uncle Dan (NEW), Monkey D. Luffy (NEW), Kung Fu Panda’s Po (NEW) and Pillsbury Doughboy(NEW).
Grammy-winner Jon Batiste is scheduled to kick off the event, with performances to follow by Bell Biv DeVoe, Brandy, Chicago, En Vogue, ENHYPEN, David Foster and Katharine McPhee, Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors, Jessie James Decker, Ashley Park with some Muppets from “Sesame Street,” Pentatonix, Paul Russell, Amanda.
700 clowns and one Santa Claus: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade hits NYC streets.
The 97th Macy’s Parade lineup will include 5,000 volunteers, 16 featured character balloons, 26 fantastic floats, 32 heritage and novelty balloons, more than 700 clowns, 12 marching bands and nine performance groups. Joining these Macy’s Parade fixtures are some of the biggest stars in music, all welcoming in Santa Claus and the holidays.
Mayor Eric Adams and NYPD Commissioner Edward Caban quelled fears about any additional threats.
“The NYPD and our team have been closely monitoring the situation. Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner [Rebecca] Weiner has been communicating with our partners across all of the agencies involved in the NYPD and partners have already enhanced security,” Adams said.
“We’ve already had enhanced security because of the holiday. And we don’t see any nexus between the incidents there. “.
He said attendees can expect to see uniformed officers throughout the parade route.
“We can tell you there are no credible or specific threats to New York City, or to tomorrow’s parade at this time. Our intelligence analysts and our counterterrorism offices have been preparing for this event,” he said.
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The Paley Center for Media Announces the 29th Annual Paley International Council Summit: “Breaking Boundaries: How New Ideas Are Reshaping Media” on November 7-8 at The Paley Museum.
Initial Speakers Include: James A. Baker III, 61st U.S. Secretary of State, Baker Botts L.L.P.;
Frank A. Bennack, Jr., Hearst; Chris Cocks, Hasbro, Inc.; Cesar Conde, NBCUniversal News Group, NBCUniversal; Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York; Mike Fries, Liberty Global;
David Kenny, Nielsen; Steve King, Publicis Groupe; Ynon Kreiz, Mattel, Inc.; Debra Lee, Leading Women Defined, Inc.; Janet Lee, Samsung Electronics America; John C. Malone, Liberty Global; Carolyn McCall, ITV; Crystal McCrary, Filmmaker, Producer, Author, Entrepreneur; Jonathan Miller, Integrated Media Company; Arnaud de Puyfontaine, Vivendi; Faiza J. Saeed, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP;
Sowmyanarayan Sampath, Verizon; Strauss Zelnick, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.; among others.
The Paley Center for Media announces the dates and initial speakers for the Paley International Council Summit (“the Summit”), “Breaking Boundaries: How New Ideas Are Reshaping Media.” The annual event is set to take place November 7–8 at The Paley Museum, located at 25 West 52 Street between 5th and 6th Avenues.
Now in its 29th year, this invitation-only Summit will bring together global dignitaries, chief executives, industry thought leaders, and innovative trendsetters from the world’s most important media companies.
The Paley International Council Summit is co-chaired by Frank A. Bennack, Jr., Chairman of The Paley Center for Media and Executive Vice Chairman and former CEO of Hearst, and Henry A. Kissinger, 56th United States Secretary of State and Founding Principal, Kissinger Associates, Inc.
“This dynamic gathering of influential leaders will ignite powerful conversations, foster invaluable connections, and shape the future of media and entertainment worldwide. We thank our sponsors Hearst, Nielsen, Verizon, and William S. Paley Foundation for making this signature event possible.”
Initial speakers include: James A. Baker III, 61st U.S. Secretary of State; Partner, Baker Botts L.L.P., Frank A. Bennack, Jr., Executive Vice Chairman & Former CEO, Hearst; Chairman, The Paley Center for Media, Chris Cocks, CEO, Hasbro, Inc., Cesar Conde, Chairman, NBCUniversal News Group, NBCUniversal, Timothy Michael Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York, Mike Fries, CEO, Liberty Global, David Kenny, Chairman and CEO, Nielsen, Steve King, Chairman of Europe, Publicis Groupe,Ynon Kreiz, Chairman and CEO, Mattel, Inc.
Debra Lee, CEO, Leading Women Defined, Inc., Janet Lee, SVP and CMO, Samsung Electronics America, John C. Malone, Chairman, Liberty Global, Carolyn McCall, Chief Executive Officer, ITV, Crystal McCrary, Filmmaker, Producer, Author, Entrepreneur, Jonathan Miller, CEO, Integrated Media Company, Arnaud de Puyfontaine, CEO, Vivendi, Faiza J. Saeed, Presiding Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, Sowmyanarayan Sampath, CEO, Verizon Consumer Group, Verizon, Strauss Zelnick, Chairman and CEO, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc and many more.
About The Paley International Council: The International Council is an invitation-only community comprised of the world’s prominent media, entertainment, and technology executives. The council is co-chaired by Frank A. Bennack, Jr. and Henry A. Kissinger.
The council hosts the annual Paley International Council Summit to advance the exchange of ideas and to foster a sense of community. The Summit was first held in 1995 in Italy, and has been held in China, South Africa, Germany, Austria, India, Monaco, Spain, France, Turkey, Mexico, and the United Kingdom.
It was World Liberty TV Teams 2nd year covering Annual Paley International Council Summit NYC, it was very well attended, in my opinion the highlight speech was by Academy award winning Superstar actor , Michael Douglas, who spoke and introduced the panel titled, On the brink : How real is the Threat of Nuclear war? You can hear his speech and much more in our World Liberty TV, Business Channels by Clicking here.