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91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Enchants Millions, Ushers in Holiday Season

91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Enchants Millions, Ushers in Holiday Season

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com An estimated 3.5 million people were on hand for the 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, amid perfect blue-skies day. Many had staked out their place along the parade route by 4 am, bundling up…

A Balloon Festival of a Different Sort: Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation Draws Thousands

A Balloon Festival of a Different Sort: Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation Draws Thousands

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com NEW YORK –This Thanksgiving, a magical march returns to the streets of New York City and to homes across the U.S. as the 91st Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® kicks off the holiday season…

Holidays in New York, The Most Enchanting Time of the Year

Holidays in New York, The Most Enchanting Time of the Year

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com New York City’s most magical time of the year, the winter holiday season, is already underway with the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, continues with the iconic Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at Rockefeller Center,…

‘Darkest Hour’ Wins Best Picture Award at Gold Coast International Film Festival

‘Darkest Hour’ Wins Best Picture Award at Gold Coast International Film Festival

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com The results are in: Darkest Hour, a new film starring Gary Oldham as Winston Churchill, is the winner of Best Narrative Film at the 7th Annual Gold Coast International Film Festival. Best Documentary award…

44th Annual Village Halloween Parade: ‘Cabinet of Curiosities: An Imaginary Menagerie’ Goes on in Act of Defiance by New Yorkers

44th Annual Village Halloween Parade: ‘Cabinet of Curiosities: An Imaginary Menagerie’ Goes on in Act of Defiance by New Yorkers

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com The Village Halloween Parade, normally an expression of exuberant creativity, this year had an added dimension of courage and defiance. The 44th annual parade went on, on schedule despite a terror attack that took…

Photos Show Intensity of Action Underway at 2017 US Open Tennis Championships

Photos Show Intensity of Action Underway at 2017 US Open Tennis Championships

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Some 87 matches were contested on Wednesday, August 30, to complete Round 1 after a largely rained out Tuesday. Fans were treated to an amazing array of tennis champions. Here are highlights in photos:…

12th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island Ends on High Note

12th Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island Ends on High Note

  By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com The 12th annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governor’s Island nestled between the tip of Manhattan and Brooklyn ended on a high note, Sunday, August 27. People of all ages, dressed to the…

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