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Protester’s Not Going Away and Planning To Ruin The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

Protester’s Not Going Away and Planning To Ruin The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

NYC protests

As there have been circumstances where  theatregoers are being inconvenienced due to the traffic congestion relating to demonstrations/protests after the recent election, the League let these notices public for your convenience.

NYC protests

This is not going away anytime soon, especially with President Obama refusing to tell people to be quiet and Ms. Clinton inciting protests not love, so expect to be inconvenienced.

18-Nov: 16:30- 21:00 Bridges NOT Walls. Brooklyn Bridge Park/Pier 6 Bridges NOT Walls March (Anti-Trump March)

18-Nov: 18:00- 21:00 Various Trump International (1 Central Park West) “Trump is Not My President”

18-Nov: 19:00 Pro-Trump Supporters. Trump International (1 Central Park West)

19-Nov: 11:00 – 15:00 Blood Manor NYC, Union Square Park, “We are All Affected – Anti-Trump Protest”

19-Nov: 14:00 – 17:00 Various, Trump Tower (725 Fifth Avenue), Protest “President-Elect Trump”

19-Nov: 16:30 – 23:45 Students for the Future, Columbus Circle with Possible March to Trump Tower (725 Fifth Avenue), Demonstration “Students against Trump”

20-Nov: 12:00 – 18:00 United Against Hate, Start: Washington Square Park then MARCH to Trump Tower (725 Fifth Avenue), “Anti-Trump Presidency Rally and March”

24-Nov: 06:00 – 23:00, NO DAPL & Overturn Citizens United, Start: Macy’s Dept Store (151 West 34th St) then MARCH to Union Square Park at 1330 Hours, “Mass Direct Action – urge President-Elect Trump to halt the construction of the North Dakota Access Pipeline”

17-Dec: 19:00 – 22:00, LGBT Community, Washington Square Park, LGBTQ Against Trump

20-Jan: 17:00 – 24:00, Socialist Alternatives, NYC, Foley Square, “Resist Trump: Occupy Inauguration NYC”

Here is some extra information on the Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Parade Route and Street Closures

  •   The parade route will be the same as 2015: south on Central Park West from 86th Street to east on Central Park South to south on Avenue of the Americas. The parade route on Avenue of the Americas will be from 59th – 34th streets.
  •   The City is expecting approximately 4 million spectators along the parade route
  •   Balloons will be inflated the day before near the American Museum of Natural


  •   Traffic closures start at 12:00 AM the morning of the parade on 6th Avenue from 34th Street to 42nd Street; 7th Avenue from 34th Street to 42nd Street and on Broadway from 34th Street to 42nd Street. Traffic closures start at 12:00 AM at

    1120 Avenue of the Americas, 4th Floor | New York, NY 10036
    Phone: (212) 626-6792 | Fax: (212) 626-6793 | |

59th Street Columbus Circle to 5th Avenue on Central Park South.

  •   Street closures will be restored when the parade passes.
  •   Pedestrian crossings will be at 37th, 39th, 44th, 48th, 52nd and 56th Streets.
  •   Vehicle crossings will be at 42nd and 57th Streets.
  •   Some subway entrances will be closed along Central Park West, 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue. It is also possible that some stations will be by-passed based on crowd and safety conditions.

    o All ADA accessible entrances will remain open. Parade Viewing and Guests

  •   The NYPD will distribute bullet points with information.
  •   Guests must arrive by 8:15 AM and must have proper ID. Guests must have a company ID or a letter stating the purpose of their entering the building. After 8:15 AM no guests will be allowed access.
  •   Guests are asked to enter through the side entrance of the building, not on the Avenue. Guests should NOT attempt to cross the Avenue on Thanksgiving Day morning.
  •   No large bags/coolers will be allowed.
  •   It is suggested building owners send a liaison to the point of entry to admit guests and the liaison to connect with police official on their block (officials come from all boroughs and may not be familiar with Midtown District).
  •   Access to parking lots will be permitted until 7:00 AM. Building Information
  •   Flag Poles and other obstructions must be removed as spectators cannot be underneath.
  •   There will be no placements of bleachers on the Avenue.
  •   Private gatherings on the street are not permitted.
  •   Any buildings utilizing “open air” set-backs, roof tops and balconies must reach out to the NYPD prior to their event. Buildings may contact Precinct Community Affairs Unit, Mayor’s Office of Special Events and Patrol Borough Manhattan

South Operations or Parade personnel assigned to that area on Thanksgiving Day.

  •   Building owners are to notify construction workers that no one is allowed on the scaffolding, especially children.
  •   Sculptures in front of building can be roped off, but monitoring these areas is the responsibility of the building owners.
  •   Building owners are to remove supplemental garbage cans. The Department of Sanitation will remove city owned garbage cans prior to the parade.
  •   No garbage can be left on curb past midnight on November 23.
  •   Building owners can expect to be contacted by the NYC Business Integrity Commission to ensure compliance with garbage removal. Building owners will be fined if they are not in compliance.


Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email:

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