YAI Arts and Culture Macy’s Thanksgiving

DESIGNATED SECTION IS FULL - WE ARE NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR A WAITING LIST

YAI Arts and Culture Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Designated Area

YAI Arts and Culture provides a secure viewing area along the parade route for the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. YAI Arts and Culture, assisted by volunteers, supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, people with physical disabilities and their family, friends and other New Yorkers in enjoying the parade in a designated space to ensure an enjoyable viewing experience.

When is the 2019 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Thursday November 28, 2019

How do I get tickets to enter the YAI Arts and Culture secure viewing area?

THE SECTION IS NOW FULL.

To be added to our waiting list, or for further information contact Ulli Fenninger at 212.273.6181 or ulli.fenninger [at] yai.org

What is the maximum number of people that I can have in my group?

Five

Does YAI Arts and Culture provide seating in their designated area?

No. There is a limited amount of space within the designated area, please limit bringing lightweight folding seats to those that need it.

Are there restrooms in the designated area?

Yes

Where is the YAI Arts and Culture section located?

The exact location of our designated area will be determined 10 days before the event. People who have registered will be notified of the location of the designated area.

What time is the parade?

The parade takes place from 9am - 12pm. Typically Santa, the last float, passes the YAI Arts and Culture area at approximately 11:30am. 

What time do I need to arrive?

We strongly recommend you arrive by 8am. After 8am the pathways from 5th Avenue may be closed. YAI volunteers will be stationed at the designated area beginning at 7am. 

Can I leave at any time?

Yes. The YAI Arts and Culture entry points are also the exit points. They are open and typically free of crowds for you to leave at any time.

Will the parade be canceled because of weather?

No