YAI Arts and Culture Macy’s Thanksgiving
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.
Thursday November 26, 2020
How do I get tickets to enter the YAI Arts and Culture secure viewing area?
Please contact Ulli Fenninger at 212.273.6181 or ulli.fenninger [at] yai.org
The location has a per group limit of 5 people and tickets are provided on a first-come, first serve basis beginning in January of each year until the allotted space is full.
There is per group limit of 5 people inclusive of the person with special viewing needs. As this area is reserved for people with a number of special viewing needs including sensory processing issues, we must limit the overall audience in order to better accommodate the needs of our guests.
No. There is a limited amount of space within the designated area, please limit bringing lightweight folding seats to those that need it.
The exact location of our designated area will be determined 10 days before the event. People who have registered and been granted access will be notified of the location of the designated area and entry details.
The Parade takes place from 9am - 12pm. Typically Santa Claus, the last float in the Parade, passes the YAI Arts and Culture area at approximately 11:30am.
We strongly recommend you arrive by 8am. After 8am, the pathways near the viewing area may be closed or obstructed by spectators. YAI volunteers will be stationed at the designated area beginning at 7am.
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.
The Macy’s Parade takes place rain or shine and is not canceled or rescheduled due to inclement weather.