Thanksgiving in NYC

Nov 22, 2021

There’s no place we’d rather be for Thanksgiving than NYC—especially now that festive fun times are back on the table. Our dedicated sales team of neighborhood experts at Modern Spaces has rounded up some of the best events to head to for Turkey Day 2021.

The Parade
Few things say “Thanksgiving” like the world-famous Macy’s Parade. While 2020’s event was a smaller affair that could only be watched from your home, it’s business as usual this year—the streets of Manhattan will be flooded with awe-inspiring floats, marching bands, Broadway performers, clowns, massive balloons, and, of course, Santa himself. Macy’s has created a handy map of the designated viewing areas along the route. If you live further out—say, in Long Island City or Jersey City—you could always cozy up in your condo and watch the parade unfold on NBC.

The Skating
Glide into the festive season on one of New York City’s many ice rinks; The Rink at Rockefeller Center (which has appeared in countless festive movies) is now open daily for the season; skating in the shadow of the iconic 30 Rock is something everyone should experience at least once. Elsewhere, if you bring your own skates to the Bryant Park Winter Village, the rink is absolutely free! Outside of Manhattan, you can practice your figure eights at the World Ice Arena in Queens or Jersey City’s Pershing Field Ice Rink.

The Nutcracker

Bring some enchantment into your Thanksgiving holiday by taking a trip to see the New York Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker. Running from November 26-28, George Balanchine’s magical adaptation of this festive favorite is performed at Lincoln Center. It’s on five times in total, so there’s no excuse to miss the show that’s guaranteed to pull at the heartstrings of kids and adults alike.


The Festive Feasts
From Manhattan to Jersey City to Long Island City, Modern Spaces will help you find wonderful residences to create a special Thanksgiving meal and enjoy turkey, pie—and a few glasses of fizz—with the people you care about most. Otherwise, NYC has a slew of great establishments that will take care of the cooking for you. From Melba’s Restaurant (serving butternut squash soup followed by turkey and collard greens) to Hancock St (the menu features duck Bolognese and pumpkin pie), there’s amazing seasonal cuisine to enjoy all over the city. Find more inspiration at Eater, Time Out, and Thrillist.

Looking for somewhere special to live—and perhaps celebrate next Thanksgiving? Contact Modern Spaces today and discover your dream home, whether it’s a Long Island City condo, a Jersey City rental, or one of our other NYC offerings.

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