2019 Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

 

Updated April 17, 2019

Your Second Time Arounders are going to the 2019 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and boy are we excited!

As of April, we’re taking nearly 800 people to New York including roughly 450 musicians, twirlers, dancers, rifles, letters, and flags!
Band membership for the parade closed on April 15, but you can still cheer us on in NYC as a Tag-Along and of course join us for our 2020 season at the beginning of next year.

This is the second time around for the band at the Macy’s parade having marched 512 performers in New York City in 2008. It’s an honor to be chosen once. It’s rare indeed to march this parade a second time!

To our members: there remains only very limited availability at the group hotel, the ROW NYC, for you to book your room. Most of our block is sold out. If you need a room, please contact me (Lee Lafleur) at the below email address and we’ll see what we can do for you.

NYC Excursions are available first-come, first served at the following link at WeTravel:  

We Travel Link

 (https://www.wetravel.com/trips/new-york-city-excursions-for-the-second-time-arounders-marching-band-performing-arts-consultants-new-york-57160782)

As they sell-out or hit booking deadline, they will no longer be available. Book your New York City Excursions & Shows through Performing Arts Consultants as part of your Macy’s 2019 Rounders adventure! These selections will NOT interfere with your rehearsal and parade commitments and at prices at or BELOW what you’ll find otherwise*. Excursions with your Rounders friends…and family.

Featuring:
The Ride
NBC Studio Tour
Luxury Dinner Cruise (only 40 seats available)
Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour
Top of the Rock
9/11 Memorial and Museum
One World Observatory
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Broadway Shows (with your Rounder friends) (prices tentative and will be finalized as available)

Here is our Excursion Brochure

Excursion Brochure

Please choose carefully as once the tickets are confirmed on July 31, there are no refunds.

Tickets will be distributed at last rehearsal(s) and/or at the ROW hotel in NYC at the PAC desk.

As parade seating for our friends and family is not readily available to ANY Macy’s viewer, the band remains not involved in securing parade viewing. Macy’s recommends viewing the Parade on Central Park West, south of 74th Street and north of 62nd Street. The band is not providing any transportation that morning but encourage friends and family to group together on the subway, cab, Uber, Lyft, etc toward your chosen destination.

Our friends at the Offstage Group do have VIP dining and seating arrangements available (first come first served reservations) and have sold dozens to Rounders friends and family. Note that these Offstage is NOT affiliated with the band or with our tour group PAC…but instead just another opportunity for you to consider with a discount to the band through late April (full price afterwards as available).

Brunch Viewings

(https://mailchi.mp/41c42836476c/thanksgiving-day-parade-nyc-viewing-brunch-along-the-parade-route)

Rehearsals for Macy’s remain mandatory and you must attend each and every Fall rehearsal in order to be in the Macy’s Herald Square block. You can find our mandatory Macy’s rehearsal times and dates here. Please plan accordingly!  

Rounders Calendar

(http://secondtimearounders.org/member-info-calendar/)

 


The Rounders will stay in the heart of New York City’s Theater District and Times Square at the Row Hotel located at 700 8th Avenue, between 44th and 45th Street, New York, NY 10036. We’ll be in the center of the action at this “downtown cool” boutique twenty-eight floor, 1300+ room Inn.

Our tour partner, Performing Arts Consultants (PAC) has negotiated competitive rates during this peak NYC week that includes complimentary Wi-Fi, 10% discounts at the nearby indoor food markets and gift shop, the mandatory NYC baggage handling fees (welcome to NYC!), resort fees, and, occupancy/state/local taxes). Additional nights to our 4-night (and 3-night) Macy’s packages will be available at the same rates, before our dates, at a little more after (Sat and Sun Nights +75.00 per room) space available.

Rounder room rates for this PEAK period in NYC are $358.00 single, $191. ea (double), $140. ea (triple), and $120.ea (quad). Rooms as well as the extras you NEED can be booked here (and only here) with only a deposit due at time of booking. We have held a few rooms for those of you still wanting to join us in the parade. As of Feb 2019, 750 band members, friends, and family are making the trip!

The “extras” on the site include Thanksgiving dinner, Band transportation, Planet Hollywood breakfast, and a great selection of Broadway shows. Read the website information carefully as some items are mandatory to performers and not available to tag longs!


Here is our “surprise” Macy’s announcement in video (April 14, 2018): 

Here is our earlier Macy’s Acceptance Announcement: Thanks for joining our March to Macy’s 2019! Check our frequent band emails for updates!

Lee Lafleur
Rounders Trip Coordinator  & Board Member