Everything You Need To Know About NYC’s “Hometown Heroes” Ticker Tape Parade


On Wednesday, July seventh, New York Metropolis will host a “Hometown Heroes” ticker tape parade honoring important staff alongside Manhattan’s Canyon of Heroes. The final ticker tape parade held right here was for the US Ladies’s Nationwide Soccer Staff in 2019.

The lead-up to the parade has been bumpy—it was introduced by Mayor Invoice de Blasio final month, however not all important staff have been within the authentic record of these being honored, together with funeral business staff, who have been tasked with choosing up our bodies through the disaster. (Following Gothamist’s report, they have been invited to hitch.)

ABC’s Robin Roberts will host, and the Grand Marshal of the parade is Sandra Lindsay, a nurse at a hospital in Queens who was the primary to obtain the Pfizer vaccine in December. Along with healthcare staff, transportation, utilities, training, bodega, and metropolis staff (amongst many others) will likely be honored.

NYC’s EMTs won’t be attending, nevertheless, based on members of Native 2507. The Day by day Information reported they “hope their absence will spotlight their push for higher pay. EMS unions haven’t had a brand new contract with the town for 3 years.”

What time do issues begin? 11 a.m.

The place? The parade route begins at Battery Park, then travels up Broadway alongside the Canyon of Heroes, and ends at Metropolis Corridor, the place the Mayor and First Woman will cheer marchers. (A beforehand deliberate ceremony at Metropolis Corridor was canceled “to maintain New Yorkers protected from the warmth.”)

What number of floats? 14. Making this one of many largest ticker-tape parades within the metropolis’s historical past. That is the order by which they’re going to seem within the parade: Hospital Employees, Healthcare Employees, Training & Childcare, First Responders, Group Care, Metropolis Employees, Advocacy Organizations, Transportation, Hospitality & Constructing Care, Emergency Meals, Communication & Supply, Small Companies & Bodega, Utilities, Reinforcements.

Brooklyn Rapid Transit (BRT) Brooklyn Union (BU) Elevated car 1273, part of the New York Transit Museum’s vintage fleet, is loaded onto a flatbed trailer at the South Brooklyn Interchange Yard on Tuesday, in advance of Wednesday’s Hometown Heroes Parade.


Brooklyn Fast Transit (BRT) Brooklyn Union (BU) Elevated automotive 1273, a part of the New York Transit Museum’s classic fleet, is loaded onto a flatbed trailer on the South Brooklyn Interchange Yard on Tuesday, prematurely of Wednesday’s Hometown Heroes Parade.

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Will there be a really previous subway automotive concerned not directly? Sure. Members of the MTA will likely be using in a 118-year-old subway automotive, courtesy of the Transit Museum. Automobile 1273 is a wooden-body practice automotive, and the oldest of their assortment—in actual fact, it was in service through the metropolis’s first pandemic in 1918. It is going to be transported through a flatbed truck, then used as a float through the parade.

And can there be a Nineteen Eighties cowl band, for some cause? There will likely be 10 bands performing, however just one is “The World’s Greatest 80’s Band, Jessie’s Woman.”

Are you invited? Sure. If you’re absolutely vaccinated you possibly can “come as you’re,” whereas others will likely be requested to masks up and distance.

Will it’s streaming? Sure. It is possible for you to video of the parade on any main community, together with their streaming platform. If an embed turns into obtainable we’ll embody it right here.

“We’re giving working individuals the salute they deserve,” Mayor de Blasio stated. “If you wish to be part of this totally historic parade up the Canyon of Heroes, all are welcome to come back and revel in and see the heroes that we’ll be saluting. That is outside and it is actually a second to have fun.”