This is one of my absolute favorite things to do in NYC each year. The actual parade I catch bits and pieces of on TV but Balloon Inflation, I haven’t missed in over 15 years – rain or shine!!
And this year was the best! It was very well-organized and started earlier, in order to end earlier (for security). And the weather was great!
They had also partially blown up many of the balloons on Tuesday night which made for a much more instagram-worthy event.
One, not so great piece of news: there were significantly fewer balloons this year – a whole block less in fact. The retail malaise is even hitting the parade.
Scroll down to see more of the balloons including video of some being inflated – it’s a big group effort.