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Times Square New Years Eve

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New York City – Frigid temperatures did not keep revelers from packing Times Square for 2018 crystal ball drop.  The second coldest on record with10-degree temperatures at midnight.  An estimate million people lined the street.  Partygoers had extra layers of clothes, face masks and hand warmers as many came as early as 10 in the morning to secure their positions.  Prior preparations by all New York's finest had tight security covered on the ground and air to give a complete successful evening for welcoming in the New Year.

 

Mariah Carey came back to redeem herself after last year’s performance at Times Square fell short.  This year for New Years Eve 2018 Carey fully redeemed herself with two songs; “Vision of Love” and “Hero.”  Other performances New Years Eve; Andy Grammer, Sugarland, Lauren Alaina, Camila Cabello, Chyno Miranda, Antonique Smith, Nick Jonas, Neil Diamond

Wedding and Portrait Photography Conference/Expo

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Las Vegas, Nevada – Registration is now open for the largest playground for Wedding & Portrait Photography International (WPPI) in North America Offers World Class Education, Experiential Events, Innovative Technologies, and Community Networking.  The Conference and Expo at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Resort in Las Vegas is February 25-28, 2018.  At its core, WPPI creates a unique and interactive learning experience for attendees by addressing the latest trends in wedding/portrait photography with programming focused on Newborn Photography, Photo Booths, Filmmaking, School/Sports Photography, and several classes focused on the business of photography. In addition to more than 40 Platform Classes, WPPI offers more intense learning environments through its PLUS and Master Classes and Photo Walks.

 

Every year, the biggest and best manufacturers, solution providers, experts, and retailers in the world for photography and video display and demonstrate the latest technology at WPPI’s three-day expo. This is the largest collection of industry manufacturers and suppliers for professional, amateur, and emerging wedding and portrait photographers anywhere in North America.


The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

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New York – The Rockefeller Center and surrounding blocks were totally filled with revelers for the 85th Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.  Mayor Bill de Blasio flipped the switch surrounded by the Rockettes, Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker.  The tree lighting performers included Harry Connick Jr., Seal, Train, Brett Eldredge, Pentatonix, The Tenors and others.

 

The Norway Spruce stood 75 feet tall, weighed 12-tons and was donated by Jason Perrin, State College, Pennsylvania.  Swarovski Star was placed at the top of the Norway Spruce tree and adorned with 25,000 crystals and one million facets.  The tree will be lit every day until January 7th.  The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be donated to Habitat for Humanity.  Security was tighter this year with more areas restricted as well as extra screening. 


18th Winter’s Eve Lincoln Square

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New York City – The Upper West Side was packed with holiday revelers enjoying a full evening of festive activities. Weather was mild allowing families to have their children embrace the excitement of the holiday event.  Taking the stage was Micky Dolenz the voice from The Monkees as headliner.  Lea Salonga from Broadway’s “Once On This Island” lead the lineup with members of the Metropolitan Opera.  The celebration’s formal kickoff began with a tree lighting ceremony in Dante Park on the Upper West Side lead by Amy Freeze. 

 

The festival had a large variety of events for all to enjoy.  The always-entertaining stilt-walkers enlightened everyone with their amazing ability and agility to walk through crowds and give a creative performance as they walked through the festival.  Vendors were serving food from over 30 of Lincoln Square’s top eateries.  Ice Sculpturing took place in front of the Time Warner Center.  Domes Tree Farm from Bliss, New york installed the 27ft Concolor Fir.  


91st Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

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New York City – The temperature was colder at the start of the parade but that did not keep spectators away from enjoying the largest Thanksgiving Parade in the country.  The winds were low so that the balloons could be flown at normal expected height for all to be amazed of the size as they came down the parade route.  Estimation of over 3.5 million people lined the parade route.  This year featured new balloons such as Olaf from the movie “Frozen” and from “Paw Patrol” Chase, a new version of the Grinch of Dr. Seuss stories. 

 

The floats had celebrities as Jimmy Fallon, Smokey Robinson, The Roots, Wyclef Jean, Flo Rida.  Marching bands from different parts of the country and the long awaited Santa Claus closed the successful parade event.  The route is 2 ½ miles long and traveled down Central Park West from 77 street to Columbus Circle, along Central Park South to 6th Avenue to 34 Street and ending at Macy’s Herald Square on 34th Street.  Security was extra tight to keep everyone safe to enjoy the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.



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