Newsletter for Thanksgiving 2015
INSTAGRAM OF THE DAY
#TBT to Thanksgiving day 1979, via the Philadelphia Bulletin; photo via @billy_penn on Instagram.
11 RETRO THANKSGIVING DAY PARADES FROM YESTERYEAR
New York gets all the glitz and glory for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. But Philly’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is actually the oldest in the country. This yearly affair features marching bands, dancers and Santa strutting down the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, and has attracted plenty of local onlookers over the last several decades. So enjoy your Turkey Day, and watch these 11 videos to remember some of the Thanksgiving Day Parades Philadelphia has hosted over the years.
BLACKOUT WEDNESDAY: A PHILLY CRIMINAL TRADITION?
The last few years, the night before Thanksgiving has developed a reputation as one of the wildest party nights of the year. Some call it Blackout Wednesday and regard it as bigger than New Year’s Eve. Does that ring true in Philadelphia? We pulled some crime statistics in an effort to answer that very question.
IT’S THANKSGIVING! WHERE TO VOLUNTEER
Want to help out on this holiday? Worry not. Billy Penn has collected several organizations specifically in need of volunteers on Thanksgiving and others who need them throughout the holiday season. And remember: While volunteers are certainly needed around Thanksgiving and the holidays, they’re also needed throughout the rest of the year. So consider these organizations in the new year as well.