The Macy’s Balloonfest is from 3 PM to 10 PM on Wednesday, Nov. 27th, on the streets around the American Museum of Natural History, from 77th to 81st Streets, between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West. Take the kids. It’s fascinating to watch Snoopy’s nose or Kermit’s leg or Spiderman’s arm pop into life.
The only place to enter the roped off area and get up close and personal with the balloons is at 79th St. and Columbus Avenue. You then follow the barricaded route two blocks south on Columbus to 77th St., east on 77th for one block to Central Park West, north on CPW to 81st St., to the exit at 81st and Columbus.