List of ticker-tape parades in New York City

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Since 1886, New York City has honored politicians, generals, organizations, military veterans, athletes, and others with ticker-tape parades.[1] Parades are traditionally held along a section of Broadway, known as the "Canyon of Heroes", from the Battery to City Hall. Each of these 206 parades has been commemorated by the Alliance for Downtown New York City with a granite strip, installed in 2004.[2]




Returning Home, New York Times, 1919




Dwight Eisenhower waves to crowd in 1945



Ticker-tape parade for Brazilian president João Goulart
Ticker tape parade for the Apollo 11 astronauts




Desert Storm march in the Welcome Home parade


Crowds overrun Bowling Green Station to witness the ticker-tape parade for the Super Bowl champion New York Giants, February 2008


USWNT at a parade in their honor after the 2019 Championship


Healthcare workers being honored for their efforts in combatting COVID-19

Individuals honored with multiple parades[edit]

Richard E. Byrd (3), George Fried (2), Bobby Jones (2), Amelia Earhart (2), Wiley Post (2), Dwight D. Eisenhower (2), Hugo Eckener (2), Charles de Gaulle (2), Haile Selassie (2), John Glenn (2), Alcide De Gasperi (2).

Sports teams honored[edit]

New York Yankees (9), United States Olympics team (5, plus 2 individual parades for Jesse Owens and Carol Heiss), New York Mets (3), New York Giants (football) (2), United States women's national soccer team (2), New York Giants (baseball) (1), New York Rangers (1).

Potential revisions[edit]

In 2017, then Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Twitter that he intended to have Marshall Pétain's plaque removed from the Canyon of Heroes.[9][10] This happened after a national debate over the propriety of Confederate monuments spilled over into a reassessment of monuments in general. Pétain was honored in 1931 for his service in World War I. After France's defeat by Germany, he advocated surrender rather than resistance; Pétain headed the Nazi collaborationist government of Vichy France from 1940–1944. France itself has largely removed all commemoration for Pétain; the last street named after him was renamed in 2010.[11]


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  2. ^ a b "Downtown Alliance Commemorates 204 Canyon of Heroes Parades" (PDF). Alliance for Downtown New York. June 15, 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2016-02-16.
  3. ^ Maeder, Jay. "The Fugitive Mayor: William O'Dwyer's abrupt exit from City Hall".
  4. ^ Matthews, David (9 July 2015). "The 24 least necessary ticker-tape parades in New York history". Splinter.
  5. ^ "Ralph Bunche Park". New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Retrieved March 31, 2023.
  6. ^ Kifner, John (1990-06-21). "The Mandela Visit; Mandela Gets an Emotional New York City Welcome". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-02-16.
  7. ^ West, Melanie Grayce; King, Kate. "NYC Ticker-Tape Parade Honors U.S. Women's Soccer Team". Wall Street Journal. ISSN 0099-9660. Retrieved 2016-02-16.
  8. ^ "U.S. Women's World Cup champions cheered by tens of thousands at NYC ticker-tape parade". NBC News. July 10, 2019. Retrieved July 10, 2019.
  9. ^ Neuman, William (August 30, 2017). "Ordering Review of Statues Puts de Blasio in Tricky Spot". The New York Times.
  10. ^ @NYCMayor (August 16, 2017). "The commemoration for Nazi collaborator Philippe Pétain in the Canyon of Heroes will be one of the first we remove" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  11. ^ "The Name of Pétain, Hero and Villain, Is Cleansed From the Streets of France". The Forward. 30 December 2010.
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