Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday that “the event is re-organized” with a television and online version instead of the famous retail store.
The mayor cited ongoing health concerns amid the epidemic, saying “there are some things we still can’t do.”
“We still can’t do the kind of big gatherings that would normally happen this year and any year,” he said. “Parade and major community events, those kinds of things, still have to wait.”
The mayor did not respond to what the non-live parade might look like.
But he said Massey was able to hold a “wonderful fireworks display” for the Fourth of July holiday, even though the audience was prevented from joining it in person.
As the wildly popular parade called for, “You’ll be able to feel the emotion and joy of that day online on television,” De Blasio said.
“Not a live parade, but something that really gives us that warmth and that great feeling that we have on Thanksgiving Day.”
This is not the first time in the parade’s 96-year history that it has been canceled.
The West Side raga stated that there were three other times in 1942, 1943 and 1944 – due to the lack of helium during World War II.
The mayor said Messi will give more information about this year’s parade on Monday.
Messi did not return a request for comment from The Post.