Thanksgiving Parade Breakfast

USSS Special Agent Anthony Lacorazza & Family, Photo by Sean T. Smith / Anton Martynov

The First Responders Children’s Foundation’s 18th annual Thanksgiving Breakfast was held on November 22, 2018 in beautiful Bryant Park. In cooperation with the NYPD, the FDNY, and the Port Authority police of N.Y. and N.J., the FRCF hosted approximately 1,300 children and relatives of fallen law enforcement officers and firefighters for a very special Thanksgiving breakfast.

The event is free to the invited kids and families and features great food, camaraderie, and an up-close view of the famed Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Each year, line of duty families look forward to this significant event for a chance to gather, celebrate, and ease a sorrow that can be particularly difficult during the holiday season. Sponsors underwrite the costs of the event so the children and their families can attend for free.

Amidst the 170 holiday shops, against the backdrop of the Winter Village, skating rink, and the Carousel, the event featured breakfast from our partners at the Bryant Park Grill. The west end of the park, along 6th Avenue between 40th and 42nd streets, provided an exclusive front-row view of the parade as it passed by Bryant Park.


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Thank you to our 2018 Thanksgiving Sponsors:

Bryant Park Corporation
Bryant Park Grill
American Express
Louis Vuitton
The Rosinsky Family
Electronix Systems Central Station Alarms, Inc.
Global Foundation for First Responders
MSA Security
Mike N Emmerman and Patricia A Stockhausen
The Hardy Family
Commissioner Daniel Stewart and Jon Recor
JVR Electric Inc.
RDMC Data Center Consultants
Century Direct
Neuberger Berman
Thomas and Ann Marie Flood
Lindenhurst Union Free School District
Bank fo America Winter Village at Bryant Park

How You Can Help!

You can help make Thanksgiving special for families who have lost a loved one in the line of duty! Become a sponsor, donor or volunteer for our 18th annual Thanksgiving event!

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Your contribution of $50 will provide a child the opportunity to attend the event for free!
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