Thanksgiving Day Parade Breakfast

November 23, 2023

We give thanks to those who protect and serve, and we honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Wow! What an incredible Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this year! We hosted hundreds of first responder families at our annual Thanksgiving Day Parade Breakfast at the Bryant Park Grill with an incredible front row view of the parade! This special event provides comfort to families of fallen first responders with a meaningful holiday experience and brings a bit of joy to what can otherwise be a difficult season.

Events like this would not be possible without the support of our Diamond & Title Sponsors: CSX & Turken Heath & McCauley.

A very special thank you to all of our amazing sponsors:
LVMH, Technical Arts Group, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Nokes Family Foundation, Carol & Eugene Cheng, The Rosinsky Family, Dell Technologies, Intel, Jazwares, MJS Foundation, Larry Levy, Hallmark Channel, Life-Assist, JVR Electric Inc., Electronix Systems Central Station Alarms, Inc., Thomas & Annmarie Flood, Arrow Security, & Critical Response Group.

and of course, our volunteers who represented these companies:
Fox News Media, Goldman Sachs, Neuberger Berman, NYPD Explorers, TIAA

Happy Thanksgiving!

Founded in 2001 during the immediate aftermath of 9/11, The First Responders Children’s Foundation (FRCF) founder, Al Kahn, created a healing event that included a Thanksgiving Day Breakfast and a viewing of the iconic Thanksgiving Day Parade for the 800 surviving children and their families whose first responder parents were lost or injured on 9/11. Over the last 20 years, this annual event has impacted over 20,000 first responder children and families, giving them an opportunity to enjoy the holiday spirit and escape the daily pressures that often come with being a part of a first responder family.

The Thanksgiving Day Parade Breakfast at Bryant Park Grill on November 24, 2022 welcomes first responders families from across the spectrum of first responder agencies to support each other during the holiday season. Over 1,500 guests are invited to view the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade from an exclusive front-row view of the parade as it passes along Sixth Avenue between 40th and 42nd Streets following a breakfast and presentations which include scholarship award winners, first responder honors, and sponsorship recognition.

FRCF’s signature Thanksgiving Day Breakfast event is a wonderful and personal way to create new traditions and to show gratitude to our uniformed heroes and their families on this national holiday of thanks. Please consider joining us as we thank first responders for their service and let them know we are committed to meeting the needs of their families.

For more information about how to become a sponsor this event, please contact Joanna Black at 646-912-2681

Proceeds from the event will support FRCF programs including college scholarships, direct financial assistance, bereavement assistance, and toys during the holidays. Proceeds will also support mental health services for children of first responder families through the newly introduced First Responders Children’s Foundation Resiliency Program.

This event would not have been possible without our generous sponsors.