Ooh: Sculptor Tom Otterness has a helium balloon in tomorrow's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - a balloon of Humpty Dumpty. Humpty Dumpty seems like a perfect subject for Otterness, whose round figures do seem eggish. You can see the balloons for the parade being blown up on the Upper West Side, at West 77th and West 81st Streets and Central Park West (near the Museum of Natural History), from 3PM-10PM today. [Gothamist went two years ago, and we saw a nutty balloon orgy.] Today's Times also looks at the training baloon handlers are getting this year. Those who fail to remember history...blah blah blah. We can recall all the changes that Macy's made a year after the injury of a spectator in 1997, but it looks like those changes are history.

In another Thanksgiving Day vein, for those of you who may want to volunteer instead, we suggest you contact a few charities to see how you can help. Here are a couple - The Food Bank, Citymeals on Wheels, the Children's Aid Society, the Jay Senior Center and the Bowery Mission. And if you have suggestions, let us know in the comments.

You can learn more about the parade in a thorough previous post. Plus Ask Gothamist on Thanksgiving in your small apartment and the chapter about Humpty Dumpty from Through the Looking Glass.