New York's 38th Annual Village Halloween Parade lands Sunday, October 31, 2010;
the largest, most wildly creative Halloween Celebration in the world. Now in its 37th year, this true folk art event features 60,000 people in costumes of their own creation, 36 bands playing music from all over the world reflecting the ethnic traditions of NYC, performance troupes, floats, and its own style of Giant Puppets created just for the Parade. The event draws a happy, costumed audience of over 2 million spectators that occasioned the New York Times to call the Parade “the best entertainment the people of this city give to the people of this city.” Things kick off at 7 pm. Lineup is on 6th Avenue South of Spring and North of Canal. The Parade goes from Spring St. to 16th Street on 6th Avenue. All Those in Costume are Welcome to Join Hundreds of Puppets, 42 Bands of Different Types of Music, Dancers and Artists, and Thousands of other New Yorkers in Costumes of their Own Creation in the Nation’s Most Wildly Creative Public Participatory Event in the Greatest City in the World ! It will be televised live on NY1 TV and WPIX Channel 11.
The unfavorable economy is hitting everyone and this year, the Village Parade has taken its share of lumps, so we are calling out to all the horror fans, current and former residents of the New York City area and all lovers of everything Halloween to reach deep down into their pockets and donate as little as one dollar to support one of the greatest Halloween traditions I know of. Donations pay for everything from the fantastic puppets and entertainment in the parade itself to the security for those marching and the happy people watching on the sidelines, the coordination of this massive gathering and even the clean up after the crowds are gone. It all costs buckets of cash, so if we want to keep the spirit of Halloween alive in New York City, pitch in a buck and tell everyone you know to spread the word. Your support means everything!!
CLICK HERE to make a donation and grab a graphic for your web page to help spread the word! All graphics should point to
https://nychalloween.wufoo.com/forms/village-halloween-parade-mailing-list/ . Thanks for your help!!