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New York Hallowe'en Parade

Listed under Festivals in New York City, United States.

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October 31st is fancy dress utopia for some two million people every year in New York’s Greenwich Village. Despite the event’s vast scale, its organisers express pride at the community feel of the parade. It’s suitable for children to attend and they (as well as the adults) are encouraged to indulge their creative impulses and invent the most ingenious and eye-catching themed costumes possible. The result is a carnival-like explosion of wonderfully weird sound and colour which progresses down Sixth Avenue and culminates in a massive party. There are official floats and some mind-boggling costume efforts are put together by teams that contribute every year, but as long as you’re dressed as something creepy and/or peculiar, you’re invited too: just meet the crowd between Spring and Broome Streets in the early evening and join the ghost train!

Written by  larapiegeler.

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