NYC Halloween is an international holiday parade and street pageant held on the night of each Halloween in Lower Manhattan’s Greenwich Village neighborhood. The Smalltown Halloween Parade, do by Greenwich Village puppeteer and mask creator Ralph Lee in 1973, is New York City’s 1st nighttime parade and the world’s biggest Halloween parade. Gest5
The parade was claimed to have 50,000 “costumed competitors” and 2 million spectators.
This has been dubbed the “Carnival of New York.” The procession is mostly a casual affair because individual marchers will only turn up at the starting point in costume without participating or charging money. The most emblematic characteristics of the parade are the huge puppets, animated by hundreds of volunteers. Every year the official theme of the parade is added to the puppets. The website notes that, in addition to the puppets, more than 50 marching bands compete per year.
There is still business floats to Halloween shows. The official path from Spring Street to Sixth Avenue on 16th Street, all inside Manhattan, is 1.4 miles long (the walk from Sixth Avenue meeting place from Canal Street to Spring Street extends 0.2 miles further). The parade typically ends at 7 pm New York time and lasts around 2-3 hours.
What to do on Halloween in NYC?
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Haunted House at Queens County Farm: The spookiness at this Queen’s working farm is on the mild side of the haunted house.
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