BY: Adal Hussain, Chief Editor, Spring St NYC 10/31/23
New York City’s highly anticipated Annual Village Halloween Parade is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the iconic event.
The Parade’s theme this year will be Upside Down/Inside OUT, reflecting on the folks’ return to a “new normalcy” after the 2020 pandemic.
While many spent the lockdown INSIDE, the Parade celebrates the freedom of coming OUT, but as who we are NOW upon reemergence in whole new world.
The Parade will honor world-famous performance artist Laurie Anderson as Grand Marshal and Lou Reed as the posthumous Grand Marshal, while featuring dozens of marching bands, hundreds of Giant Puppets, and tens of thousands of New Yorkers in costume of their own creation.
5oth Ann“The Halloween Parade, in its 50th year, is a unique celebration of spirit, creativity, and unity. It continues to inspire young creatives in NYC, bringing them together in a procession of imagination and transformation.
Simultaneously, the Parade embraces the true essence of Halloween, where the boundary between the living and the dead is the thinnest, allowing spirits to briefly walk the earth,” said Jeanne Fleming, long-time Director of the Parade.
“This year’s Parade not only commemorates its own 50-year history but also pays tribute to those lost to various events like 9/11, AIDS, and Covid, as well as those who have been part of the Parade throughout the years.”
The Parade is set to begin at 7pm ET on Tuesday, October 31, 2023, at Spring St. and will travel North on Sixth Avenue from Canal Street to 18th Street.
The Village Halloween Parade is free for all to view from the sidelines or to join IN COSTUME. No ticket is required; however, tickets are available and ticket holders will enjoy VIP access and the option to choose from various ways to participate in the Parade, ranging from watching it, walking in it, or helping support the work through donations.
All IN COSTUME are welcome to join. Line-up begins at 6:30pm EST on Sixth Avenue South of Spring Street. Participants are instructed to ONLY approach the start from the SOUTH at Canal Street and 6th Avenue.
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