Village Halloween Parade

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39th Annual Village Halloween Parade
Photograph courtesy Virginia Rollison 39th Annual Village Halloween Parade

Get over to Sixth Avenue to see thousands of costumes, dancers and floats, including giant skeletons that dance above your head and hordes of zombies jamming out. See creative costumes you’d never glimpse anywhere else, since some people spend all year making theirs! Each year the parade has a different theme, and for 2018's 45th annual parade that theme is “I AM a Robot!”. The parade grand marshall and talented costume designer Machine Dazzle will lead a special VIP robot section — a section guests dressed as cyborgs or androids can join with tickets ($25–$100).

Such a spectacle doesn’t come without crowds, though; partygoers are advised to get there early and stake out a spot. If you can’t make it in person (or don’t feel like braving the masses), never fear: The parade is broadcast live for all to see on NY1 from 7:30 to 9:30pm. Sixth Ave from Spring to 16th Sts. All ages.


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