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Everything we know about this year’s Village Halloween Parade

Written by
Jennifer Picht

By now, you probably have your Halloween costume figured out. (Oh, wait, just us?) However, now that the Village Halloween Parade announced its costume theme for this year’s procession, you might want to rethink your strategy.

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Now in it’s 43rd year, the parade’s costume attire—which is mandatory in order to march—should be modeled after the idea of “Reverie.” Get it? If not, here is a statement from the good folks behind the parade:

“One thinks of Halloween as a chance to fantasize, but more than anything Halloween lets us realize, allowing us to play ourselves, leaving the remainder of the year for sleepwalking. We are hopeful folks will create a Halloween costume that at once expresses and feeds their soul. So this year we celebrate Reverie, inviting one and all to recreate their waking dreams.”

As usual, the ghoulish march takes place on Halloween which falls on a Monday (October 31) this year. Marchers in costume should line-up at Sixth Avenue and Canal St at 6:30pm before the event officially starts at 7pm. 

There will be hundreds of puppets, 53 bands playing different types of music, dancers and thousands of New Yorkers participating in this totally free spectacle, so make sure to suit up in your dreamiest get-up and get out there!

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