Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween Parade + Greenwich Village

We had a great time Saturday night the much anticipated 36th Annual New York Village Halloween Parade. The costumes and artists were incredibly imaginative and didn't let a little rain put a damper on the festivities!

Parade History:
Started by a Greenwich Village mask maker and puppeteer in 1973, the Parade began as a walk from house to house in his neighborhood for his children and their friends. After the second year of this local promenade, Theater for the New City stepped in and produced the event on a larger scale as part of their City in the Streets program. That year the Parade went through many more streets in Greenwich Village and attracted larger participation because of the involvement of the Theater. After the third year, the Parade formed itself into a not-for-profit organization, discontinued its association with Theater for the New City and produced the Parade on its own. Today the Parade is the largest celebration of its kind in the world and has been picked by Festivals International as "The Best Event in the World" for October 31.

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