The Village Halloween Parade – Celebrating it’s 41st Year!

Ready to celebrate Halloween next week? Why not join one of the most famous celebrations in the world? It’s the legendary Greenwich Village Halloween Parade, now hitting it’s 41st year! Just to add another level of fun, the Grand Marshall this year is none other than Whoopi Goldberg. The 2014 41st Annual Parade will be on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2014 at 7 p.m.

From the official website :

Only those in costume are welcome to join… t he nation’s most wildly creative public participatory event in the greatest city in the world!

Line-up for 2014! For ONLY those in costume is on 6th Avenue at Canal Street between 6:30pm and 8:30pm . Alert! ONLY enter the line-up on 6th Ave. at Canal Street!

2014 Theme: The Garden of Earthly Delights!

Last year’s Revival! was a blast! So we are celebrating the JOY of our return and ALL OF YOU!!! YOU are the delights in OUR Garden. Feel the LOVE! Read the Theme Statement.”

If you don’t want to be in the parade it’s always a treat to join the viewers on the street, in what turns out to be one log block party from about 5:00PM onward. Come join the fun!

For those who are into Halloween History, there is a new book available for purchase from longtime Parade Photographer Scott Laperruque: Treaters: The Greenwich Village Halloween Parade 1982 to 1986. When you buy it, 50% of book profits go to support the Parade!

by Staff