How does the biggest city in the U.S. celebrate what is probably one of the most bizarre holidays out there? Why with a parade of course! Yes, the annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade marks one of the most popular events in New York City, especially being the only such event that occurs after dark! It’s an exciting opportunity to check out the wild and wacky costumed New Yorkers strutting their way up Sixth Avenue in perhaps what is one of the most striking examples of the Village’s “bohemian” past.
This year’s parade on Halloween night was a chilly affair with the temperature hovering around 40 degrees Fahrenheit. But that wasn’t enough to stop people from showing off their skimpy costumes (including one fairly brilliant girl who wore only some very appropriately placed “Censored” bars). From the crowd side, there were more than enough people crammed along the sides of Sixth Avenue that it was certainly warm enough!
Once I was able to squeeze my way close enough to see anything, I was able to get some video footage of the action which I’ve edited into a nice little clip for you to see! Check it out below!
Were you at this year’s parade? What did you think?