NYC’s 44th Annual Village Halloween Parade is finally here. The event will take place on Tuesday, October 31, beginning at 7pm.
Each year, over 50,000 people participate in the NYC Village Halloween Parade, and this year’s theme is “Cabinet of Curiosities: An Imaginary Menagerie”.
If you want to be part of the parade, make sure to wear a costume!
Those who want to march in the parade must meet at 6th Ave. at Canal Street between 6:30 and 8:30pm on Tuesday. The qualification for participating is that you must wear a costume! (Note: There’s a zero tolerance policy when it comes to alcohol so intoxicated hopefuls will not be allowed to march.)
The parade runs straight up 6th Ave from Spring to 16th Street beginning at 7pm. The biggest crowds will form between Bleecker and 14th street, so either avoid those areas or get there early if you want to watch. The fun is expected to end around 11pm.
New Yorkers are well aware of the many attractions that draw people to the Village parade each year. Not only is there a $2,500 costume contest, but there are four dance floors, six DJs, and 53 bands!
According to the NYC Police Department and Department of Transportation, several road closures will help contain the parade and keep the area from becoming too congested. The following streets will be closed:
The best subways are the B,D,F,Q to 23rd, 14th, or West 4th. The 1,2, or 3 to 23rd, 18th, 14th, Sheridan Square, or Houston Street, or the ACE to West 4th Street, or Spring. (Spring is the closest stop to the actual parade.)
Click here for more information on the route and subways.
The following streets will be closed from 7pm to 11pm:
6th Avenue between Spring Street and Canal Street
Dominick Street between Varick Street and 6th Avenue
Sullivan Street between 6th Avenue and Spring Street
Broome Street between Sullivan Street and Varick Street
Spring Street between Varick Street and 6th Avenue
6th Avenue between Spring Street and West 16th Street (Parade Route)
West 16th Street between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue
West 17th Street between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue
West 18th Street between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue
West 10th Street between 6th Avenue and Greenwich Avenue
Vandam Street between Varick Street and 6th Avenue
The parade will be broadcast live on NY1 from 8pm to 9:30pm for those of you who want to stay bundled up with cider on Halloween night.