On Monday, many people, young and old, will dress up to trick or treat or head to costume parties but in New York City, the party will be in Greenwich Village for the annual New York City Village Halloween Parade.
The parade will begin at 7 p.m. EDT on Halloween, taking place along Sixth Avenue between Spring Street and 16th Street. Anyone wearing a costume can join the parade but are asked to gather before the parade begins on Sixth Avenue at Canal Street between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The parade can also be watched on television at 7:30 p.m. EDT.
The theme of this year’s parade is “Reverie,” in honor of realizing yourself on Halloween. “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,” reads a post on the parade’s official site.
Date and time: The parade will take place on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, at 7 p.m. EDT and will end around 11:00 p.m.
Route map and meeting spot: Participants can gather on Sixth Avenue South at Canal Street between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. EDT. From the east that starting point is accessible via Sullivan, East Broome and Canal Streets. From the West the starting point is only accessible via Canal Street. A costume is needed to march in the parade.
Viewing spots: The best way to see the parade is to join in on the parade but if you just want to be a viewer, you can find spots on Sixth Avenue north of Spring Street to 16th Street. Streets to the West of Sixth Ave will be closed. Also, try to avoid the streets between Bleecker and 14th Street, as they are usually the most crowded. For tips on getting to the parade, head HERE.
Where to watch: If you can’t make it to the parade and want to watch on TV, the event will be broadcast live on NY1 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Local, national and international new programs will also feature spot coverage of the parade.