HaLlOwEeN NYC STYLESunday, November 02, 2008
The Village Halloween Parade began in 1973 when a local mask maker organized a walk from house to house in his neighborhood for his children and their friends. After the second year, Theater for the New City stepped in and began producing the event on a larger scale as part of their City in the Streets program. 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 Village Halloween Parade is the largest celebration of its kind in the world. The Parade draws more than 50,000 costumed participants and approximately 2 million spectators each year.
PAUSE THE MUSIC AT THE BOTTOM
Blake and I got there an hour early so
that we could pick out the prime location to witness the festivities.We sipped Hazel Nut hot chocolate and enjoyed some of the most creative and scandalous costumes of all time.
Some of our favorites included The Mac Man , The Man in the Yellow Hat and Curious George. However the best costume was defiantly ours. The people in the parade kept stopping to take a picture of us. Sadly everyone knew who Blake was but I on the other hand " there's Waldo and his....girlfriend???" :( Oh well, I've already told Blake that next year I want to be the STAR!