HALLOWEEN, NEW YORK STYLE
That’s one hell of a street party! By Riley-McFarlane Photography.
HHalloween 2016 and New York City’s Greenwich Village was the place to see 200 zombies making their way up 6th Avenue perfectly choreographed to Michael Jackson’s Thriller. The group was just a few of thousands in the city’s 43rd annual Village Halloween Parade.
Running for 19 blocks up 6th Avenue, the parade kicked off at 7pm and finished around 11pm. It was televised live on NY1, the local network, with tens of thousands lining the streets to watch. Cheering on the efforts of those in the parade, the crowd were treated to not just the Thriller dancers, but over 50 marching bands, Donald impersonators, Beetlejuice, puppets, dancers, a variety of plastic and sometimes very real looking penises, skeletons and more.
Billed (with just a touch of hyperbole) as “The nation’s most wildly creative public participatory event in the greatest city in the world,” anyone can enter for free – as long as they’re in costume.