HAL­LOWEEN, NEW YORK STYLE

DNA Magazine - - CONTENTS - WORDS AND PICTURES BY RI­LEY-MCFAR­LANE PHO­TOG­RA­PHY.

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.

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