WELCOME to our 40th Anniversary Parade!
This year’s Parade is on Thursday, October 31, 2013
Only Those in Costume are Welcome to Join Hundreds of Puppets, 53 Bands of Different Types of Music, Dancers and Artists, and Thousands of other New Yorkers in Costumes of their Own Creation in the Nation’s Most Wildly Creative Public Participatory Event in the Greatest City in the World!
Last year the Parade was the first event cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy. This year the Parade will honor the Spirit of Volunteerism including those who sprang into action to pull the City out of that disaster; the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center Transplant Team and Jeff Bratcher—longtime Parade volunteer—who donated a kidney to the Parade Director’s son, and representatives of all those who have volunteered to marshal and animate giant puppets throughout Parade history and kept this humble arts organization going!
For ONLY those in costume is on 6th Avenue South of Spring Street and North of Canal between 6:30pm and 8:30pm.
Alert! ONLY enter the line-up on 6th Ave. from the East and South between Canal and Spring!
Live: On 6th Avenue from Spring Street to 16th Street from 7:00pm - 10:30pm
TV: WPIX CHANNEL 11: 7:30pm - 10:00pm, and on NY 1: 8:00pm - 9:30pm
“This pageant evokes the muses.”
We are proud to announce that this program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.