* MEDIA PLANNING ADVISORY *
18th Annual Greenwich Village Childrens Halloween Parade
WHAT: New York University and Manhattan Community Board 2 will host hundreds of children, moms, and dads at the 18th Annual Greenwich Village Childrens Halloween Parade. Led by the Lesbian and Gay Big Apple Corps. Marching Band, children and families will march around Washington Square Park. Following the parade, the children will be treated to candy, face-painting, rides and live entertainment.
The Grand Marshals for the parade will be:
- Commanding Officer of the 6th Precinct, Deputy Inspector Raymond Caroli
- Community Board 2 Member and Zoning Instructor, Doris Deither
- West Village resident and Starlight Foundation child, Peter Pisani
WHEN: Friday, October 31, 2008; parade starts at 3:30 pm; marchers start gathering at 3:00 pm; festivities end at 6:00 pm
WHERE: The parade assembles along Washington Square North, near the Arch and ends at LaGuardia between Washington Square South and West 3rd Street where various activities await the children.
NOTE TO PLANNING AND ASSIGNMENT EDITORS
The parade provides very good, cute, daylight shots of kids in costumes parading around the park accompanied by parents. Good complement for coverage of the adult parade.
NYU students will perform for the kids - including NYU music groups, cheerleaders, and dance teams - and assist with distributing treats. Other performers include the Break Out Off-Broadway Extreme Dance Comedy and PMT dance troupe, performing Michael Jacksons Thriller.
The parade is organized and conducted in cooperation with: The Villager, McDonalds, Lucille Lortel Theater, Las Ramblas, Burrito Loco, Tio Pepe, Washington Square Hotel, Morton Williams, NYU Family Care, La Palapa Rockola, Village Cares NY, NoHo NY Bid, Bleecker Area Merchants Residents Association (BAMRA), Con Edison, NYU Administrative Management Council, Kmart, The Village Alliance, Bedford Barrow Commerce Block Association (BBC), the Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce (GVCCC), the Washington Square Association (WSA), and NYUs Center for Multicultural Education and Programs.