New York University and Manhattan Community Board 2 will host thousands of ghost, ghouls and goblins (also known as kids, moms, and dads) at the 24th Annual Greenwich Village Children’s Halloween Parade.
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** MEDIA PLANNING ADVISORY **
- WHAT: New York University and Manhattan Community Board 2 will host thousands of ghost, ghouls and goblins (also known as kids, moms, and dads) at the 24th Annual Greenwich Village Children’s Halloween Parade. Led by the Soul Tigers 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 to include New York City Children’s Theater presenting their Fall 2014 production: The Amazing Adventures of Harvey and the Princess, and DJ Ben the Beyonder.
The Grand Marshals for the parade have been selected for their commitment and service to the Greenwich Village community: David Gruber, Chair of Community Board 2, Manhattan; Lily Woo, Former Principal PS 130; Inspector Elisa Cokkinos, 6th Police Precinct; Cynthia Maurer, Visiting Neighbors Executive Director
- WHEN: Friday, October 31, 2014; parade starts at 3:30 pm; marchers start gathering 3PM at the Arch
- 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– including NYU dancers and cheerleaders– will perform and assist with distributing treats.
The 24th Annual NYU and CB2 Parade is sponsored by: McDonald's, Washington Square Hotel, Collins Building Services Inc., The Villager Newspaper, Morton Williams, Con Edison, Deer Mountain Day Camp, Washington Square Association, Amity Hall, Bedford Barrow Commerce Block Association, Bob and Elaine Schneider, Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, The Half Pint, Kmart, Lucille Lortel Theatre, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, McBurney YMCA, The Montessori Schools Flatiron|SohoNoHo NY BID, Sky Management Corporation, Village Alliance and these NYU Departments: Bookstores, NYU Parenting Club / Office of Alumni Relations, Faculty Housing.