New York University and Manhattan Community Board 2 host Annual Greenwich Village Children's Halloween Parade, which includes a march through Washington Square Park, face-painting, rides, and live entertainment from Shira and Friends

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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 26th Annual Greenwich Village Children’s Halloween Parade.  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: Shira and Friends and DJ Ben the Beyonder to entertain the crowd.

The Grand Marshals for the parade have been selected for their commitment and service to the Greenwich Village community: Shirley Secunda, Chair of Traffic and Transportation Committee of Community Board 2, Betsey Ely, Chairwoman of the Washington Square Park Conservancy, Kathy Donaldson, President of the Bedford Barrow Commerce Block Association, and Andrew and Jennifer Hamilton, President and First Lady of New York University.

WHEN:  Monday, October 31, 2016; parade starts at 3:30 pm; marchers start gathering at 3pm at the fountain in Washington Square Park.

WHERE:  The parade assembles along Washington Square Park fountain plaza, and ends at LaGuardia between Washington Square South and West 3rd Street where various activities await


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 26th Annual NYU and CB2 Parade is sponsored by:

Amity Hall, Bedford Barrow Commerce Block Association, Collins Building Services, Incorporated (CBS), Con Edison, Deer Mountain Day Camp, Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce (GVCCC), Kmart, M&M Sanitation Services, Noho Bowery Stakeholders, Noho Business Improvement District, NYU Alumni Relations, NYU Office of Faculty Housing and Resident Services, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Sky Management Corporation, The 9th Precinct Community Council, The Half Pint, The Lucille Lortel Theatre, The NYU Bookstore, The NYU Translation Society, The Villager, The NYU Translation Society, Waverly Restaurant.

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