***Media Advisory***

New York University and Manhattan Community Board 2 will host the annual Children's Halloween Parade in Greenwich Village, which includes a march through Washington Square Park, face-painting, rides, and live entertainment from Hot Peas ‘N Butter and FogoAzul, an all-women Brazilian Samba Reggae drum line.

WHAT: New York University and Manhattan Community Board 2 will host thousands of ghosts, ghouls, and goblins (also known as kids, moms, and dads) at the 28th Annual Children’s Halloween Parade in Greenwich Village. Children and families will march around Washington Square Park led by FogoAzul and the Grand Marshals. Following the parade, the children will be treated to candy, face-painting, rides, and live entertainment, including Hot Peas ‘N Butter and DJ Ben the Beyonder.

The Grand Marshals for the parade have been selected for their commitment and service to the Greenwich Village community: Detective James Alberici, NYPD 6th Police Precinct, Jean Lyman Goetz, Festival Manager, Washington Square Music Festival, Maureen Remacle, Community Council President, NYPD 6th Police Precinct and Donna Schaper, Senior Minister, Judson Memorial Church.

WHEN:  Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Marchers will gather at 3:00 pm at the fountain in Washington Square Park and the parade will start at 3:30 pm.

WHERE:  The parade will assemble at the fountain in Washington Square Park, and will end at West 3rd Street between Mercer Street and LaGuardia Place where various activities will await children and families.

**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 and assist with distributing treats. Photos from previous parades can be found here.

The 28th Annual NYU and Manhattan Community Board 2 Children’s Halloween Parade is sponsored by:
Bedford Barrow Block Association, Con Edison, The Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce (GVCCC), The Lucille Lortel Foundation, M&M Sanitation Corp, NoHo Business Improvement District, NoHo Bowery Stakeholders, NYPD 9th Police Precinct Community Council, The NYU Administrative Management Council, The NYU Alumni Association, The NYU Bookstore, NYU Faculty Housing, The NYU Photo Bureau, The NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Sky Management Corporation, The Village Alliance, The Villager and WestView News.