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New York University and Manhattan Community Board 2 to host thousands of ghosts, ghouls, and goblins (also known as kids and parents) at the 29th 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, children will be treated to candy, face-painting, rides, and live entertainment, including Hot Peas ‘N Butter and DJ Ben the Beyonder.

This year's parade Grand Marshals, selected for their commitment and service to the Greenwich Village community, will be Anne-Marie Sumner, President Emerita of the Washington Square Association, and Florence Arenas, Community Coordinator for Manhattan Community Board 2. 

(The information on this page is archived. Please refer to the Halloween Parade event page for updated information about the 2020 Children's Halloween Parade.)


Thursday, October 31, 2019

Marchers will gather at 3 pm at the arch in Washington Square Park and the parade will start at 3:30 pm.


The parade will assemble at the arch in Washington Square Park and will end at LaGuardia Place between Washington Square South and West 3rd Street where various activities will await children and families.


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.


Shonna Keogan, 212-998-6796,

The 29th Annual NYU and Manhattan Community Board 2 Children’s Halloween Parade is sponsored by the following organizations: 9th Police Precinct Community Council, Bedford Barrow Commerce Block Association, Collins Building Services, Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce (GVCCC), Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation, M&M Sanitation Corporation, NoHo Business Improvement District, NYU Alumni Association, NYU Bookstore, NYU Center for Student Life, NYU Office of Faculty Housing and Residential Services, NYU Photo Bureau, NYU Tandon School of Engineering, The Villager, Village Alliance, and Washington Square Hotel.

Press Contact

Shonna Keogan
Shonna Keogan
(212) 998-6796