United States
31 October 2017
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New York City’s 44th annual Village Halloween Parade is billed as “The nation’s most wildly creative public participatory event in the greatest city in the world!” This vast and vibrant event sees more than 50,000 costumed party goers, attired in ghoulish fancy dress, line-up at 6th Avenue at Canal Street to set off on a mammoth parade, together with hundreds of puppets, bands of varying musical styles, dancers, circus performers and floats. Founded in 1974 by mask-maker and puppeteer Ralph Lee, this massive public participatory gathering attracts millions of spectators and embodies a different theme each year, this year’s being “Cabinet of Curiosities: An Imaginary Menagerie”. Master puppeteers Alex Kahn and Sophia Michahelles, together with their posse of official parade puppeteers, will lead the way with a bestiary of flamboyant and fantastic hybrids, closely followed by members of the Manhattan public sporting their own multi-coloured creations.