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45th Annual NYC’s Village Halloween Parade, Themed ‘I Am a Robot’ Introduces VIP Section

October 7, 2018

New York City’s 45th annual Village Halloween Parade is themed , “I AM a Robot” and for the first time will feature a VIP section. © Karen Rubin/

NEW YORKFor the first time, New York City’s iconic Village Halloween Parade is featuring a VIP section. The 45th Annual parade is themed, “I AM a Robot!”

“Grand Marshal Machine Dazzle will lead the Special VIP Robot Section of the 45th Annual Village Halloween Parade, calling upon Halloween makers and marchers to join in our positronic collective, expressing our inner cyborgs for an evening of robotic revelry.”

Get automated and support the 45th Annual Village Halloween Parade by purchasing an advance ticket for $25 – now available on EventBrite. Ticketholders will avoid lines with access to a secret entry point for early admission, enjoy a special DJ and soundtrack for an In-Parade party, and get the chance to meet other wildly creative Halloween fanatics from New York City and around the world. Robot costumes are required to march in the Special VIP Robot Section.

“We are thrilled to invite the public to join our first ever special VIP section,” stated Jeanne Fleming, Artistic/Producing Director of New York’s Halloween Parade. “With artificial intelligences learning, adapting, interpreting and reacting as humans do, the times we live in can be overwhelming. This traditional and beloved event aspires to bring folks into their creative imagination—celebrating that quality that differentiates us from robots—and by extension make the world a better place. We as New Yorkers and those visiting the Big Apple can come together, affirm our identity, block out the distractions, focus on joy and inhabit the streets of New York LIVE.”

The legendary Village Halloween Parade has entertained the public on Halloween night for the past 44 years, on 6th Avenue North of Spring Street to 16th Street on October 31 from 7 pm – 10:30 pm. The Special VIP Robot Section will line up for the parade at 6 pm at a secret location to be announced closer to the event.

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New York City’s 42nd Annual Village Halloween Parade Themed ‘Shine a Light’

October 28, 2015
The 42nd Annual Village Halloween Parade in New York City, the largest public Halloween event in the world, kicks off at 7 pm © 2015 Karen Rubin/

The 42nd Annual Village Halloween Parade in New York City, the largest public Halloween event in the world, kicks off at 7 pm © 2015 Karen Rubin/

The theme for the 42nd Annual Village Halloween Parade, which kicks off at 7 pm on Saturday, October 31, is “Shine a Light! In times of darkness, we bring the Light!”  There will be a special Grand Marshall Float in the Parade this year featuring The Most Interesting Man in the World from Dos Equis.
Official Village Halloween Parade Puppeteers, featuring master puppeteers Alex Kahn and Sophia Michahelles, have created the Shine a Light theme, featuring dancing chandeliers and Light Masters offering small lights to the crowds.

This year’s parade will also feature several large contingents paying tribute to the Mexican Day of the Dead tradition:.

Look for the Day of the Dead commemoration float from the Las Calacas Festival from San Miguel, Mexico.  “This is a serious endeavor involving well-known artists who have a story to tell paying tribute to those creatures and humans who died this past year.”

Joining Las Calacas will be 100 teens from the Casita Maria Center in the South Bronx also exhibiting Day of the Dead costumes and puppets.  It is their first time at the Parade.

Also, the Mexican Tourism Board has sent us 30 beautiful Day of the Dead Catrinas in full costume and make-up for the march!

The Parade steps off promptly at 7 p.m. from Spring Street and 6th Avenue in Greenvich Village and makes it way up 6th Avenue to about 28th Street.

The hastag for the night is #ny1boo.

See highlights from the 2014 New York City Halloween Parade

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