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NYC’s 47th Annual Village Halloween Parade Is Officially Canceled This Year

Claire Leaden Claire Leaden

NYC’s 47th Annual Village Halloween Parade Is Officially Canceled This Year

Another NYC event bites the dust for 2020.

The Annual Halloween Parade in Greenwich Village has been a long-standing tradition in NYC, bringing out all of the city’s spookiest goblins and ghouls for a night of frightening fun for the past 47 years. Sadly, parade director Jeanne Fleming told the New York Post yesterday that it will not be happening this year due to COVID-19 safety concerns.

It was set to be an extra special event: Tony Awards winning actor and singer Billy Porter was going to be the grand marshal and the theme was going to be “Big Love.” This year was also going to be unique because it fell on a Saturday night, which happens once every seven years and usually brings the biggest crowds, and there will also be a full blue moon (which only happens every 20 years!).

Facebook / New York City Halloween Parade

But, there will still be some special surprise in store that night…and no, it won’t be virtual.

Fleming instead said that it will be “COVID safe, and big, but not gathering a crowd.” She also told the Post that “spiritually, people need it right now. People are so hungry for the live experience.”

We’re excited to see what spookiness awaits…

In other Halloween-y news: A Terrifying Headless Horseman Drive-Thru Is Coming To NY This October

featured image source: Facebook / New York City Halloween Parade

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