Date and time: Friday, October 31, 2014, 7 p.m. until about 10:30 p.m. EDT
map and meeting spot: People will gather on Sixth Avenue South at Canal
Street between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. EDT. The map of the parade route can
be seen below, as per the parade’s website.
The Village Halloween Parade will start on 6th Avenue at Canal Street and end at 16th Street. Village Halloween Parade
The weather forecast is for a low temperatures of between 49 and 58
degrees during the parade, according to Weather.com. A 60% chance of
showers is expected late in the night.
Viewing spots and tips:
Simply getting a costume and taking part in the parade is the best way
to actually see the action, as the streets and sidewalks along the
parade route can become crowded. Those just hoping to watch can find
places on Sixth Avenue north of Spring Street to 16th Street, but note
that streets west of Sixth Avenue will be closed by police, so it is
recommended to arrive at least an hour early to secure a good spot.
Avoid streets between Bleecker Street and 14th Street, as they are
typically the most crowded.
Television info: Hoping to watch the
parade from the comfort of your home? The NYC Halloween Parade will be
televised live on NY1 from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. EDT. Check your local
listings for channels.
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The Columbus Day Parade will take place on Monday, October 13, 2014.
The Columbus Day Parade begins at 11:30 a.m. and lasts until 3 p.m.
The Columbus Day Parade begins on Fifth Avenue at 44th Street and continues north along Fifth Avenue to 72nd Street. The grandstands will be located on Fifth Avenue between 67th and 69th Streets.
The Columbus Day Mass takes place at St. Patrick's Cathedral (50th Street/Fifth Avenue) at 9:30 a.m. Tickets are required for entry before 9:15, but at 9:15 they open the cathedral to additional attendees as space allows.
Columbus Day Parade Overview
The Columbus Day Parade has been organized by the Columbus Citizens Foundationin New York since 1929. Over 35,000 people participate in the Columbus Day Parade in New York City each year, including over 100 groups, with bands, floats and contingents. The parade attracts nearly one million spectators and is the largest celebration of Italian-American culture in the world. The Columbus Day Parade takes place on the second Monday in October.