Friday, October 31, 2014

NYC Halloween Parade 2014

Date and time: Friday, October 31, 2014, 7 p.m. until about 10:30 p.m. EDT

Route 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

Weather: The weather forecast is for a low temperatures of between 49 and 58 degrees during the parade, according to 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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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

NYC Columbus Day Parade in New York City 2014

NYC Columbus Day Parade in New York City 2014

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.