Complete guide to the return of NYC’s Village Halloween Parade 2021

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The beloved spooktacular march done little Manhattan is yet connected again.

After the fright of almost being canceled for the 2nd twelvemonth successful a enactment owed to COVID-19, the 2021 Village Halloween Parade is acceptable to dazzle the Big Apple Sunday astatine 7 p.m.

Expected to beryllium a nighttime of freaky fun, dancing, euphony and singular wardrobes worn by the masses, creator and producing manager Jeanne Fleming said this year’s 48th Halloween parade successful NYC is particularly sentimental.

“We were the archetypal lawsuit to instrumentality aft 9/11 successful 2001 and this year, successful a way, reminds maine of that,” Fleming, who enters into her 40th twelvemonth of mastering the spectacle connected All Hallows Eve, told The Post.

“It’s that feeling of ‘we tin beryllium unneurotic again.'”

She besides said the parade astir didn’t person the fiscal assets to run this twelvemonth until a generous donation from UBS elder vice president Jason Feldman saved the time successful September.

"A batch  of radical   volition  support  their costumes concealed  until they arrive. One of the amusive  things is not knowing," Fleming said.“A batch of radical volition support their costumes concealed until they arrive. One of the amusive things is not knowing,” creator and producing manager Jeanne Fleming said of the 48th yearly Village Halloween Parade.Anthony Causi for NY Post
The agelong  awaited instrumentality    of the parade astir   didn't hap  this year. But organizers are ecstatic that it did.The long-awaited instrumentality of the parade astir didn’t hap this year, but organizers are ecstatic that it did.William C. Lopez/NY Post

“It conscionable came retired of obscurity and was incredible. So, we’ve been scrambling to bash a year’s worthy of enactment successful six weeks now.”

The last-minute propulsion has a metallic lining of making this year’s moving “very homespun and people arty,” similar that of the march’s root successful the aboriginal 1970s, Fleming said.

The costume theme is “Let’s Play” and organizers promote paradegoers to think astir dressing from crippled show-related ideas each the mode to shot players and adjacent decks of cards this clip around.

“A batch of radical volition keep their costumes secret until they arrive. One of the amusive things is not knowing,” Fleming said.

Each twelvemonth  parade goers costumes are often   kept mysterious up   until the march, thing  Fleming personally loves.Each year, paradegoers’ costumes are often kept mysterious up until the march, thing Fleming personally loves.Taidgh Barron/NY Post

Comedian Randy Rainbow volition besides service arsenic the 2021 expansive marshal aft gaining popularity for his parody opus “Mr. Biden (Bring My Vaccine)” connected YouTube past March.

Fleming expects this parade to person  a monsterous turnout.Fleming expects this parade to person a monstrous turnout.Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Rainbow volition beryllium among 53 bands, dancers, artists and what’s anticipated to beryllium thousands of New Yorkers.

“I’m precise funny astir the turnout this year. I person a feeling it volition beryllium larger than ever,” Fleming said.

Because of that highly anticipated reunion, the parade volition beryllium incorporating a 2nd taxable arsenic well, “All Together Now,” which harps connected the consciousness of community, particularly for New York City who had to enactment astatine home past Halloween.

Those section children were fixed the accidental to marque puppets connected immoderate taxable they similar to beryllium featured astatine the beforehand of this year’s parade arsenic a concern with the Children’s Museum of the Arts, which sits adjacent the parade way connected Charlton Street successful Hudson Square.

This year's parade way   heads up   Sixth Avenue from Spring to 16th Street.This year’s parade way heads up Sixth Avenue from Spring Street to 16th Street.
This year, the children of NYC had the accidental  to plan  the parade's puppets aft  Halloween 2020 became a bust.This year, the children of NYC had the accidental to plan the parade’s puppets aft Halloween 2020 became a bust.Anthony Causi for NY Post

Listening to the roar of the assemblage and those blessed kids is what Fleming is looking guardant to the most, she said.

“Hearing that cheering and seeing truthful galore blessed people, that’s what I can’t hold for.”

Marchers tin  lone  attack  Sixth Avenue from the eastbound  oregon  southbound  arsenic  Spring Street volition  beryllium  closed for the festivities.Marchers tin lone attack Sixth Avenue from the eastbound oregon southbound arsenic Spring Street volition beryllium closed for the festivities.Anthony Causi for NY Post

As for the erstwhile and where, the parade’s way volition tally on Sixth Avenue from Spring Street to 16th Street. The parade lineup begins connected the avenue astatine 6:30 p.m. and runs until 9 p.m. betwixt Spring and Broome streets.

Marchers tin lone attack Sixth Avenue from the eastbound oregon southbound arsenic Spring Street volition beryllium closed for the festivities.

Along with marching and watching from the sidewalk for free, determination are VIP summons packages that let radical to skip lines, thrust connected floats and locomotion alongside Randy Rainbow successful summation to different perks.

Participants indispensable deterioration masks, and those watching streetside are encouraged to deterioration decorated masks arsenic well. The parade volition beryllium televised connected NY1 astatine 8 p.m.

Because of that highly   anticipated reunion, the parade volition  beryllium  incorporating a 2nd  taxable   arsenic  well, "All Together Now," which harps connected  the consciousness   of community, particularly  for  New York City who had to enactment   astatine  location  past  Halloween.Because of that highly anticipated reunion, the parade volition beryllium incorporating a 2nd taxable arsenic well, “All Together Now,” which harps connected the consciousness of community, particularly for New York City who had to enactment astatine location past Halloween.Taidgh Barron/NY Post