While the 2020 parade was canceled due to the COVID pandemic, the parade last year was also almost canceled due to a budget shortfall until a generous donor stepped in to save the event.
The 2022 Village Halloween Parade showcased hundreds of floats and puppets.
The Brass Queens, an all-women eight-piece brass band from Brooklyn, led the parade. The Brooklyn United Marching Band is the grand marshal of the parade with his year’s theme: ‘freedom.’
One of those taking part in Monday night’s event was hair stylist Roberto Novo who creatively dressed his French Bull dogs in Halloween costumes
Novo even shaved his head and placed his own hair on top of his dogs’ heads
Fifteen years ago, when hair stylist Novo met a French bulldog puppy at the pet shop next to his salon, it was love at first snuggle and he ended up cloning a dog. He now has three generations of the pups
The dogs caught the attention of passersby in the East Village on Monday afternoon
Roberto decided to move forward with cloning his beloved dog – at a cost of $50,000 and even sold an Andy Warhol painting
People in costumes dance on a float as they attend New York’s Annual Village Halloween Parade in Manhattan
Skeletons are always a popular choice of costume during the parade
People dress as illuminated panda bears as they attend New York’s Annual Village Halloween Parade
One woman appeared to embody the cost of living crisis as she worse a stash of hundred dollar bills
Those watching from the sidelines also took time to dress up and get into the Halloween spirit
People hold up Day of the Dead skeletons as they attend New York’s Annual Village Halloween Parade in Manhattan
Two parade participants were seen wearing outfits with a splash of color
Parade participants held up skeletons as they made their way up Sixth Avenue
This group of parade marchers brought their own musical instruments along with them
A man dressed as Austin Powers could also be seen walking up the route through the West Village
There was plenty of homage to the Mexican Day Of The Dead festival
Some worse particularly gruesome masks and costumers as they made their way uptown
A person dressed in a ‘Where’s Waldo?’ costume sits in Union Square on Halloween in New York City
Two people dressed in Gothic style clothing are seen walking around in Halloween costumes in Manhattan
Halloween is an excuse for anybody to dress up however they like – as this subject shows
Adding something as simple as a pair of wings and some face paint – and you have a costume
One person appeared to be getting into the spirit with a Mexican-style outfit
What do you get if you cross a Samurai fighter with the devil? Something like this, probably
‘Freedom was inspired not by the people of New York, but by their need to experience a place where fun is the main objective; to feel joy and the freedom of being who you are,’ artistic and producing director Jeanne Fleming said in a statement.
‘Throughout history, when our country faced times of hardship, people flocked to the parade because it extended the freedom to forget about whatever was going wrong and enjoy what was right in front of them, each other.’
One of those taking part in Monday night’s event was hair stylist Roberto Novo who creatively dressed his French Bulldogs in Halloween costumes. Novo even shaved his head and placed the hair on top of his dogs’ heads.
Fifteen years ago, when hair stylist Novo met a French bulldog puppy at the pet shop next to his salon, it was love at first snuggle.
Ghosts and ghouls ran amok in New York City with many participating in the Village Halloween Parade
The Village Halloween Parade started as a humble neighborhood affair in 1973 and quickly grew to attract thousands of costumed revelers
A woman in a puppet costume attends the 49th Annual Halloween parade in Greenwich Village
Freedom was the theme for the parade this year and parade organizers hoped to give New Yorkers a space to express themselves without fear of judgment
A woman in a Catrina costume attended the parade on Monday night
The parade was free for all to view or join, but those wanting a special VIP experience were able to purchase tickets for exclusive access and experiences
The parade stepped off at 7:00 p.m. at Canal Street and 6th Avenue and traveled north to 15th Street
Revelers marches in the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade, late on Monday
The costumes were wild, wacky, weird and wonderful
Hoda Kotb, left, and Savannah Guthrie dress as a Cirque du Soleil acrobats during NBC’s Today show Halloween celebration
Dylan Dryer, Al Roker, Melvin Craig and Sheinelle Jones at 2022 Halloween on ‘Today’ at Rockefeller Plaza
‘He started to lick my face, and it was like he was saying to me, ‘You’re the one!’ Novo, 62, recalled. He named the pup Machito and they became inseparable.
When Machito turned 12, Roberto paid $1,600 to have the dog’s DNA harvested and stored with Texas-based animal cloning ViaGen Pets.
Two years later, in early 2020, Machito died unexpectedly at age 14.
Roberto decided to move forward with cloning the beloved dog – at a cost of $50,000.
‘It was an amount I didn’t have in my bank account,’ Novo said to the New York Post earlier this year. But he ‘would do anything to get his little buddy back.’
A woman dressed in a skeleton outfit walks along the street in Manhattan while drinking a bottle of Mexican soda
What the cluck? This outfit caught the attention of people as it waddled on by during the day on Monday
One youngster appeared prepared to collect his candy alongside his mom on Monday afternoon
‘Fourteen years with him wasn’t enough; I needed 14 more.’ Novo sold a prized Andy Warhol butterfly silkscreen he had purchased from a client and Warhol friend years earlier.
‘While I loved looking at something beautiful on my wall, it wasn’t going to give me unconditional love,’ he said.
As usual, the parade was open to anyone wearing a costume. It began in 1973 with a puppeteer marching with his family and grew into a televised extravaganza.
The mile-and-a-half parade will started at 7pm in Greenwich Village under an overcast sky and heavy police presence.
The New York Police Department was on ‘heightened vigilance’ despite saying there were no credible threats. Some streets were closed off and police officers were stationed at every corner.
When not swinging from buildings even Spiderman takes the subway
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