The Village Halloween Parade Launched a Kickstarter To Save Itself


The 40th Anniversary of the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade could also be its last.
Organizers of the parade have launched a Kickstarter to raise $50,000 to cover the loss from last year’s cancelled event. Sandy swept through the area on Halloween weekend, forcing a last minute cancellation of the storied neighborhood spookfest.

According to the group’s Kickstarter page, the money will go to offsetting the losses from last year, as well as cover the usual expenses like security, insurance, and artist and producer fees.

The parade itself is a massive celebration of city artists and local residents, as well as a tent pole for some Village businesses. If the Kickstarter is successful, this year’s parade will happen on Halloween night, as it has for the last 40 years. With 34 days left, donations stand at $498.

Go the the next page to see some of our favorite images from the 2009 Village Halloween Parade.