Halloween 2012 a New York: la Parata

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Martí Micolau

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Il 31 October will host the 39esima edition area of Halloween Parade, which winds as usual along the 6th Avenue. Every year, between 50.000 and 60.000 people come to the party in strict Halloween Style.

In fact, the only rule to be able to parade in the parade is to wear a costume that recalls the Halloween party theme (this year will be centered on the Maya), obviously extravagance and originality are the ingredients that must not be missing.

The party is funded by funds from the New York City Cultural Department in addition to the City Council and some private sponsors who then, according to the rules of Village halloween parade, may be among the few to be allowed to use motor vehicles during the Parade, for safety reasons.

Precisely by virtue of the massive presence of participants, those who want to parade must present themselves at the intersection of 6th Avenue and Spring Brome Street between 18:30 and 20.30:XNUMX in order to organize the procession.

The arrival at the starting point is recommended by subway, otherwise the search for parking could be problematic due to the expected turnout. For those who intend to parade with a group, the organization recommends that they arrive ready-made, try to find themselves at the beginning of the parade, as cell phones may not take in that area. At 19 the parade is scheduled to depart.

The parade also takes part in approx 50 musical groups who perform live music of various sounds, as well as allegorical floats, giant puppets and numerous artists who cheer the journey with their performances, including singers, acrobats, dancers, jugglers ...

For those who do not have the opportunity to disguise themselves, there is the opportunity to be part of the parade anyway but as safety volunteers or as animators of the structures placed on the wagons. To this end, it is necessary to visit the official website of the party and make an explicit request to the organization.

During the year, the organization itself foresees various workshops, whose participation is free, and during which you offer your contribution in the construction of giant puppets which will parade on October 31st. It is a question of reaching, upon registration, the warehouses and spaces in which the enormous grotesque characters are being conceived and lending a hand to their realization in exchange for an opportunity for sociability, as well as a lunch or a group snack.

For each edition, the artistic direction foresees a different theme, while remaining within the scope of the Halloween party and assigns the necessary funds to three groups or three artists to create the large works for the parade. This is a way to allow the artists themselves to make known their ideas and their creations in the context of the construction of large puppets.

The parade on October 31st ends at 23.00pm, with access to Webster Hall, a venue where the best disguise is decreed and which is awarded a prize of $ 5000. It is worth waiting for midnight, the important thing is to be over 21 years old to enter the party.

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