Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Halloween Parade Details

We just received the official press release about the Park Slope Children's Halloween Parade. Here are some of the highlights:

Come out with the whole family to participate in magical and memorable Halloween festivities! This year's theme is Fairy Tales, so come dressed as princesses, fairies, gnomes, ravens, and sprites or anything else that is inspired by Halloween!

Sunday, October 31, 2010
4 pm to 9 pm (rain or shine)

At 4 pm the Park Slope Civic Council's Halloween Costume Contest will begin in front of the Secondary School for Law, Journalism, and Research (formerly John Jay High School) at 7th Avenue between 4th and 5th Streets (rain location inside the school). Costume categories range from “best theme,” to “best classic character,” to “best use of materials.” Winners have a special place in the parade with banners to fly proudly. After the contest, stick around and let loose to a musical performance of Ethan’s Motley Rockin’ Show.

The main event—the Annual Park Slope Civic Council Children’s Halloween Parade—kicks off at 6:30 pm at the corner of 7th Avenue and 14th Street. The parade continues up 7th Avenue, turns left on 3rd Street and ends at Washington Park (formerly JJ Byrne Park), where the revelry will continue until 9 pm with musical performances by Paprika, Hearts of Steel, and the Famous Accordion Orchestra. The parade will feature oversized puppets, including a 20 foot mermaid, sun and moon goddesses, a giant wizard and our newest arrival, a giant dragon.

The day's festivities are made possible by The Park Slope Civic Council, the Park Slope Chamber of Commerce, The Park Slope Farmer’s Market, Park Slope Parents, the Old Stone House, the Park Slope Fifth Avenue BID, and The Puppeteers’ Cooperative.

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