3 big Halloween events Thursday in Manhattan

Children’s Halloween Parade 3:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m. growing it to attract over 3,000 costumed kids, parents, students, and local Greenwich Villagers. Parents and children (ages 3-12) meet at the Washington Square Arch at 3:00 p.m. and start to line up on the street to march around the park. The parade ends at LaGuardia Place at roughly 4:00 p.m. between Washington Square South and West Third Street, where free trick or treat bags, games, and rides await. Washington Square Arch in Washington Square Park.

The big parade is the Village Halloween Parade 7pmto 11pm with 50,000 folks parade up Sixth Avenue—decked out in some of the City’s scariest, most innovative and most hilarious costumes—while numerous live bands complement the ghoulish revelry. Come up with a creative costume of your own and join the festivities or take it all in from the sidelines.  The Parade runs STRAIGHT up 6th Ave. from Spring to 16th Street. The streets are most crowded between Bleecker Street and 14th Street. TV:  WPIX CHANNEL 11: 7:30pm – 9:00pm, and on NY 1: 8:00pm – 9:30pm. halloween-nyc.com.

Halloween at AMNH (American Museum of Natural History) Central Park West at 79th St. Trick-or-treat, see circus performers. The museum’s halls remain open until 7pm for trick-or-treating, crafts, live performances and cartoon encounters. Characters such as Curious George and Clifford the Big Red Dog will be on hand, along with performers from the Big Apple Circus. amnh.org.

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