NYC is for Parades this Fall – Columbus Day, Halloween and the Avon Walk!
Compiled and edited by Eric Shapiro, Louis Huneke and the Flatiron Hot! News Editorial Staff
The 69th Annual Columbus Day Parade will be descending on 5th Avenue this Monday, October 14th. Named after the great Italian explorer who discovered the North American continent, the parade honors Italian Americans’ contributions to New York City and draws around a million onlookers and around 35,000 marchers. The parade will be routed from 47th Street to 72nd Street. Marching bands will line the streets. Singers and dancers will entertain crowds near the “red carpet” area between 68th and 69th Streets.
Freaky sights, bone chilling howls, bright, creative costumes and loads of cheers and laughter are what you can expect from the Halloween Parade. One of the favorite parades of young thrill-seekers, this parade will start Thursday, October 31st at 7:00 pm. Line-up will be on 6th Avenue from the east and south between Canal and Spring Streets. Beware, only costume-wearers can participate! If ghoulish dress isn’t enough to lure you, puppets and various musical artists will be accompanying entertainment. New Yorkers are sure to display their best consumes and brilliant creations here. Don’t miss it! View more information on the parade’s website.
Pink is power! Avon is fighting cancer and providing woman across the country a message of hope and power with its annual Walk for Breast Cancer. Running 2 days from October 19th to 20th, the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer will start from Pier 84 on 44th Street, and will cut through many neighborhoods across the city including Chelsea, Greenwich Village, and Soho. The journey will continue over the Brooklyn Bridge into DUMBO Brooklyn, turning back over the Manhattan Bridge and will reach all the way up to Randalls Island. Walk paths will be clearly marked with direction signs and Avon’s Pink logos. Show support and send a message by registering for the walk today at Avon’s website.