See it: New York City Halloween Parade returns to the Village

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GREENWICH VILLAGE, Manhattan —Zombies, ghosts and vampires — oh my!.

The annual Halloween Parade returned to Manhattans’ Greenwich Village on Sunday thanks to a generous donation after last year’s pandemic cancellation

Thousands lined the sidewalks and watched the parade that stretches along Sixth Avenue through Greenwich Village. 

The parade was possible thanks to a last minute $150,000 donation from UBS financier Jason Feldman. He humbly led the parade to cheers from the crowd.

“I’m still pinching myself. I can’t stop pinching myself,” Feldman, the parade savior, told PIX11 News. “I never wanted the amount to get out. I’m embarrassed but I have incredible pride all at the same time.”

It was quite a celebration, which of course is the point, according to Jeanne Fleming, who’s been parade director for 40 years.

“I hope it’s a return to joyous celebration,” Fleming said. “The theme is all together now and I hope we can be all together now.”

People in costumes were invited to walk the route. Alexander Durante attended dressed as a vaccination card.

“Every time we go out to dinner, we’re always showing a vaccine card, so tonight we figured I’ll be the vaccine card,” Durante said.

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