Inis Ull will be taking part in this year's NYC Halloween Parade.
HERE IT IS! Our Halloween Parade Dragon!
Sage is creating a Dragon to unite us on this fun and very NYC crazy occasion - the NYC Halloween Parade! The Dragon is similar to a Chinese Dragon, especially seen at the Chinese New Year. Ours will have a Celtic flare. You are encouraged to bring a sheet and/or a broom, even ribbons and other things to decorate the dragon. The brooms will be especially easy for some of us since we might be flying around later.....The sheets and broom handles that will be tied to the dragon so we have a way of carrying it and expanding it so everyone can take part.
Directions from the official website indicate you should line up for the parade between 7-9pm, but we all know as veteran New Yorkers some of us will be there earlier. We will do as parade organizers suggest, meet at a location near by and when most of us have arrived we will go join the parade line up. We can figure out our meeting place at the next Parade Planning Meeting, listed below. There is also information about the Parade list below as well.
I hope you will join us for the Parade Planning Meeting and especially for the Parade itself.
Please join us for the next Parade Planning meeting:
Thursday, October 17 beginning at 6:00pm at Getting Hungry - 225 Varick Street and W.Houston
I hope to see you there so we can create some fun Halloween magic.
Here is where you can get official information about the parade:
5 SIMPLE STEPS FOR JOINING
Anyone and everyone in costume is welcome.
Follow these five easy tips for successfully joining the Parade — the largest public participatory event in the greatest city in world! 1. Be Creative - Wear Your Costume! ONLY costumed marchers are allowed in the Parade. 2. Show Up on Sixth Ave between Spring & Canal Sts.
You can only enter this area from the EAST and SOUTH. That is Sullivan, East Broome and Canal Streets. If you come from the West, you will need to get back over to the East Side of 6th Avenue to get in the Parade. This can get confusing and frustrating so follow these directions carefully!
3. Arrive between 7pm and 9pm or you might miss the Parade! The subway is the best way to get there, parking is always difficult and the Parade makes it even worse. 4. Find your friends, good music or a group to march with. If you are meeting your friends, it is best to meet a block or two from the Parade route and all come over together to the line-up. Even with cell phones, it is hard to hook up with people at the start. Nowadays the bands line-up apart from the general public, but there is so much good music in the Parade you are bound to hook up with some fun vibes to dance with. 5. Follow the crowd up Sixth Avenue (please do not go down Sixth Avenue, the police will stop you!) N.B. The Halloween Parade is a 0% tolerance for alcohol event.