We are so excited to partner with The Village Halloween Parade for the 48th Annual Village Halloween Parade, dedicated to the children of New York who missed last year’s Halloween celebrations!
The partnership underscores CMA and The Village Halloween Parade’s mutual commitment to individual and creative expression, giving both organizations the opportunity to reach diverse audiences in new and exciting ways. The Village Halloween Parade will take place Sunday, October 31 at 7 PM with the line-up beginning on 6th Avenue between Spring Street and Canal Street.
Leading up to the parade, CMA and the Village Halloween Parade are inviting children to create the designs for life-sized puppets that will be carried by Parade participants. The open call encourages children to submit drawings of people, animals, and objects that honor whomever and whatever brings them everyday joy. Official Parade artists at Processional Arts Workshop will then transform these drawings into giant illuminated puppets to lead the Village Halloween Parade. Drawings may be submitted here by October 13.
On Saturday, October 30, CMA will host an all-day Halloween Block Party at Spring Street Park from 12 PM to 4 PM, where children will have the opportunity to create artwork that will decorate the CMA Halloween Float, which will debut in the Village Halloween Parade. Free and open to the public, CMA’s festive celebration will be filled with family-friendly activities like spooky ornament and magic wand making, DIY tombstones, haunted house monoprinting, werewolf face-painting, creative workshops, and a costume catwalk for children to show off their creativity. Children will collaborate with CMA’s very own Artists-In-Residence — who designed the float — to help bring their artistic dreams alive.