The Bronx celebrated Halloween on Saturday, the way it traditionally has for nearly four decades—with its annual parade.
On Saturday, Oct. 30, The Bronx Halloween Parade celebrated 38 years of costumes, performances, live music, prizes, and family fun. Community Board 2 organized the event, which is recognized as the second largest Halloween parade in New York City so it’s also a city-wide celebration. With a different theme each year, this year’s was 1980s horror movies.
The rain or shine event welcomed incredible sunny weather this year. The parade route started at Southern Boulevard and Westchester Avenue in Longwood. The parade headed south on Southern Boulevard and turned right on Intervale Avenue. The parade ended at Bill Rainey Park at Dawson Street and Rogers Place.
The party didn’t stop when the parade line-up did. A post-parade party full of more music, performances, and a costume contest with cash prizes took place next to Bill Rainey Park.