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Volume 73, Number 27 | November 05 - 11, 2003


Costumed kids everywhere from waterfront to Washington Sq.

From the Hudson River to historic Washington Sq., local children enjoyed some pre-trick-or-treating Halloween parades of their own last Friday afternoon. Hundreds of costumed kids attended the Annual Greenwich Village Children’s Parade in Washington Sq., where they marched around the park with much fanfare. This year’s children’s parade grand marshal was Jim Smith, chairperson of Community Board 2, pictured below with Art Strickler, the board’s district manager and founder of the event. At left below, a quartet of girls cavorted around the square. This year also marked the first Village waterfront Halloween parade, sponsored by Friends of Hudson River Park. About 30 youngsters, ages 2 to 6, including the kitty at left, attended the inaugural event, which started at Pier 40 and wended along the riverfront. Al Butzel, the Friends’ executive director, said the event should grow each Halloween. “Someday,
Villager photos by Elisabeth Robert


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