Everyone gathered at West 102nd and West End Avenue around 6:00 p.m. to begin the parade up West End Avenue, down West 103rd, along Riverside Drive, and up West 102nd. Neighbors greeted the parade-goers with treats. Many homes were decorated with festive Halloween themes, to the delight of the costumed crowd. The parade ended with a Street Fair on West 102nd where folks gathered to talk, show off their varied and imaginative costumes, enjoy the entertainment and load up on candy, cake, brownies, baked goods, and juice, donated by neighbors. Entertainment this year included accordion music, arts and crafts activities, face painting, and storytelling. The St. Luke’s staff and residents are always key contributors to our event, along with Block Association members who staff the event and take care of logistics.
It’s all about community spirit, costumes and sweet treats! Join us next year!
By Jane Hopkins