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Greenpoint children’s Halloween parade returns for 14th year on Oct. 29, spooktacular party, zombie nerf war to follow

From the 2016 Halloween Parade (Courtesy of Town Square via Facebook)

Oct. 27, by Nathaly Pesantez

The Halloween Children’s Parade is returning to Greenpoint for its 14th year on Sunday in a day that will also bring a “spooktacular” party and zombie nerf war to Halloween-goers.

The parade will take place on Oct. 29, and assembles in front of the Polish Slavic Center at 176 Java Street at 11:30 a.m. At 12 p.m. sharp, the marching will kick off, where costumed attendees will head one block over to Manhattan Avenue and march seven blocks down to Norman Avenue. The marchers will then head back around to the starting point through Manhattan Avenue, and return in time for the “Spooktacular Party” at the Polish Slavic Center.

The party will include arts and crafts, games, contests, music, movies, a bouncy house, and more. The party is best suited for children up to 10 years of age, according to Town Square, the non-profit event organizers.

The spooktacular party will end at 3 p.m., and make way for a zombie nerf war at the same site from 4 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Children participating in this event should be at least six years old. All gear will be provided at the event.

The parade is free, and participants can jump in at any time along the route. Tickets for the Spooktacular Party and Zombie Nerf War are priced at $15.00 online and $20.00 on the day of the event. All children, including infants, must have a ticket. A combo party & nerf war ticket option is also available for $25.00 online. A face painting ticket is also available for $10.00 online, and $15.00 on the day of the event.

All proceeds for the event will benefit Town Square and the local Boy Scout Troop 26.

Town Square, a volunteer non-profit based in Greenpoint and Williamsburg, was founded in 2005, and primarily brings events to the two neighborhoods, including the Go Green! Greenpoint Festival, the McGolrick Egg Hunt, and Summerstarz outdoor movies in Transmitter Park.

2017 Children’s Halloween Parade flyer (Town Square)

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