The Greenwich Village Halloween Parade has been a part of New York City’s tradition and community for 40 years. It is a night of celebration and fun for both locals and tourists, as people get the opportunity to relive their childhood experiences, whether they’re decked out in zombie garb or in flashy red paint. However, as a result of Superstorm Sandy, the parade was cancelled last year, and has been dealing with financial troubles ever since.
This year, the Halloween Kickstarter campaign has been established to help the parade meet its financial goal of $50,000. The Greenwich Village Chelsea Chamber of Commerce (GVCCC) has been reaching out to its members, partners, and network to increase publicity about the campaign. Over the past week, the GVCCC has been able to secure a partnership with the Rudin Family Foundations, who have agreed to give a $15,000 matching funds grant if the campaign raises $15,000 in the next week. Please click HERE for more information about giving donations and other ways you can help save the parade.
Small businesses, in particular, have also been affected by last year’s cancellation, as over 2 million people participate in the parade every year. They have suffered considerable losses and are still on the long road to recovery. Here are a few suggestions of businesses to visit when you’re in the area:
Location: 133 W 25th St, New York, NY 10001
Prepare for the winter by checking out this “quilting haven.” Show your love for the city by pre-ordering a custom-made fabric displaying a map of the NYC subway, or the sky-line at night!
Location: 40 W 8th St, New York, NY 10011
Stop by this restaurant and choose from a wide array of mouth watering Indian cuisines that are authentically prepared, using only fresh vegetables, natural spices and assorted meats. A meal here will be sure to satisfy your hunger!
Location: 109 Christopher St, New York, NY 10014
Buy a bag of exotic tea leaves or a pound of a quality coffee beans to take home. Experience the flavors of another country while relaxing in your warm sofa!