Nyack's Halloween parade to return after 2-year pause due to COVID

Nyack will transform from village to Halloween town for its annual parade. It had not been held since 2019 because of COVID.

News 12 Staff

Oct 28, 2022, 9:58 PM

Updated 575 days ago

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One of the largest Halloween parades in the area is preparing to kick off Saturday after a two-year pause from COVID.
Nyack will transform from village to Halloween town for its annual parade. It had not been held since 2019 because of COVID.
"There's a lot of pent-up demand for this parade. People are very excited, and it's more energy for the village," says Nyack Chamber of Commerce President Roger Cohen. 
Cohen says preparations started six months ago, working with the village to make it a memorable and safe event for everyone.
Instead of big public works trucks, barriers are a new safety feature people can expect to see.
The chamber estimates upward of 10,000 people could be here for the big event. Nearly 1,000 people in total will either be on floats or marching the half-mile parade route.
Turiello's says their pizza spot typically gets a big boost in business from the massive crowd.
"I'm happy they do it because the last two years was a struggle. We do very well before the parade and after the parade," says Nino, of Turiello's


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