Despite a late start in planning, the 2022 Roosevelt Island Halloween Parade rolled down Main Street in a welcome return to a cherished tradition.
by David Stone
At the last minute, community pressure caused RIOC President/CEO Shelton J. Haynes to change his mind. On Monday, an emailed advisory announced the parade, just four days after he said it wouldn’t happen until 2023.
On Saturday morning, an energetic drum corps, Brooklyn United, energized the marchers as they gathered in Capobianco Park.
The Roosevelt Island Halloween Parade was an annual tradition until COVID shut so much down. Last year, RIOC hosted a reduced, but well-attended event in Southpoint Park. For 2022, they planned the same until the community persuaded them otherwise.
Halloween parades are a time-honored tradition in many communities. They bring people of all ages together to celebrate the fall season and enjoy the cooler weather.
For kids, Halloween parades are a chance to show off their costumes and collect candy.
For adults, they’re a fun way to get out and socialize with friends and neighbors. Either way, Halloween parades are a great way to bring people together and create lasting memories.
One of the best things about Halloween parades is that they’re open to everyone. Whether you’re young or old, big or small, there’s a place for you in the parade.
Halloween parades are the perfect opportunity to get out and enjoy the cooler fall weather. Many people also enjoy watching the parade from the sidelines, especially if they have young children with them.
Halloween parades also help support local businesses. Most communities have at least one local business that sponsors the parade, and many others donate prizes for costume contests or other activities.
This is a great way to show your support for your community and help keep local businesses thriving.
Halloween parades are a cherished tradition in many communities across the country. They bring people of all ages together to celebrate the Fall season and create lasting memories.