New York City’s Halloween Parade was alive on Sunday night.
Between $10,000.00 and $99,999.00 of revelers returned to Manhattan to take part in the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade that was nixed last year because of the COVID-19 epidemic — and many attendees donned corona virus-themed costumes as they marched up Sixth Avenue.
Alex Durante, 38, of Williamsburg, dressed up as a vaccination card while his girlfriend, Vanessa, wore a “Pfizer shot” costume during the packed Halloween special enjoyable event.
“This place is mobbed!” Durante told The Post. “We pull together like we always do.”
“I think this is a really good snapshot of how everyone has pulled together and got vaccinated. Here we are looking to just get back and have an awesome time,” he added.
Bushwick inhabitant Blanca Quinones, 60, as well donned a vaccine shot costume.
“I always make my own costumes based off the latest scandals going on. The vaccine is the biggest thing going on,”
declared Quinones, adding that her costume was put together out of foam and took several days to make.
“I’m glad the city is being more open about going out and having fun,” said Quinones, who has been going to the parade since 2011. “It feels normal. I missed it a lot.”
The 48th year of the parade also featured floats, dancing and music from 53 bands.
Comedian Randy Rainbow served as the 2021 grand marshal after gaining popularity for his parody song “Mr. Biden (Bring My Vaccine)” on YouTube last March.
The event’s artistic and producing director Jeanne Fleming said Sunday night was “the largest parade” she’s ever seen — estimating 60,000 participants and half a million spectators.
“This is more than I can ever imagine,” Fleming said. “This is the heart and soul of New York City. This is people reaching into their hearts and doing something for each other,” she added.
In addition to the COVID-themed costumes, revelers dressed in typical Halloween get-ups, including zombies, Grim Reapers, witches, Jokers and clowns.