halloween 2018 feature - photo by jeff day

Photo Essay – The 2018 Halloween Parade – New York City

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Strutting green skeletons danced as brass bands serenaded thousands during a warm, clear 45th All Hallows Eve Parade. Wave after wave, ghouls, goblins, and a few Trumps pranced down the Ave of Americas to everyone’s delight. Surprisingly few political statements in this mid-election year. All in all a good scary time for the little spectators, eyes wide open, mesmerized by “Day of the Dead” revelers, fright night clowns and flying bats swooping from overhead.  The night’s breeze caressed gently, beating drums signaling what may lie ahead.

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20181031©DAYHalloween8150.jpg The 45st Halloween Parade rolls up 6th Avenue as the giant skelton puppet leading the way under clear skies and 63º temperture..

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20181031©DAYHalloween8199.jpg The 45st Halloween Parade rolls up 6th Avenue as the giant skelton puppet leading the way under clear skies and 63º temperture..

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Jeff Day, an independent photographer based in New York City, documents city life celebrations and the renewal of historical tradition in contemporary voice in the streets. He is completing two books, New Orleans Black and White and New York Street.  A lifelong sailor, Jeff has also documented the water’s edge and shore towns of New York, New England, the Gulf Coast, and Eastern Spain.

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All copyrighted photos courtesy of Jeff Day.