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We Love a Parade:
Halloween, New York, October 31, 2015

New York City’s 42nd Annual Halloween Parade, “Shine A Light,” was enlivened by brass bands, giant puppets and costumed revelers.

Tens of thousands marched up the Avenue of the Americas as the crowd — ten deep along the route — cheered along on a balmy Saturday night.

Get-ups ranged from the creepy to the creative, with political costumes, social themes and a Mexican memorial for the missing students interspersed throughout the All Hallows’ Eve event.

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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.

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For more of Jeff’s work, please see:

* The Longest Day Of The Year: Solstice in Cambrils, Spain

Photos From The People’s Climate March: New York, September 21, 2014

We Love A Parade: Columbus Day, New York, October 13, 2014

We Love A Parade: Halloween, New York, October 31, 2014

We Love A Parade: Veterans Day, New York, November 11, 2014

We Love A Parade: Thanksgiving, New York, November 27, 2014

We Love A Parade: The Three Kings Parade, New York, January 6, 2015

We Love A Parade: Mardi Gras, New Orleans, LA, February 2015

We Love A Parade: St. Patrick’s Day, New York, March 17, 2015

* We Love A Parade: Gay Pride, New York, June 28, 2015

* We Love A Parade: Columbus Day, New York, October 12, 2015