2019 halloween parade - new york - photo by jeff day - feature

Photo Essay – The 2019 Halloween Parade – New York City

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A warm All Hallow’s Eve greeted those making the 46th annual march up 6th Avenue.

Skeletons pranced, bobbing and weaving, maskers danced to brass band rhythms delighting little viewers along the curb in wonder of frightful clowns.

Salsa drums announced brightly colored feathers’ swaying dance as waves of costume protested the next year’s hopes.

With each brass sounding thousands of revelers into the night’s adventure, the annual procession to mask, to be yourself, thousands cheered in awe up the Ave of the Americas.

A wonderful time had by all!

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20191031©DAYHalloween7714.jpg The 46th Halloween Parade rolls up 6th Avenue as the giant skelton puppet leading the way under clear skies and 55º temperture..

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20191031©DAYHalloween8837.jpg The 46th Halloween Parade rolls up 6th Avenue as the giant skelton puppet leading the way under clear skies and 55º temperture..

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20191031©DAYHalloween8599.jpg The 46th Halloween Parade rolls up 6th Avenue as the giant skelton puppet leading the way under clear skies and 55º 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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To see more of Jeff’s work, click here.

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All copyrighted photos courtesy of Jeff Day.