Auction Benefitting The Greenwich Village Halloween Parade October 11, 2013

Word around Soho is the Annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade (which starts in Soho at Broome Street and Sixth Avenue every 10/31) might get cancelled if enough money isn’t raised to fund the event.  Show your support by attending an auction benefitting the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade October 11, 2013!

Funhouse Halloween Parade Fundraiser

Funhouse Halloween Parade Fundraiser

The auction will be held at the Soho Art House (138 Sullivan Street) from 6-9PM where masks decorated by several NYC artists will be auctioned off.  The masks can be viewed here.  Artists who decorated masks include:  Michael Albert, Ocean Clark with Laura Bochet, Ben Copperwheat, Sebastian Deregibus, Seong Eun Hong, Howie Keck, Jack Laroux, MarcoArt, Kevin Charles Newcomb, Miho Opal, Rascal, and Oliver Ray.  The event was planned by artist Allison Eden.

Jack Laroux - Done - Muerte Skull Fundraiser

Jack Laroux – Done – Muerte Skull Fundraiser

The Greenwich Village Halloween Parade is big.  So big it even has a separate Wikipedia page.  The trail is over a mile and brings in over two million participants, 50,000 of which are costumed, along with dancers, artists, and circus performers.  The television audience is estimated at one hundred million.

The parade was founded in 1974, and because it was cancelled last year due to Superstorm Sandy, there is a threat that the event won’t occur because of lack of funding.  There have been several organizations focusing on fundraising efforts, like Kickstarter, which has raised around $37,000 of a $50,000 goal and eventbrite.