This year’s Halloween Parade in Greenwich Village was a glorious event, partly for the good-spirited humor, sometimes political, often artistic or hokey, and also for the unusually warm weather that allowed marchers and spectators to soak in the artistry without shivering in cold.

The theme was supposed to be robots, but I didn’t see too many. Here was one.

But I preferred the clever stuff. Here are Mexican painters Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera!

Or serious comments like this commemorating 55 journalists killed in Mexico in the last six years.

Of course, there is always Trump, one being proffered cash. I didn’t see any Hillary look-alikes. Is that so last year?

The Halloween parade was started in 1973 by the Bread and Puppet Theater and grew to draw thousands of marchers and watchers.

The iconic puppets on high poles were here again this year. Faces. Giant skeletons. Some marching in a band.

A reason for high-level stuff is that the viewers are 3 and 4 deep and the parade is hard to see unless you are up front.

The Stilt Walkers helped. But a big part of the enjoyment is marching in it, as these people do, with inventive costumes and enough energy for the  trek from lower Manhattan. The parade starts at 7pm and doesn’t end till 9pm.

With a dragon, multiculturalism adds a Chinese icon to Halloween!

Here are Mexicans on the Day of the Dead. And a collection of women in gold, I think they were historic Egyptians. 

Lots of multiculturalism at Halloween this year!

Photos by Lucy Komisar.

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