Posted in music | pictures on November 2, 2011

photos by Amanda Hatfield

2011 NYC Halloween Parade

"What's happened to Halloween? The celebration of all things sugary has turned sour: dentists are colluding to pay kids for their candy. GreatSchools, an education website, has gone so far as to proclaim trick-or-treating booty an "unmitigated disaster for parents trying to protect their children from OD'ing" on sugar, and offers parents tricks for handling the "upcoming tsunami of sucrose."

In online forums, moms trade tips for keeping sweets away from kids without their cluing in. One mom says she partners with neighbors to supply trick-or-treaters with only pre-approved (read: yucky) treats. Other parents are more openly Scroogey: one mom torments her kids by forcing them to hand out the candy they collected earlier in the evening to trick-or-treaters who show up later on their doorstep. Yet another mother invokes the "Great Pumpkin," who swoops down tooth-fairy-style, removing Milk Duds and leaving toys and books in their stead.

I'm unclear what's so great about this. My kids, at least, have no shortage of toys or books; they do have a dearth of candy, though, which is precisely why Halloween is so great. It's specifically because we don't let them gorge on Twix bars the rest of the year that their spooky stash is so special." [TIME]

Here's another set of pictures from the 2011 Village Halloween Parade (first set HERE). They continue below...

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Comments (12)

BBG is a fan of the guy in the lead photo's band.

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2011 9:16 AM

BEEEAAAAANS

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2011 10:42 AM

Thank god this shit is over with.

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2011 11:47 AM

crazy kids, zombies are so 20th century

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2011 12:42 PM

More tits. Less dong.

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2011 1:46 PM

Are Dias de los Muertos skeletons the new IT Halloween costume? I feel like I've seen them EVERYWHERE.

Also enough with the zombiesssss.

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2011 2:51 PM

I don't know if it's just me, but if I go a good week without eating hummus, I turn a bit "zombie-like" and find myself roaming the streets moaning "more chickpeas".

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2011 3:12 PM

the girl in the bunny ears - in the middle - might be the prettiest girl i've ever seen.

Posted by wondering | November 2, 2011 5:20 PM

LMAO over 100 images loading at once? WTF are you guys smoking?

Posted by Anonymous | November 2, 2011 8:35 PM

Good photos.

Posted by Anonymous | November 3, 2011 1:59 AM

Hallween parade 2011 excellent

Posted by John Francese | March 23, 2012 9:57 PM

wicked Halloween stuff

Posted by jordon | August 12, 2013 4:36 PM

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