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Jackson Heights Halloween Parade to Return For 29th Year

Photo via Jackson Heights Beautification Group

Oct. 17, 2019. By Shane O’Brien 

One of New York City’s biggest Halloween parades is returning to Jackson Heights for its 29th year on Oct. 31.

The giant costume march, run by the Jackson Heights Beautification Group, typically draws more than 3,000 attendees and is deemed the largest children’s Halloween parade in New York City.

The event begins at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31 at the corner of 89th Street and 37th Avenue. Participants will then continue, in costume, down 37th Avenue to 76th Street.

At the end of the route, 3,200 bags stuffed with candy will be handed out to children participating in the parade – one of the event’s highlights.  The Newtown High School Key Club will be assisting with filling the bags.

The parade also features the P.S. 145 band and the I.S. 230 marching band as well as the Jackson Heights Flying Puppets.

Community organizations like local schools, scout troops and Community Board 3 will all be taking part in the parade as well.

Photo via Jackson Heights Beautification Group

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It’s the night before Halloween and there’s a terrible rain storm
coming our way. It’s supposed to rain all day and night tomorrow. Will the parade be rained out/rescheduled for Friday or cancelled? Where can we find out this info? Thanks .


The historic section of Jackson Hgts is one of the hottest areas in real estate right now. People moving from city and the neighborhood offers so much and ya growing . The parade is just another fun activity to enjoy !


They should have a “clean up” party from 89st 37ave to 76st 37ave . Pick all the dog poop and garbage .


Those areas should be skipped and clean up 73rd between 37th and Roosevelt. Maybe the nastiest block in Queens.


Too bad that many other neighborhoods don’t do this. I’ve been enjoying this parade with my son since he was born 13 years ago and also for 10 years before that when I was a Custodian at PS69. Love seeing all the kids, dressed up in their costumes, and some of the Moms too. Haha. The Beautification Committee has done a great job with this. I hope new members continue the tradition.


So sad to see how many haters there are on this page. Javier writes a wonderful post, and all people can do is thumbs down? That’s ok, while Javier and I are out having a great time, you thumbs down folks are at home cursing the world you live in.

Crackson Heights

There are a lot of miserable people in this world and in order for them to feel better they want other people to be miserable as well. Best thing to do is smile enjoy life and let them stew in their own misery . I hope all the happy non miserable people enjoy the parade .


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