There's still time to get on board a New York City Halloween with the world-famous Village parade held for the last 45 years on Halloween night. The best way to experience the event is to appear in costume at Canal Street and Sixth Avenue well before the official start time of 7 p.m. This year's theme is "I am a Robot," so if you want to blend in with the crowd, just dress like you are a robot. It's a clever twist on all our Internet affirmations that we "are not a robot." The weeks leading up to this grand event in Manhattan have included a lavish pet parade on the Upper East Side and an impressive display of ghoulish decorating all over town. Townhouses can cost 80 million dollars, and their owners are not afraid to decorate lavishly for passersby to enjoy. So, have a Happy Halloween whether you're in Manhattan or somewhere off the beaten path this year.
The Mad Hatter poses along the East River on a chilly but sunny October day.