Jackson Heights Children’s Halloween Parade, October 31, 2014

                                                                                                                     24th Annual Children’s Halloween Parade
                                                                                                                  Largest Children’s Halloween Parade in NYC     
The largest children’s parade held on Halloween in New York City is organized by the Jackson Heights Beautification Group. The 24th Annual Children’s Halloween Parade kicks off on Friday, October 31st at 5 pm on 89th Street along 37th Avenue . Participants line up at 4:30 pm. Over 3,000 bags of Halloween goodies are distributed at the end of the parade. Poster by Artist John Cebollero

The largest children’s parade held on Halloween in New York City is organized by the Jackson Heights Beautification Group.
The 24th Annual Children’s Halloween Parade kicks off on Friday, October 31st at 5 pm on 89th Street along 37th Avenue . Participants line up at 4:30 pm.
Over 3,000 bags of Halloween goodies are distributed at the end of the parade.
Poster by Artist John Cebollero

Edwin O’Keefe Westley

Edwin O’Keefe Westley

      

Frank Buonagurio (Frank’s Pharmacy), Jerry Crisci (Armondo’s Italian Restaurant) and Anna Dioguardi (Queens Community House). Marching behind the Jackson Heights Beautification Group banner displayed by the O’Doherty children and friends, were State Senator Peralta, Assemblyman Moya, Councilman Dromm, Councilwoman Ferriera, the Honorable Judge Greco and Len Maniace (aka the Tin Man) JHBG president.

Frank Buonagurio (Frank’s Pharmacy), Jerry Crisci (Armondo’s Italian Restaurant) and Anna Dioguardi (Queens Community House). Marching behind the Jackson Heights Beautification Group banner displayed by the O’Doherty children and friends, were State Senator Peralta, Assemblyman Moya, Councilman Dromm, Councilwoman Ferriera, the Honorable Judge Greco and Len Maniace (aka the Tin Man) JHBG president.

 

 

The great marching band from IS 230 with the ‘Flying Puppets’ provided our musical entertainment. Unfortunately the powerful sound of the Joseph Pulitzer IS 145 band was not able to march. They will be back next year.  (by Rodrigo Salazar)

The great marching band from IS 230 with the ‘Flying Puppets’ provided our musical entertainment. Unfortunately the powerful sound of the Joseph Pulitzer IS 145 band was not able to march. They will be back next year.

           Each group of marches were given different Colored Balloons; the line of marches also included students and neighbors representing:
Jackson Heights Early Learning Center

Jackson Heights Early Learning Center

PS 212

PS 212

Girl Scout Troop 4208 & Brownie Troop 4269Community Board Q3PS 212

Girl Scout Troop 4208 & Brownie Troop 4269Community Board Q3PS 212

Community Board Q3

Community Board Q3

PS 149

PS 149

PS 69

PS 69

St. Joan of Arc

St. Joan of Arc

 

 

  Garden School

Garden School

 

82nd Street Academics

82nd Street Academics

Ruby G. Allen PS 148Q

Ruby G. Allen PS 148Q

 

PS 222

PS 222

Performing Arts Conservancy of NY

Performing Arts Conservancy of NY

Neighborhood Parents and Children

Neighborhood Parents and Children

Group shot A reception followed for all the volunteers, Key Club Members from Newtown High School coordinated by Sarah Berkowitz, Cadet Explores from the 115 Precinct under the supervision of Police Officer Sullivan and Friends of the JHBG, who stuffed treat bags, guided the marches down the avenue, and handed out the 3,200 Treat Bags at the end of the parade.

Group shot
A reception followed for all the volunteers, Key Club Members from Newtown High School coordinated by Sarah Berkowitz, Cadet Explores from the 115 Precinct under the supervision of Police Officer Sullivan and Friends of the JHBG, who stuffed treat bags, guided the marches down the avenue, and handed out the 3,200 Treat Bags at the end of the parade.

Group shot of volunteers who packed the candies the day before the parade

Group shot of volunteers who packed the candies the day before the parade

Nuala O’Doherty, John Cebollero who did the Halloween Poster

Nuala O’Doherty, John Cebollero who did the Halloween Poster

John McCaffrey Jr

John McCaffrey Jr

Janet Kelly

Janet Kelly

 Emma Brandt

Emma Brandt

 Anna Dioguardi (Queens Community House), Len Maniace, Edwin O’Keefe Westley, John Cebolllero

Anna Dioguardi (Queens Community House), Len Maniace, Edwin O’Keefe Westley, John Cebolllero

Len Maniaci, Edwin O’Keefe Westley,  Jerry Crisci (Armondo’s Italian Restaurant)

Len Maniaci, Edwin O’Keefe Westley, Jerry Crisci (Armondo’s Italian Restaurant)

Frank Buonagurio (Frank’s Pharmacy)  and Len Maniaci

Frank Buonagurio (Frank’s Pharmacy) and Len Maniaci

Explores from the 115 Precinct who guided the marchers down the avenue

Explores from the 115 Precinct who guided the marchers down the avenue

Volunteers

Finally, I would like to thank John McCaffrey Jr. and Nuala O’Doherty my Co-Chairs and the parade committee: Emma Brandt, John Cebollero, Janet Kelly, Patti Lowenhaupt, Len Maniace and our Emeritus members Mairé Breen and Bridget Shaughnessy.

Finally, I would like to thank John McCaffrey Jr. and Nuala O’Doherty my Co-Chairs and the parade committee: Emma Brandt, John Cebollero, Janet Kelly, Patti Lowenhaupt, Len Maniace and our Emeritus members Mairé Breen and Bridget Shaughnessy.
 
Jackson Heights Merchants
Support the Children’s Halloween Parade

We encourage each of you to thank and patronize each of the businesses that have given both merchandise and money to make the parade a neighborhood success. They have given back to the community and we should continue to patronize these businesses especially in these difficult economic times. Buy Local with Cash.

The Dime Savings Bank provided the treat bags. Foodtown provides 3,200 fruit drinks; Burger King on 82nd street provided coupons and the Coca Cola Bottling Company provided 16 cases of beverages for our volunteers.

Based of their level of contributions to the parade the following list of good, better and best has been developed:Best Friends of the ParadeJoseph Lock and Alarm, the 82nd Street Partnership, Capital One Bank and the Toyota Corp.Thank you to the parade committee for their great work: Co-Chairs John McCaffrey Jr., Nuala O’Doherty and Edwin O’Keefe Westley, Emma Brant, John Cebollero, Janet Kelly, Patti Lowenhaupt, Len Maniace and our emeritus members Mairé Breen and Bridget Shaughnessy.Better Friends of the ParadeKoeppel Nissan, Frank’s Pharmacy, Jackson Heights Jewish Center and Suzanne Knobel, the Jackson House Restaurant, Brown’s Army/Navy, Noah’s Ark Pet Clinic, Italian Farms, Byran Pu-Folkes Esq., New Peking Kitchen, Queens County Federal Savings, the 82nd Street Tenants Corp., and TD Bank.Thank you to the 40 Friends of the parade who help us pack the 3,200 Halloween bags the day before the parade. The Key Club Members from Newtown HS and the Explores from the 115 Precinct who guided the marchers down the avenue.

Good Friends of the Parade

Olivos Opticians, Kiwanis Club of Jackson Heights, Dr. Abe Dyzenhaus, Schnier Eye Care Center, , Ultima Florist, Black Tie Cleaners, San Andresito Jewelry, COSTCO, Lety’s Bakery & Cafe,
 and HSBC BankFinally, thank you our Jackson Heights neighbors who have made it the Largest Children’s Halloween Parade within the five boroughs.

Hope to see you all @ next year’s parade on Saturday, October 31, 2015 @ 12 Noon.
http://youtu.be/gmYtmK2Cb10

 

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                    Packing the goodie bags for the Halloween Parade in #JacksonHeights

 

 

 

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