A Historical Perspective, by Kirby Sommers
EARLY YEARS: Creation of the Block Association
Halloween Building Decorations
Halloween: An Unbroken Tradition
It is fascinating to note that Halloween on West 69th Street predates the Village’s Halloween Parade which began in 1974. Ours is also the only 2-block Halloween celebration anywhere that welcomes thousands of goblins, ghouls, cartoon characters, super heroes and princesses clamoring at our doors – all of whom leave with smiles and candy and giddy and happy.