CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Gothamist reports:

After being canceled in 2020 because of the pandemic, things are looking up for this year’s iteration of the annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade. Organizers say that they have received the necessary permits to put the parade on this October for its 48th year, and comedian Randy Rainbow is slated to be the grand marshal.

But there is another pretty big obstacle standing in the way of the parade happening: organizers write on the official website that they “have gotten this go-ahead VERY LATE and do NOT (at the moment) have enough money to make the Parade happen, so…the Parade could STILL be CANCELED…due to lack of funds.”

They need to raise $150,000 by October 5th in order to put on the parade; as of Friday morning, they’ve raised around $1600.

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