This year, a wonderful autumn tradition will continue in Linden at the end of October.
On Sunday, October 28th at 2:00 p.m., marchers will step-off for the 66th edition of Linden’s Halloween Parade. The parade will begin on South Wood Avenue near Route 1, and will proceed north toward City Hall and continue to Curtis Street. The total length of the march is approximately 1 mile.
According to the Parade Planning Committee, this year’s parade will feature many new participants including municipal dignitaries, marching bands, decorated floats and performing groups. As in past years, most Linden schools are well represented with themed floats and children in costume. As is tradition, the end of the parade will feature a visit by Santa Claus to help officially kick-off the holiday season. “We’re thrilled with the response we’ve gotten from our municipality, our schools, and generous sponsors. We were able to build the Line of March by approximately 40% over our last parade” stated
Carl Pereira, Linden Halloween Parade Committee President.
“We expect a large crowd of spectators this year, and they won’t be disappointed” he said. Many marching groups will stop and perform in front of grandstands erected at City Hall near Wood Avenue and Knopf Street, and that’s where crowds are usually the largest. Carl added, “This year we are very fortunate to have received donations from Linden’s business and corporate community. Their gracious generosity exemplifies the dedication and desire to keep a great Linden tradition alive and well, year after year” The Halloween Parade Planning Committee will continue to meet every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m., at the JTG Recreation Center on Helen Street. Volunteers are always welcome.
If you would like to participate in any way or by marching as a group, individual or enter a decorated vehicle or float of any size, please call: 908-474-8600 or visit our website at.linden-nj.org.
Photos of Linden Halloween Parade 2015