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Niskayuna schedules annual Halloween parade

Niskayuna schedules annual Halloween parade

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Niskayuna schedules annual Halloween parade
A Halloween party was held at the Niskayuna Town Hall last year.
Photographer: Marc Schultz

NISKAYUNA -- The invincible Iron Man is coming to Niskayuna on Sunday.

Marvel's armored avenger better make sure his anti-freeze transistors are working: Queen Elsa, the master of ice and snow from the Disney hit "Frozen," also will be in town.

The characters will have company. Witches, ghosts and ninjas are all expected at the town's annual Halloween parade. The show at Niskayuna Town Hall (off Nott Street East) will begin at 3:30 p.m.

Kids and teens will march around the Town Hall circle. Members from Niskayuna Fire District No. 1 also will be on the grounds showing off one of their trucks.

Cider and doughnuts, from Fo'Castle Farms of Burnt Hills, will be part of the party. Marchers will all receive Halloween treats.

Participants are encouraged to bring canned goods for a food drive organized by Niskayuna Girl Scout Troop 2351. The campaign will benefit Concerned for the Hungry's Thanksgiving food program.

The town's Halloween parade tradition began at Rosendale Estates, where it was held for many years. The upcoming Town Hall gathering will be the ninth time it has taken place at the government center.

“The parade is always a great chance for kids of all ages to come together and celebrate not only Halloween, but our community,” said Town Board Member Denise Murphy McGraw, who has organized the parade for the past 17 years. "I am pleased to see a new generation of Girl Scouts take over the role of assisting with the event."  

Board Member Lisa Weber, who chairs the town's community programs committee, said the parade helps make Niskayuna special.

"Families always tell me they look forward to it all year," she said.

Pets are welcome at the parade, which will take place rain or shine.


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