Harlem Halloween

In Harlem, when Halloween comes around, hundreds of trick or treaters head to 125th Street, the neighborhood’s legendary “Main Street.”

Starting at 3:00, when school is out, shops and restaurants open their doors and fill waiting goody bags with cookies and candies. Ghosts and goblins, witches and vampires wander in and out, up and down, gathering treats and attention. Passersby sometimes stop and drop change into the bulging goody bags.

Downtown, in Greenwich Village, there is an enormous Halloween Parade going on, with elaborate floats, corporate sponsors and lots of adults in racy costumes. But today in Harlem, the day is all about making sure that the kids (even the “fur kids”) have a safe and happy Halloween.

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Painted pit bull

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Clown

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Purple pussy cat

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Lamb and princess

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Handman with toolbelt

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Viking girl

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Father and son psycho killers

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Kitty cat girls

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Elmo and Dora the Explorer

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Scooby-Doo enjoying a treat

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Pumpkin dog and police cat in stroller

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Prisoner brothers

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Mobster girl

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Shreck

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Mom witch and princess daughter

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Clerk outside a clothing store

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Dragon

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Princess and her brothers

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Doctor

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Police officer

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Fireman

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Ninja in front of shoe store

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Fairy princess

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Trick or treaters emerge from a drug store

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Family group

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Three ninja piggies

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Evil doctor

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Snow White and Tinkerbell

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This store is all out of candy
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Time for the little monsters to go home

4 Responses to Harlem Halloween

  1. Eva G. says:

    I know I’m a bit late, but this is a great Halloween gallery :)

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  2. antof9 says:

    Love love love these pictures! As I was scrolling through them, I was thinking I’d comment on things like “love the dimples on the princess in Lamb and Princess” and “father/son psycho killers — eek!” but in the end I wanted to comment on everything.

    I love the glimpses you provide into your city :)

    P.S. I think the one labelled Shrek is probably Mike Wazowski (sp?) from Monsters, Inc.

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  3. Miri says:

    Cute pics – wish we had something like Halloween here, the kids would love it! Thanks for stopping by my blog (How did you come across it?) and I will be posting lots of soups in the next couple of months, now that winter is here!

    Miri

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  4. Casey H says:

    Super cute pictures, but the one you have labeled as Shrek isnt Shrek. Its Mike Wasowski from Monsters Inc.

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