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How to watch the Village Halloween Parade from your own couch

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How to watch the Halloween parade if you don’t actually want to go to the Halloween parade

Halloween Parade in New York Photo by Atilgan Ozdil/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The Village Halloween Parade is due to make its annual trek up Sixth Avenue tonight, but for the Halloween grinches out there (this editor included) who don’t want to deal with the throngs of people who take over Greenwich Village for the duration of the parade—or the rainy, gross weather that’s making New York City extra-gloomy today—there’s another way to catch the festivities.

NY1, one of the sponsors of the event, will broadcast the parade beginning at 8 p.m., and will also have a livestream going, though you’ll need a Spectrum account (or a friend willing to lend you their password) to access the feed.

There’s also a live webcam at the corner of 14th Street and Sixth Avenue that should provide a decent, if grainy, view of the parade.

The spectacle begins at 7 p.m. at Spring Street and will travel to 16th Street, with costumed revelers—some on stilts, some on elaborate floats—and enormous puppets taking over the blocks in between.

Of course, you could always just don a costume (here are some great vintage photos from the ’80s that could provide some inspiration) and check it out live and in person. Fair warning: lots of streets will be closed in the Village this evening, so if you have to head to that area, be prepared.