Week 8 Homework and NYC’s 45th Annual Village Halloween Parade

For homework, please finish building your Halloween costumes. Don’t forget to take photos and video of the process. Post up some progress photos for your homework blog post, due by 10/30 at 8pm.

In class on 10/31, we will get into costume and have a rehearsal for the parade including a small “last looks” critique, and take some photos. Hopefully any necessary last-minute adjustments can be identified during class and completed right after.

In the evening, let’s march in The Village Halloween Parade this year! Fitting that the 2018 theme is “I am a robot!”

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We’ll be departing PoD at 6pm on 10/31.

Those of us who can will take the 1 train from 23rd st/ 7th ave to Canal Street.

If your costume doesn’t fit on the train (I’m looking at you, Tetris blocks!), take a large car service/taxi and meet us at Varick Street and Canal Street.

Once together as a group, we’ll proceed to the parade entrance at Canal Street and 6th Ave.

The parade proceeds up 6th Ave and ends around 16th-18th street. At that point it’s easy to walk the rest of the way back to PoD or go on about your merry evening. We should be done walking by 8-9pm.

Some tips for having the best time possible:
-eat beforehand
-wear comfortable shoes
-prepare for cold weather with thick socks and an underlayer or other way to make your costume warm (gloves, scarf, hat)
-bring a bag, utility belt, etc. and carry some water and extra batteries for your costume.
-practice your dance moves in-costume in front of a mirror

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