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Wishes Come True: Designing the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade

Jack Kugelmass
The Journal of American Folklore
Vol. 104, No. 414 (Autumn, 1991), pp. 443-465
DOI: 10.2307/541550
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/541550
Page Count: 23
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Wishes Come True: Designing the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade
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Abstract

Since its creation in 1973, the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade has become a vital part of the festival life of New York City. Its success is tied to its ability to express a multiplicity of voices. Various groups of participants and spectators often hold contradictory views of the meaning of the event. These views reflect the recent transformation of local neighborhoods, the city's economy, and national and global changes in culture and society.

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