New York City’s 51st Annual


Thursday, October 31, 2024 at 7 pm | Presented LIVE on NY1 at 8 pm

The nation’s most wildly creative public participatory event in the greatest city in the world!

The World Premiere First Ever Double Magnificent Intergalactic Miniature Halloween Parade

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Bonus Reel!

The Prodigal Puppet Arrives! The Straggler!


The World Premiere First Ever Double Magnificent Intergalactic
Halloween Parade

Produced by New York’s Village Halloween Parade, the first annual online MOVIE event was hosted by Basil Twist’s famous Spider puppet, Zohra.

This Parade features the puppet work of 30 artists from the history of New York’s Village Halloween Parade.

Conceived during a time when other events were finding adaptations of their cancelled events due to Covid, this event is original, unique and stands on its own as an international (indeed, intergalactic: viz. aliens accepted) event of LARGE import, but miniature scale.

These small figures were made by Giants of the puppet world as well as doll makers and costumer designers.

Set against a background created by Broadway Set Designer and Painter, Richard Prouse these “avatars” are displayed against a moving “cranky” image of NYC. They walk past all of NYC’s iconic buildings from the Statue of Liberty and the World Trade Center to the Apollo Theater and the Cloisters.

With no NYPD route restrictions, this Halloween Parade takes ALL of NYC!

The Mini Parade features Grand Marshall, Pinocchio, along with live commentary by actor Donald Corren to a soundtrack of the On The Lam Band, the Original Halloween Parade band!

These creations are fantastically original and offer compelling viewing for 13 chock full minutes!!!

Puppet Artists

Creator Puppet
Mavin Ambrose Flesh
Ken Ard Dandy
Julie Atlas Muz Alan the Alien
Jay Bell Lord Pappillon
Kate Brehm Mummy Mommy!
Machine Dazzle COVID Nanobot
Andrew Diaz, Richard Prouse Till We Meet Again
Andrew Diaz Tribute to Broadway
Gary Gewant | Leela Puppet Theatre Pinocchio
Brandon Hardy Monster
Joanna Hess La Contessa de la Mare
Serra Hirsch The Photing Booth
Cait Johnson Baba Yaga
Processional Arts Workshop Snake
Suzy Morris Melania Antoinnette
Paul O’Connor Squid
Paul O’Connor, Susan Bissonnette Fish
Sara Peattie | Puppeteers Cooperative J. Jumpin’ Spider
Mark Perez Shkreli
Tarish Pipkins Aunt Nancy
Richard Prouse MC
Richard Prouse Mourning Mother
Kalan Sherrard Triumphant Spirit of Decay
Lake Simmons Weathervane Fool
Elissa Stein Victory
Amy Trompetter Black Lives Matter
Basil Twist Jefferson Library Spider
Sergio Velez Wen-digo
Sergio Velez Samhain!

Puppeteers and Crew

Name Role
Jeanne Fleming Concept and Co-Director, Artistic and Producing Director Village Halloween Parade
Martha Ross Tobias Co-Director and Production Manager
Sky Gewant Editor & Cinematographer
Richard W. Prouse Set and Backdrop
Donald Corren Narrator
Helene Silverman Title Design
Susan Bissonnette Puppeteer
Joanna Hess Puppeteer
Sarah Bissonnette-Adler Puppeteer
Tessa Miller Puppeteer
Lauren Smith Puppeteer
Basil Twist Muse
Douglas Baz Photography Still photos
Matthew Fass Social Media & Web Design
Grace Schultz Stabilizer

Bonus Features

See the puppets up close and in detail on Douglas Baz’s Flickr page.

Go to Puppet Gallery


See a video of our gorgeous backdrop designed by Richard Prouse with music by Photay

Watch on YouTube


The Straggler Credits

Puppet by: Dr. Barnaby Ruhe

Backdrop by: Richard W. Prouse

Narrator: Donald Corren


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