Cold Spring’s Most Popular Parade?

Everyone loves a parade — but there may be no community that loves its Halloween parade more than Cold Spring.

Saturday’s mild temperatures helped bring a huge crowd of Cold Spring, Nelsonville and Philipstown residents to the lawn at St Mary’s Church for last-minute costume adjustments. At 5:30 p.m., cameras flashed and, led by a police escort the legion of “unrecognizables” decked out in their funny, scary, ingenious and in a few cases political get-ups marched down Main Street past hundreds of onlookers.

As is the tradition, the celebration continued as the costumed crowd and their fans headed to the riverfront bandstand where they were greeted by live music. The corner of Main and West streets was packed as a flash-mob performance of Michael Jackson’s Thriller helped bring the 2016 tribute to Halloween to a close.

Photos by Anita Peltonen and Michael Turton

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