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Haunted Parade

The Wassaic Project, home to a year-round artist residency program, art exhibitions, music festivals and art education programs for kids, teens, and adults, just can’t let Halloween pass unremarked.

For years, the Project has had an afternoon of family-friendly activities such as a costume contest, hay rides, face painting and chalk drawing, culminating in the evening with a Monster’s Ball. But COVID-19 put an end to large social gatherings so this year the Project has regrouped and will hold a COVID-safe parade throughout downtown Wassaic, co-produced with the Wassaic Fire Company.

The event will feature floats from Danni Bellando, Alexandra Goss, Liz Oakley, Jeila Gueramian, Jenny Morse, and Lexy Ho-Tai as well as a new video, The Philosophy of Goo, by Tamara Johnson and Trey Burns to be projected on the side of Maxon Mills.

Donations from local businesses will allow organizers to toss out more than 100 pounds of candy.

Costumes are encouraged but masks are required.

The event begins at 5:30PM this Saturday. The parade starts on Furnace Bank Road and will circle back along Firehouse Road to its point of origin.