Linden Announces Plans For 62nd Halloween Parade

Linden’s Halloween Parade tradition goes back decades. Here’s a photo of School No. 3’s “Alice” entry from 1960. The 2012 parade will be held on Oct. 28. (Photo courtesy of Linden Recreation)

LINDEN – The city’s 62nd Halloween Parade will be held on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2 p.m., rain or shine. The 2012 Linden Halloween Committee has been planning the annual event at weekly Wednesday meetings at the Linden Public Library on East Henry Street that began on Sept. 5 and will continue through Oct. 24. As always the committee extends an invitation to all that are interested in helping with this year’s parade and other committee sponsored activities.

The parade will include children and adults in costume, dancers, singers, fire engines, police vehicles, antique cars, bands and floats. Approximately 10,000 people attended the parade last year.

This year, the main reviewing stand will be in front of City Hall and a second reviewing stand will be in front of School #1. Spectators may bring folding chairs to view the parade from the School #1 lawn.

Alfred A. Volpe

Alfred A. Volpe

Alfred A. Volpe, the former Linden Superintendent of Recreation, has been selected as this year’s Halloween Parade Grand Marshal. Volpe served the City’s Recreation Department for more than 40 years and is credited with developing one of the best Recreation Departments in the state.

If you would like to participate in any way or by marching as a group, individual or enter a decorated vehicle or float of any size, call: 1-908-474-8600 or visit

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