Rockville Centre residents celebrate Halloween with annual ragamuffin parade


More than 700 residents attended Rockville Centre’s annual Ragamuffin parade ahead of Halloween on Sunday, Oct. 28.

Due to construction on Maple Avenue, the village’s 22nd Annual Halloween Costume Parade was relocated from Maple Avenue.

This year only, the parade started in Municipal Parking Field 12 on the north side of Sunrise Highway between Forest Avenue and North Long Beach Road and went through the field, then north on Long Beach Road and then turned south on Oceanside Road to the Anderson Recreation Center.

The parade kicked off at 2 p.m. and was followed by a party at the Rec Center with games, fun and prizes for the costumed marchers. There were more than 10 categories for the best costumes.

“It went very well,” said Superintendent of Parks and Recreation Anthony Brunetta. “We had a new location because of the construction, but even still it was very well attended.”