Howard Beach gets into spirit — and costume — for annual parade. Over 1,000 people, including 600 kids, marched and area businesses stepped in with donations including 10 pizza pies each from Sophia’s, New Park, Lenny’s and Gino’s; chicken nuggets from McDonald’s for the kids; gift bags from T.D. Bank; pumpkins from Ragtime; candy from Met Foods and the Ozone Park C-Town; juice from Western Beef and the Richmond Hill C-Town; hot dogs from Durso Key Food; drinks from Almonte Key Food and extra funds from Resorts World Casino New York City.
Gianna DiLucci, 6, of Howard Beach shows off her colorful costume.
Joavianna Roopchand, 5, shows off her unique costume.
Parade grand marshals, Joe Aiello, governor of the Kiwanis International’s New York District; Joe DeCandia, owner of Lenny’s Clam Bar; and Queens Chronicle Publisher Mark Weidler.
Tommy Savoca, left, with Sincede as Catwoman and Janice Perez as Robin.
Tara Viltri came to the parade as a ladybug.
Neighborhood kids don their costumes and mug for the camera.
The parade sponsors, Kiwanis Club of Howard Beach.
Megan Broskie, left, Becca Broskie and Emily Vignola show off their costumes.
The Christ the King High School marching band plays along the parade route.