|We love walking along Riverside Drive...you could see hints of the leaves starting to change. (This was before the snowstorm...haha)|
|Me with Lils in her pumpkin costume.|
|I love this picture!! So cute. Lils was a little more cooperative for Austin..|
|Halloween decor on the Upper West Side|
|(via Momma Hewitt on their NYC trip)|
At 10 pm, the traditional silent movie began. They play a different movie each year; this year's was a screening of the 1925 version of The Phantom of the Opera. Live organ music accompanied the movie, and added to its spookiness.
After the movie, as the time approached midnight, the infamous procession of the ghouls officially began. Out of the smoke, the ghouls one by one began to appear....
|The screen before the start of the movie.|
|The ghouls came out of this goblin's mouth.|
|Each ghoul was unique, and their costumes were elaborate. Each ghoul was in character, and would interact with the audience as they made their way through the procession.|
|Some were creepy, some were funny.|
|The bishop directed the ceremonies.|
|It was most definitely an epic way to end the night...|
Tom's Restaurant! Seinfeld, anyone? No big salads a la Elaine, but Austin had some pancakes and I had a delicious chocolate milkshake. That's one of the random things we love about New York...we pop into a diner and the next thing you know a huge picture of Kramer is staring us down.
It was a perfect New York night. We were a bit worried about going home on the 1 train so late since you have to go up an elevator to get to ground level, but laughed a bit at ourselves upon realizing that this is truly the city that never sleeps. At 2 am, our train was just as packed as it was when we got on at 8 pm. Just a few more Halloween characters this time :)
After the snow storm and our epic day of chili making on Saturday, we decided to venture out on Sunday to survey the damage. We went to Central Park, and were greeted by evidence of both seasons.
|Snow and changing leaves.|
|The Harlem Mirror|
|Beautiful colors at The Pool|
|Taking advantage of the first snow...even if it makes for dirty snowmen. (It was so cute, he was working so hard!)|