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Halloween in NYC

Ghosts, Goblins & Witches. Tricks & Treats. The fun continues as Hallows eve is fast approaching! BOO!!!


Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

The popular dog costume parade is back at the East River Park Amphitheater. Dress your canine companion in their Halloween costume to try for “Best in Show” and enter into raffles for a chance to win a piece of the thousands of dollars in prizes. (Free; Oct. 20 from noon to 3 p.m.; East River Park, Manhattan;


Harbor Frights Halloween Cruise

Get spooked as you sail around New York Harbor. Circle Line will host a costume contest, offer prizes and will have live music by TKO Band. If you upgrade your tickets you get three hours of open bar from 7 to 10 p.m. (From $35; 7:30 p.m.; Pier 83, midtown;


“Horror Queens” feminist party

Honor the “goddesses of gore” and “scream queens” — women behind the horror genre with storytelling, comedy and more with Anna Cain Bianco, Brittany Carney, Junior Mint, Sarah Hartshorne and Katie and Allie of Herstory on the Rocks. ($15; 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 17; Caveat, 21A Clinton St.; East Village;


Children’s Halloween Parade in Coney Island

Take your chillingly-costumed children on a jaunt down the Coney Island Boardwalk at its parade and party, which will feature games, bounce houses, face painting, live music and more. (Free; Oct. 19, 11 a.m. start; Coney Island;


Halloween Harvest at Luna Park

Trick-or-treat and pick a pumpkin at Luna Park, which will be transformed into a maze of costumed characters, magic shows and stilt walkers for its annual Halloween Harvest Sept. 28 to Oct. 27. ($42 pass for kids and their families includes unlimited rides and the aforementioned spooktacular fun; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. every weekend; Coney Island;


“Walk of Fear” at The Springs

Ominous lighting, terrifying music, creepy vignettes and Halloween-themed entertainment is coming to Greenpoint’s The Springs from Oct. 4-31. During this time, its new fall cocktails will be on the menu. (The cost of entry is one drink per person, $6-$13; 6 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday and 6 to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday; 224 Franklin St., Greenpoint;


Horror films at Nitehawk Cinema

On Mondays, between Oct. 7 and Oct. 28, you’ll find favorite made-for-TV horror films from the 1970s on the big screen at Nitehawk, but the cinema is keeping the titles a secret until the night of the screenings. Otherwise, you can catch “Halloween,” “Ghostbusters,” “Witchfinder General” and more at both locations. (136 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg and 188 Prospect Park West, South Slope;


Best Dog Day Ever pop-up

Take your pup to this Halloween-themed experience by The Dodo that includes a 1950s-style (Trick or) Treat Shoppe, a canine corn maze and a pumpkin patch with pits full of plush toys, free doggie makeovers, a costume cam photo opp, a Halloween parade and dog adoptions. ($35; Oct. 4-27 ; 25 Kent, Williamsburg;


Halloween Family Fun Day

The Shops at Atlas Park are throwing an afternoon of pumpkin decorating, trunk-or-treating, face painting, music, Fear Manor Haunted House discounts, a photo booth, raffles and more. (Free; Oct. 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 8000 Cooper Ave., Glendale;


Haunted farmhouse and festival at the Queens County Farm Museum

Try getting out of Queens Farm’s maze in the moonlight on select Saturday nights (Oct. 12 & 19, from 4:30 to 9 p.m.). Tickets are $12. If you need more spooks, its Haunted Farmhouse opens on Oct. 26 from 1 to 7 p.m. and tickets are only $4; and it’s children’s Halloween Festival is slated for Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 on

Governors Island

Free murder mystery

Miss Jane Periwinkle and the Mysterious Medium, a fast-pace, immersive theater show, will be performed four times a day (35 minutes each time) for free at Governors Island. Audience members will follow the murder investigation from room to room after a medium reveals during a seance that one of her friends murdered her husband. (Free; 1, 2, 3:30 and 4:30 p.m. Oct. 5-6 and 12-13; The Dysfunctional Collective House, 410A Colonel’s Row;


Pumpkin Point

Bring your family to Governors Island’s pumpkin patch with more than 5,000 pumpkins in Nolan Park for a fun photo opp and Halloween-inspired arts and crafts or to buy your own to take home. (Free; Oct. 19-20, and 24-27)


Night of 1,000 Jack O’Lanterns

Gaze upon 1,000 intricately carved and painted pumpkins by experts and watch live carving demonstrations. ($26; Oct. 17-20 and 24-27; Colonels Row)


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