October’s events

Ghosts of New York Walking Tour


Location: Washington Square Park
Schedule: Tuesday to Friday, 7pm
Duration: 2 hours

Experience the spine-tingling thrills of a night traversing the Big Apple’s spookier streets on a tour of New York’s haunted streets. During your fully narrated tour, discover the rich history of West Village and Greenwich Village haunts, including Hangman’s Tree and the New York residence where Edgar Allan Poe penned and published some of his most famous works. You may even encounter local ghosts gliding through their favorite former haunts! The Full narration provides the historical context for the city’s scary stories.

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Halloween at the Bronx Zoo


Date: October Weekends (including October 3rd, 4th, and 10th)
Hours: Monday to Friday, 10am – 5pm
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, 10am – 5:30 pm

You can start with the spirit of Halloween with Boo at the Zoo, which takes place at the Bronx Zoo, where you can enjoy family attractions with different themes.
Programming: Jack O’Lantern creatures, What do you see?, Costume parade, Hay Labyrinth, Pumpkin carving, Trick or Treat, Creepy Crafts, Musical shows and Magic show.

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New York Comic Con


Date: From 6 to 9 October

Held for the first time in 2006, the New York Comic Con is the second largest pop culture convention in America, it takes place every year in the capital of the world. Comic-Con convention is dedicated to fan comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies, and TV, attracting more than 100,000 fans annually.

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Columbus Parade

Date: Monday October 10, 2016
Hour: 11:30 a.m. a 3:00 p.m.
Place: Fifth Avenue

Columbus Day is celebrated on the second Monday of October; This year is celebrated actually on October 12th. The parade starts at 11:30 am and ends at 3:00 pm, this is one of the events impossible to miss if you are in New York city, in this parade you can enjoy Italian autochthonous dances, dozens of marching bands, collection cars, and floats. The tour takes place on Fifth Avenue starting at 44th Street and ends at 79th.

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Halloween Dog Parade


Date: October 22
Time: From 12 pm

Every year during the Halloween season; The Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade takes place. Participants take it very seriously, the getups are remarkably elaborate and conceptual putting a lot of effort to design and develop the costumes.

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Halloween in Central Park


Date: October 29th, 2016
Time: From 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Location: Central Park Conservancy

Every year at the end of October, the atmosphere takes on a festive air, people gather with friends for choosing Halloween costumes, after choosing a festival full of mystery and fantasy to wear them, the site is the Conservancy Central Park, where scary stories, creepy music, and off course the Pumpkin Flotilla are. All programs are free, all ages welcome and the Pumpkins must be pre-carved with top, also no mini pumpkins will be accepted and no bigger than the size of a football. Programming bats are in the Belvedere Castle.

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Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Flotilla


Location: Central Park Conservancy
Date: Sunday, October 30
Hours: 3:30 pm – 7pm

In Central Park every year in late October takes place The Halloween Parade and Floating Pumpkins, is a family event where you can enjoy live music, scary stories, pumpkin carving demonstrations, costume parade, and the flotilla of floating pumpkins. The event this year will include the live performance of “Bat Encounter” Organization for Bat Conservation.

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Greenwich Halloween Parade


Date: Monday, OCTOBER 31, 2016
Time: 7 pm

It is the most creative public event held in the streets of New York, in which involves hundreds of giant puppets, over 50 bands representing world music, dancers of all styles and has from 50,000 to 60,000 New Yorkers in costumes of their own creation. In the opening parade, a hidden jury, will give you a card if you have an original costume, with this you may win prizes. For only those in costume is on 6th Avenue at Canal Street between 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm. If you just want to watch the parade, go to the address above.

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