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Halloween Parade & Pumpkin Flotilla

October 26, 2016

This Sunday enjoy the Pumpkin Flotilla and Halloween Parade in Central Park. From 3:30pm to 6:30pm enjoy spooky stories, Halloween crafts, live music, a parade, and more. Then watch about 50 hand-carved jack o'lanterns float across the Harlem Meer at twilight. There is no cost for the event, so enjoy!


Halloween at the Museum

October 24, 2016


For Halloween this year, take the kids to the American Museum of Natural History from 4-7pm for trick-or-treating, live performances, arts & crafts, a magic show, roaming characters, and more. Tickets are $14pp and can be reserved in advance! Have fun!


Hansel and Gretel's Halloween Adventure

October 20, 2016

Take the family to the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre this month to see Hansel & Gretel's Halloween Adventure. In this production, Hansel and Gretel experience dreams where Central Park and Belvedere Castle serve as the backdrop for magical exploration, song, dance, and exciting characters. Tickets are only $10 for adults and $7 for children, so don't miss out!


Halloween Dog Parade

October 17, 2016


This Saturday don't miss the annual Halloween Dog Parade and costume contest at Tompkins Square Park dog run. If you have a dog, bring him/her along in their best costume to compete for prizes. If you don't, there's plenty to see and so many creative canine costumes. The event takes place this Saturday from noon to 3pm. Have fun!



October 14, 2016

Catch a glimpse of some rarely seen spots in New York City this weekend during openhousenewyork. You can see inside private residences, factories, monuments, firehouses, and more. These are places that are usually not open to the public so you'll definitely want to take advantage of this opportunity. Some require advance registration, but many others do not. Have fun!


Food Film Festival

October 11, 2016


The Food Film Festival pairs two of our favorite things and we couldn't be more excited. This year's festival kicks off on October 20 with The Best of a Decade which will feature some of the best food films screened for the 10th anniversary of the event! Tickets for most screenings/tastings are a bit expensive at about $85-$105 per person, but the money goes to the Food Bank for New York City and admission includes the films, food and drinks. If you're a film buff and foodie, this will definitely satisfy your appetite.


Columbus Day Parade

October 07, 2016

Columbus day parade
When there's a holiday there's a parade, especially when you're in New York City. This Monday is the annual Columbus Day parade which marches up 5th Avenue from 44th to 72nd Street. Watch bands, floats, marchers, and more as you celebrate the spirit of exploration that lead Columbus to America. Enjoy!



October 05, 2016

It's officially October! The leaves will start changing colors and the air will be cool and crisp. Just right for exploring New York City. This month the city celebrates Archtober, which is a month long celebration of the city's architecture and design. Enjoy special tours, films, lectures, and more about the importance of architecture and design in everyday life. And don't miss the building of the day tour. Each day a different building will be featured for a special tour from the architect. You can purchase tickets to the tours online. Enjoy!


Boo at the Zoo

October 03, 2016

Boo at the zoo
Boo at the Zoo at the Bronx Zoo is back for weekends in October. It's a great time for the whole family. Enjoy a costume parade, corn maze, jack o'lantern illumination, carved pumpkins, treats, and more. Tickets can be purchased in advance online to avoid the lines. Have fun!