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Weekend Family Events - November 1 and November 2

Weekend Family Events - November 1 and November 2

This wEEKend is filled with so much scary fun that it will surely make you go EEK! You can celebrate Day of the Dead / Dia de los Muertos which is a celebration originating in Latin America, particularly in Mexico and Central America, to commemorate the lives of the dearly departed and welcome the return of their spirits. You can smash pumpkins at many pumpkin smashing events throughout all of the boroughs, please check our event listings to locate them all. The Queens Zoo, the Bronx Zoo and the Museum of Natural History are getting the animals involved in the Halloween fun.  And there are plenty of shows, parties and the Brooklyn Babyfest and Family Jam helping to prep new and expecting parents so they're not so scared about what lies ahead. Happy Halloween Weekend! Here are this wEEK-end's picks.

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NY Hall of Science Celebrates Dia de los Muertos

NY Hall of Science Celebrates Dia de los Muertos

The New York Hall of Science is rounding out its Halloween festivities with a special Dia de los Muertos (English: Day of the Dead) weekend. NYSCI will be hosting special “Dead or Alive” activities for kids in the Design Lab.

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Celebrate Halloween with AMNH and CMA

Celebrate Halloween with AMNH and CMA

Since the temperature is going to drop a little this Halloween, you might be looking for a few indoor, trick-or-treat activities. Thankfully, two of our favorite museums in the Manhattan are hosting Halloween adventures for the family.

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The Week Ahead: October 27 - November 2

The Week Ahead: October 27 - November 2

Happy Halloween! Everyone’s favorite costume and treat-filled holiday is here. This is a great time to enjoy a few seasonal theater shows, watch wild costumes parade through the streets and enjoy spooky music played by some of the city’s best musicians. This weekend also kicks off November, and runners around the city know what that means. The NYC marathon is back. This is one fun-filled week so check out our picks and have a boo-tacular Halloween.

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Weekend Family Events - October 25 and October 26

Weekend Family Events - October 25 and October 26

Woof, woof, woof - that means trick or treat in dog speak! This weekend if you have a dog or just like to look at how adorable they are dressed up for Halloween you're in luck. Taking place on Saturday is the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade, Fort Greene Park's annual PUPkin costume contest and Socrates Sculpture Park's Halloween Harvest Festival with their dog costume contest. For human folk don't worry you can enjoy plenty of harvest festivals, spooky adventures, concerts, and even a pumpkin flotilla. There's something for everyone this weekend, whether you're covered in fur or not! Here are this weekend's picks.

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Two Tales by Hans Christian Anderson: The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Snow Queen

Two Tales by Hans Christian Anderson: The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Snow Queen

Although the weather is still mild, winter is just around the corner. Puppetworks' current show provides you an excellent experience that will get you in the mood for the change of the season. Presenting marionette versions of two stories by Hans Christian Andersen, “The Emperor’s New Clothes” and “The Snow Queen,” this Brooklyn-based puppet theater will have you ready for winter.

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The Week Ahead: October 20 - October 26

The Week Ahead: October 20 - October 26

Halloween festivities have already begun. Since this is the last weekend before everyone’s favorite scare’tacular holiday, it’s filled with parades, parties and costume contests. This is also a great time to pick up a last minute pumpkin. We’ve selected several Halloween parties and ghoulish activities to check out. So be sure to start planning out your costumed activities early.

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Go Full Out Pumpkin This Season

Go Full Out Pumpkin This Season

Our adoration of autumn and its emblem, the pumpkin, has definitely reached an all-time-high: a recent shopping trip led to the discovery of pumpkin Oreo cookies, pumpkin dog biscuits, and even pumpkin spice cream cheese! Unfortunately the annual Central Park Pumpkin Festival is not running this year, but we have a bunch of other events that will make up for it. Here's our roundup of fun fall pumpkin-related activities.

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