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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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Weekend Family Events - October 18 and October 19

Weekend Family Events - October 18 and October 19

This weekend is filled with pre-Halloween events, Harvest festivals and Pickles! The NYC Fire Museum is having a Halloween party and the New York Botanical Garden has their popular pumpkin carving event this weekend. See how the harvest was done in historic times at the Dyckman Farmhouse, King Manor Museum and Historic Richmond Town. The Museum of the Moving Image is having a Chuck Jones family day to celebrate their exhibition What’s Up, Doc? The Animation Art of Chuck Jones. And be sure to head to the Lower East Side on Sunday to enjoy a day of pickle fun, it's kind of a big dill! Here are this weekend's picks.

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The Book of Life: A New Type of Halloween Adventure

The Book of Life: A New Type of Halloween Adventure

Halloween has always been the unofficial prequel to the holiday season. For kids and adults, it’s a time to rewatch some of our favorite Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years themed movies and TV specials.

It’s also a time to look out for the new kids movie that will survive the test of time. This Halloween season, Reel FX Creative Studios and Fox Animation are releasing “The Book of Life.” However, it’s not really a Halloween movie at all. The movie centers on the Mexican holiday Dia de Muertos (or Day of the Dead). The tale spans three fantastic worlds, where the hero, Manolo, must struggle between fulfilling the expectations of his family and his heart.

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Brooklyn Welcomes the Bolts as the Gridiron Comes to the Boardwalk

Brooklyn Welcomes the Bolts as the Gridiron Comes to the Boardwalk

New York City football fans have long had to travel out to New Jersey to see our professional teams play. These ventures prove to be both incredibly time consuming and costly. Tickets to see either the Giants or the Jets can well exceed a family’s budget and oftentimes the seats are too far away from the field. Needless to say, the thought of going to a pro-football game is out of the question for most city families. But New York football fans can rejoice! Starting this month, October, a brand new semi-pro football league brings football to New York City. The Brooklyn Bolts kick off their inaugural season on October 15 at MCU Park in Coney Island.

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The Week Ahead: October 13 - October 19

The Week Ahead: October 13 - October 19

As the weather changes so do the activities. This week some of our favorite outdoor park activities come to a close. But have no fear, there are many more activities ahead. This week is filled with kids comedy, a lumberjack circus, puppy-costume contests, pickled delights, Tall Stories, theater and even ghoulish scavenger hunts. So get ready for a fun week as we inch closer towards Halloween. Here are our picks for the week ahead.

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