The Union Square Greenmarket is a breath of fresh air in the midst of city all year-round, but it's especially full of beauty and flavor in the fall time. Visit Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays between 8am-6pm for your pick of locally-grown pumpkins, squash, gourds and apples, plus seasonal baked goods, hot apple cider, maple syrup, jams, honey and more.
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New York City's year-round haunted attraction Times Scare (42nd St, & 8th Avenue) is rumored to be legitimately haunted. In the 1920s, it was a crematorium. Today, more than just a few ghosts are rumored to linger in the labyrinthine house and in one of the macabre bars. Although the FAQ says it's open to all ages, the recommendation is 10 and up.
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Fun event for the whole family includes trick-or-treating in the Museum's iconic halls, live music performances, The Big Apple Circus' "Dr. Finklestein’s Zombie Show", spectacular magic of Robert Austin, arts and crafts, origami and roaming characters like Clifford, Curious George, Miffy, and Cookie Mouse.
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This year, The Haunted Pumpkin Garden combines the spooky fun festivities with an astonishing display of the most eye-catching and intriguing pumpkins and gourds. On October 18 & 19, Ray Villafane will work his carving magic to create intricate pumpkin sculptures, while the largest pumpkins from North America will once again call the Garden home on October 25 & 26.
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Join for a day of free fun and fall festivities with your family on October 18th from 11am-2pm in Madison Square Park. Take home a pumpkin from the pumpkin patch, walk away with a cool craft, play games on the lawn and dance to live entertainment. Additionally, there will be other great activities such as face painting, snacks, storytelling, the magic of movies, and costume parades.
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On Sunday October 26th from 3:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. enjoy live music, spooky stories, pumpkin carving demonstrations at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center in Central Park. The best part of the evening, many would say, is the signature pumpkin flotilla, which sets sail across the Harlem Meer at twilight.
This is one of the most fun events of the year and it's not to miss if you happen to be visiting NYC during this time. Friday, October 31st starting at 7pm hundreds of puppets, 53 bands of different types of music, dancers and artists, and thousands of others in costumes of their own creation will march up along 6th Avenue from Spring St. to 16th St.