Greenwich Halloween Parade

Greenwich Halloween Parade

Date:         The 47th Annual Parade will be on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at 7 pm under the Full Moon!

Time:       7 pm

It is the most creative public event on the streets of New York where hundreds of giant puppets, more than 50 bands representing the world's music, dancers of all styles, 50,000 to 60,000 New Yorkers in their own costumes for this party of Halloween. In the parade open incognito jurors, if they give you a card you can have the option of being the winner of the most original costume, the prizes will be announced at the end. Arrive to Sixth Avenue with Canal Street, you can only enter this area from the east and south, if you arrive from the west enter by Canal Street, use the GPS coordinates above.

Our advice:

Be sure to book a hotel in advance, tonight they will be booked. The Halloween parade is a 0% tolerance for alcohol. Arrive at 7 pm to avoid missing the parade. The train is the best way to get there, the car parks are in the middle. Meet your friends one or two blocks before the route because in the Parade it is difficult to locate.

Columbus Parade

Columbus Parade

Date:                 Monday  October 12, 2020

Hour:                11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Place:                Fifth Avenue

Columbus Day is celebrated on the second Monday in 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 period 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. If you want to attend the Mass prior to the parade, it's held at 9:30 am, at the St. Patrick Cathedral located on 5th Avenue and 50th street. The best area to see the parade is at any point from 55th Street to 65th,

Christopher Columbus was Italian, there is nothing better that keep celebrating this event at Little Italy, where you can find great and affordable restaurants. 

Our Advice:

The best option to get to the parade, it  is taking the subway because  streets are closed and there is no access for buses. if you arrive early you will ensure a good spot. 

At 9:30 am, at the St. Patrick Cathedral located on 5th Avenue and 50th street, to get inside the catherdral before 9:15 you will need a ticket, after 9:30 entrance is free.

Halloween in Central Park

Halloween in Central Park

Date:       October 31th 2020

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 of course the Pumpkin Flotilla are. All programs are free, all ages welcome and the Pumpkins must be pre-carved with the top, also no mini pumpkins will be accepted and no bigger than the size of a football. Programming bats are in the Belvedere Castle.

Our advice:

For the limited number of floats and space, it will only accept those that are located between 3:30 and 6:15 or until the capacity of the lake is full, so arrive early if you want to be part of the flotilla.

New York Comic Con

New York Comic Con

Date:   From October 8 to 11, 2020

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.

Visitors can interact with their favorite characters and find out about all the latest news. New York Comic Con is the event where the main players in this industry as producers, buyers, distributors, suppliers, collectors, librarians, educators, and the media can meet.

Great personalities of the industry are presented, announcements and releases are made, you can see many Cosplayers (people who disguise as fictional characters) wandering the halls such as Wonder Woman, Batman, Spiderman and many others.

Schedule: You can check schedules for all programs by clicking here.

Tickets: Given its popularity tickets sell out quickly. You can purchase tickets directly on their website by clicking here.

Our advice:

  •  Download the app you will find everything you need to navigate the Comic Con.
  • Plan your visit, make a list of priorities, whether to meet an actor, getting an autograph or visit a specific event.
  • On Twitter follow @NY_Comic_Con keep alerts active, this mode will keep you informed of the main news and updates.
  • Carry only the essentials, rows for lockers may be too long.
  • Be polite and keep your hands to yourself.
  • Have fun; there is too much fun, a lot to do and too many things to see. Just enjoy the best event of this industry.​

Halloween Dog Parade

Halloween Dog Parade

Date:       October  -2020  -    Date not co-signed

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.

​CNN calls it "the biggest dog costume parade in the world" with hundreds of dogs in costumes and thousands of spectators.

From 12:00pm will begin competition in which the best costume will be chosen, once completed will start the parade, which is held inside at the Tompkins Square Park in the East Village.

You can see some of the best photos of past editions on Instagram.

Our advice:

  • Remember the only matter is your dog does not suffer on the costume.
  • The suggested donation is $5 at the door
  • If you want to participate in the competition there is no need to pre-register, just come and have fun.

Ghosts of New York Walking Tour

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.

If the specters are feeling shy, you’ll still get chills from the legendary history contained in the streets and buildings you visit with your guide. With a wealth of knowledge and humorous tidbits about New York’s past, you’ll step back into the night armed with a greater appreciation for the city’s past and a scary story or two up your sleeve.

Tickets: You can check availability and purchase tickets by clicking here. Once you purchased you can present it in print or display an image on your phone or mobile device.

Our advice:

  • This tour operates rain or shine
  • 90 minutes in duration, and approximately a mile in length. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
  • The tour is narrated in English; you must have advanced language skills.
  • All tour is wheelchair accessible

Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Flotilla

Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Flotilla

Location: Central Park Conservancy 

Date:        Sunday, October 27  2019

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.

This event is free, with no age limit and tickets are not required.

You can see all of its programming on the website of the event.

Our advice:

  • If you want to participate you should bring a pumpkin with an average weight of 8 pounds after it’s carved. Approximately the size of a soccer ball. Pumpkins very small or very large cannot be accepted.
  • All pumpkins must enter prepared for the event.
  • Note that pumpkin with items such as flashlights, artificial decorations, paint, markers, paper, plastic, candles, light bulbs or tubes cannot be part of the flotilla. When entering a floating light device is provided.

Halloween at the Bronx Zoo

Halloween at the Bronx Zoo

Date:      October Weekends 

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.


Jack O'Lantern creatures: Take a tour of the facilities World of Darkness illuminated with themed Halloween, pumpkins, bats, insects and more, are part of the route. Hours: 10am - 5pm.

What do you see?: Start each morning with talks and feeding brown bear with treats, and a splendid view of the whole park. Schedule: You can check the timetables by clicking here.

Costume parade: Pick out your best costume and participate in the parade. It starts at the garden of Rhino and extends to Grizzly bears. Hours: 12pm - 2pm.

Hay Labyrinth: Have fun with your children making a tour of twists and turns in the maze located in the Butterfly Patio. Hours: 11am - 5pm.

Pumpkin carving: Experts of sand sculptures in the United States, this time, will be creating works in carved pumpkins; each week will have a different theme. Hours: 11:30 am - 2:30 pm.

Trick or Treat: Children can play safely in several locations around the park with snacks and sweets. Timetable: 11am - 5pm.

Creepy Crafts: Try to make art with your own hands creating unique pumpkins. Timetable: 11am - 4pm.

Musical shows: Gigi and the Lend Me a Hand Band back to the zoo to sing and dance at the tent Grizzly Bears, bringing the whole spirit of the season. Hours: 11:30 am, 1pm and 3pm.

Magic show: David Levitan combines magic and humor in a show for children in the Grizzly Bear Shop. Schedule: 12pm 2pm and 4pm.

Our advice:

  • You can view and download a map of the zoo by clicking here.
  • Visitors under 17 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Balloons, radios, bicycles, skateboards, and scooters are not allowed in the zoo.
  • Photography for personal use is permitted, the use of tripods is banned in some areas.
Greenwich Halloween Parade
Columbus Parade
Halloween in Central Park
New York Comic Con
Halloween Dog Parade
Ghosts of New York Walking Tour
Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Flotilla
Halloween at the Bronx Zoo