Around NYC Today (10/21) Tompkins Sq. Park Halloween Dog Parade, Harvest Day

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Hester Street Fair’s Harvest Day, Intersection of Delancey and Essex Street (LES), 11am – 6pm

Celebrate the changing of the seasons with fall-friendly vendors and seasonal activities like pumpkin painting, apple pies. Five Boroughs Brewing Co.’s IPA will be on tap. This week’s vendors roster include Chokola’s, Gab and Down East Lobstah, Free.

Arts in the Park, Central Park, Oct. 21 (Sat), 12pm – 3pm

NYC Parks is transforming Central Park into a stage, museum, and art studio for a free day of public art to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its Art in the Parks program.

Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade, Tompkins Square Dog Run (East Village), Oct. 21 (Sat), 12pm – 3pm

Thousands of costumed canines will march on Tompkins Square Park for the country’s largest Halloween Costume Parade for dogs. All proceeds go to the N.Y.C. Department of Parks & Recreation for the maintenance and upkeep of the newly restored Tompkins Square Dog Run. $5 suggested donation.

Howl-een Pooch Parade, Allan Kivlehan Playground (Staten Island), 12pm

There will be treats, a costume contest, obstacle course, and a pet adoption event. Free.

Outdoor Performance: Joiri Minaya “Containers,” Wave Hill (Bronx), 2pm

Watch an outdoor performance artist Joiri Minaya. Performers in tropical print body-suits will move through a variety of poses, in response to the site-specific audio narratives emanating from the garments. Complementing the tropical plants and the history of the Monocot Garden, these narratives will focus on human and plant camouflage and hyper-visibility. Free with admission to the grounds. $8 adults, $4 students and seniors.

Music in the Garden: Ustad Shafaat Khan, Queens Botanical Garden, 3:30pm

Sitar and tabla Maestro Ustad Shafaat Khan will perform a blend of Indian classical and folk music. He will be joined by his fusion group “East Meets West.” $6 for adults, $4 for seniors, students and children over 4.



Queer Girl Movie Night, Muchmore’s (Brooklyn), 6pm, Free.

The Haunted Mansion (2003), Marcus Garvey Park (Harlem), 6pm, Free.

Frankenweenie, Maria Hernandez Park (Brooklyn), 6:15pm, Free.

The Addams Family, Fort Greene Park (Brooklyn), 6:15pm, Free.

Hotel Transylvania 2, Bronx Park, 6:30pm, Free.



Cool Company, Capyac, Josh The Word, Malcolm Voltaire, Bowery Electric (LES), 7pm, $8.

Strawberry Runners, Radiant Baby, The Human Fly, Trans-Pecos (Queens), 7pm, $8 – $10.

Centaurus, Belle-Skinner, LAPeCHE, Cape House (Brooklyn), 7pm, $10.

Geena Davis, Live Ones, The Tracys, Pianos (LES), 7:30pm, $10.

Lowry, Ancient Cities, Jessi Robertson, Our Wicked Lady (Brooklyn), 7:30pm, $10.

Plastic Picnic EP Release Show, Future Heart, Berlin (East Village), 8pm, $10.

Cover Your Idols, The Riot Gang, The Applecores, Union Hall (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10.

The Please Please Me, Novelty Daughter, Absent City, C’mon Everybody (Brooklyn), 8pm, $8 – $10.

The Unders (Tape Release), Pop Empire, Looming, Greasy Hearts, the Night Screams, Pet Rescue (Brooklyn), 8pm, $5.

Rhys Langston, Big Breakfast, Lion’s Cage, Illusion, Brooklyn Bazaar, 8pm, $8.

The Messenger Birds, The Grasping Straws, The Nuclears, Toranavox, Sunnyvale (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10.

No Funeral, Black Tomb, Dutch Guts, Mourned, Bar Matchless (Brooklyn), 8pm , $10.

Sleeping Pills, Woven In, Silent Barn (Brooklyn), 8pm, $8.

Deeper, Big Bliss, Plain Dog, Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk, Alphaville (Brooklyn), 8pm, $10.

Benjamin Cartel Album Release Show, Rockwood Music Hall (LES), 8:30pm, $10 – $20.

Blaha (Blind Shake), Lily Lake, King Pussy Face, Anni Rossi,  Muchmore’s (Brooklyn), 9pm, $5.

Jaw Gems, Bae Bro, Mercury Lounge (LES), 10:30pm, $10.



Diego Lopez, Monarey Martinez, Brian Kim, Stephen Rubino, Hosted By Pedro Salinas, Local 138 (LES), 6pm, Free, RSVP.

Comedy Outliers feat. Tim Dillon (NY Comedy Festival), Mike Drucker (The Tonight Show), Rebecca O’Neal (Laugh Factory), Wil Slyvince (NBC), Sean’s Bar and Kitchen (Midtown), 7pm, $10 – $15.

Edward Farrell (Edward Farrell’s Diet Coke Reviews on Yelp), Adam Foster (Hilarious), Isabel Hagen (Lantern), Hosted by Katharyn Henson (The Pear), Old Man Hustle (LES), 8pm, Free, RSVP.

Dope Comedy Show, The Park View (Inwood), 9:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Last Stop Laughs, QED (Queens), 10:30pm, Free, RSVP.



Socrates Farmers Market, Socrates Sculpture Park (Queens), Every Saturday until Oct. 28, 8am – 4pm, Free.

Saturday Farmers Market, Hattie Carthan Community Garden (Brooklyn), 9am-2pm, Free.

Women With Wings Art Exhibit, Maggie’s Garden (Sugar Hill), Every Friday until Oct. 31,  2pm – 4pm, Free.

Eating Bitterness Art Exhibit, 384 Broadway (Tribeca), Until Oct. 27, Tuesday to Friday 2pm – 8pm, Weekends 11am to 7pm, Free.

Gettin’ Wet with Miss Guy: The Photography of Guy Furrow, Art-on-A (East Village), Until Nov. 2, Free.

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