Around NYC Today (10/29) ¡CalabazaFest!, Annual Dog Run Halloween Party


Batty Over Halloween, Astoria Park – Queens, 12pm – 2:30pm

Join the festivities on the Great Lawn at Astoria Park for a day filled with music, puppets, cotton candy, balloon twisting, face painting and munchkin pumpkins.

Halloween Festival, Ocean Breeze Park – Staten Island, 12pm – 5pm

This free, family-friendly event hosts a pumpkin patch, Halloween crafts, music, Halloween inspired contests, and more. Free.

Howl-o-ween, Van Cortlandt Park – Bronx, 12pm – 2pm

Bring your best-dressed dogs to compete at Howl-o-ween. Pre-registration is required. $10 per dog to benefit the dog run.

Annual Dog Run Halloween Party, Washington Square Park – Greenwich Village, 12pm – 2pm

Join dozens of pups and their owners for a day of Halloween fun. Get your dog dressed in their best costume for prizes and treats. Free.

¡CalabazaFest!, RB Youth Center – Brooklyn, 12pm – 4pm

A fun mashup of Day of the Dead, Halloween, and Harvest Fair traditions. The event will feature a fantastic live stage show (in Spanish and English), musical and dance performances and workshops, hands-on pumpkin crafts, and a creative costume contest. Latin music lineup curated by Trans-Pecos featuring Yotoco and Maria Usbeck. There will also be a mini RB Farmers Market selling fresh local produce. Free.

Halloween Costume Contest and Mini Parade, JJ Byrne Playground – Brooklyn, Oct. 29 (Sun), 3pm – 5pm

Mini-parade around the park with members of Halloween marching band, Paprika. Free.

Full Moon Market, Mood Ring – Brooklyn, 4pm – 7pm

Bushwick’s original market of Curiosities and Magic will join new astrology-based bar in Bushwick, Mood Ring, to offer a market of witchcraft and oddities. During the marker there’ll be a live panting tutorial with artist Jackie Lore as well a special halloween performance by Sacred Circle Theater Co. Free.



War/Peace, Maysles Cinema – Harlem, 7:30pm, $10.



Gnaw, Couch Slut, Escuela, Syndromes, Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Paul Cherry, Trans-Pecos, 8pm, $8 – $10.

Bootblacks, Shadow Age, Curse, Bled, Silent Barn – Brooklyn, 8pm, $10.

Passed Out, Howardian, Wag, Bullfighter, Sunnyvale – Brooklyn, 8pm, $5.

The Voms, Liquid Solid Fire, The Habits, Chay & The Hostages, Bar Matchless – Brooklyn, 8pm, $8.

Diary, Petal Crush, Nam Wayne, Mercury Lounge – LES, 8pm, $10.

Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk, Famous Laughs, Health&Beauty, Morgan Garrett, amErica, DJ Charlie DY, The Glove – Brooklyn, 9pm, $8.

Swimming Bell, Jean Caffeine, Ghost Robber, The Tall Pines, Muchmore’s – Brooklyn, 8:30pm, $7.



Easy Buckets Comedy w/ Pat Brown, Dan Perlman, Dara Jemmott, Paul Julmeus, Leclerc Andre, Rebecca’s – Brooklyn, 6pm, Free, RSVP.

It’s Everybody’s Birthday w/ Steve Whalen (The Brett Davis Show), Sam Evans (Just For Laughs), Carmen Lagala (Women In Comedy Festival), Nasser Khan (Bridgetown Comedy Festival), Cathy Humes (Cinder Block Comedy Festival), Shane Morrison (Stand Up NY), The Standing Room – Queens, 7:30pm, Free, RSVP.

Too Soon? Comedy Night, 135 Eldridge Street – LES, 7:45pm, Free, RSVP.

Average Black Man, The Grisly Pear – Greenwich Village, 8pm, $10.



Cunningham Park Farmers Market, Cunningham Park – Queens, Every Sunday until Nov. 19, 9am – 2pm, Free.

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

Women With Wings Art Exhibit, Maggie’s Garden and Friendship Garden – Sugar Hill, Every Saturday and Sunday until Oct. 31,  2pm – 4pm, Free.

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


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