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October 2015 events calendar for New York City

Plan your month with our events calendar of the very best activities, including Halloween activities and our picks from theater, the arts and music

Filip Wolak

Let’s be honest: There are lots of cool things to do in October—we love Open House New York and the CMJ Music Marathon—but we’re just getting ready for Halloween festivities at the end of the month. Use our events calendar to find the best Halloween NYC events, along with our favorite theater and music events.

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Featured events in October 2015

Halloween in NYC

Have you figured out what you're doing this Halloween? NYC is full of Halloween parties and events (including the iconic Village Halloween Parade and the Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade)—use our guide to find things to do, Halloween stores where you can pick up a killer costume, the scariest haunted houses and more.

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Columbus Day in New York

Capra, Scorsese, Cuomo, Snooki: We love our Italian Americans. Every October since 1929, we get to celebrate them on the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’s greatest discovery—America (more or less). This year’s Columbus Day Parade, will feature Italian-music performers and the sounds of "Il Canto degli Italiani," the Italian national anthem.

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