Best things to do today in New York City

Find the best events, activities and things to do today in NYC, as chosen by Time Out's editors.

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The Haunted Pumpkin Garden

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Halloween junkies can get their spooky fix in this scary patch of the Children’s Adventure Garden filled with frightening spirits lurking in between the gourds. Weekend programming includes parades, where kids can get some extra mileage out of their costumes. Older visitors can enjoy sessions

  1. New York Botanical Garden Bronx River Pkwy, at Fordham Rd, 10458
  2. Sat Oct 25 - Fri Oct 31
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Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade

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The Village Halloween Parade is fun and all, but does it have a plethora of puppies in adorable outfits? For that, you’ll have to head to the East Village for this annual dog parade. The getups are remarkably elaborate and conceptual—no surprise given the $4,000 worth of prizes on offer,

  1. Tompkins Square Park Ave A, between 7th and 10th Sts
  2. Sat Oct 25
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Blackout Haunted House

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Times subject to change; visit theblackoutexperience.com for details. Don't even think about bringing a partner to this scary Halloween attraction—you're meant to go through it solo, with a protective mask and a flashlight. Faint-hearted folk, be warned: the descent into darkness promises

  1. Element 225 E Houston St, at Essex St
  2. Sat Oct 25 - Sat Nov 1
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Brooklyn Flea

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The Brooklyn Flea is back outside on Saturdays in Fort Greene and Sundays in Williamsburg . Pick up a couple hand-hammered stack rings by Jessica De Carlo, at a special Flea-only price ($20 each, 2 for $35), or take a walk in Nina Z's eco-conscious clogs and sandals ($95-180). Visit Sharon London

  1. East River State Park 90 Kent Ave, at North 8th St
  2. Sat Oct 25 - Sun Nov 23
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Smorgasburg

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The venerable epicurean extravaganza returns the weekend of April 6, spending Saturdays in Williamsburg's East River State Park (enter at North 7th Street) and Sundays in Brooklyn Bridge Park through November. The 2014 lineup features beloved vendors such as seafood-shack maestro Handsome

  1. Brooklyn Bridge Park Main St, at Fulton Ferry Landing, 11201
  2. Sat Oct 25 - Sun Nov 23
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Stevie Nicks’s 24-Karat Gold Photo Exhibit

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You probably know Stevie Nicks as the legendary, raspy-voiced singer-songwriter, but Stevie Nicks, the seasoned photographer? Perhaps not. Well, for a very limited time, you can see her exhibition, "24-Karat Gold," a group of images she took between 1975 through 1987. (It's titled the same as her

  1. Morrison Hotel Gallery 116 Prince St, between Greene and Wooster Sts, second floor
  2. Sat Oct 25 - Fri Oct 31
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Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park

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Bryant Park’s 17,000-square-foot outdoor rink is free and open late. Don’t get too excited—the admission may be gratis, but you’ll have to shell out $19 to rent skates (or BYO). Still, it’s a veritable winter wonderland: After your skate, warm up at spacious rinkside restaurant Celsius.

  1. Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park Sixth Ave, between 40th and 42nd Sts
  2. Sat Oct 25 - Sun Jan 4
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Gravesend Inn Haunted Hotel

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New York’s most high-tech haunted house is not only truly terrifying, it also has an educational element. Every year, students in City Tech’s Theatreworks program produce the attraction from the ground up, with skeleton pirates, talking paintings and a grisly bathroom. Participants trigger the

  1. New York City College of Technology, Voorhees Building 186 Jay St, between High and Nassau Sts
  2. Sat Oct 25 - Sat Nov 1
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Blood Manor

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Garish zombies, monsters and other ghoulish creatures await in this 5,000-square-foot labyrinth of horrors, deemed too scary for children under 14 to enter without supervision. Pass through themed rooms such as the Vestibule of the Undead and the Banquet of Torture. It’s popular, so are likely to

  1. Blood Manor 163 Varick St, at Charlton St
  2. Sat Oct 25 - Sun Nov 9
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Spa Week

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Locations throughout the city; visit spaweek.com. Treat yourself to a facial, massage or other service for just $50 at more than 100 different venues around the city. Specials include a 50-minute Thai massage incorporating a warm herbal compress (60mins normally $120) at Bunya Citi Spa, a luxe

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  2. Sat Oct 25 - Sun Oct 26
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