Saturday 12pm Haunted Hound, Halloween Dog Parade in Tompkins Square Park East Village. See puppies in tiny jackets and miniature booties from spooky to silly. Every half hour there are show and raffle prizes. You are encouraged to donate doggy friendly prizes for the parade such as toys and treats. East 9 St. between Ave A and B. firstrunfriends.org
Good costumes at the videos end. YouTube link may have to be copied to work. www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kkvh9TQ7WUc
There are many Halloween events just check your neighborhood papers.
Saturday, Beneath the Sea Waterfront Celebration 8am to 6pm many events. The free event in Coney Island’s Kaiser Park includes an array of activities: scuba diving and hard-hat diving, marine education exhibits and demonstrations, robots that go under water, arts and crafts such as pumpkin painting and making bird feeders, music and entertainment, and a waterfront walking tour. Experience the creek’s ecology and history, including the fishing pier, ship graveyard (including the wreck of the Yellow Submarine), wildlife, sand dunes, and other points of interest. Neptune Ave and Bayview Ave https://www.facebook.com/events/424660510934690/
Sunday 12pm Creepy Crawly Creatures: Crafts and Facts with the Urban Park Rangers enjoy a family friendly movie under the stars, freeing your imagination playing in nature, or learning about conservation through eco-crafts, a free Ranger program is the perfect addition to your family’s weekend. All supplies provided. Fort Greene Park Visitor Center, Brooklyn.
NYC Food Film Festival through October 21. Filmgoers can watch screenings of food-related films and then sample those foods. This year’s films include themes such as Scottish whisky, butchered meats and fine wines, Japanese cuisine and oysters. There will be tastings.
New York Television Festival, October 22–27 caters to TV tastes both highbrow and lowbrow, with seminars, parties, an Independent Pilot Competition and high-profile screenings galore for industry types, aspiring creators and fans a like.
The Grinch, the villain’s holiday workshop opens on October 20– January 6, 2013. Children’s Museum of Manhattan. The Tisch Building is at 212 W. 83rd St. (at Broadway). An interactive exhibit inspired by Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas. There is a scavenger hunt with clues throughout the museum, an oversized, interactive sleigh and ongoing Grinch-related holiday programming.