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Volume 77, Number 23 | November. 07 -,13 2007

EVENTS / FAMILY

34th Annual Village Halloween ParadeJoin or watch the city’s biggest Halloween spectacle. For those in costume, line up at 6th Avenue, south of Spring Street and north of Canal between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. Only enter the line-up on 6th Ave. from the East and South between Canal and Spring —the West Side is cut off. You can also watch the parade live along 6th Avenue from Spring Street to 21st Street from 7 - 11 p.m. , or catch it on NY 1 television from 8 - 9:30 p.m. This year’s Grand Marshall is the creature from Mel Brook’s Young Frankenstein.

Children’s Harvest FestivalEvent features kid-size pumpkins and supplies to paint them, seasonal autumn crafts, goodies and the rare opportunity for city kids to kick leaves and roll off big bales of straw. Entertainment sponsored by the Jefferson Market Library. Come in costumes, masks, or as you are. Sat., Oct. 27 from 11am-2pm. Rain date is Sun., Oct. 28. JEFFERSON MARKET GARDEN, the junction of Greenwich Ave., Sixth Ave. & 10th St. www.jeffersonmarketgarden.org. Free.

Earth School Fall FairEnjoy a day of Fall fun for the whole family. There will be a Haunted Maze, a live music performance at noon, pumpkin painting, games, crafts, face painting, hair braiding, food, music and storytelling. There will also be a Rummage Sale with all proceeds benefiting the children’s programs at the Earth School. Sat., Oct. 27 from 11am – 4pm. Rain date is Sun., Oct. 28. TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK, E. 10th St & Ave. A. www.theearthschool.org.

The Ghosts of Greenwich Village Family Scavenger HuntKids and adults work together to uncover the stories of creepy places and the ghosts that have haunted them. Sat., Oct. 27 & Sun., Oct. 28 at 3:30pm. Kids must be accompanied by adults. Teams with only adults are not permitted. Advance reservations required. www.WatsonAdventures.com. 877 – 9 – GO HUNT. Ages 7+. $20.50.

The Ghosts of Greenwich Village Scavenger HuntArmed with a flashlight, you’ll visit ghost-plagued buildings and secret cemeteries while learning the stories of the restless souls you might disturb. Fri., Oct. 26 at 6pm; Sat., Oct. 27 at 9pm & Sun., Oct. 28 at 6pm. Advance reservations required. www.WatsonAdventures.com. 877 – 9 – GO HUNT. $26.50.

Ghoulish Ghost Puppet PartyKids can stop by for treats and stay to decorate their own ghost puppets. Listen to Halloween stories, put on a show, play Count the Eyeballs and get a souvenir photo in your Halloween costume. Ages 3-12. Wed., Oct. 31 from 6-7:30pm. MCNALLY ROBINSON BOOKSELLERS, 52 Prince St., bet Lafayette & Mulberry. Free.

Halloween HappeningOn Wed., Oct. 31 from 4-6pm, children ages 3+ are invited to enjoy treats, face painting, a photo booth and stories from some of the churchyard’s most famous inhabitants. From 8-10pm, there will be a free screening of Bram Stoker’s Dracula accompanied by a score played by organist Cameron Carpenter, ages 10+. TRINITY CHURCH WALL STREET, Broadway. 212-602-0800. www.trinitywallstreet.org. Free, donations accepted.

Halloween at ObiviaThere will be go-go dancers and a DJ spinning hip hop, rock and pop, as well as prizes for best leather, feather and fur costume. Sat., Oct. 27 from 8pm to closing. Judging begins at 9pm. OBIVIA, 201 Lafayette St. $25, includes two free drinks and complimentary tapas. 212-226-4904. www.obivia.com.

Halloween Costume BallWinner of the best costume contest will receive free drinks for the entire evening. Sat., Oct. 27 from 9pm – 4am. GALLERYBAR, 120 Orchard St., bet Rivington & Delancey Sts. Free admission with a reservation, $10 at the door.

Halloween Parade & PartyThe Friends of Washington Market Park present the Annual Family Halloween Parade and Party featuring music by Louis Miranda and Subanda plus pony rides and games. Sat., Oct. 27 from 3-5pm. Line up at 3:15 pm in front of the Citigroup Building Plaza, Greenwich St., just north of N. Moore. www.washingtonmarketpark.org. No strollers in the Park during the event.

Halloween PartyArea families are invited to enjoy refreshments, musical entertainment, and trick-or-treating for children of all ages. Oct. 31 from 3-5:30pm. THE HALLMARK RETIREMENT COMMUNITY, 455 North End Ave.

Harvest FestivalPaint pumpkins, parade around the straw bales, make bird feeders and other fun Fall crafts. All ages. Sat., Oct. 27 from 11am – 2pm. Rain date is Oct. 28. JEFFERSON MARKET GARDEN, Greenwich Ave. bet 6th Ave. & W. 10th St. Presented by The Jefferson Market Garden, Village Alliance BID and Jefferson Market Library. www.jeffersonmarketgarden.org. Free.

Macabre Greenwich VillageMurders, hangings, hauntings, explosions, missing persons and ghosts. Sat. & Sun., Oct. 27 & 28 at 1pm. Meet at the Washington Arch, 5th Ave. south of 8th St. Joyce Gold History Tours of New York, 141 W. 17th St. 212-242-5762. www.JoyceGoldHistoryTours.com. $15; $12 seniors.

Night of the Living DeadWhen a strange meteor smashes into a ship en route to Illyria, the bodies pile up as fast as the romantic complications. Will true love prevail? Can a zombie be made to understand the affairs of the heart without eating it? Oct. 25 - Nov. 10; Thurs. & Fri. at 8pm and Sat. at 7 & 9:30pm. Also Sun., Oct. 28 at 7pm; Tues., Oct. 30 at 8pm; Wed., Oct. 31 at 8pm; and Wed., Nov. 7 at 8pm. LA TEA THEATER, 107 Suffolk St., bet Rivington & Delancey. 800-838-

Pier of FearHalloween activities for children and adults. Sat. & Sun., Oct. 27 & 28 from noon – 9pm. PIER 54, 14th St. & the West Side Highway. Free haunted house tickets, limited quantity. Other activities are reasonably priced.

Time’s Up! Halloween Dance PartyDress in your spookiest costume and get ready to dance. Featuring music by Rude Mechanical Orchestra and DJ Suggested D. Fri., Oct 26 at 8pm. TIME’S UP! SPACE, 49 E. Houston St. $10-$1,000.

Tompkins Scare ParkA Halloween extravaganza with art, entertainment and healthy treats for kids. Highlights include interactive art displays, costume fashion shows, Halloween caroling and musical performances. Activities for more grownup kids include art exhibits, interactive entertainment and a multi-media “haunting” of the Park from 4-8pm. Sat., Oct. 27 from noon-8pm. TOMPKINS SQUARE PARK, E. 7th St. & Ave. A, bet 7th & 10th Sts. and Avenues A & B.

Village Halloween Costume BallAn evening of nonstop theater, a costume competition and ballroom dancing. Watch as stilt dancers, jugglers, fire-eaters and burlesque performers entertain. Wed., Oct. 31. Free outdoor entertainment begins 4pm; doors open at 7:30pm. THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY, 155 1st Ave. at E. 10th St. and the block of E. 10th St. bet 1st & 2nd Aves. 212-254-1109. www.theaterforthenewcity.net. $20; costume or formal wear required.

Wicked Tavern TalesIn a tavern in an un-named city where the beer flows freely, the tales are tall, or are they? Adapted from three of Edgar Allan Poe’s best short horror stories: The Cask of Amontillado, The Tell-tale Heart and The Black Cat. Thru Nov. 3; Wed. - Fri. at 8pm and Sat. at 2 & 8pm. MANHATTAN THEATRE SOURCE, 177 MacDougal St., bet Waverly Place & W. 8th St. 212-352-3101. www.theatresource.org. $18.


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