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Get Your Spook On: Halloween 2010 in NYC

<strong>New York’s Village Halloween Parade (Manhattan)</strong>Be part of the nation’s largest public Halloween celebration, attended by over 2 million people, and listed as one of the 100 Things to do Before You Die. This year’s 38th Annual <a href="http://www.halloween-nyc.com/"><em>New York’s Village Halloween Parade</em></a> is sure to be the zaniest one yet. Just follow <a href="http://www.halloween-nyc.com/be_in_parade_.html">these</a> 5 steps and show up early, (between 6:30 pm and 8:30 p.m. on Sixth Avenue between Spring and Broome Streets), so you don’t miss the mania! Don’t have a costume in mind? No problem! You can <a href="http://www.halloween-nyc.com/volunteer.html">volunteer</a> here to carry a puppet or check out past <a href="http://photos.halloween-nyc.com/">photo galleries</a> from the legendary parade for inspiration!


<strong>NY Night Train Haunted Hop at Glasslands with DJ Jonathan Toubin (Brooklyn)</strong>On October 30th, head to the Glasslands Gallery in Dumbo to hop aboard the <a href="http://www.newyorknighttrain.com/"><em>NY Night Train</em></a> Haunted Hop, from 12 a.m. till 4 a.m with <a href="http://newyorknighttrain.com/soulclap/jtbio.html">DJ Jonathan Toubin</a>, who’ll be celebrating the 5th anniversary of his <em>Night Train</em> enterprise. If that’s not enough to put you in the Halloween spirit, Toubin will be DJing <em>New York Night Train’s Fifth Birthday Happening</em> at Secret Project Robot Art Space from 8 p.m. till 4 a.m. on the 31st, located at 210 Kent Street at Metropolitain Ave. in Brooklyn, with special guests Ian Svenonius and Josh Styles, and projections by Spencer Bewley and Mighty Robot A.V. Squad. Other performances by: No Bra, Preacher and the Knife, Religious to Damn, Love Struck, Suicide in a Shoebox, Hula Hoop Harlot Melissa Ane, Anna Copa Cabanna, and Micki Pellerano. The space will feature a Haunted Crypt curated by Secret Project Robot and its artists. Entry for the <em>Happening</em> is $8 before 12 a.m. and $5 after.


<strong>The Amazing Maize Maze at Queens County Farm Museum (Queens)</strong>Get lost in Queens County Farm Museum’s intricate 3 acre <a href="http://www.queensfarm.org/events.html">corn maze</a> on Saturdays and Sundays until November 7th. After a quick <em>stalk talk</em> briefing, you're turned loose into the corn to start your interactive adventure. The fun begins at 11 a.m., runs until 4:30 p.m., and costs $8 for adults and $5 for children aged 4-11. Children of the corn under the age of 3 get in free.



<strong>The Gravesend Inn Haunted Hotel (Brooklyn)</strong>Remember the Halloweens of yesteryear with scarecrows made of straw, ketchup blood, and haunted houses where actual people scared the living daylights out of you? Prehistoric times…This Halloween, experience City Tech’s <a href="http://gravesendinn.com/"><em>Gravesend Inn</em></a>, the high-tech haunted hotel marvel that’s sure to give you nightmares well into the month of November. Theatreworks’ <a href="http://gothamist.com/2008/10/24/the_gravesend_inn.php">attraction</a> employs the same <a href="http://www.ny1.com/?ArID=75083">state of the art technology</a> used by Disney with censors that take cues from the spectators, making the experience truly an interactive one. Performances take place October 21st through the 23rd, and the 28th through the 31st, at the Voorhees Theatre, located at 186 Jay Street, Brooklyn. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for students with ID.


<strong>Nightmare: Superstitions (Manhattan)</strong>The New York crazies driving you a tad insane? You’ll feel right at home at <a href="http://www.hauntedhousenyc.com/"><em>Nightmare</em></a>, Manhattan’s haunted house set in an insane asylum. The concept behind <em>Nightmare: Superstitions</em> is this: the visitor breaks “a superstition in one room and suffer[s] the terrible consequences in the next.” Don’t miss the attraction that Gotham Magazine calls, “spectacularly scary” and AOL Cityguide ranks as the “No. 1 rated haunted attraction in New York.” Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door, but if you’re a student, you can snag $15 student rush tickets at the box office the day of, one hour prior to showtime. More details on tickets <a href="https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/cal/2732">here</a>. Nightmare is located at the NOHO Events Center (623 Broadway at Houston Street/ Enter on Mercer Street).


<strong>Nights of Horror at Luna Park (Coney Island)</strong>Coney Island isn’t just for the lovebirds anymore. The new and <a href="http://gothamist.com/2010/05/27/workers_scramble_to_finish_luna_par.php">controversial</a> amusement park, <a href="http://www.lunaparknyc.com/">Luna Park</a>, will host <em>Nights of Horror</em>, created by the same name behind <em>Nightmare</em>. (See previous item.) <em>Nights of Horror</em> features a haunted maze with hidden surprises and characters "certain to scare." In addition to the main attraction, visitors gain access to 12 other rides within the park. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the gate and can be purchased <a href="https://webhost.corecashless.com/lunapark/sales/">here</a> for Friday through Sunday events until October 31st.