Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

East Village, Events, holidays

Help save Tompkins Square Park’s Halloween Dog Parade

By Michelle Cohen, Thu, August 23, 2018

Image: istolethetv via Flickr.

One of the city’s favorite Halloween diversions for almost 30 years, the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade, may not happen this year due to lack of funds. As Gothamist reports, the annual celebration of canine (and owner) creativity is facing a financial shortage due to a ballooning budget–mostly due to insurance costs–that has corresponded with growing attendance, according to Garrett Rosso, the parade’s organizer and a longtime volunteer at the Tompkins Square dog run. A fan of the parade, Therese Moriarty, has started a GoFundMe campaign with a goal of $15,000.

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Daily Link Fix

Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade
  • AM New York has plenty of cute pup pics from Saturday’s Halloween dog parade at Tompkins Square Park.
  • The Post unearths five hidden cemeteries across the city.
  • Happy 110th birthday to the NYC subway system! To mark the event, the MTA has commissioned a vintage low-voltage train to ride on the 2/3 line today from 11am to 3pm. Check out photos of the nostalgia train on Gothamist.
  • Have you always wanted to watch a music video homage to mid-century modern designers like Charles and Ray Eames and Eero Saarinen? Well, you’re in luck. “I’m All In Love With Vintage” is just that.
  • The iconic Fillmore East concert hall in the East Village is getting a historic plaque on Wednesday. You can celebrate the unveiling with GVSHP at a free event.

Images: Dog at Halloween parade via Getty Images (L); Vintage NYC subway car via MTA (R)

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Brooklyn, Events, Features, Manhattan, Queens

Event Round Up: The Best Halloween Activities in NYC

By Dana Schulz, Thu, October 23, 2014

Pumpkin Patch, corn maze

It’s official–fall is here. And one of the greatest things about this time of year is the plethora of seasonal activities that comes with it. We’ve rounded up some of the best that New York City has to offer this fall, from corn mazes for kids to funeral reenactments for adults.

Check out our full list

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