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start your day with a good deed by volunteering for it’s my park day projects taking place in parks across all five boroughs >>

11am-4pm: 100+ vendors take over w. 21st st bet 8th + 9th aves for the crafts in chelsea fall festival >>

11am-6pm: 70+ local vendors sell their wares at the chelsea bazaar. plus, free ymca fitness classes and a raffle to win an ipad. the altman building, free admission. >>

12-3pm: costumed critters, treats and prizes await at the 22nd annual halloween dog parade/fundraiser at tompkins square park. check out previous photos here. $5 sugg adm includes a raffle ticket. >>

12-5pm: chessfest celebrates the opening weekend of doc. brooklyn castle, about an inner-city school that has the most winning chess teams in the us, with matches (i.s. 318 champ justus takes on 15 opponents at the same time), grandmaster tips, giveaways, a raffle, more. sara d. roosevelt park, free. >>

12pm-12am: there will be blood at the 8th annual zombiecon bar crawl + zombie bawl party. manhattan meetup location tba. free to crawl, $10 adv, $15 door (zombies), $20 (humans) to bawl. >>

1-4pm: smith street soup festival: brooklyn’s smith street turns into soup central when 25 restaurants serve up samples of the stuff. $5/5, $10/12, $20/25. >>

2pm: author peter joseph mixes up some tasty brunch-appropriate cocktails that go beyond a simple mimosa or technical bloody mary recipe from his new book, boozy brunch: the quintessential guide to daytime drinking. bottle rocket, free. >>

4-6pm, 6pm-12am: don your maddest hat/costume and don't be late for the free art society’s 3rd annual massive mad hatter tea party. meet at tompkins square park (free) then march to party throwers gemini + scoprio’s after-party ($10-20). >>

6-8pm (runs thru dec): afa hosts artist kathie olivas’s ‘haunted’ painting + sculpture exhibition of her misery children. free (rsvp). >>

7pm: williamsburg’s crest hardware hosts its third annual pumpkin carving contest. free to view, $5 to enter up to four carvings. >>

7pm (ends today): vaudeville (ian m. colletti) wraps up an october residency with music from his new album and guest musicians larkin grim (dirty projectors), yve las vega, and rachel mason. vaudeville park, free. >>

8:30pm: tonight's 'if you build it' comedy show with host nick turner features nate bargatze, seth herzog, kevin mccaffrey, adrienne iapalucci, dan mccoy, george gordon, and matt wayne. ucbeast, $10. >>

11pm-4am: the glamdammit crew’s ‘pretty babies’ party includes an all-girl blondie tribute band, dj sets, an open pbr bar (11pm-midnight), more. the grand victory (245 grand @ roebling, williamburg), $5 >>

12am (ends today): 'danny's not here, mrs. torrance.' the shining screens at landmark sunshine, $10. >>

12:15am (ends today): friends spend a relaxing weekend in the woods with demons in sam raimi's horror classic the evil dead (1981). nitehawk, $11. >>

12:20am (ends today): east coast premiere of circle jerks doc. my career as a jerk, nitehawk, $11 >>

cmj music marathon picks

12-6pm: brooklyn vegan at public assembly with miguel, caveman, hundred waters, eternal summers, more. free sailor jerry rum and pbr while they last, free admission. >>

1:30pm-2am: bowery presents + dirty laundry tv + get bent showcase with har mar superstar, eternal summers, foxygen, ava luna, more. free-$10. >>

3-6pm: pitchfork and moma ps1 present andy stott, chairlift, and doldrums. free with $10 sugg museum admission. >>

4-7pm: my free concert at the living room with filligar, turbo fruits, you won't, slowdance, cultfever, more. free (rsvp). >>

7pm-1am: life or death showcase at 92ytribeca with kilo kish, maria minerva, sky ferreira, twerps, more. $10 >>

7pm: consequence of sound at public assembly with free energy, delicate steve, hundred waters, the so so glows, and conveyor. $5. >>

8pm: tumblr showcase with doldrums, myyki bianco, prince rama, the so so glows, more. $12. >>

8pm: small black and moo king at brooklyn bowl. $8. >>

9pm: converse rubbber tracks + fools gold presents with ghostface killah, a-trak, flosstradomis, more. free. >>

10pm: chromeo and questlove take turns deejaying at the tribeca grand. open bar, free admission (rsvp). >>

11pm: nicky digital and crush presents with dom, ki: theory, reptile youth, such hounds, the bobby effect, more. free before midnight with rsvp. >>

1am-4am: cmj implosion party with le1f, jd sampson (dj set), and black marble. free pbr, free admission (rsvp). >>


10am-4pm: every cookie is a good deed at the 3rd annual havemeyer sugar sweets festival bake sale + competition. proceeds support city reliquary. corner of havemeyer + metropolitan (williamsburg), free admission, pay-as-you-go. >>

10am-6pm: come hungry to new york magazine's grub street food festival at the hester street fair, where 100 food vendors including bark, blue marble ice cream, bon chovie, lizzmonade, luke's lobster, pies n thighs, and more set up shop. free admission, pay-as-you-go. >>

11am-5pm last food truck rally of the season at prospect park >>

1pm: enjoy homemade pickles all year long by learning the art of canning from a master caner at the ‘i eat local because i can’ canning class. brooklyn society for ethical culture, $20 fee includes all materials + a jar of pickles to bring home. >>

1pm: sample 20 of competitors curried dishes from shrimp to cupcakes at the brooklyn curry experiment. public assembly, $15 admission includes tastes and a brooklyn brew. >>

2pm: the 'muppet vault' series presents classic, rare and unreleased muppet, sesame street + jim henson works. today: monsters! booze, trivia, more! bonus: wear a muppets costume and get a prize. union hall, $8. >>

3pm (+ 10/28): learn how to make a sugar skull for the day of the dead at jalopy’s 2-day workshop. $15 + a 5lb bag of granulated sugar. >>

5pm: bring your best apple pie game to enid’s restaurant’s 10th annual apple pie contest. free. >>

5pm: mac-off! see who’s the cheesiest at huckleberry bar's 3rd annual mac + cheese competition. free to compete, $10 adv, $15 door to taste/vote and includes a beer. >>

7pm: hear true tales about embarrassing firsts and looking for love in all the wrong places as ‘hookups and hang-ups’ returns after a sold-out run. with saida cooper (player's theatre), michelle markowitz (ucb), and nik priest (playmaker's rep). abingdon theatre company, $10 with promo code 'hhfriends' (reg $20). >>

7pm: the free monthly series ‘presentation party night’ features six presentations followed by q+a and free food (bring snacks to share) and beer (while it lasts). tonight’s topics: serbia, jefftown, youtube associations, serial killers’ greatest hits, and sci-fi drugs in film. bat haus (279 starr st, brooklyn), free. >>

9pm: dan neustadt (northern bells, the hold steady) plays the smiths’ the queen is dead in its entirety at lpr, free >>

all weekend

11:30am: michael stephenson's (best worst movie) new doc. the american scream follows three massachusetts families who obsessively transform their yards every halloween. nitehawk, $11. >>

10am-5pm: 200+ cat and dog breeds, including rare and exotics, take over the javits center for the fourth annual american kennel club ’meet the breeds’ event. $15. >>

12-6pm (ends sun): take a self-guided tour of 50 chelsea artists' work spaces during the high line open studios, free >>

12:15pm: forget about dancing teacups and candlesticks, jean cocteau's 1946 beauty and the beast screens at nitehawk. $11. >>

ends sun: the 4th annual doomsday film festival + symposium explores the apocalypse genre with screenings (the terminator, 28 days later, zardoz, shorts, more), an art show, panels, and a discussion of nostradamus' prophecies over dinner. 92ytribeca, $12+. >>

thru 10/25: everything from arms and armor to contemporary art is up for sale (or at least to look longingly at) at the annual international fine art and antique dealers show. park avenue armory, $20. >>

gothamist lists five pick-your-own apple orchards within 2 hours from nyc >>

check our website for a list of ongoing events >>

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