Now in it’s 43rd year, march with the ghouls during NYC’s infamous Village Halloween Parade. Before you head out to some of the best Halloween parties in NYC, you must participate in the Village Halloween Parade—NYC’s spookiest procession and one of the best Halloween events in Gotham. With over 50,000 zombies, giant puppets and Donald Trumps taking the streets, you may need a little help with navigation. So dress up in your best Halloween costume ideas for New Yorkers (or else you won’t be allowed to march), work on your Halloween makeup ideas and get ready for a ghoulishly good time. This year’s theme is Reverie, so feel free to recreate your walking dreams in costume. Sign up via halloween-nyc.com now to volunteer to be a puppeteer or a performer in the procession; to walk in the parade, just turn up in an amazing outfit. Line up at Sixth Avenue and Canal St. The parade goes down Sixth Ave from Spring St to 16th St; 7pm; free.
Photograph: Filip Wolak