What’s doing for Halloween

Here’s the last pass at Halloween events — there’s tons going on this weekend. Washington Market Park will host its annual parade on Sunday, Oct. 30, as well as the seventh annual pumpkin carving contest on Saturday, Oct. 29. Scroll down for those details. And as usual, storefronts will be handing out candy on Halloween day, Monday, Oct. 31, usually starting shortly after school gets out.

OCT. 22-23 and 29-30
Pumpkin Point at Governors Island
There will be pumpkin painting, crafting activities and a rotating schedule of performances from Rising Sun Performance Company, WonderSpark Puppets, Drag Story Hour, Brooklyn Magic Shop, Flying Leap Productions. A full schedule of each weekend’s events can be found online at www.govisland.org/pumpkin-point. Trick or treating also returns on Sunday, Oct. 30.

OCT. 1 – NOV. 7
There’s a month’s worth of activities for Halloween at the Seaport — see the full lineup here. The activities will include outdoor movies, pumpkin painting activities, Barktoberfest, a Halloween Block Party on Sunday, Oct. 30, from noon to 2.

Brookfield Place Halloween Bash
Bring your costume-clad kids for a FANGtastic afternoon of activities and trick-or-treating from noon to 3. Contemporary artist Jen Lewin will display a 12-foot tall infinity mirror bear for the occasion.

WMP 8th Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest
The Friends of Washington Market Park will host its annual pumpkin carving contest for kids and adults. There will be trophies and prizes for the funniest, scariest, most realistic, cutest and most creative. Drop off from 5 to 6; judges will have their decisions by 6:30 with the winners announced on Instagram later that night.

Portfolio School Halloween Maker Event
Free activities for kids at the Portfolio School on Hudson between 10a and 2p. Wear your costume. Register here.

Léman Manhattan Halloween Bash & Open House
Featuring activities like trick-or-treating, pumpkin decorating, bubble shows, from 10a to noon. General admission is $10 per family. Note that this event is for families with children in the second grade and younger.

WMP Annual Parade
Starts at 1p at Citi Bank plaza at Greenwich and Beach
The Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Marching Corps will as always lead the parade and will perform at the park afterwards for a short stint. And I will note, those guys are the #1 best!

Children’s Museum of the Arts Halloween Block Party
Held at Spring Street Park from noon to 3p, free and open to the public. Events include art-making activities, dance classes by famed Dance Church, kid DJ sets and Recess Therapy hosted by Julian Shapiro-Barnum which went viral with the iconic “Corn Kid.”

Village Halloween Parade
Spring and Sixth Avenue, 7p
The Village Halloween Parade, started in 1973 by Greenwich Village puppeteer Ralph Lee, is the world’s largest Halloween parade and the only nighttime parade in New York City. It now under the direction of Jeanne Fleming and has a shorter route — it ends at 16th Street. It is of course free to watch the parade, but they now have VIP tickets where you can skip the line and march with a band for $100.