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Friday October 25th

Candlelight Ghost Tours

Merchant's House Museum

29 East 4 Street


6:00 p.m. and later

Creep through this historical recreation of old-world New York and discover the ghouls, mysteries and haunted happenings that simply won't go away. The tour guide will mix history and horror as you sneak through rooms of the fantastical murders of centuries gone by.


FALL/FEST with the Polka Brothers

4-8 p.m.


Live music from the Polka Brothers Friday, October 25th at our Front/Row Stage for Fall/Fest. The Polka Brothers boast a fearless repertoire that includes polka favorites, pop and rock gone polka, and unforgettable originals.


Saturday October 26

Big Apple Chorus

Tribeca Performing Arts Center

199 Chambers Street

7:30 p.m.


The Big Apple Chorus is celebrating 30 years of entertaining audiences worldwide. International Gold Medal winning quartets, Storm Front and Old School, along with District Medalist quartet Up All Night and the Westchester Chordsmen chorus will be performing.


Spooky Stories to Frightfully Delight!

Battery Park City Parks Conservancy

Between Warren Street and Murray Street, east of River Terrace

11 a.m.-1 p.m.


Entering Teardrop Park through winding paths and sitting on the green hilltop, listeners are transported to the far corners of the earth as storyteller LuAnn Adams spins spellbinding tales of the natural world and its amazing creatures, real and fanciful. The Alice Farley Dancers will be performing.

http://www.bpcparks.org or 212-267-9700

Sunday October 27

Taste of the Seaport

214 Front Street


One year after Hurricane Sandy, Lower Manhattan comes together to support local merchants and PS 397 Spruce Street School at our annual outdoor fall festival of food, beverage, live music, and family-friendly activities on the cobblestone streets of New York City's Historic Seaport. All proceeds go to enrichment programs for Spruce Street School, PS397


Monday October 28th

Bach at One

Trinity Wall Street

209 Broadway

1 p.m.


The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and Trinity Baroque Orchestra offer a weekly service featuring the music of Johann Sebastian Bach's cantatas. Conducted by Julian Wachner, Trinity's Director of Music and the Arts, these services present Bach's monumental cantata output in a liturgical context, returning these miniature oratorio-like works to their original purpose.


Tuesday October 29th

Book Discussion Group - "The House of Spirits" by Isabel Allende,"

Battery Park City Library 175 North End Avenue

6:15 p.m.


Come discuss the critically acclaimed author's first novel.


Wednesday October 30th

Art History Alive: France's Fascinating Art

Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts 1 Pace Plaza


Travel vicariously through the ages as these richly illustrated lectures examine the highpoints of architecture, sculpture, painting, and decorative arts in France, from the late Middle Ages through Post-Impressionism, approximately 1000-1900.


Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof

Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

36 Battery Place

7 p.m.


Author Alisa Solomon in conversation with screenwriter and playwright Tony Kushner. Solomon explores how Sholem Aleichem's "Tevye the Milkman" was reborn on Broadway and became a cultural touchstone for people around the world.


Thursday October 31

Bride of Frankenstein

Hudson Park Library (66 Leroy Street)

2-4 p.m.


Just in time for Holloween today. Borus Karloff is the one and only Frankenstein and he is seeking his mate. Hide yourself ladies from this ultimate classic! About 90 mins.


Battery Park City Library Halloween Party!

175 North End Avenue

4 - 5 p.m.


Join us for face painting, spooky games, scary story time, creepy crafts, a costume parade, and other surprises! Feel free to wear your costume. For the entire family!

(212) 790-3499

Village Halloween Parade

7 p.m.


Every year, more than 50,000 folks parade up Sixth Avenue-decked out in some of the City's scariest, most innovative and most hilarious costumes-while numerous live bands complement the ghoulish revelry. Come up with a creative costume of your own and join the festivities, or take it all in from the sidelines.


Canstruction's 21st Annual NYC Competition

Brookfield Place

Winter Garden at 220 Vesey Street Lobby at 200 Vesey Street

10 a.m.- 6 p.m.


Teams of architects, engineers, contractors, and the students they mentor will compete to build large-scale structures made entirely out of unopened cans of food and then are dismantled and donated to City Harvest for distribution to those in need.




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