The biggest and best NYC Halloween event for grown=ups is the Village Halloween Parade, back this year after being wiped out by Superstorm Sandy last year. The parade features hundreds of puppets, more hundreds of dancers,, 53 bands, and thousands of marchers in costumes that range from creative to mind-blowing creative. Last year the Parade was the first event cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy. This year the parade honors New York’s heroes who stepped up to help Sandy victims and the city on the long road to recovery. will be the Hallelujah Halloween REVIVAL! Find out more about the theme . The Village Halloween Parade is on 6th Avenue from Spring Street to 16th Street, 7:00pm – 10:30pm. WPIX/Channel 11 is broadcasting 7:30-9 and NY1 is broadcasting 8-9:30. Parade website.
The books and poetry of Edgar Allan Poe have both frightened and inspired us for more than 150 years. Spend the day with “Edgar Allan Poe: Terror of the Soul” at The Morgan Library and Museum to view nearly 100 items from the collections of the Morgan and from The New York Public Library. On view will Poe’s hand handwritten versions of his classic “Annabel Lee”, and “The Bells”, one of the earliest printings of “The Raven” and copies of “Tamerlane,” Poe’s earliest published work and one of the rarest books in American literature. The Morgan Library & Museum is at 225 Madison Ave. at 36th Street. The Edgar Allen Poe exhibit is through mid-January.
You can also visit the white cottage on the Grand Concourse in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx where Edgar Allen Poe lived the last few years of his life, from 1846-49. When Poe lived there, it was the countryside. Now, it’s a bustling commercial and residential area. Poe Cottage website.