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NYC Halloween events 2013, haunted houses, parades, events

Costumed participants in the Village Halloween Parade make

Costumed participants in the Village Halloween Parade make their way up Sixth Avenue in Manhattan. (Oct. 31, 2011) (Credit: AP)

New York City is home to creepy-good Halloween fun all month long. Here are some good bets, depending upon what kinds of chills, thrills and spills you seek.

Haunted houses

BLACKOUT HAUNTED HOUSE: Two rules, one of which terrifies us: Participants have to walk through by themselves and need to be aged 18 or older.

When | Where: Through Nov. 10; 164 11th Ave., between 22nd and 23rd streets.

Info: $65, blackouthh.com

BLOOD MANOR: You'll navigate dark corridors within a 5,000-square-foot space in Hudson Square, dodging zombies and accompanied by an adult, if you're younger than 14.

When | Where: Through Nov. 2; 163 Varick St., Manhattan

Info: $30 advance, $35 at the door; bloodmanor.com

Parades

TOMPKINS SQUARE HALLOWEEN DOG PARADE: Take your costumed canine, take your camera, get ready for the cuteness.

When | Where: Noon, Oct. 26, Tompkins Square Dog Run, East 9th Street between avenues A and B.

Info: Free, facebook.com/pages/Tompkins-Square-Halloween-Dog-Parade

VILLAGE HALLOWEEN PARADE: Feel the history of 40 years of freaks and geeks, ghouls and ghosts converging in Manhattan.

When | Where: From 7-10 p.m. Oct. 31, it runs along 6th Avenue from Spring to 16th streets. To join in, come in costume and enter on 6th Avenue between Canal and Spring streets starting at 6:30.

Info: Free; halloween-nyc.com

Parties

WEBSTER HELL: Expect all four floors of Webster Hall to be in the spirit, and even if your costume doesn't quite allow for dancing, fire performers and spillover from the Village Halloween parade will provide plenty for you to simply sit back and watch.

When | Where: 8 p.m. Oct. 31, 125 E. 11th St.

Info: $40, websterhall.com

PHANTASMAGOREY 2013: Don your Victorian best for a celebration of all-things Edward Gorey, backed by a live jazz soundtrack.

When | Where: 9 p.m. Oct. 26, One Hanover Square

Info: $30 advance, $40 at the door; dancesofvice.com

Family friendly

THE AMAZING SCAVENGER HUNT FOR HALLOWEEN: For about three hours, you'll follow clues and navigate obstacles for a mental and physical challenge that mandates a costume with sensible shoes. A smartphone is also a must, as the hunt is app-driven.

When | Where 12:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 20 (669 8th Ave., Manhattan), 5-8 p.m. Oct. 26 (37 Greenpoint Ave., Brooklyn)

Info: $20, pogoevents.com

HALLOWEEN HARVEST: Coney Island's Luna Park keeps things festive with a variety of activities (pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating) and performances all month. Grab the kids early on Oct. 26, when, starting at 10 a.m., Food Network's Marc Maniac and friends will carve a giant pumpkin; contests (pie eating, pumpkin carving) will occur throughout the day.

When | Where: From noon on weekends in October, Brooklyn

Info: Free; lunaparknyc.com

PUMPKIN FEST: This cauldron of activities includes the NYZ (z is for zombies, naturally) haunted house, Quidditch matches, marionette shows and other performances, a farmers market and all sorts of opportunities to get crafty (pumpkin carving, puppet making). Of course, Fido will want to hit the PUP-kin area featuring a canine costume contest and agility course.

When | Where: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 26, Central Park Bandshell (enter at 72nd St.)

Info: Free; nycgovparks.org

HAUNTED HIGH LINE HALLOWEEN: The popular West Side walking park features trick-or-treating, art, music and a haunted train tunnel.

When | Where: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 26, along the High Line from 14th to 17th streets

Info: Free, nycgovparks.org

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