Happy Halloween from Urbanite!

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Meredith Vieira, co-host of the NBC "Today" program, dresses as Pinocchio for the annual Halloween show, in New York's Rockefeller Center. (AP Photo/ Richard Drew)

Forget about ghoulish and ghastly! When it comes to Halloween fun, we're here to tell you about the stuff that's FUN and FREE! The following, for your haunting pleasure and chocolate tendencies:

3:30 p.m. Children’s Halloween Parade; begins in Washington Square North,

near the Arch, and ends at LaGuardia between Washington Square South and West 3rd St.

FREE CHOCOLATE at La Maison du Chocolat: All kids up to age 12 get free Halloween treats from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the following locations: 30 Rockefeller Center and 1018 Madison Avenue

Chelsea Mark Jam-BOO-Ree: For the fifth year, kids and parents are invited to trick-or-treat, and eat some artisanal goodies - and, it's FREE! Expect free candy, brownies and cookies, live music, face-painting and pumpkin-carving by master carver Hugh McMahon. (Chelsea Market, Oct. 31, 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Ninth Ave. @ 15th St.)

Halloween Happening at Trinity Church: Head to Trinity Church for a FREE night of games, crafts, ghost stories and a night screening of the classic silent film Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, accompanied by the church organist. (Trinity Church, Oct. 31, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., 89 Broadway @ Wall St., www.trinitywallstreet.org)

Village Halloween Parade

This year's Parade is dedicated to artist Rudie Berkhout. Come see the puppets, the ever-clever costumes and of course hit the offical Webster Hall after-party. (Parade starts at Spring St. and Sixth Ave. and travels to 21st St. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.)

More Halloween ideas from amNewYork:

Spooky spots for drinks along the Halloween Parade route: [here]

Boo! Take a tour of haunted New York: [here]

The Halloween of 'Joe the Plumber' [here]

Scenes from the Judge's panel at Tompkins Sq. Park Dog Halloween: [here]

- Lauren Johnston

CLICK THROUGH FOR MORE HALLOWEEN EVENTS:3:45 p.m. The Riverside Park Fund hosts annual Halloween Parade; from the

plaza at Soldiers’ & Sailors Monument, 89th Street and Riverside Drive, to the Hippo Playground on 91st Street.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Stuyvesant Town Halloween Party; Stuy Town Oval, between 16th and 18th streets and Avenues A and B.

4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The American Museum of Natural History hosts annual

“Spooktacular” Halloween celebration; Central Park West at 79th Street.

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