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The air is turning crisper and the nights are getting longer, surefire signs that the spookiest night of the year is upon us. Put away the fun-size candy bars and put on your best costume to celebrate Halloween, which is just two weeks away. From impaled pumpkins, to a murder mystery and a Jack o’Lantern carousel, there are plenty of Halloween events throughout New York City to keep you from watching Hocus Pocus on a loop all October long.

13. Pumpkin Flotilla

Halloween Pumpkin Floatilla. Image via Central Park Conservancy

Head to Central Park to watch New York’s largest Pumpkin Flotilla sail across the Harlem Meer at twilight. The event will include other Halloween-themed events including pumpkin carving, Halloween crafts and a costume parade.

If you want to participate more actively during the festivities, make sure to bring your own carved pumpkin. Tickets are not required for the free event, but you can RSVP here.

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