6. Halloween Harvest Festival at Socrates Sculpture Park

Socrates Sculpture Park where their annual Halloween Harvest Festival will take place.
Socrates Sculpture Park, where the annual Halloween Harvest Festival will take place.

From 12 to 5 p.m. on October 30th, Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City will be hosting its annual Halloween Harvest Festival. One highlight of the festival will be the Rocky Horror Doggie Show, the city’s second-largest dog costume contest. The contest will be judged this year by Natassa Contini and Nina Agüero Rios. Award gifts for the competition have been provided by Chateau Le Woof, Friends with Four Paws, Pupstoria, and La Tour Caline. Dog ice cream will also be served.

Besides the dog competition, the festival will also have a pumpkin carving competition in which a group of children will challenge the park’s artist fellows to see who can make the most bedazzled pumpkin in the Tri-State area. In addition, artist fellow Levan Mindiashvili will host a paper palm leaf-making workshop. Finally, Bond Street Theatre’s Shinbone Alley Stilt Band will provide jazz music while performing above the heads of visitors on stilts.