The annual Village Halloween Parade and many other Halloween events have been canceled because of the pandemic, but there are still many other ways to celebrate the spooky holiday, either virtually or in person this year.

Check out these fun Halloween-themed events happening across the five boroughs this month. 

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Bronx Zoo's Annual Boo at the Zoo

Thursdays-Sundays through November 1

Stilt walkers will be dressed in costumes, kids can carve pumpkins and a candy trail will lead to the zoo’s creepy critters. Visitors can also view the animals and exhibits. 

Tickets are required and must be reserved in advance.

Halloween on the Farm at the Queens County Farm Museum

Saturday October 31

"It’s a monster mash," is how the farm's website explains the day of events. It's the farm's last hoorah of the season with a packed schedule, including hayrides, crafts for families and trick-or-treating with farm animals. 

Tickets are required and must be reserved in advance.

Great Pumpkin Path at the New York Botanical Garden

October 3 - November 1 

Celebrate Halloween by viewing some of the largest pumpkins in the world. The biggest ones weigh more than 2,000 pounds. Keep an eye out for the scarecrows throughout the garden as well.

Tickets are required and can be purchased in person or online.

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Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

October 24

Dog parents, start getting your matching costumes ready! The annual East Village dog parade will be taking place virtually this year. And if you and your pooch decide not to dress up, you can still join in on the fun as an audience member.

The event is free and pets do not need to be registered in advance to participate.

Halloween at the Farm at the Queens Botanical Garden

October 27 

Tiny trick-or-treaters are invited to show off their costumes as they walk through a trail of candy and watch a magic show come to life.

Tickets are required and can be purchased in person or online.

Staten Island Zoo Spooktacular

October 23 - October 25 

Listen to spooky music, watch a Halloween-themed light show and get scared in “score zones.”

Tickets can be purchased online in advance.

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New York City Ghost Tour of Greenwich Village

Through December 1, Nightly at 8 p.m.

Learn about the hundreds of years of history and strange horror stories that lurk under the streets of the village. Twelve haunted locations are on the list, including The Jefferson Market Library, Mark Twain's "House of Death" and famous landmarks where ghosts are believed to roam. The tour guides claim on their website that these are all true stories.

Group sizes are limited and tickets must be purchased in advance.

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Dia de Los Muertos at Green-Wood Cemetery

Daily from October 23 - November 1

El Dia de Los Muertos is a three-day holiday celebrated throughout Latin America that honors the departed. To bring the tradition to Brooklyn, a large-scale community altar will be installed in Green-Wood’s historic chapel. As the tradition follows, visitors are encouraged to bring personal offerings, including flowers, photographs and notes to remember their loved ones.

This event is free and tickets are not required.

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Pumpkin Picking at Decker Farm

Weekends through October 31

Search the patch for the perfect pumpkin, learn about 19th century farm life and indulge in fall food favorites.

Tickets online cost $6 and $8 at the gate.

Halloween Week at the Queens Drive-In

October 24- November 1

Drive-in movie theaters have made a come back during the pandemic. But have you taken in a horror film at one of them? Outside the New York Hall of Science, a series of movies including, "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" will test how easily you scare.

Tickets are available online and spots fill up quickly.

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Horror Movies at the Skyline Drive

Park your car for a view of the New York City skyline and celebrate the spooky season with “Scream” and “Paranormal activity”

Tickets are available online and spots fill up quickly.

Touchless Trick-Or-Treating at Hudson Yards

October 25- November 1

Children can get candy while participating in a scavenger hunt. Trick-or-treaters will have 16 mystery doors to choose from, when they use a magic code to crack open the door they'll receive treats without coming into contact with anyone.

Tickets are $30 per trick-or-treater and available for purchase online.