The Halloween dog parade and NYC Marathon among things to do during fall in NYC

Many students both new and returning are wondering what events will fill their fall calendars. NYC is jam-packed with events sure to liven up anyone’s schedule no matter how full.

On October 20th, the 22nd Tompkins Square Park Halloween Dog Parade will bring zombie-clad dogs of all kinds out into the streets of New York. Students should dress up and bring their friends to Tompkins Square Park at noon this Saturday to check out what is sure to be the cutest Halloween Parade this year. The canine with the most eye-catching costume, will have a chance at winning an iPod, as well as other prizes. Those without a pup should just want to gawk at the eccentric pups, show up on East 9th between avenues A and B and sample the tasty treats for sale, some for man and his best friend.

Those who haven’t gotten their fill of dogs, need to stop by the American Kennel Club Meet the Breeds event October 20th to the 21st. Over two hundred breeds of dogs and cats will appear purely for the viewing pleasure of many. Experts will be stationed to answer any and all questions people may have about their new favorite dog breed. Purchase tickets online for $15 and head up to the Jacob K Javits Convention Center at 655 West 34th street this Saturday and Sunday.

Whether it’s been on television or one of his many stand-up shows, Louis C.K. has been all over the place and he’s coming to NYC. His show is on top of everyone’s fall must-see list. From October 24th to the 28th anyone can purchase tickets to see this hilariously irritated and harsh guy perform stand-up at the New York City Center. Winner of both an Emmy and a Grammy, this comedian is sure to cause pain, physical pain from the sidesplitting laughter fans will be experiencing during the show.

Most people don’t know there is a farm museum in Queens. From now till October 28th the Queens County Farm Museum will be hosting fall-themed activities to soothe everyone’s harvest-time appetite. Events range from an “Amazing Maize Maze” to a pumpkin patch, ripe for picking and a Halloween haunted house. What better way to spend your Halloween then at the annual Village Halloween Parade on October 31st. Every year thousands of people travel up Sixth Avenue to show off their original and amusing costumes. Whether they want to be a part of the festivities and walk along with the dazzling floats or just observe from the sidelines, head over to the west side and take in the scene. Students will not regret that they did so.

For those feeling a bit lethargic they should get moving this fall at the ING New York City Marathon on November 4th. 26.2 miles long, from Staten Island to Central Park, participants will run through the five boroughs, experiencing the city in a way they’ve surely never had before. Thousands of participants will be running and millions more will be watching form the sidewalks.

People looking to stay warm inside need only to head to BAM’s Next Wave Festival, open till January 2013, features performances in the creative arts. This festival shows everything from theater to dance to music to film. Starting November 8th, Bill Morrison’s interactive installation involves the audience as they use laser pointers to trigger videos on screen. Visit for details for when and what is presenting.

However one only need to walk down their street and sure enough they will stumble upon some event that will capture their time and interest.