Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year, and even though it’s only a day long, I wasn’t about to let that stop me from celebrating all month long. There are so many fun Halloween events in New York, so all of October was filled with spooky festivities.
No Halloween is complete without Pillsbury Halloween cookies, but for some reason, they’re nearly impossible to find. I went on a quest to find both the pumpkins and the ghosts and visited no less than fifteen grocery stores all over Manhattan, but the success of finally finding them was very, very sweet.
The weather has been cooling off alarmingly quickly, but I’ve been able to make visits to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens, Central Park, and a hike in upstate New York to take in the stunning fall colors.
My dedication to Halloween also led me to a two-hour train ride to The Great Blaze, an annual jack-o-lantern exhibit that was completely worth returning home past midnight with a performance and two midterms the next day.
I went for the first time to the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade, which was possibly the most adorable event ever. My favorite costume was a French Frenchie.
The actual day of Halloween was relatively uneventful, but we finished with a movie night and lots of candy. It’s been an exciting and festive month, and I’m happy to have spent it with good friends in New York.