Things to do in New York City this weekend

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A New York Police helicopter circles over Liberty Island where the Statue of Liberty was evacuated with officers responding to a report of a suspicious package seen from Jersey City, N.J., Friday, April 24, 2015. Visitors are posting photos online showing hundreds of people being herded toward a ferry landing. Tourists say they were taken off boats while trying to leave nearby Ellis Island. Those vessels then were used to evacuate Liberty Island. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Halloween Extravaganza: From 7 to 9 p.m., Oct. 28 head to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine for a screening of the 1920 classic “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,” accompanied by live organ music. After the film, visitors can enjoy the Mettawee River Theater Company’s performances of ghouls and ghosts. A second screening takes place at 10 p.m. Tickets are $25. To purchase, visit stjohndivine.org.

Haunted Lantern Tours: From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29, Urban Park Rangers will lead you through the haunted Water Battery at Fort Totten Park in Queens. Admission is free. Strollers are not permitted on the tour (stroller parking is available). Visit nycgovparks.org for more information.

Madame Tussaud’s Halloween: Celebrate Halloween at Madame Tussaud’s 9th annual blow-out on Oct. 29. The night begins at 11 p.m. and is open to those 21 and older. The museum is open for partying and dancing. Dress as your favorite celebrity to explore all six floors. Exhibits include the new Ghostbusters Haunted House Experience, the Marvel Comic’s 4-D Superhero Thrill ride and a costume contest. General admission is $55. Visit vossevents.com to purchase tickets.

Lincoln Center Trick or Treat: Lincoln Center’s first family Halloween party was a huge hit, leading to its return at 11 a.m. Oct. 29. Trick-or-treating is included, as is a costume parade, costume contest and crafts. The day includes a David Bowie dance party and a monster-themed reading by author/illustrator Peter Brown. Trick-or-treating starts at 11 a.m. on the Plazas and storytime kicks off at the David Rubenstein Atrium at 11 a.m. The dance party is at 12:15. At 1 p.m., stick around for a free film screening of “Abbot and Costello Meet Frankenstein” at the Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center. The event is free. Visit lincolncenter.org to learn more.

Day of the Dead: Celebrate Mexico’s day of honoring the dead at the East Yard of St. Mark’s-in-the-Bowery from 1 to 6 p.m. Oct. 28-31. The free event is open to the public. The days include Mexican crafts and food to purchase, as well as art-making and live music. Attendees are invited to bring pictures of your loved ones to leave on the altar. Visit www.manoamano.us to see the full schedule of events for each day.

A New York Police helicopter circles over Liberty Island where the Statue of Liberty was evacuated with officers responding to a report of a suspicious package seen from Jersey City, N.J., Friday, April 24, 2015. Visitors are posting photos online showing hundreds of people being herded toward a ferry landing. Tourists say they were taken off boats while trying to leave nearby Ellis Island. Those vessels then were used to evacuate Liberty Island. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
http://theweekender.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_liberty-2.jpgA New York Police helicopter circles over Liberty Island where the Statue of Liberty was evacuated with officers responding to a report of a suspicious package seen from Jersey City, N.J., Friday, April 24, 2015. Visitors are posting photos online showing hundreds of people being herded toward a ferry landing. Tourists say they were taken off boats while trying to leave nearby Ellis Island. Those vessels then were used to evacuate Liberty Island. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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