Halloween in New York City

Every year, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan (the largest cathedral in the world) hosts a Halloween Extravaganza and Procession of Ghouls. The evening begins with the screening of a classic horror film in the nave of the cathedral (this year, the 1922 silent film "Nosferatu"), with the soundtrack provided by the Cathedralís organist. After the movie, a procession of wildly costumed creatures prances down the nave through eerie lights and smoke.

This year, I celebrated Halloween at this event: a truly supernatural experience. The rest of the weekend was spent exploring the hip neighborhoods of Manhattan and Brooklyn, tasting local beers and wines, sampling some sumptuous New York cuisine, and much more.

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"Nosferatu," the first film version of "Dracula"

Ghoulish maestro providing background music

The cathedral possessed

The Procession of Ghouls

A disturbingly childlike visage

The famous New York City subway

Union Square skyline, with half moon

Brooklyn Bridge by night

Manhattan Bridge and skyline

Brooklyn Brewery, home of yummy brews

Classic Brooklyn mural art

Brooklyn Brewery's bustling taproom

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