If you think seeing puppies all bundled up in scarves, tiny jackets, and miniature booties are adorable, get ready for the biggest explosion of cuteness your heart can handle. At the 22nd Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade, a diverse group of pups from across the city will dress up in their holiday best and compete for Best in Show and raffle prizes as well as other winning spots every half-hour. Whether spooky or silly, these costumes are sure to be hits with spectators of all ages at this family-friendly event. Many are encouraged to donate doggy-friendly prizes for the parade, such as toys and treats for the competing canines; check the event’s website for details on donations. Come out for this pre-Halloween celebration, and maybe leave with a few costume ideas for yourself, too.

Sat., Oct. 20, noon, 2012