“Vampire Diaries” fans in the New York tri-state area -- this is NOT a Halloween “trick”! Episode 5 of the beloved CW series will not be on at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31. The new episode, “Monster’s Ball,” will instead by airing at 10 p.m. for some viewers on the East Coast.

Why the disruption in everyone’s favorite vampire programming? The Village Halloween Parade in New York City! The annual parade, which was cancelled in 2012 due to Superstorm Sandy, will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. The parade will be televised on WPIX 11from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. When the parade coverage ends at 9 p.m., “Reign” will then air its brand new episode, “Kissed,” and will be followed by episode 5 of “The Vampire Diaries.”

[Click HERE to learn more about the route map, viewing spots and live stream for the 2013 New York Village Halloween Parade.”]

Episode 5, “Monster’s Ball,” will find Elena back at Whitmore College where she’ll meet a new “sad and secretive” student named Aaron. Things will heat up when she attends the school’s Historical Ball with Damon. The pair will dress up as Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII, but Elena won’t be strictly dancing with her beau. Instead she’ll share a dance with Dr. Maxfield … who has “a disturbing message for her.”

Caroline will also be at the ball, and while her night starts off as happy it will quickly turn to heartbreak. Whether her heartbreak has to do with Tyler or Jesse remains a mystery.

Meanwhile, viewers will learn a little bit more about Nadia when she reveals her “surprising history” to Katherine. And Damon will attempt to make a deal with Silas, however Silas’ demand for Damon will lead to a “violent confrontation.”

The time change for episode 5 of “The Vampire Diaries” will not affect all viewers. To see if the Village Halloween Parade will affect you visit TVGuide.com/listings and choose “change location/provider.” If you cannot watch “Monster’s Ball” at 10 p.m., the CW posts new episodes on their website the following day.