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It’s SCARY how many ghoulishly great Halloween events there are in the parks this year! You'll be bewitched by your options. Whether you’re brave enough to go on a haunted tour, silly enough to dress your dog in costume, or creative enough to craft a fancy pumpkin you’ve plucked from one of our patches, we’ve got an event for you. Kids, adults, canines, vampires–all are welcome!

Halloween Events

Friday, October 24, 2014

Oct 24

Dracula's Castle

at Jackie Robinson Recreation Center (in Jackie Robinson Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Visit a haunted castle for Halloween! Jackie Robinson Recreation Center turns its historic, castle-like interior into a spooky haunted house.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 24

Halloween Haunted House at Queens County Farmhouse Museum

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Visit our Haunted House for thrills and chills! Hayrides, Halloween treats, mulled cider, pumpkins and apples will be sold. This event is recommended for children age 6-12. Adults will…

Best For
Kids
Oct 24

Haunted Lantern Tours

at Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Leave your fear at home as the Urban Park Rangers lead your family through the haunted Fort Totten Water Battery. Participants must arrive on line by 8:15 pm for guaranteed…
Free!

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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Oct 25

Pumpkin Picking at Historic Richmond Town

at Decker Farm , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Visit the historic 1800s Decker Farm and bring home a pumpkin! Enjoy a self-guided tour, hayride, face painting, farm animals, arts and crafts, and corn stalk maze. Free shuttle bus…

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Event
Oct 25

Halloween Harvest Festival

at Socrates Sculpture Park , Queens

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
There will be food, live music, art-making workshops, and a canine costume contest!
Free!

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Event
Oct 25

Spooky Silhouettes

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Create a spooky silhouette wall or window decoration for your own "haunted house" using colored chalk on black paper.

Best For
Kids
Oct 25

Halloween Extravaganza 2014

at Westerleigh Park , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
There will be a Haunted House by the Boy Scouts, bake tables by the Girl Scouts, arts and crafts, face painting, pumpkin painting, raffles, and much more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 25

Boo at the Zoo

at The Zoo, Lefferts Homestead, Carousel (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Go batty for Halloween at Boo at the Zoo with activities like face painting, craft-making, and creature encounters. Take a trip through the Zoo's legendary haunted barn and show…

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Event
Oct 25

16th Annual Great PUPkin Festival

at Prison Ship Martyrs Monument (in Fort Greene Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.
The 16th Annual Great PUPkin Dog Costume Contest is the largest dog costume contest in Brooklyn. Registration will begin on the monument plaza at 11:00 a.m. If you need…
Free!

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Oct 25

24th Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

at Tompkins Square Park , Manhattan

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Pooches let their alter-egos shine, putting on some of the cutest and most creative costumes you've ever seen at the annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade. CNN calls it…
Free!

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Event
Oct 25

Halloween Festival

at 33rd Road and 215th Place (in Crocheron Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
There will be games, costume contests, pumpkin patch, inflatable rides, and much more.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 25

Halloween Haunted House at Brownsville

at Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Visit Brownsville's spooky haunted house! The local recreation center turns into a Halloween extravaganza with scary decorations galore. Come in costume!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 25

Halloween Extravaganza at the Conference House

at Hylan Boulevard and Satterlee Street (in Conference House Park) , Staten Island

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Enjoy bouncy rides, arts and crafts, games, tattoos, photo op’s, magic shows, an aerialist performance, and more.

Best For
Kids
Oct 25

Halloween in Prospect Park: Halloween Haunted Walk

at Lookout Hill (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Lurking high on Lookout Hill are zombies, wolf men, headless horsemen, good (and not-so-good) witches, and other creepy characters.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 25

Halloween in Prospect Park: Haunted Halloween Carnival

at The Nethermead (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
This annual treat on the Nethermead is in the center of the Park and features fun games for children, pony rides, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 25

Halloween in Prospect Park: Haunted Carousel

at The Carousel (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Creepy bats, scary cats, and spooky spiders will watch you ride to the sounds of chilling Halloween music as we play the classics on the Wurlitzer!

Best For
Kids
Oct 25

Fall Festival

at Brookville Playground (in Brookville Park) , Queens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Enjoy a family costume contest, pumpkin patch, a folk music concert by the Ebony Hillbillies, a Thriller dance competition, trick or treating, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 25

Halloween in Prospect Park: Creepy Crawly Halloween

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
It's a critter-fest in Prospect Park with lots of spiders, worms, and other creatures that are sure to make your skin crawl!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 25

Halloween in Prospect Park: Scary Stories from the Past

at Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.
Make sure you're sitting next to someone braver than you as you listen to master storyteller Tammy Hall shares stories from old Flatbush.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 25

Halloween Haunted House at Queens County Farmhouse Museum

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Visit our Haunted House for thrills and chills! Hayrides, Halloween treats, mulled cider, pumpkins and apples will be sold. This event is recommended for children age 6-12. Adults will…

Best For
Kids
Oct 25

Haunted Lantern Tours

at Fort Totten Visitor's Center (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Leave your fear at home as the Urban Park Rangers lead your family through the haunted Fort Totten Water Battery.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Oct 26

Pumpkin Picking at Historic Richmond Town

at Decker Farm , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Visit the historic 1800s Decker Farm and bring home a pumpkin! Enjoy a self-guided tour, hayride, face painting, farm animals, arts and crafts, and corn stalk maze. Free shuttle bus…

Must See
Event
Oct 26

Boo at the Zoo

at The Zoo, Lefferts Homestead, Carousel (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Go batty for Halloween at Boo at the Zoo with activities like face painting, craft-making, and creature encounters. Take a trip through the Zoo's legendary haunted barn and show…

Must See
Event
Oct 26

Children's Fall Festival at Queens County Farmhouse Museum

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
A festival of Halloween fun for children of all ages; everyone is invited to wear their costume! Free children's games & bounces and professional character look-a-likes will…

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Event
Oct 26

Halloween in Prospect Park: Haunted Carousel

at The Carousel (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Creepy bats, scary cats, and spooky spiders will watch you ride to the sounds of chilling Halloween music as we play the classics on the Wurlitzer!

Best For
Kids
Oct 26

Howl-o-Ween at Van Cortlandt Park

at Canine Court (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come with your pet dog, both in costume and enter contest for most original, scariest pet/owner lookalike. First prize is $25 certificate from Fieldston Pets. Registration is $10…

Best For
Kids
Oct 26

Shocktoberfest

at Playground for All Children (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join us for Shocktoberfest! Enjoy haunted hay rides, a pumpkin patch, fun inflatable playgrounds, crafts, games, music, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 26

Halloween in Prospect Park: Creepy Crawly Halloween

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
It's a critter-fest in Prospect Park with lots of spiders, worms, and other creatures that are sure to make your skin crawl!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 26

Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Flotilla

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

3:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.
Enjoy live music, spooky stories, pumpkin carving demonstrations, and of course our signature pumpkin flotilla, which sets sail across the Harlem Meer at twilight!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 26

Halloween Haunted House at Queens County Farmhouse Museum

at Queens County Farm Museum (in Queens Farm Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Visit our Haunted House for thrills and chills! Hayrides, Halloween treats, mulled cider, pumpkins and apples will be sold. This event is recommended for children age 6-12. Adults will…

Best For
Kids
Oct 26

An Evening of Ghostly Intimations

at Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Listen to ghost stories, see haunted photographs, watch a screening of "Shadowland", and more.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Oct 30

Fall Fest at Sherman SHRIEK Park

at Swindler Cove Park , Manhattan

2:30 p.m.7:45 p.m.
Kick off Halloween with family-friendly outdoor activities that are sure to treat, not trick! Explore Sherman Creek Park and stay for a screening of the spooky-fun classic Hocus Pocus.
Free!

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Event
Oct 30

Cemetery Walk and Ghost Stories in the Double Parlors

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx

6:00 p.m.
Take a guided, candlelit walk to the Pell Cemetery, followed by a delightfully spooky staged reading of ghost stories.

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Event
Oct 30

Halloween Haunted House at Brownsville

at Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground) , Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Visit Brownsville's spooky haunted house! The local recreation center turns into a Halloween extravaganza with scary decorations galore. Come in costume!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 30

Halloween Dance at Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center

at Lost Battalion Hall Recreation Center , Queens  This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Adults and seniors, come join us for an evening of dancing, soicialization, light refreshments, and a costume contest!
Free!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Oct 31

Audio Poe!

at Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Come celebrate Halloween with with award-winning audio book narrators reading selected Poe stories and poems. Come dressed as your favorite Poe character.
Free!

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Event
Oct 31

Halloween Spectacular

at West Bronx Recreation Center , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Spend the early part of the evening at the Halloween Spectacular! All are welcome for a costume contest, arts and crafts and a haunted house.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 31

A Haunting We Will Go...

at Cedar Grove Avenue at Waterside Street , Staten Island

3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Enjoy a frightfully fun Halloween! There will be Halloween arts and crafts, haunted events and games. Come spookily dressed for the costume contest!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 31

24th Annual Children's Halloween Parade

at Washington Square Arch (in Washington Square Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
NYU and Community Board 2 invite you to join the 24th Annual Children's Halloween Parade, the city's largest free children's event on Halloween Day!
Free!

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Event
Oct 31

Halloween in Richmond Town

at Historic Richmond Town (in LaTourette Park & Golf Course) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Trick or treating in the historic village! Tasty treats for costumed kiddies as well as crafts, apple bobbing and games!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 31

St. James Haunted Maze

at St. James Recreation Center (in St. James Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Walk through the St. James Recreation Center's haunted house! It's a maze of scary fun, including tons of Halloween activities.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 31

Halloween Haunted House at Brownsville

at Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground) , Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Visit Brownsville's spooky haunted house! The local recreation center turns into a Halloween extravaganza with scary decorations galore. Come in costume!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 31

Hunts Point Haunted Halloween

at Hunt's Point Recreation Center , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Come to the Hunts Point Recreation Center for its unlucky 13th annual haunted house!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 31

Haunted House Maze

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval) , Bronx

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
For this event, Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center transforms into a haunted house!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Nov 1

Pumpkin Smash 2014

at Clement Clarke Moore Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
You smash them and we'll compost them locally.
Free!

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Event
Nov 1

Pumpkin Smash 2014

at Sunnyside Greenmarket (in Torsney Playground) , Queens

10:30 a.m.1:30 p.m.
You smash them and we'll compost them locally.
Free!

Must See
Event
Nov 1

Spirits of the Greenbelt Celebration

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Fall foliage, a beaded ghost craft, and treats are all part of the fun.

Best For
Kids

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