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Halloween

Baby in a jack-o-lantern costume sitting among pumpkins

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 9, 2015

Oct 9

Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco Party: Thriller

at Lefrak Center at Lakeside (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

7:30 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Tonight's theme: Michael Jackson and Halloween! Dress and skate for the themed party! Prizes will be given out for those that sparkle the brightest.

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Event

Friday, October 16, 2015

Oct 16

Chant Macabre: Songs from the Crypt

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.8:15 p.m.
Come be spooked by harrowing tales as the Bond Street Euterpean Singing Society bewitches your imagination and sings shivers down your spine, echoing sumptuous, rarely performed songs.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Oct 18

Rockaway Fall Festival

at Bay 32nd Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park) , Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
The 9th annual festival includes a pumpkin patch, pony rides, hayrides, and entertainment.
Free!

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Event
Oct 18

Pumpkin Patch

at Joe Holzka Community Garden (in ) , Staten Island

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Enjoy pumpkins while supplies last, and carve them too! There will be arts and crafts and other community entertainment.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Oct 21

Wednesday Night Tours: Haunted Brooklyn Heights

at Pier 1 Entrance (in Brooklyn Bridge Park) , Brooklyn

6:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Learn about the extraordinary history, ecology, and design of the park with New York's finest scholars.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Oct 23

Haunted Lantern Tour

at Fort Totten Park , Queens

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as they mix history with Halloween fun on a lantern tour of the historic Water Battery at Fort Totten.
Free!

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Event
Oct 23

Candlelight Ghost Tours of Manhattan’s Most Haunted House

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Venture into the ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms from the people who actually experienced them.

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Event

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Oct 24

Halloween Festival

at Parade Grounds (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Highlights include games, rides, craft projects, a costume contest, a pumpkin patch, and goodie bags.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 24

Halloween Haunted Walk

at Lookout Hill (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Ghouls and goblins lurk behind the trees, ready to provide a silly scare! An adult should accompany young children. Rain or shine.
Free!

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Event
Oct 24

?Creepy Crawly Halloween

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

1:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Take a second look at the creatures that give you the creeps, you may find you like them! Participate in fun activities and experiments that will make your spine tingle!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 24

Scary Stories With Tammy Hall

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

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Alliance at sites around the Park for family-friendly holiday programming.

Best For
Kids
Oct 24

Haunted Lantern Tour

at Fort Totten Park , Queens

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers as they mix history with Halloween fun on a lantern tour of the historic Water Battery at Fort Totten.
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct 24

Candlelight Ghost Tours of Manhattan’s Most Haunted House

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Venture into the ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms from the people who actually experienced them.

Must See
Event

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Oct 25

?Creepy Crawly Halloween

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

1:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
Take a second look at the creatures that give you the creeps, you may find you like them! Participate in fun activities and experiments that will make your spine tingle!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 25

From Parlor to Grave: 1865 Funeral Reenactment and Graveyard Procession

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
In the 19th century, death and funerals took place at home. Join us in the Museum’s double parlor as we recreate the 1865 funeral service of Seabury Tredwell and discuss the…

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Event

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Oct 28

Candlelight Ghost Tours of Manhattan’s Most Haunted House

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Venture into the dark and ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms from the people who actually experienced them.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Oct 29

Candlelight Ghost Tours of Manhattan’s Most Haunted House

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Venture into the dark and ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms from the people who actually experienced them.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Oct 30

Candlelight Ghost Tours of Manhattan’s Most Haunted House

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

6:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Venture into the dark and ghostly shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear chilling tales of restless phantoms from the people who actually experienced them.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Oct 31

Canine Costume Carnival

at Rockaway Freeway and Beach Channel Drive, at Beach 84th Street (in Rockaway Freeway) , Queens

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Enjoy a costume contest for dogs with carnival games, face painting, and a photo booth.
Free!

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Event
Oct 31

Fall Halloween Festival

at South Oxford Park , Brooklyn

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Please join friends and neighbors to celebrate Halloween!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 31

Tales from the Crypt: Horror on Hallowe’en

at Merchant's House Museum , Manhattan

7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Join us for dramatic readings from the darkest of 19th-century Gothic literature and true ghost stories as reported by museum visitors of the unsettling and unexplainable.

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