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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

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Oct 4

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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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Oct 5

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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Friday, October 10, 2014

Oct 10

Lola Star's Dreamland Roller Disco: Thriller Halloween Extravaganza - Michael Jackson Skate Party

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

8:00 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Halloween is just around the corner. Lola Star is throwing her spookiest Roller Disco costumed party to celebrate the King of Pop at Dreamland in Prospect Park.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

Oct 11

Calling all Volunteers! Pumpkin Festival – Willowbrook Park

at Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.
Volunteers needed for the annual Pumpkin Festival.
Free!

Oct 11

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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Oct 11

Annual Pumpkin Festival in Willowbrook Park

at Carousel for All Children (in Willowbrook Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The prettiest pumpkins prevail at our old-fashioned fall festival.
Free!

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Kids
Oct 11

Bats at Belvedere

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Learn about bats that live in Central Park and beyond at an educational interactive presentation with live bats.
Free!

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Oct 12

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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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Oct 18

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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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Oct 19

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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Oct 19

Harvest Fest and Pumpkin Patch

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
There will be music, nature and garden walks, composting demos, food, crafts, and beer.

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Kids

Friday, October 24, 2014

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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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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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.

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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!

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Kids
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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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!

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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…

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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 spooky music, crafts, live 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

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

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.

Friday, October 31, 2014

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

Saturday, November 1, 2014

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.

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Kids

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