Halloween

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

It’s SCARY how many ghoulishly great Halloween events there are in NYC's 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

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from October 16, 2021 to October 31, 2021

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Oct16

Sustain-a-ween & Volunteer Landscaping at Schmul Park

at Schmul ParkStaten Island

9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the Freshkills Park Alliance and NYC Parks Department for a Sustain-a-ween workshop and volunteer day at Schmul Park.
Free!

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Oct16

Movies Under the Stars: Coco

at Sunset ParkBrooklyn

6:15 p.m.8:00 p.m.
This Oscar-winning animated feature follows Miguel, an aspiring young musician, as he embarks on an extraordinary journey to the magical land of his ancestors to unlock the real story behind his family’s ban on music.
Free!

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Oct16

Movies Under the Stars - Boo! A Madea Halloween

at Ferry Point ParkBronx

6:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Take-no-prisoners matriarch Madea battles ghouls and ghosts on Halloween night, all while making sure a teenage relative doesn't sneak off to a frat party she's forbidden to attend. Rated PG-13.
Free!

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Sunday, October 17, 2021

Oct17

Movies Under the Stars: SHOCKTOBERFEST - A Quiet Place Part II

at Cooper ParkBrooklyn

6:15 p.m.7:55 p.m.
A Quiet Place Part II Following the deadly events at home, the Abbott family must now face the terrors of the outside world as they continue their fight for survival in…
Free!

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Oct19

‘Death Cannot Make Our Souls Afraid’: 19th Century Mourning Customs

at Virtual/Online Workshop

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Grief was more than just an emotion for Americans during the 19th century — it was a way of life. Join Museum Historian Ann Haddad for a virtual lecture to explore the origins and significance of these somber yet comforting rituals.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Oct21

Movies Under the Stars: SHOCKTOBERFEST - Blade

at Herbert Von King ParkBrooklyn This is an Accessible location

6:15 p.m.8:15 p.m.
This 1998 classic follows a vengeful vampire-hunter Blade (Wesley Snipes) as he makes it his mission to rid the world of the hidden society of undead who secretly prey on humanity.
Free!

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Friday, October 22, 2021

Oct22

Ghoulies Glow in the Dark Paint Night

at Asser Levy Recreation CenterManhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join us to create stunning masterpieces while using glow-in-the-dark paints to bring out your ghoulishly creative side.
Free!

Oct22

Movies Under the Stars: SHOCKTOBEFEST - The Craft: Legacy

at Maria Hernandez ParkBrooklyn This is an Accessible location

6:15 p.m.7:55 p.m.
In Blumhouse's continuation of the cult hit The Craft, an eclectic foursome of aspiring teenage witches get more than they bargained for as they lean into their newfound powers. Rated PG-13.
Free!

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Oct22

Movies Under the Stars: Poltergeist

at MacNeil Park (in Hermon A. MacNeil Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

6:15 p.m.8:30 p.m.
A family finds that it's new home is haunted. Rated PG.
Free!

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Oct23

Glendale Halloween Festival

at Glendale PlaygroundQueens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join Council Member Robert Holden and Queens Recreation as they present their Halloween Festival in "Uncle" Vito F. Maranzano Glendale Playground with games, prizes, a pumpkin patch, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct23

"Boo-rrific Halloween

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Families and children 12 years of age and younger are invited to join Poe Park Visitor. Activities will include pumpkin picking, Halloween games, and much more!
Recreation Center Membership required

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Kids
Oct23

Fort Totten Halloween Family Fun Evening

at Fort Totten Park Lawn (in Fort Totten Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join us for a spooky day filled with fun activities!
Free!

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Kids
Oct23

Movies Under the Stars: SHOCKTOBERFEST - The Addams Family (2019)

at Commodore Barry ParkBrooklyn

6:15 p.m.7:45 p.m.
Dark hilarity ensues after the Addams family—and their macabre traditions—relocate to suburbia, 21st century New Jersey. As they prepare for a major celebration that involves their extended family, they have to maneuver around the machinations of a devious reality television host. Rated PG.
Free!

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Oct23

Movies Under the Stars at Athens Square Park: Beetlejuice (1988)

at Athens SquareQueens This is an Accessible location

6:15 p.m.8:15 p.m.
A happy couple with a lovely country house die in a car accident and must haunt their old home while waiting to be processed into heaven. Too nice to be scary, they befriend the new tenant's daughter. When they fail to prevent the girl's parents from ruining the house, they ask a devilish spirit for help. Rated PG.
Free!

Oct23

Movies Under the Stars at Fort Tryon Park: Beetlejuice

at Dongan Lawn (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan

6:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.
The spirits of a deceased couple are harassed by an unbearable family that has moved into their home, and hire a malicious spirit to drive them out. PG
Free!

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Oct24

Ocean Breeze Halloween Festival

at Outdoors at Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex (in Ocean Breeze Track & Field Athletic Complex)Staten Island

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join us for a fun-filled day of arts & crafts, pumpkin patch (while supplies last), the NYC Parks Puppeteers, Rescue Dogs Rock, and more Halloween-themed fun!
Free!

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Kids
Oct24

Shocktoberfest

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for our free annual SHOCKTOBERFEST filled with many fun activities including a pumpkin patch, arts and crafts, music, carnival games, and much more.
Free!

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Kids
Oct24

6th Annual "Batty Over Halloween" Celebration

at Astoria Park Lawn (in Astoria Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
This ‘fang’tastic event will include a children’s puppet show, musical performances, arts & crafts, balloon art, children's hand tattoos, as well as Halloween stilt walkers.
Free!

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Kids

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Oct27

Trick-Or-Treat in Washington Square Park

at Kids Playground - Large (in Washington Square Park)Manhattan, Northwest Corner Seating Area (in Washington Square Park)Manhattan, Play Hills (in Washington Square Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Save the date for a special Halloween-themed program for families at Washington Square Park! Enjoy an all-treats filled afternoon at the park with plenty to do for ages 2-10.
Free!

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Kids
Oct27

Frightful Fun and Fitness

at Multi-Use Room (in Lyons Pool Recreation Center)

3:00 p.m.6:30 p.m.
oin Lyons Pool Recreation Center for some frightful fitness, arts & crafts, games, and a screening of Twitches starting at dusk.
Free! Recreation Center Membership required

Oct27

Greenbelt’s Haunted Trail

at Table Tennis Room (in Greenbelt Recreation Center)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

4:30 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Bring the whole family out for some Halloween fun.
Free! Recreation Center Membership required

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Kids
Oct27

Movies Under the Stars: Twitches

at Lyons PoolStaten Island

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Destiny brings twin witches, separated at birth, back together on their 21st birthday to fight a dark force that is threatening their long-lost birth mother.
Free!

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Kids

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Oct28

Faber’s Bone-Chilling Halloween Fiesta

at Multi-Use Room A / Media Lab (in Faber Park Recreation Center)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join Faber Park for a frightfully fun haunted walk through, arts & crafts, games, activities and more.
Free! Recreation Center Membership required

Best For
Kids
Oct28

Candlelight Ghost Tours of “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House”

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

6:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Venture into the Merchant's House Museum to hear chilling tales of otherworldly activity, the results of paranormal investigations, and the latest stunning findings.

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Oct28

'Super Spooky' Candlelight Ghost Tour with a Paranormal Investigator

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

10:30 p.m.11:59 p.m.
Join paranormal investigator Dan Sturges on a 90-minute Super Spooky Candlelight Ghost Tour for an in-depth look at the latest research and findings.

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Friday, October 29, 2021

Oct29

Wetland Clean up + Costumed Kayak Tour

at Freshkills Park Event EntranceStaten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join the Freshkills Park Alliance for a wetland clean up at our Kayak Launch site. Following the clean up volunteers will have the opportunity to Kayak along Freshkills Park's…
Free!

Oct29

Wicked Walker Haunted House and Family Fun Event

at Media Lab

3:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join Walker Park for a free, family-fun filled Halloween event!
Free! Recreation Center Membership required

Best For
Kids
Oct29

Kids Halloween Bash

at Hamilton Fish Recreation CenterManhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join us for a Halloween Bash! There will be arts & crafts, music, games, pumpkin decorating, and much more. Don’t forget to wear your costumes for our fashion show!
Free!

Oct29

Movies Under the Stars: SHOCKTOBERFEST - The Addams Family (2019)

at Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Dark hilarity ensues after the Addams family—and their macabre traditions—relocate to suburbia, 21st century New Jersey.
Free!

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Oct29

Movie Night at Crocheron Park: Gremlins

at 35th Avenue and Cross Island Parkway (in Crocheron Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

6:15 p.m.8:00 p.m.
A young man inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.
Free!

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Kids
Oct29

Candlelight Ghost Tours of “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House”

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

6:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Venture into the Merchant's House Museum to hear chilling tales of otherworldly activity, the results of paranormal investigations, and the latest stunning findings.

Oct29

Movies Under the Stars: Halloweentown

at Delafield Place and Bard Avenue (in Walker Park)Staten Island

6:30 p.m.8:00 p.m.
A benevolent witch must save her peaceful hometown from an invading dark force. Rated TV-PG.
Free!

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Kids
Oct29

"Super Spooky" Candlelight Ghost Tour with a Paranormal Investigator

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

10:30 p.m.11:59 p.m.
Last year, the museum closed due to COVID-19, leaving the house empty of staff and visitors. Dan Sturges, who has undertaken paranormal investigations at the Merchant’s House for…

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Saturday, October 30, 2021

Oct30

Highbridge Spooktacular Halloween Party

at Highbridge Recreation CenterManhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Let’s celebrate the Halloween season with an afternoon of seasonally-themed games, arts & crafts, and fun activities. Children and their guardians are welcome to wear their costumes.
Free!

Oct30

2021 Dog Run Halloween Parade and Costume Contest

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

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
The Washington Square Park Dog Run Association presents a dog costume party and parade around the park followed by a judging contest.

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Oct30

The Great Pumpkin Hunt

at Thomas Jefferson Recreation CenterManhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us as we go on a paranormal hunt for the Great Pumpkin! There will be arts & crafts, storytelling, carnival games, face painting, and much more. Don’t forget to wear your costumes.
Free!

Oct30

Halloween Festival at Juniper Valley Park

at Juniper Boulevard South and 80th Street (in Juniper Valley Park)Queens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Join Council Member Robert Holden and Queens Recreation as they present their Halloween Festival in Juniper Valley Park with games, arts and crafts, a pumpkin patch, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct30

Williamsbridge Oval Pumpkin Party

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation CenterBronx

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Come out and enjoy NYC Parks for this family event.
Recreation Center Membership required

Best For
Kids
Oct30

A Spooktacular Escape

at Constance Baker Motley Recreation CenterManhattan

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Unlock the doors in this spooky house by solving the clues to the riddle. When you answer correctly, you get one room closer to the prized pumpkin.
Free!

Oct30

A Spooktacular Escape

at Gymnasium (in Constance Baker Motley Recreation Center)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Pumpkin picking with an escape room theme
Free!

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Kids
Oct30

Chilling Conference House Trails and Stories

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

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks for a free family fun filled Halloween event and a showing of Coco at dusk.
Free! Recreation Center Membership required

Best For
Kids
Oct30

Movies Under the Stars: SHOCKTOBERFEST - Twitches (2005)

at Hancock Playground (in John Hancock Playground)Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Destiny brings twin witches, separated at birth, back together on their 21st birthday to fight a dark force that is threatening their long-lost birth mother.
Free!

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Oct30

Movies Under the Stars: Men In Black

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)Queens

6:15 p.m.8:00 p.m.
A humans-against-aliens saga in which a secret-agent duo track extraterrestrials living on Earth. The trouble begins when one particularly nasty visitor, a giant roach, steps out of line, sending the agents on a race to squash the bug. Rated PG-13.
Free!

Oct30

Candlelight Ghost Tours of “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House”

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

6:30 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Venture into the Merchant's House Museum to hear chilling tales of otherworldly activity, the results of paranormal investigations, and the latest stunning findings.

Must See
Event
Oct30

Movies Under the Stars: Coco

at Hylan Boulevard and Satterlee Street (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

6:30 p.m.8:30 p.m.
A boy named Miguel dreams of becoming a famous guitar player, despite the misgivings of his close-knit family. When his lofty ambitions cause him to run afoul of a curse, he must journey into the Land of the Dead to seek forgiveness from his ancestors.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct30

"Super Spooky" Candlelight Ghost Tour with a Paranormal Investigator

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

10:30 p.m.11:59 p.m.
Join paranormal investigator Dan Sturges on a 90-minute Super Spooky Candlelight Ghost Tour for an in-depth look at the latest research and findings.

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Oct31

Halloween Boo Bash

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join RIPA for an afternoon of Halloween Fun! Come in costume. Enjoy crafts, games, treats, and spooky fun before you go trick-or-treating.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct31

Halloween Discovery Hike and Craft

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for a walk into the woods searching for spiders and other critters. Enjoy fall foliage and try your hand at your choice of nature arts & crafts.

Best For
Kids
Oct31

Chant Macabre: Songs from the Crypt

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

6:00 p.m.7:15 p.m.
Ghosts, ghouls, and goblins haunt the lyrics of 19th century song. Come be spooked by these harrowing tales as the Bond Street Euterpean Singing Society bewitches your imagination and…

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