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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

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Oct21

Halloween Gathering

at Project EdenQueens

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Festivities will include singing and dancing, seasonal songs, a candy treat, and learn how to plant daffodil bulbs for a springtime bloom at home! Kids are encouraged to wear costumes!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct21

HRPK's Fall Fest 2018

at Hudson River Park's Pier 25Manhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Test out your Halloween costume, paint a pumpkin, go fishing, grab some cotton candy while you watch a magic show, and get transported away to a world of imagination.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct21

Third Annual 'Batty Over Halloween' Celebration

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

12:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join us for children performances, pumpkin crafts, scavenger hunts, balloon twisting, face painting, and much, much more!!!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct21

Movies Under the Stars - Shocktoberfest: The Visit

at Carroll ParkBrooklyn This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
?M. Night Shyamalan’s 2015 found footage thriller follows two siblings as they discover a dark secret about their grandparents while visiting them on their remote farm.
Free!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Oct24

Movies Under the Stars - Shocktoberfest: Fear(s) of the Dark

at 50 Kent Pop-Up Park (in Bushwick Inlet Park)Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
These tales of terror are inspired by the creeping shadows that lurk in the darkest depths of each graphic artist's psyche.
Free!

Oct24

Candlelight Ghost Tours of 'Manhattan's Most Haunted House'

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

6:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Venture into the shadows of history by candlelight to hear true chilling tales from "Manhattan's Most Haunted House". 50-minute tours begin every half hour from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Oct25

Pumpkin Painting

at United We Stand Community Garden (in )Bronx

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
GreenThumb will have pumpkins and paint ready - please bring any other supplies and decorations to add to the beauty of your seasonal creation.
Free!

Oct25

Movies Under the Stars - Shocktoberfest: Dead Snow

at Lawn at Colonial Road and 68th Street (in Owl's Head Park)Brooklyn

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
?This 2009 Norwegian zombie film centers on a group of medical students on a ski trip that turns horrific as they find themselves confronted by an unimaginable menace: Nazi zombies.
Free!

Oct25

Candlelight Ghost Tours of 'Manhattan's Most Haunted House'

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

6:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Venture into the shadows of history by candlelight to hear true chilling tales from "Manhattan's Most Haunted House" 50-minute tours begin every half hour from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Friday, October 26, 2018

Oct26

NYC Parks Presents HALLOWSCREAM

at Chelsea Recreation CenterManhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
If you dare for some scares, you'll walk through our fright walk! Chills and thrills await you in this interactive "haunted house" experience!
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct26

Movies Under the Stars - Shocktoberfest: Coco

at Amersfort ParkBrooklyn

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Miguel, an aspiring young musician, 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!

Best For
Kids
Oct26

Movies Under the Stars - Shocktoberfest: What We Do in the Shadows

at McCarren Park Pool Deck (in McCarren Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
This mockumentary follows vampire housemates as they try to cope with the complexities of modern life and show a newly turned hipster some of the perks of being undead.
Free!

Oct26

Arts, Culture & Fun: Screening of Halloween Short Films

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

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Join us for three short film screenings in celebration of Halloween. After the screenings, there will be a Q&A with the film directors.
Free!

Oct26

Candlelight Ghost Tours of 'Manhattan's Most Haunted House'

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

6:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Venture into the shadows of history by candlelight to hear true chilling tales from "Manhattan's Most Haunted House". 50-minute tours begin every half hour from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Oct26

WBO Halloween : Haunted House

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)Bronx

7:00 p.m.9:00 p.m.
Haunted House Come if you dare to get spooked by ghosts, zombies, and creatures! This house is recommended for people over 10…
Free!

Oct26

Haunted Tales of Old Staten Island

at The Conference House (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
We will recount documented tales of spirits in the boroughs in the ancient basement of the Conference House—which is actually the site of one supernatural occurrence!
Free!

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Oct27

Dead-of-Night Candlelight Ghost Tour and Paranormal Investigation

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

12:00 a.m.1:30 a.m.
On this midnight candlelight ghost tour, join renowned paranormal investigator Dan Sturges on a real-time ghost hunt of “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House”. Please arrive by 11:50 p.m.

Oct27

Halloween Festival

at Glendale PlaygroundQueens

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks and NYC Council Member Robert Holden for a day of fun activities including crafts, inflatables, face painting, games, a pumpkin patch, music and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct27

Halloween Festival

at Harlem Grown 131st Street Farm, Harlem Grown 134th Street FarmManhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Family-friendly activities may include face painting, spooky arts and crafts, cooking demo, and a haunted hoop house! Of course, there will be plenty of healthy treats!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct27

Halloween Harbor

at Shinbone Alley (in Snug Harbor Cultural Center)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Get your fill of trick-or-treating, spooky movies, arts and crafts, mad science, and a costume contest at this year’s Halloween Harbor!

Best For
Kids
Oct27

Halloween Festival

at Harlem Grown 134th Street FarmManhattan

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Family-friendly activities include face painting, wicked arts and crafts, cooking demo, and a haunted house. Of course, there will be plenty of healthy treats!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct27

Annual Events: Halloween Harvest Festival

at Socrates Sculpture ParkQueens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
The final event of the 2018 season is our beloved Halloween Harvest Festival, which, this year, is inspired by Fet Gede, the Haitian Festival of the Ancestors.
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct27

Fort Totten Halloween Festival

at Parade Grounds (in Fort Totten Park)Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Highlights include a pumpkin patch, hay maze, hayride, live entertainment, interactive games, relay races, obstacle courses, inflatables, costume contests, and more!
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct27

Party Like a MonSTAR

at Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.

Free!

Oct27

Halloween Haunted Walk + Fair

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Encounter zombies, werewolves, witches and other Halloween spirits on a haunted walk through the woodland Lookout Hill and enjoy family-friendly activities, food trucks, and more at the Nethermead!
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct27

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dia De Los Muertos

at St. Ann's Avenue and 147th Street (in St. Mary's Park)Bronx

12:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.

Free!

Oct27

Haunted House

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

1:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Prepare for a scare inside our haunted house! This ghoulish adventure is the perfect way to put you in the Halloween spirit.

Best For
Kids
Oct27

Halloween Celebration at Pleasant Village Community Garden

at Pleasant Village Community Garden (in )Manhattan

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
There will be a pumpkin patch for kids to pick their pumpkins, candy, crafts, cupcake art, and spooky stories.
Free!

Oct27

Halloween in Historic Richmond Town

at Historic Richmond TownStaten Island This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Trick-or-treat at New York City’s most complete historic village! This year’s event will include fabulous food trucks, live music performances, games, crafts, and more!

Oct27

NYC Parks Presents: HALLOWSCREAM!

at Chelsea Recreation CenterManhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
If you dare for some scares, you'll walk through our fright walk! Chills and thrills await you in this interactive "haunted house" experience!
Free!

Must See
Event
Oct27

Secrets at the Bowne House

at Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)Queens This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
The 1661 Bowne House comes alive with many voices and stories from the past. Get into the Halloween spirit with a visit to the old house.

Oct27

Movies Under the Stars - Shocktoberfest: Night of the Living Dead (1968)

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

6:00 p.m.7:45 p.m.
This zombie classic follows seven people who are trapped in a rural farmhouse, which is besieged by a large and growing group of ghouls.
Free!

Oct27

Movies Under the Stars - Shocktoberfest: Cabin in the Woods

at Maria Hernandez ParkBrooklyn This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:45 p.m.
This horror comedy follows a group of college students who retreat to a remote forest cabin where they fall victim to backwoods zombies and the two technicians who manipulate events.
Free!

Oct27

Candlelight Ghost Tours of 'Manhattan's Most Haunted House'

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

6:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Venture into the shadows of history by candlelight to hear true chilling tales from "Manhattan's Most Haunted House". 50-minute tours begin every half hour from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Oct27

Ghostly Intimations

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

7:00 p.m.12:00 a.m.
Now in its sixth year, Ghostly Intimations gathers speakers from a range of artistic backgrounds to discuss histories around death and the occult.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Oct28

Dead-of-Night Candlelight Ghost Tour and Paranormal Investigation

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

12:00 a.m.1:30 a.m.
On this midnight candlelight ghost tour, join renowned paranormal investigator Dan Sturges on a real-time ghost hunt of “Manhattan’s Most Haunted House”. Please arrive by 11:50 p.m.

Oct28

13th Annual Halloween Party and Parade

at Mother Cabrini ParkBrooklyn This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Come in costume and bring your instruments. Marching will commence around 11:00 a.m.. Free and open to the public.
Free!

Oct28

Children's Fall Festival

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

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Boogie down to live country western music, take an autumn hayride, visit our Haunted House, and enjoy pony rides and a seasonal petting zoo.

Best For
Kids
Oct28

Halloween at the Garden

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Make a seasonal botanical craft, see a magic show, and meet and take pictures with Flora, QBG’s friendly mascot! Show off your Halloween costume and bring your trick-or-treat bags!

Best For
Kids
Oct28

Shocktoberfest

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

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us for music, games, rides, crafts, a pumpkin patch, goodie bags, and more spooky fun.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct28

Bowne House's Halloween Puppet Show and Children's Costume Party

at Bowne House (in Margaret I. Carman Green - Weeping Beech)Queens This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Enjoy a puppet show, ghost stories, crafts, prizes for best costumes, and more!

Best For
Kids
Oct28

Central Park Conservancy Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla

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

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy pumpkin carving, Halloween crafts, spooky stories, a costume parade, and most of all the Conservancy’s signature Pumpkin Flotilla!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct28

Movies Under the Stars - Shocktoberfest: Coco

at Sunset ParkBrooklyn

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Miguel, an aspiring young musician, 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!

Best For
Kids
Oct28

Candlelight Ghost Tours of "Manhattan's Most Haunted House"

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

6:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Venture into the shadows of history by candlelight to hear true chilling tales from "Manhattan's Most Haunted House". 50-minute tours begin every half hour from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Oct28

Ghosts of Conference House

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Is Conference House Park Staten Island's most haunted park? Find out on a nighttime hike through an ancient burial ground and into the Conference House. Registration is required.
Free!

Must See
Event

Monday, October 29, 2018

Oct29

Toddler Halloween

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)Bronx

11:15 a.m.12:45 p.m.
Come for a spider hunt, songs, games, and arts & crafts. We will celebrate the holiday in costumes! Program is for children under 5 years old. An adult must stay…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct29

Candlelight Ghost Tours of 'Manhattan's Most Haunted House'

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

6:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Venture into the shadows of history by candlelight to hear true chilling tales from "Manhattan's Most Haunted House". 50-minute tours begin every half hour from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Oct30

SPOoOoOKTACULAR

at Red Hook Recreation Center (in Red Hook Recreation Area)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

4:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.
We will host Halloween-themed games, face painting, dancing, and costume contests. Take a walk through our haunted house if you DARE!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct30

Candlelight Ghost Tours of 'Manhattan's Most Haunted House'

at Merchant's House MuseumManhattan

6:30 p.m.10:30 p.m.
Venture into the shadows of history by flickering candlelight to hear true chilling tales from "Manhattan's Most Haunted House"

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Oct31

Spooktacular Celebration

at Alley Pond Environmental CenterQueens

12:30 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join us for a ghoulish gathering and begin your Halloween celebration at APEC! Come in costume to play games, make a not-so-spooky craft and pick a pumpkin from our mini-pumpkin patch.

Best For
Kids
Oct31

Halloween Fun at Randall's Island Park

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

3:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Visit Randall’s Island to prepare for your evening Halloween adventure. Make a trick-or-treat bag, create a mask to complete your costume, and get your photo taken with the scarecrows.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct31

WBO Halloween : Pumpkin Party

at Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center (in Williamsbridge Oval)Bronx

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
WBO Pumpkin Party is fun for the young ones. There will be arts and crafts, feel boxes, guess the pumpkin weight, carnival games, prizes, and candy! Event is …
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct31

Party Like a MonSTAR

at Brownsville Recreation Center (in Brownsville Playground)Brooklyn

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.

Free!

Oct31

Tricks and Treats at Bryant Park

at Bryant ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Enjoy magic tricks, face painting, pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, and a monster mash at the ghoul-est party in town!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct31

Petrified Park Halloween Event

at Patchen Community SquareBrooklyn

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
This year, the Patchen Community Square Garden will be participating in the Stuyvesant Heights Halloween Tour as the Petrified Park!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct31

Art Inspired By... Tim Burton

at Gertrude Ederle Recreation CenterManhattan This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Create your own masterpiece inspired by work from famous artists and various art techniques.
Free!

Oct31

Paranormal Investigation

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 p.m.11:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of ghost hunting while possibly communicating with some of MJM’s former residents. $30, $25 Members/Students.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Nov 3

HRPK's Pumpkin Smash

at Hudson River Park's Chelsea Waterside ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Dispose of your leftover pumpkins the fun and sustainable way. We provide the tools and you bring the pumpkins for a smashing good time!
Free!

Best For
Kids

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