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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, September 25, 2016

Sep 25

Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States.

Sep 25

Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Sep 27

Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States.

Sep 27

Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Sep 28

Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States.

Sep 28

Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Sep 29

Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States.

Sep 29

Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Sep 30

Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States.

Sep 30

Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Oct 1

Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States.

Oct 1

Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Oct 2

Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States.

Oct 2

Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Oct 4

Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States.

Oct 4

Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Oct 5

Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States.

Oct 5

Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Oct 6

Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States.

Oct 6

Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Oct 7

Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States.

Oct 7

Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Oct 8

Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States.

Oct 8

Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Oct 9

Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States.

Oct 9

Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Oct 11

Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States.

Oct 11

Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Oct 12

Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States.

Oct 12

Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Oct 13

Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States.

Oct 13

Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Oct 14

Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States.

Oct 14

Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Oct 15

Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States.

Oct 15

Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Oct 16

Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States.

Oct 16

Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Oct 18

Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States.

Oct 18

Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Oct 19

Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States.

Oct 19

Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Oct 20

Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States.

Oct 20

Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Oct 21

Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States.

Oct 21

Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Oct 22

Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States.

Oct 22

Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Oct 22

GreenThumb Workshop: Pumpkin Carving

at Berry Street Garden

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
GreenThumb will have pumpkins and carving tools ready, but please bring your own supplies and decorating materials to add to the beauty of your seasonal creations.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Oct 23

Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States.

Oct 23

Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Oct 25

Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States.

Oct 25

Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Oct 26

Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States.

Oct 26

Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Oct 27

Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States.

Oct 27

Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Oct 28

Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States.

Oct 28

Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Oct 28

Haunted Lantern Tours at Water Battery

at Water Battery Gate (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens

6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Join the NYC Parks Urban Park Rangers as they mix history with Halloween fun on an outdoor, walking haunted lantern tour of the historic Water Battery at Fort Totten.
Free!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Oct 29

Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States.

Oct 29

Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Oct 29

Joe Holzka Community Garden Pumpkin Festival

at Joe Holzka Community Garden (in ) , Staten Island

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Please join the garden for their annual pumpkin festival. Children aged 12 and under must be present to receive a pumpkin.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 29

Family Art Project: Furry Bat Shadow-Puppet Cave

at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Learn about this shy, flying mammal and join the bat roost in a shadow-puppet cave theater.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 29

Halloween Festival

at Parade Grounds (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens , Little Bay Parking Lot (in Little Bay Park) , Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Enjoy a spooky, fun-filled afternoon, featuring crafts, games, rides, music, and more!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Oct 29

Haunted Lantern Tours at Water Battery

at Water Battery Gate (in Fort Totten Park) , Queens

6:30 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Join the NYC Parks Urban Park Rangers as they mix history with Halloween fun on an outdoor, walking haunted lantern tour of the historic Water Battery at Fort Totten.
Free!

Oct 29

Ghosts of Conference House

at 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.
Free!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Oct 30

Halloween Dog Costume Celebration

at Little Bay Park Dog Run (in Little Bay Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Friends of Fort Totten invite you to bring your dog dressed in their best costume for this fun event. There will be prizes!
Free!

Oct 30

Scarecrows: From Heartland to Horror

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Sculptor and artist Ray Villafane returns to New York Botanical Garden to create an original installation that explores the evolution of the scarecrow in the United States.

Oct 30

Pumpkins: Playful and Plentiful

at The New York Botanical Garden , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore more than 30 friendly scarecrows set among rare and unusual pumpkins and gourds in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden.

Oct 30

Howl-O-Ween

at Canine Court (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Come to the Howl-O-Ween dog costume contest! Dress up your dog to compete in this pawtastic Halloween event.

Best For
Kids

Monday, October 31, 2016

Oct 31

Spooky Halloween at Ashford Learning Garden

at Ashford Learning Center , Brooklyn

3:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
There will be face painting for the kid, healthy treats, and fun games throughout the day.
Free!

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